Mustang Nozzles supports the plumbing industry today by designing and producing high performance drain cleaning equipment under the banner 'Mustang Nozzles' ™ and 'The Jetters Edge' ™. The operators (drain technicians) who use our equipment demand high quality products at the right price and that is what we give them. We specialise in High Pressure Water Jetting Equipment and manufacture a wide variety of parts to suit most water jetting machines on the market today. We back up our products with a lifetime 'manufacturing defects' warranty and offer professional drain cleaning advice from experienced operators, along with in-house or on-site training.
Most of Mustang Nozzles profits go back into research and design so that we can move forward with technology and charity work. Some of our older designs include a set of colour CCTV glasses worn by the operator attached to a mini CCTV camera on the end of the 'Root Ranger' ™ root cutting turbine, (it's a bit like virtual drain cleaning); a stainless steel 'Mustang Venturi Pump' ™ with hoses and hose carrier that connects to the water jet to pump large volumes of water at over 6m head; and a tip cleaner in a capsule for nozzle cleaning that actually works!
Keeping in mind the use of our precious water supply we now manufacture all our Mustang Nozzles using new 'Water Smart' technology. This process uses less water but has the same result. The nozzles are made of a unique stainless steel material we have cast and drawn. After the drilling process we heat treat the stainless to make the nozzles last a life time. We could build them cheaper but we have found operators today are quality focused, not price focused, and that is why they buy Mustang Nozzles.
The most popular products we sell today are the 'Root Rat' ™ nozzle, the 'Root Ranger' ™ nozzle and the Remote Mini Reel.
The 'Root Rat' nozzle is used to penetrate a blocked drain and was designed after many tests were carried out. Using specially modified CCTV equipment inside blocked drains we could see how the nozzles actually behaved. It was found that the head of the nozzle was where most of the work was done so that is where we placed the main penetrating jets.
The 'Root Ranger' ™ nozzle is used after a hole has already been penetrated through the blockage. It is the only nozzle in the world that will completely remove grease, roots and debris thoroughly away from the pipe walls and inspection caps without damaging the pipes. We export over 2000 'Root Ranger' ™ nozzles annually. We have now fitted a forward firing removable jet to the nose cone of this nozzle, facilitating both penetration and root cutting without the need to change the head. This Mustang Nozzle has an International Patent.
The Remote Mini Reel allows the operator to work away from the pump in safety. If the hose exits the drain unexpectedly, the operator can shut down the water supply without having to run back to the pump thus preventing a serious injury. The 60m of 3/16" thermoplastic hose on the stainless steel remote reel allows access around toilet bowls and tight traps. A 20m 1/8" whip hose is also available for smaller traps and bends.
A common problem for operators who had used quick release couplers in silted-up drains was difficulty in the removal of the Mustang Nozzle from the end of the hose when a nozzle change was required. The silt would get in behind the sheath on the quick release coupler making it nearly impossible to remove. We designed and patented a 'Silt Proof Quick Release Coupling' made from brass or stainless steel preventing the coupler from ever jamming again. Although this cost thousands of dollars, 43 revised drawings and many months to build, it only added a few dollars to the end product saving the operator time and money. Another Mustang Nozzles idea designed by a plumber.
The market for drain cleaning today is bigger than ever with many plumbers starting up specialised drain cleaning companies alongside their own plumbing company. After a plumber purchases a water jet and a diagnostic drain camera they can not only promise their customer a cleaner drain but they can also offer a full inspection of their drains so problem areas can be located for future repair or preventative maintenance. We help set up plumbers with our equipment every day. Those who purchase the complete jet and camera package outlay over $20k but generally come back to buy another water jet within 6 months as the profits made from owning the equipment pay for themselves over the 6-month period. Several operators sub-contract their services to other plumbing companies who don't want to buy the equipment, this alone is a lucrative business.
Some plumbers buy a diagnostic drain camera first using it along side their eel. This is a cheaper way to set yourself up in the drain diagnostic market. The camera quickly determines the fault in the drain after it has been cleared. A diagnostic drain camera can cost as little as $5k and make you four times that amount in a year. For $12k you can buy a camera with a built in sonde so you can locate what you find. We have just finished designing a water jet nozzle that screws on the back of the new Ridgid Sonde. This means you can clean a blockage with the water jet, snap on the sonde, jet it back down the drain and locate the area of the blockage without the use of a camera or push rods! Another Mustang Nozzles idea designed by a plumber.
We have secure patents and registered designs for Mustang Nozzles on our products to protect cheap, dangerous products from entering the market. It is surprising that after all the time and effort Mustang Nozzles puts into building safe reliable products for the industry there are still plumbers and water jet operators who take our products and attempt to have them reverse engineered. If only they knew and understood the expense of pressure testing each part to a quality way above Australian Standards, putting patents and registered designs in place, the cost of carrying public indemnity and liability insurance, and the many hours spent on R&D!
We get to hear about everyone who attempts this reverse engineering as the engineering industry has an effective information network across Australia. You would be surprised to know the reputable firms who are trying this on just to save a few dollars putting themselves and their staff at risk.
Ask for a Mustang Nozzle when you order your next nozzle, you will be supporting Australia and your industry.
See our Product section of Mustang Nozzles for a complete range of high pressure drain cleaning equipment.