Monthly Archives: December 2014

Lease to Own from Jack Doheny Companies!

Did you know that Jack Doheny Companies offers the industry’s best lease to purchase program? JDC customers with a lease or rental agreement can exercise their equipment’s purchase option and apply anywhere from 50-90% of their total payments towards its purchase. With 2015 coming to a close, now is a perfect time for current rental customers to reassess their plans and request a buyout proposal.

For decades Jack Doheny has supported customer’s with this option when competitive dealer’s wouldn’t. Jack Doheny does this in order the support the working man because when you succeed so do we. Mike Morehouse of Davids Hydro Vac Inc. in White Bear Lake, Minnesota knows this fact better than anyone:

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Wild Ride

Morehouse’s wild ride began in 2009 when he lost his job after a dispute with his employer. Through business contacts he knew about some work coming down the pike and decided to strike out on his own. He landed a contract to do utility-line locating for an energy company on a pipeline project in northern Minnesota.

The bad news: He didn’t have a hydrovac truck. The good news: When it looked as though he might land the contract, he took a friend’s advice and contacted Doheny, a 40-year veteran of vacuum-truck equipment sales, rental and service.

Tom and Jack Doheny were instrumental in getting me started,” Morehouse says. “My business wasn’t even incorporated yet, but Jack took a liking to me. We threw a rental agreement together in two weeks. I had to borrow money from my family and didn’t even know how I’d pay for fuel. But I knew I had to go big and risk it all. If nothing else, I felt confident in myself because I knew I was good at what I do.

Doheny says, “Mike knew what he was doing and knew the business well. Hard work doesn’t scare him. Plus, I was raised in Minnesota, and I know the work ethic people have there — they don’t mind getting their hands dirty — so I didn’t consider it a big risk. Even over the phone, I could tell Mike was a straight shooter.

Used vacuum trucks are hard to come by quickly, but Jack Doheny Companies had just taken in a rental hydroexcavator (a 2007 Vactor HXX PD) that would be ready in seven days, just two days before Morehouse was to start work on the pipeline project. So after using an online service to incorporate their company, he and Heather flew to Michigan to pick up the truck and drive it back home.

We were in such a hurry because I had to be in Bemidji, four hours north of the Twin Cities, in less than two days,” Morehouse says. “While Heather was filling out paperwork, people from Doheny were helping me grab everything I’d need. Then they gave me a slap on the rear and we hit the road. About eight hours after we got home, I was headed for the job site.

– ‘Wild Ride’ excerpt originally written by Ken Wysocky, “Persistence Pays Big”, Dig Different Magazine JAN / FEB 2015 Issue

Photo By Brad Stauffer

Photo By Brad Stauffer


Our Lease-to-Purchase Program provides Customers Great Benefits such as:

  • 1 – New business owners can establish a financial history while renting or leasing and ultimately secure financing to purchase their unit
  • 2 – Customers with immediate equipment needs can rent or lease while they shop around for financing
  • 3 – Customers can to try their equipment in a rental or lease before purchasing and have nearly all of their payments applied towards their purchase
  • If you currently have a rental with us and you’re interested in a purchase or have not rented from us but want to learn more, give us a call today at 888-616-8862

 ING Responder in the Oilfield

Ian Glenn, CEO of ING Robotic Aviation – our most recent partner – is hoping his drones can be just as indispensable to the oil and natural gas industry as they have been to the Canadian armed forces. A recent article by the Financial Post notes how the company is looking to take the human equation out of monitoring, inspection and mapping.

This connection between the technology industry and energy industry has thus far been surprisingly distant; this is all set to change this year as focus moves on to bringing these two booming industries together.

The Responder has many applications, but  ING is looking to perfect its role in the oilfields. They have already been working with Irving Oil on the East Coast and hope to extend their services to tailing ponds and pipelines traversing remote locations across Canada.


Flare Stack Inspection

3D Modeling

Utility Applications

Infrastructure Assesment


It does not, however, stop here. The ING Responder can also be used for Pipeline Inspection applications such as helping to prevent large spills – much like the recent 60,000 liters spilled in Alberta. For inspection of such disasters thermal imagery technology is used (as opposed to a normal camera) for better enhancement and identification requirements.

To prevent such incidents as well the UAV can fly along the pipeline, allowing the operator to recognize changes in temperature coming from along the pipeline situated underground. If a change in temperature is noted, it is possible that there may be a crack or leak that needs repairing. Having the ability to now recognize these extreme threats only means that better prevention of spills is now more possible than ever.

While only currently available through Doheny Drones for Canada, the ING Responder may prove to be a valuable tool for a wide scope of inspection applications in the United States. Once American regulations become approved Jack Doheny Companies will be looking to bring this incredible technology to your market!

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Introducing Bronto Skylift Rentals from JDC!

Starting in 2015, Jack Doheny Companies will begin offering Bronto Skylift rentals for aerial inspections and utility applications. Based in Finland, Bronto is recognized as the world leader in Ultra Tall Aerial Lifts for extreme requirements including firefighting and large construction projects .  Currently there are over 6,700+ Bronto Skylift units manufactured to date in over 120 Countries.

With 50 years of experience, Bronto Manufacturing is the world record height holder at 112 Meters high. Building every unit to exact standards for safety and quality, Bronto Skylift prides itself in representing traditional Finnish virtues of honesty, reliability, and persistence in their world-renowned product lines. With their ISO 9001 based quality management system to oversee product design to after sales you can count on Bronto Skylift to provide only the best and safest technology in the aerial access industry. Contact us today so we can help you plan out your project's requirements at 888-936-4369.

Jack Doheny Companies is proud to represent Bronto Skylift as a dealer for the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Texas.

We offer a unique rent to own program that gives users opportunities to capture rental dollars and apply monies to the purchase of rental units if desired.

With 23 service facilities throughout North America we are able to respond to any and all emergency needs to better supporting you!



Jack Doheny Companies is proud to now offer the NEW Mini-Cam PROTEUS, an entry-level modular crawler and battery powered pipeline inspection system for sale and rentals. A robust, lightweight, and extremely powerful 6-wheel drive steerable crawler, the PROTEUS offers everything needed for the professional pipeline inspection operator.

PROTEUS features CAN bus technology, allowing communication directly between each piece of attached equipment, such as relay control, status information, activity, speed, pressure, inclination and temperature.


Key Features Include:


Manual Elevator

The in-built elevator device allows for quick and easy centering of the camera in pipe sizes up to 600mm.


Optional Camera Heads & Auxiliary Light

Both cameras have extremely powerful LED lights. Choose from the Axial Camera option or the Pan and Rotate with a full 360° range of rotation. The additional Auxiliary Light features a built-in color rear view camera to aid when reversing the crawler.


Quick-Change Wheel Lock

Designed and developed exclusively by Mini-Cam, this patent pending wheel lock device makes changing wheels quick and easy.


Optional Large Wheels

4 different size wheel options allow the crawler to be centered in pipe sizes from 150mm to 600mm.


Built-In Lowering Device

Allows for fast and easy Operator deployment and retrieval of crawler.


Heavy-Duty Connector

This robust and extremely rugged heavy-duty connector features Mini-Cam's patent pending lock system which requires no tools to connect and disconnect

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Cable Reels

Mini-Cam's manually operated cable reels can hold up to 300 Meters of cable, allowing for longer inspection distances from a single setup.

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Digital Control Unit

The Proteus Central Control Unit (CCU) has numerous features that would normally only be found on more expensive systems such as:

  • - Twin Joysticks
    - Crawler Cruise Control
    - MPEG-4 Recording
    - JPEG Still Image Capture
    - Intuitive Hot Keys
    - Twin USB Ports

Reporting Software

Proteus can be equipped with ProPipe or WinCan V8 reporting software, saving time, money and increasing your productivity. Various system configurations can be adopted to suit individual requirements, making Proteus a truly modular and affordable system.

If you would like to learn more about the Mini-Cam PROTEUS give our Pipeline Inspection Division a call today at 888-936-4369

Detroit’s Adopt-A-Park Initiative

Jack Doheny Companies (JDC), is a proud participant in Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s 2014 Adopt-A-Park initiative. JDC was among over 90 other companies, churches and community groups that participated in the cleaning and renovation of over 200 parks in the city of Detroit. The Military-Regular Park, a 1.66 acre park located in the heart of Detroit, was assigned to JDC and Greater Apostolic Faith Temple.


UPDATE: After many hours of hard work from JDC employees and volunteers the park is now finished with new playground equipment and mulch bedding!


Volunteers cleared away 8 loads of 30 yard dumpsters filled with scrap, vegetation, bricks, rocks and debris. The park was leveled and 190+ wooden bollards were installed to create a safe barrier around the park. The city of Detroit is in the process of installing more than $250K in playground equipment, walking paths, picnic tables, barbecues and lighting.

More Updates to Come!