Vacuum and Washdown Pumps

Vacuum and washdown pumps are essential tools a portable sanitation contractor uses to keep his inventory of units clean and in top condition. Here are several vacuum and washdown pumps, along with reels, hose and other components, designed to efficiently service those units.
Vacuum and Washdown Pumps

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Vacuum and washdown pumps are essential tools a portable sanitation contractor uses to keep his inventory of units clean and in top condition. Here are several vacuum and washdown pumps, along with reels, hose and other components, designed to efficiently service those units.


  Efficient vacuum pump

The Jurop R260 vacuum pump from CEI - Chandler Equipment requires an input of 540 to 1,000 rpm and creates an output of 363 cfm at free air (304 cfm at 18 inches Hg), while producing a maximum pressure of 25 psi and maintaining 92 percent vacuum efficiency. It is injection cooled and features automatic lubrication and heat-resistant Kevlar vanes. Clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation is available. It can be ordered with a pump-mounted final filter, with an available inline final filter with 3-inch female NPT. 800/342-0887;

  Portable sanitation vacuum pump

The Eliminator 250 package from Fruitland Manufacturing includes the RCF250 commercial and continuous-duty vacuum pump, creating optimal vacuum for portable sanitation service (180 cfm). It is designed and engineered with heavy-duty and integral secondary shut-off, oil-catch muffler, drive coupling, vacuum/pressure gauge and all relief and drain valves. Hydraulic or gearbox drive adapters make hookup easy, durable and professional. The package has a compact design measuring 26 inches wide by 23 inches high, making for easy installation on portable sanitation service trucks with limited space. The pump offers low oil consumption including an automated oiling system with all-steel oil lines, pump oil level sight gauge, vane gauging ports, antishock design and three primary cooling phases. 800/663-9003;

  Fan-cooled pump

The VK650 from Masport is a fan-cooled pump capable of 377 cfm, 20 psi continuous duty, and 23 inches Hg continuous duty vacuum. The pump also includes an integrated stainless steel air filter to protect the pump, as well as an integrated 1-gallon oil tank. The four-way integral valve has bolt-on 3-inch NPT flanges to help ease of installation, as well as a posi-lock handle for secure positioning. Heavy-duty bearings, automatic oil pump, cushioned spring washer end thrust protection and carbon fiber vanes ensure superior pump life. 800/228-4510;

  High-vacuum blower pump

The Challenger 4310 high-vacuum, positive-displacement blower from National Vacuum Equipment delivers 931 cfm continuous duty at full vacuum. The low-maintenance, environmentally friendly (no oil) unit offers quiet operation with the Pro Pak sound dampening system. The blower pump is designed, built and supported in the U.S. 800/253-5500;

  Rotary vane pump

The 1600 Series high-airflow rotary vane pump from Wallenstein Vacuum Pumps combines high vacuum with quiet, low-rpm operation. Available in both air- and liquid-cooled models, it can generate airflows of 800 cfm at 15 inches Hg and 1,000 rpm, and offers rapid vacuum recovery and velocity loading. It is suitable for either a retrofit on an existing truck or for installation on a new truck. It can be angle-gearbox, belt- or hydraulically driven, depending on an operator’s preference and available space. Its design features quick-access end plates for easy maintenance, a 4-inch vacuum/off-load valve and an integrated final filter with anti-spin check valve. The liquid-cooled model also features air injection, which keeps the pump cool under demanding applications. The unit comes with mechanical piston-pump or forced-air lubrication. 800/801-6663;


  Vacuum pump unit

Conde POWERPAKS from Westmoor Ltd. are preassembled gasoline- or diesel-powered vacuum pump units. To install, simply bolt them down and attach them to the tank. A heavy-duty steel base with aluminum diamond-plate trim and belt guard protects and customizes the unit. Their rigid assembly ensures minimum vibration and maximum power. They are available with either vacuum only or vacuum/pressure pumps. They are available in a wide range of flow rates, and are powered with either Honda GX Commercial Series gasoline engines or Yanmar Industrial air-cooled diesel engines. They can be easily transferred to another tank system when needed. 800/367-0972;


  Heavy-duty washdown pump

Heavy-duty washdown pumps from Moro USA are designed for filling hand-wash sinks and portable restroom holding tanks. DCSC and DCSS washdown pumps provide a maximum flow of 20 gpm at 42 psi and feature a 1 hp, 12-volt dc motor, a 1-inch discharge and 1 1/4-inch intake. Both models have a high-grade stainless steel impeller, Viton elastomers and include a pressure switch and 12-volt solenoid, allowing full control flow at the nozzle without damaging the pump. The DCSC has a cast-iron pump head while the DCSS model has a stainless steel pump head. Both models come with a one-year warranty. The units weigh 50 pounds. 800/383-6304;

  Wand washdown gun

The TRL wand washdown gun for portable restrooms, totes and trashcans from Mosmatic Corporation is efficient in cleaning and keeping the operator debris-free. The long-reach lance and live hose-to-gun swivel provides plenty of maneuverability for reaching into tanks and high into the corners. A high-pressure three-nozzle rotating head provides rotating forward cleaning with the advantage of side and back cleaning. Side spray rotational cleaning not only cleans the sides and back corners, it also creates a shield to protect the operator from splash back from the forward-spraying lance. This keeps the operator clean and saves time. It can be used up to 4,000 psi, with hot or cold water, and can take chemicals PH3-12. 800/788-9880;


  Material handling hose

Tigerflex Amphibian AMPH Series heavy-duty polyurethane-lined wet or dry material handling hose from Kuriyama of America features high abrasion resistance, with a polyurethane liner designed to resist internal wear, especially in the hose bends. It is extremely flexible, with a convoluted cover and “Cold-Flex” materials that resist hose kinking and allow the hose to remain flexible in sub-zero temperatures. It is oil and UV resistant. 847/755-0360;


  Power wash reel

The N700 Series hose reel from Hannay Reels is engineered to streamline washdown, power wash, air/water transfer and a wide variety of other applications. It has a narrow frame and compact mounting base for use in limited-space work areas. It can conveniently attach to trucks or other portable units for easy cleaning almost anywhere. A spring rewind feature saves time and effort by simplifying pickup and storage, while a non-sparking ratchet assembly unit composed of machined, forged and stamped parts makes it safer to operate in hazardous areas. The unit handles 1/4-inch through 1/2-inch I.D. hose and includes a declutching arbor to prevent against damage during reverse winding. It handles 3,000 to 10,000 psi bar pressure and temperatures from -60 to 250 degrees F. 877/467-3357;

  Heavy-duty washdown reel

Heavy-duty washdown reels from Reelcraft Industries are designed to be centrally mounted and used for watering and washdown. They offer longer lengths of larger I.D. hose, are spring retractable and come equipped with garden hose fittings. The spring is made from high-quality spring steel and conditioned to remove imperfections. Reel components are made from industrial-grade steel, and ribs provide added stability. The guide arm is easily adjustable to numerous posi­tions. Parts are individually powder coated for a high-quality, uniform paint adhesion. 800/444-3134;


  Unloader plumbing kit

The MYM Hydro Easy Start unloader plumbing kit from Water Cannon makes sure water goes where needed and keeps excess water inside the pressure washer. The kit comes preassembled, and includes a brass valve body with a stainless steel ball and seat. It adjusts from 100 to 4,000 psi with an adjustment knob featuring a tamper-resistant setting. It is ISO 9000 Quality Certified, meaning it meets or exceeds industry standards for an extensive line of industrial power washer, car wash components and wands. 800/333-9274;


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