Portable Restroom Updates Bring Added Features

Satellite launches updated version of Maxim 3000 unit.
Portable Restroom Updates Bring Added Features
Mitch Mooers, middle, marketing manager with Satellite Industries, shows WWETT Show attendees Steve Clifford, left, and Ben Johnson some of the updated features on the company’s Maxim 3000 unit. Clifford and Johnson won four Maxim 3000 units for their company, Superior Speedie Portable Toilets, as part of Satellite’s promotional contest at the WWETT Show. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

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The Maxim 3000 has been a longtime staple of Satellite Industries’ portable restroom line. But even with all the existing features that benefit both operators and end users, Satellite continues to look for ways to improve the unit, says company president John Babcock. The launch of the latest edition of the Maxim 3000 was announced at the 2016 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show.

“As the volume of Maxim 3000 units out there continues to grow, we want something easier to supply and more modular, making it easier for our customers to manage their fleet,” says Babcock.

Those goals have produced one of the biggest changes to the Maxim 3000 unit. A single style of panel is used for the side and rear walls, rather than the three unique panels that made up the previous version. The walls are connected using an interlocking knuckle system that creates contoured grips for easy handling.

“From a production standpoint, it gives us more capacity. It’s easier to produce single parts rather than varied parts that have to be put together,” Babcock says. “For our customers it means easier maintenance and repair.”

Other improvements on the Maxim 3000 include a new vent pipe design that incorporates a shelf and coat/purse hook, a single-wall roof that lets in more light, and door hinge upgrades.

“The prior version had various screws and fastening devices,” says Babcock. “The new version just has a single fiberglass rod that runs down through the length of the hinge, so it’s faster to assemble and more durable.”

The upgrades combine with features that have made the Maxim 3000 a popular Satellite unit over the years. It has a 70-gallon tank and blow-molded, double-walled construction that creates a durable and stable unit while still maintaining a sleek appearance. The smooth walls also help the unit stay clean longer, and make the job easier on operators when it is time for a cleaning, says Babcock. It’s available in blue, granite, green, sand, teal and gray.

“It’s a very sleek, stylish design,” Babcock says. “It’s for our customers who want their fleet to stand out. It’s very popular for special event use.”

The new Maxim 3000 was scheduled to be available to customers in the spring as production winds down on the previous model. But six PROs got first dibs at February’s WWETT Show as part of a Satellite promotional contest to mark the launch of the updated restroom. The company gave away 24 total units — four each to five winners of a drawing held at the show; a sixth winner was selected in an online drawing.

Debuting the new model at the show provided an opportunity for such a contest, but events like WWETT also allow Satellite to show customers that it’s not satisfied rolling out the same product line year after year, Babcock says.

“It’s a chance to show customers that we’re continually innovating and continually improving our products to make life easier for them,” he says. 800/328-3332; www.satelliteindustries.com.



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