The Metro® - General Pipe Cleaners

The variable speed power cable feed makes The Metro easier for your customers to use. The automatic feed drives cable into the line at up to 20 feet per minute. Put the feed in reverse and it retracts the cable easily too.

The Power cable feed and guide tube combination allows the cable to feed smoothly into the line while keeping your customers hands clean and away from the spinning cable.

The Metro’s heavy-duty reinforced frame takes rough handling in the field. The big 10” heavy duty wheels and a truck loading wheel make it easier to transport the machine to and from the job. A cutter holder on the frame keeps all the cutters within easy reach. And the fold down handle makes the machine more compact to take up less space in the truck.

With tough 9/16” Flexicore® cable, the Metro clears 2” – 3”, and most 4” lines up to 100 feet long

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Features

  • Clears in 2” to 4” lines.
  • Variable speed Power Cable Feed drives and retracts cable at up to 16 ft. per minute.
  • Cage capacity of 100 ft. of 9/16″ Flexicore® cable.
  • Open cage lets you see cable condition after each rental.
  • Heavy-duty reinforced frame and drum support shaft takes rough handling in the field.
  • Handle folds for space-saving convenience in the truck or in the garage.
  • Ten-inch wheels and a truck loading wheel make for one-person handling.
  • Passive brake system holds the machine in place on the job and in the truck.
  • Momentary contact reverse switch and pneumatic foot pedal..
  • 1/3 hp capacitor motor has plenty of power.
  • Made in U.S.A.

 

Power Cable Feed

The Metro’s power cable feed is 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

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.

Easily Transportable

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.

Reverse Switch

A momentary contact reverse switch protects the cable by preventing the operator from running the machine in reverse for more than a few seconds at a time.

Safety Slip Clutch

Reduces chance of cable tangling or injury to the operator. Allows V-belt to slip through pulley until torque is reduced.

Flexicore® Patent Nos.
2,244,735 and 2,849,870

 

 

 

Flexicore® Cable

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.

Options

Snake-Oil Plus

Snake-Oil Plus™ preserves and protects your sewer cables against rust and corrosion. It’s better than common lubricants because its special rust inhibitor cuts through moisture and replaces it with a rust-resistant coating. You’ll significantly extend the life of your cables and your sewer machine, including the drum, bearings, and power cable feed rollers. In addition, Snake Oil includes a deodorizer that gives your equipment a fresh, clean smell. Available in quarts (Cat # SOQ-S) or gallons (Cat # SOG-S).

Snake-Oil Plus SDS – Material Safety Data Sheet

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Quick-Fix™

General Pipe Cleaners’ Quick-Fix™ let’s you quickly repair broken drain snakes in the field. The unique Quick-Fix let’s you continue working and finish the job without having to go back to your shop to repair or replace a broken cable. The Quick-Fix is available in 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, and 3/4” sizes with female or male connectors.

The specially designed spring with a pre-welded female connecter is easy to attach in the field. Prepare your broken snake by cutting off the damaged or kinked end of the cable with bolt cutters or a hack saw. Then simply thread the Quick-Fix over the broken snake. No welder is required! All you need are vice-grips or a pair of pliers. Once it’s on, the Quick-Fix holds on so tightly that it simply cannot be removed, even if you wanted to.

ClogChopper®

Rip through tough stoppages with the unique ClogChopper® multi-function cutting tools. Six self-sharpening blades dig into encrusted debris and root masses, easily grinding up stoppages, scale, and crystallized urine, without risking pipe damage.

The spherical design maneuvers around tight bends and traps, thoroughly and safely cleaning metal, plastic, and clay pipes. As it spins it also self-sharpens as it scrapes along the pipe walls. It’s excellent for clearing stacks, downspouts, mains, as well as for drain lining jobs.

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Cutter Set

AH

Arrow Head
Starting Drill (Gets water flowing)

1-1/2 UC

1-1/2" U-Cutter
For cutting and scraping

2UC

2" U Cutter
For cutting and scraping

RTR-1

Small Retrieving Tool
For removing loose objects and broken cables

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The Metro Units - Complete and ready to Operate

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
103920 P-ME-B-O

Metro with 75EM3A (75 ft. x 9/16”) Cable, Power Cable Feed, Guide Tube, and EJCS Cutter Set

118 lbs
103930 P-ME-C-O

Metro with 100EM3 (100 ft. x 1/2”) Cable, Power Cable Feed, Guide Tube, and EJCS Cutter Set

158 lbs

Cutter Set

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
130060 EJCS

Cutter Set for 9/16″ Cables (Includes Arrow Head, 1-1/2″ U-Cutter, 2″ U-Cutter, and Small Retieving Tool)

1.5 lbs

Replacement Cables

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
120940 25EM3A

Flexicore Cable, 9/16″ x 25 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

14 lbs
120950 50EM3A

Flexicore Cable, 9/16″ x 50 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

26 lbs
120960 75EM3A

Flexicore Cable, 9/16″ x 75 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

39 lbs
121090 100EM3

Flexicore Cable, 1/2″ x 100 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

51 lbs

Parts & Accessories

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
166420 PO-ME

Metro Power Cable Feed & Guide Tube

6 lbs
174650 ME-GT

Guide Tube for Metro

5 lbs
146160 GTE

Guide Tube Extension

2 lbs
136070 ME-610-B

Foot Pedal with Hose

136080 ME-610-E

Power Switch Diaphragm

136210 ME-610-G-R

Momentary Contact Reverse Switch

136000 GFI-20

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter with 20 ft. cord

2 lbs
130410 LG

Leather Gloves

1 lb
136110 PO-703

Set of feed rollers (3) for Power Cable Feed

128810 1-1/2CG

1-1/2” ClogChopper

1 lb
128820 2CG

2” ClogChopper

1 lb
130855 1/2QF

1/2” Quick-Fix

1 lb
130856 9/16QF

9/16” Quick-Fix

1 lb
440110 SOQ-S

1 Quart Snake-Oil Plus w/Sprayer

2 lbs
440130 SOG

1 Gallon Snake-Oil Plus

7.5 lbs
440140 SOG-S

1 Gallon Snake-Oil Plus w/Sprayer

7.5 lbs

Specifications

Weight:
92 lbs. (42 kg) without cable

Dimensions:
27” deep x 18-1/2” wide x 46” high–26” (66cm) high with handle folded down (68cm x 47cm x 117cm).

Drum Capacity:
100 ft. x 9/16” (30m x 12.7mm)

Drum Removal:
Remove two bolts and slide drum off shaft.

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” Heavy-duty semi-pneumatic with ball bearings

Wheel brake:
Passive wheel brake system holds the machine in place on the job and in the truck.

Folding handle:
Tall enough to make it easy to move to the job, yet quickly folds to take less room in vehicle.

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.

Instructional Video included.

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