K-60 Sectional Machine
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I mean the drum wasted my time using it, never cleared the line out, it was always about to kink the cable if I let it, and the K60 did it because of higher RPM to saw as these where root balls not lengths of roots, on long lengths of roots I use the drum and grab them and pull them out but root balls are tough at least here almost cement like. The K-60 with 750 RPM's and root saw buzz them with proper pressure on the cable.
I have cleared lines spotless with a drum machine. Even in the toughest of roots and where every joint in the line was infiltrated. I had a city official watch me rod a line, and when I got it open with the small starting tool he wanted to televise the line. We noticed huge root balls at every clay joint in the line. I then proceeded to rod the line with a spartan 4" U blade, worked all the joints over kept plenty of water running during the rodding. When I was done rolling up the cable I started to pack up. The official said arn't you going to run the expanding cutter through there. He insisted that the drum machine leaves to much behind compared to a sectional machine thats why he wanted the expanding cutter. I told him televise the line again. It was spotless. Not a single root left.
Dude today I worked for was great! He is a auto mechanic and former construction guy so he was pretty good about the whole job, watched me I don't usually like being watched but this guy was fine. All said and done he gave me a $100 tip because he saw how bad the line was.
K-60 vs. K7500 is not really an apples to apples discussion...
The K-60 is an all around great machine for alot of my jobs and is my primary go to machine.
I have not used a K-7500 but started drain cleaning on a Spartan 1065 it too was a great machine.
IMO there is not a machine that compares to the K-60 and It speaks volumes that the only machine it can be put up against is a machine that is rated for 10" lines
If we simply go by machines and their rated line size you would need to bump the K-7500 against the K-1500.
I gotta say that my K-1500SP would eat the Spartan 1065's lunch
Anybody care to make the fight that their 3/4 soild cable will stand up better then 1/ 1/4"???
The K-60 is in it's a class by itself unless you wat to bump it against the K-400 which is also rated to 4"
K-7500 vs. K-1500SP... I know which one I would bring to the root buffet
Drums or Sectionals I have both and use both and am a better drain cleaner for it
Last edited by OkieBill; 12-15-2009 at 07:53 PM. Reason: I can't spell very well
If I had tons of extra money and space, I might throw a 7500 in the arsenal. However, I don't currently have any desire to go into anymore than 4". The K60 takes up little room on the truck(almost less than the K39AF in it's case!) and is so portable. I am dying to try it out on a challenging mess; the same kind of mess I had to go through when using the company I worked for machine. Old drum, kinked and rusted 3/4" cable, broken air switch, beaten by former employees.. I have a feeling the cable makes all the difference; I have the 7/8" steel IC cable. Just carrying the full cage makes the tendons in my arm snap off! Ratz, the skill and know how you have took years(and I'm sure some pain) to aquire. I wish I had it, but I'm doing the best I can for a guy who got into the trade much later than most.