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The Metro
 

The Metro is a tough root cutting machine in a compact, lightweight package, at a price that’s easy on tight budgets. With 75 feet of 5/8" cable it handles roots and other difficult obstructions in 3" to 6" lines – ideal for drain cleaners, plumbers, contractors and building maintenance. This easy to use, one-person operation machine is light enough to take down to the basement or up on the roof.

 

The Metro has many of the features of the bigger capacity root cutting machines, including a variable speed Power Cable Feed that drives and retracts 9/16", 5/8", and 3/4" cable at up to 20 ft. per minute. The heavy-duty powder coated steel drum holds 100 ft. of 9/16" cable for inside lines, 75 ft. of 5/8" cable for roots, or 50 ft. of 3/4" cable for tough jobs. Plus, it features a unique self-aligning Flexitube™ distributor tube to reduce cable tangling.

The Metro’s heavy-duty reinforced frame and drum support shaft takes rough handling in the field. The 1/3 hp capacitor motor has plenty of power to drive more than 100 ft. of cable. A passive brake system holds the machine in place on the job or in your truck. The ten-inch heavy-duty wheels and a truck loading wheel make it easier for you to transport the machine to and from the job. A cutter holder on the frame keeps all the cutters within easy reach.

The Metro

  Handle and Stair Climber
Ten-inch heavy-duty semi-pneumatic wheels roll easily over rough terrain to and from the job. Truck loading wheel in the handle makes it easy for one person to lift the machine onto a truck bed.

 

Power Cable Feed
The Metro’s Power Cable Feed is a real labor saver. It enables you to vary feeding speed in and out of the line, and gives you better control when working tough stoppages. Easily handles 9/16", 5/8", and 3/4" cables.

Folding Handle
The handle is tall enough to make it easy to move to the job, yet quickly folds to take less room in your truck.

 
Flexicore
Heavy gauge wire is coiled around 49 strand wire rope and then heat treated. This cable has unequalled strength and the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough, it has a one year warranty against defect or breakage.
  Flexicore Patent Nos.
2,244,735 and 2,849,870

 

 


Cutter Set for 9/16" Cables – Catalog #EJCS
Cutter
Part
Number
Application
AH
Arrow Head
AH
Starting Drill (Gets water flowing)
UC
1-1/2" U-Cutter
1-1/2 UC
For cutting and scraping
UC
2" U Cutter
2UC
For cutting and scraping
RTR-1
Small Retrieving Tool
RTR-1
For removing loose objects and broken cables

Senior Cutter Set for 5/8" & 3/4" Cables – Catalog #SRCS-R
Cutter
Part
Number
Application
SHD
Spear Head
SHD
Starting Drill
(Gets water flowing)
UC
2" U-Cutter
2UC
For cutting and scraping
HDSC
3" Heavy Duty Side Cutter
3HDSC
For cutting and scraping
HDB
3" Heavy Duty Saw Blade
3HDB
For roots and other stoppages
RTR-2
Large Retrieving Tool
RTR-2
For removing loose objects and broken cables

The Metro Units - Complete and Ready to Operate
P-ME-A with 75 ft. x 5/8” cable (75EM4), SRCS-R cutter set and Power Cable
Feed. (Operating Wt. – 153 lbs./Boxed Wt. – 168 lbs.)
P-ME-B with 75 ft. x 9/16” cable (75EM3), EJCS cutter set and Power Cable
Feed. (Operating Wt. –131 lbs./Boxed Wt. – 146 lbs.)
P-ME-C with 100 ft. x 9/16” cable (100EM3), EJCS cutter set and Power Cable
Feed. (Operating Wt. – 143 lbs./Boxed Wt. – 158 lbs.)
P-ME-D with 50 ft. x 3/4” cable (50EM5), SRCS-R cutter set and Power Cable
Feed. (Operating Wt. –143 lbs./Boxed Wt. – 158 lbs.)

BOLD listing denotes the best-selling model.

The Metro™ Specifications
Weight: 92 lbs. (42 kg) without cable
Dimensions:
27" deep x 18-1/2" wide x 46" high
(26" high with handle folded down)
68.5cm deep x 47cm wide x 117cm high
(66cm with handle folded down)
Drum Capacity:
50 ft. x 3/4" (15m x 19mm)
75 ft. x 5/8" (22.5m x 15.8mm)
100 ft. x 9/16" (30m x 12.7mm)
Drum Removal:
Loosen two knobs, remove ringbolt, and lift off.
Motor:
1/3 hp with capacitor start, forward-off-reverse switch,
20 ft. power cord and ground fault circuit interrupter.
Foot Switch:
Pneumatic, with no electrical contact between pedal and motor.
Power Cable Feed:
Drives and retracts cable at variable speed without having to reverse motor rotation.
Wheels:
10” semi-pneumatic heavy duty with ball bearings.
Wheel brake:
Passive wheel brake system holds the machine in place on the job and in the truck.
Truck Loading Wheel:
Enables one person to lift machine into truck bed.
Cutter Holder:
Cutter Holder on the frame keeps all the cutters within easy reach.
Leather Gloves:
For hand protection when guiding cable.
Cables:
Left-wound Flexicore wire rope center. 3/4" for 4" to 10" lines and 3" lines without sharp bends;
5/8" diameter for 3" to 6" lines;
1/2" diameter for 2" to 3" lines.
Cable Guide Tube: Adds safety when you can’t get machine close to drain opening. 5 ft. extension attaches to cable guide tube.

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