Tools of the Trade

Vacuum pumps and hoses help to keep your portable restroom business performing at its peak.
Tools of the Trade

Vacuum pumps and hoses are basic tools for the portable sanitation contractor. Without reliable products, PROs can’t jump in the truck in the morning and run revenue-building routes. Whether you’re still working at full steam or looking to update equipment for next year, here are a few products you’ll want to consider:

Chandler Equipment, Inc.

Jurop RV-Series vacuum pumps and Chandler Equipment Inc. packages are designed for industrial and energy applications. Both the RV360 and RV520 are available in multiple drive configurations, including either gearbox, hydraulic or belt drive. The pumps operate at or near 73 dB(A) while producing 18 inches Hg. The RV360 has a recommended input speed of 1,100-1,300 rpm with an output of 360 cfm at free air and 332 cfm at 18 inches Hg. The RV520 has a recommended input speed of 1,100-1,300 rpm with an output of 520 cfm at free air and 466 cfm at 18 inches Hg. 800/342-0887;

Kuriyama of America

The Tigerflex Amphibian AMPH series heavy-duty, abrasion-resistant polyurethane hose from Kuriyama of America is designed for wet or dry applications where abrasion is a factor. The static dissipative cover is made to prevent the buildup of static electricity for added safety and to keep material flowing. Cold-Flex material keeps the hose flexible in subzero temperatures, while the liner resists most animal- and petroleum-based oils. 847/755-0360;


The eVAC electric vacuum system from LMT can be used for light-duty grease collection and portable sanitation applications in noise-sensitive environments. The model 1205 has a Conde ProVac 3 vacuum/pressure pump (35 cfm) and runs off the vehicle's power system. Features include an automatic, electronic on/off system. Measuring 18 inches wide, 16 inches long and 26 inches high, the 12-volt unit includes a 2-inch oil catch muffler and 2-inch secondary shutoff. 800/545-0174;

Moro USA

Heavy-duty, water-cooled vacuum pumps from Moro USA are capable of pumping nonvolatile liquids and sludge long distances. Features include integrated check valve, changeover valve and automatic oiling system for easy operation and installation. Other features include industrial-duty bearings, seals and low operating speed. Available in three sizes, Model PM60W has a maximum flow rate of 252 cfm, the PM80W produces 417 cfm and the PM110W produces 630 cfm. The PM60W and PM80W have 3-inch hose connections and the PM110W has 4-inch connections. All pumps are capable of 29 psi and continuous vacuum of 24 inches Hg. Models are available in preassembled pump packages with stand, secondary, oil catch and gearbox, hydraulic, pulley or engine driven. 800/383-6304;


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