Manufacturer: GENERAL
Model: METRO
4 Hour: $45
Daily: $75
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 take 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.

  • Heavy-gauge wire coiled tightly around 49-strand aircraft-type wire rope and heat treated. Has unequaled strength and the right amount of flexibility. So tough it carries a one-year warranty against defect or breakage.
  • 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.
  • Ten-inch heavy-duty semi-pneumatic wheels roll easily over rough terrain to and from the job. The truck loading wheel in the handle makes it easy for one person to lift the machine onto a truck bed.
  • The handle is tall enough to make it easy to move to the job, yet quickly folds to take less room in your truck.

* Prices are subject to change. Tax and other fees not shown in above price estimate.
  • 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.
PDF Version The Metro Specifications
PDF Version The Metro Parts Manual
PDF Version The Metro Operators Manual