Rodrunner® Model E - General Pipe Cleaners

The gasoline powered Rodrunner Model E is ideal for cleaning long runs up 500 ft. down the line. It can be coupled to either 10 ft sectional cables to clear up to 14” lines, or 5/16” municipal rods to clear up to 24” in diameter. The operator stands behind the machine and walks the cable or rods into the line.

It’s driven by a powerful 208 cc Briggs and Stratton engine. Drive speed is set at 100 to 200 rpm for municipal rods or 200 to 400 rpm for sectional cables.

The “hot-shift” transmission lets you switch from forward to reverse without the need for a clutch. The long gear shift lever is within easy reach of the operator.

And features like the 3/4″ drive chain and safety slip clutch to protect the cables and rods against excessive torque build-up mean low maintenance.

Features

  • Speed Chuck to quick couple municipal rods or sectional cables.
  • 5 hp engine drives sectional cables 200 ft., municipal rods 500 ft.
  • “Hot Shift” transmission eliminates need for clutch pedal.
  • Safety slip clutch protects against sudden torque build-ups.
  • Features handle throttle, 10″ pneumatic tires, and tool box.
  • Made in U.S.A.

Options

Municipal Rod Drive Coupler

The municipal rod drive coupler doesn’t need a wrench to couple and uncouple the rods. Just pull back on the collar to grip or release the coupling.

Cable Drive Coupler for “G” Cables

The sectional cable drive coupling for “G” cables doesn’t need a wrench either. Just turn the knurled ring to lock the cable coupling in place.

Options

Cables

Sectional cables for the Rodrunner Model E snap together in a second and are taken apart quickly with a coupling wrench or coupling key. The open coils screw into the line making it easier to clear long lines with less effort. They are available in a variety of lengths and connectors for General and competitive brands. With the more recently developed “G” connector, no torque is put on the locking pin when running the machine in reverse, making it a more durable coupling.

Flexichain™ Sections

Quick-coupling 1-1/4” Flexichain sectional cables can be used with General’s Model 88™ or Rodrunner®. The heavy-gauge open wound outer coil is right-hand wound for faster self-feeding into the line. A chain center gives maximum protection against losing broken cables in a line, while allowing maximum flexibility. They are available in 10 ft. lengths. (Shown with “G” Connector)

Proflex™ Sections

Proflex cables have the same 1-1/4” outer cable as the Flexichain cables, for use with the same machines. An inner spring enables the cable to better handle motor torque and has better “push” when working though tough stoppages. They are available in 8 or 10 ft. lengths. (Shown with “L” Connector)

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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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.

General offers a variety of sizes, and connector options, including sectional G connectors, as well as other brands of machines, cables, and attachments.

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Rodrunner Cutter Set

G-SHD

Spear Head
Starting Drill (gets water flowing)

G-HA

Hook Auger
For removing loose objects and broken cables

G-2UC

2" U-Cutter
For cutting and scraping

G-3HDB

3" Heavy Duty Saw Blade
For roots and other stoppages

G-4RSB

4" Rotary Saw Blades
For roots and other stoppages

G-RTR-2

Retrieving Tool
For removing loose objects and broken cables

G-CW

Coupling Wrench
To disconnect cables and cutters

Municipal Rod Cutter Set

M-24

Assembly Wrench

M-28

Diamond Head

M-29

3” Root Cutter

M-4HDB

4” Heavy Duty Saw Blade

M-6HDB

6” Heavy Duty Saw Blade

M-31

Pick-up Tool

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Rodrunner Model E Units

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
109610 RD-E-M

Rodrunner Model E with 6.5 hp Engine, Forward/Reverse Transmission, Safety Clutch, E-MRDC Municipal Rod Coupler, 10″ Pneumatic Tires, Tool Box, Leather Gloves.

190 lbs
109620 RD-E-SG

Rodrunner Model E with 6.5 hp Engine, Forward/Reverse Transmission, Safety Clutch, EG-CDC Sectional Cable Drive Coupler for “G” Connectors, 10″ Pneumatic Tires, Tool Box, Leather Gloves.

190 lbs
109630 RD-E-SL

Rodrunner Model E with 6.5 hp Engine, Forward/Reverse Transmission, Safety Clutch, EL-CDC Sectional Cable Drive Coupler for “L” Connectors, 10″ Pneumatic Tires, Tool Box, Leather Gloves.

190 lbs
109640 RD-E-M-A

RD-E-M, plus sixty-two 3MSR 39″ Municipal Rods (201.5 ft./ 62m), and MCS Cutter Set

276 lbs
109650 RD-E-SG-B

RD-E-SG, plus Twenty 10GP Proflex Sections (200 ft/60m), CF Cable Feeding Tool, and EGCS Cutter Set.

542 lbs
109660 RD-E-SL-C

RD-E-SL, plus Twenty 10LP Proflex Sections (200 ft/60m), CF Cable Feeding Tool, and ELCS Cutter Set.

542 lbs

Cutter Set

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
310330 MCS

Municipal Rod Cutter Set (Includes M24, M-28, M-29, M-4HDB, M-6HDB, M-31)

10 lbs
160045 EGCS

“G” Connectors Cutter Set (Includes G-CW, G-FSH, G-SHD, G-RTR-2, G-3HDB, G-4HDB, G-6HDB)

10 lbs
161045 ELCS

“L” Connectors Cutter Set (Includes L-CW, L-FSH, L-SHD, L-RTR-2, L-3HDB, L-4HDB, L-6HDB)

10 lbs

Replacement Rods and Cables

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
310010 3MSR

39″ Section of 5/16″ Municipal Rod with Coupling

1 lb
310000 2MSR

36″ Section of 5/16″ Municipal Rod with Coupling

1 lb
160030 10GP

1-1/4″ x 10′ Proflex with “G” Connectors

16 lbs
160010 10GF

1-1/4″ x 10′ Flexichain with “G” Connectors

14 lbs
161030 10LP

1-1/4″ x 10′ Proflex with “L” Connectors

16 lbs
161010 10LF

1-1/4″ x 10′ Flexichain with “L” Connectors

14 lbs

PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
160340 CF

Cable Feeding Tool

4 lbs
160370 CC

Cable Carrier

6 lbs
160380 WCC

Wheeled Cable Carrier

8 lbs
130410 LG

Leather Gloves

1 lb
161475 E-MRDC

Municipal Rod Drive Coupler

1 lb
160069 EG-CDC

Cable Drive Coupler for “G” Cables

1 lb
161470 EL-CDC

Cable Drive Coupler for “L” Cables

1 lb
127900 G-2CG

ClogChopper 1-1/4″ Sections with G-Connector

1 lb
127910 G-2-1/2CG

ClogChopper 1-1/4″ Sections with G-Connector

1 lb
127920 G-3CG

ClogChopper 1-1/4″ Sections with G-Connector

2 lbs
127930 G-4CG

ClogChopper 1-1/4″ Sections with G-Connector

2.5 lbs
127940 L-2CG

ClogChopper 1-1/4″ Sections with L-Connector

1 lb
127950 L-2-1/2CG

ClogChopper 1-1/4″ Sections with L-Connector

1 lb
127960 L-3CG

ClogChopper 1-1/4″ Sections with L-Connector

2 lbs
127970 L-4CG

ClogChopper 1-1/4″ Sections with L-Connector

2.5 lbs
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:
185 lbs. (84 kg)

Dimensions:
29″ wide x 44″ long x 40″ high. (74 cm x 112 cm x 102 cm) Handle removable for easy storage.

Engine:
6.5 hp Briggs and Stratton four cycle

Transmission:
Snow and Nabstedt reversing “hot-shift” transmission drives 3/4″ lifetime lubricated roller chain.
No clutch needed.

Speed Range:
From 100 rpm to 200 rpm for municipal rods; 200 to 400 RPM for sectional cables.

Slip Clutch:
Protects against excessive torque being applied to cable or rods. Easily adjustable.

Coil Spring Sections:
1 1/4″ x 10 ft. long with inner spring to handle torque better than hollow cables.

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.

Municipal Rod Cutter Set
M-24 Assembly Wrench, M-28 Diamond Head, M-29 3” Root Cutter, M-4HDB 4” Heavy Duty Saw Blade, M-6HDB 6” Heavy Duty Saw Blade, M-31 Pick-up Tool.

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