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Model 88
 

The Model 88 is almost as easy to run as a lawn mower. You push eight or ten foot cable sections into the line until you reach some resistance. Then attach the rear cable coupling to the machine, stand behind it, and turn it on. Watch the cable feed itself into the line. When a section has run into the drain, attach another one and keep going. This self-feeding feature also works to pull sections out of the line.

The Model 88 handles jobs up to 200 ft. long in lines from 3" to 10" diameter. A standard 3/4 hp capacitor motor supplies plenty of power, and an adjustable safety clutch protects cables and operator

Sections come in two styles: all-purpose Flexichain, which has a chain center, and the stiffer Proflex, which has a spring center. A chain assures easier cable retrieving if the Flexichain spring should break. The inner spring in the Proflex gives it greater stiffness, which is desirable on long or tough jobs. The outer spring is right-hand wound for faster self-feeding.

Couplings are shown cables screen (see below). Both types snap together in a second and are taken apart quickly with a spanner wrench or screwdriver. With the newer “G" connector, no tension is on the locking pin when running in reverse, making it a more durable coupling.

Snap on the optional 78L-CDC adapter and you can use 6 ft. x 7/8" cables (6L78) to clear smaller lines.

 

Model 88
   
 

Model 88

Folding Handle
Gives Model 88 a low profile for more convenient storage and transport. Lift handle and locking collars slide into place for secure operation. Handle on front frame and rear cross bar make lifting and loading into car trunk easier
  Automatic Safety Clutch
Protects cable and operator in case the cable should get caught in the line. Factory set at 100 inch inch pounds but can be adjusted easily for very heavy jobs or longer runs.
 

Pneumatic Power Switch
Air-actuated for safety. There is not electrical connection between switch and motor. Switch can be removed from handle and used as a foot pedal when working with the cable feeding tube.

Cable Feeding Tool
It enables cable to get around tight bends and traps by taking advantage of open-wound design of cables. Note that operator controls machine by using power switch in foot pedal mode.

 

Sectional Cables
Cables are available in three different connector styles. We recommend the “G” connector for reliability and durability. The 1-1/4” cables come in ten foot lengths and can be ordered with either a spring or chain center.

 
Rodrunner Cutter Set for 1-1/4" Sectional Cables – Catalog # RDCS-G or RDCS-L
Cutter
Part Number with "G" Connector
Part Number with "L" Connector
Application
G-SHD
Spear Head
G-SHD
L-SHD
Starting Drill (Gets water flowing)
G-HA
Hook Auger
G-HA
L-HA
For removing loose objects and broken cables
G-2UC
2" U-Cutter
G-2UC
L-2UC
For cutting and scraping
G-4HDB
3" Heavy Duty Saw Blade
G-3HDB
L-3HDB
For roots and other stoppages
G-4RSB
4" Rotary Saw Blades
G-4RSB
L-4RSB
For roots and other stoppages
G-RTR-2
Retrieving Tool
G-RTR-2
L-RTR-2
For removing loose objects and broken cables
CW
Coupling Wrench
G-CW
L-CW
To disconnect cables and cutters

Model 88 Units – Complete and Ready to Operate (Includes cable feeding tool)
88-GP Includes ten 10GP Proflex sections with "G" connectors, and RDCS-G cutter set.
88-GF Includes ten 10GF Flexichain sections with "G" connectors, and RDCS-G cutter set.
88-8LP Includes thirteen 8LP Proflex sections (104 ft.) with "L" connectors, and RDCS-L cutter set.
88-LP Includes ten 10LP Proflex sections with "L" connectors, and RDCS-L cutter set.
88-LF Includes ten 10LF Flexichain sections with "L" connectors, and RDCS-L cutter set.
220/230 & 240 Volt/50 Hz units are available.

Model 88 – Specifications
Weight:
80 lbs. (36 kg) without cables.
Dimensions:
21" wide x 16" high with handle folded down. (53 cm x 41 cm)
Motor:
3/4 hp with capacitor and 20 ft. power cord with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter; rotates 1-1/4"
diameter cables at 500 rpm.

Gear Head:
Rugged cast iron body, ball bearings, cut gears.

Wheels:
10" rubber rear wheels, 6" solid rubber caster wheel.
Combination Hand or Foot Operated Power Switch:
Air activated for safety; no electrical connection between motor and switch;
can be used as hand or foot switch. Eleven foot air hose.
Power Switch:
Has an “off” position to de-activate the control switch.
Adjustable Safety Clutch:
Factory set at 18-20 ft. lbs. Protected by a tamper- resistant snap-on cover.
Folding Handle:
Reduces truck storage space. Flips down in a second but is completely secure in operating position.
Cutter Set with “G” Connectors:
Spear Head, Hook Auger, 2" U-Cutter, 3" Heavy Duty Side Cutter, 3" Heavy Duty Saw Blade,
4" Rotary Saw Blade, Large Retrieving Tool, Coupling Wrench.
Cutter Set with “L” Connectors:
Spear Head, Hook Auger, 2" U-Cutter, 3" Heavy Duty Side Cutter, 3" Heavy Duty Saw Blade,
4" Rotary Saw Blade, Large Retrieving Tool, Coupling Wrench.
Sectional Cables:
Four, Eight and ten foot “Cable Saver” sections come in all purpose Flexichain® which has a chain center, and a stiffer Proflex® which has a spring center. Proflex is also available in a heavier duty 5/8” spring center. Available with ‘G’ or ‘L’ connectors

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