Trailer Jetters, Cart Jetters, and Compact Skid Jetters…Needs Versus Wants! (Part 3 of 3)
Author: John McBride
Mountable Skid Jetters or “Van Packs”: Van pack jetters have gained popularity over the last several years and are becoming the favorite type for many drain cleaning contractors. They are always with you to make selling jobs easier, some of them (like ours) can be smartly configured to use minimal space, and they can have plenty of power. Even if a mounted jetter is no bigger than a portable, your customer still has confidence because you have “dedicated a whole vehicle” to jetting…(what they don’t know won’t hurt them)
Other Pros of a Mounted Jetter: 1) You can carry water to and from the job like a trailer, just usually in smaller amounts.2) Even our compact model is available in a 12 GPM model to run a variety of jetting tools. 3) You can be well equipped in a regular full-sized van or larger truck, or for you big guys with multiple trucks and techs, you can have one in each of your service vans to better serve your clients. Use the mounted jetter to get the line flowing and schedule the trailer service without the emergency.
Cons of a Mounted Jetter: 1) Your truck and jetter are attached, if either needs service or if the truck doesn’t work both go to the shop together, leaving you without a jetter. 2)Work is often performed farther away from the jetter controls requiring portable reels for flow control or two tech’s on-site. 3) Mounted jetters are usually equal in size to portable or trailer equivalent, so a small skid means cart performance and a large skid on your tuck can equal trailer performance.
So what’s the bottom line? Jetters come in many configurations for a reason. One size does not fit all. Hopefully this insight has helped you figure out what will work best for you and your business. If not we are here, with careful consideration, to help steer you in the right direction. Just call and tank to one of our experts! (Part 3 of 3)
Jetters Northwest Production Manager