Onboard Power Jetter Yields Unexpected Results

Devan Hanson of Texan Restrooms says onboard power jetter is a productivity game-changer

Onboard Power Jetter Yields Unexpected Results

When Devan Hanson established Texan Restrooms in 2016 and bought his first service truck, he never considered adding an optional high-pressure jetting system. But the truck he bought from Best Enterprises — a four-wheel-drive 2016 Dodge 5500 built out especially for the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show — came with one. And he’s glad it did.

“I didn’t even know if I needed high pressure or not,” says Hanson, whose business is based in Stephenville, Texas, about 80 miles southwest of Fort Worth. “It’s the first high-pressure gun I’ve ever used, and it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.”

Why? Hanson answers with one word: productivity. While a standard washdown pump might generate pressure of 60 psi at most, the hydraulically driven high-pressure system on his truck delivers 1,400 psi at 4 gpm. “Dirt comes off the floors easier. … There’s less scrubbing, so you save time,” he says.

“It probably saves about a minute and a half to two minutes per restroom,” he continues. “That might not sound like much. But if you’re doing, say, 60 units a day, which is a typical route for us, you’re saving anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half a day. And you don’t go through as much water, so you can service more units (without stopping to refill). Conserving water is key in our game.”

The truck includes an 800-gallon waste and 300-gallon freshwater stainless steel tank; a Masport pump; a 50-foot, 3/8-inch-diameter hose; and a spring-loaded hose reel made by Hannay Reels. The pressure washer features an adjustable tip made by Water Cannon Inc. - MWBE that allows a technician to turn down the pressure to reduce spray-back while cleaning a urinal, for example, or turn it up to scour a dirty restroom floor or even the truck. “It’s like having a car wash right on your truck,” Hanson says.

Texan Restrooms also uses J&J Chemical products such as EverPro Elite deodorizer tablets and J-Spray XT and J-Disk fragrance enhancers.

The high-pressure unit added about $2,500 to the cost of the truck, but that’s a small price to pay for the productivity boost, Hanson notes. “I’ll never buy another truck without it,” he says.

To learn more about Texan Restrooms, read the contractor profile story in the January issue of PRO.


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