Imperial Industries Introduces Efficient, Economical Vacuum Truck Package

Imperial Industries Introduces Efficient, Economical Vacuum Truck Package
Imperial Industries introduces neW PTM980 Vacuum truck

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The redesigned PTM980 portable-restroom service truck from Imperial Industries Inc. provides operators with a lower-priced, high-productivity vehicle.

“We developed a truck package that’s both economical and efficient,” says Tom Aerts, general sales manager at Imperial. “We picked out all the features that benefit our customers – whether they’re start-ups graduating from a slide-in tank to their first vacuum truck or established companies already running multiple units.”

Imperial builds the unit on a Ford F-550 chassis with a 6.7-liter Ford diesel engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The unit can also be built out on a Dodge Ram 5500 Series chassis. The Dodge is powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine.

The unit features a 980-gallon steel tank (680-gallon wastewater/300-gallon fresh) with an epoxy coating inside the water tank; an HXL4V vacuum pump (160 cfm of vacuum power) from Masport Inc., with a right-angle drive; 2-inch water fills, at ground level and on top, with a 3-inch vent; a 1-inch water sight tube; two 2-inch waste-tank sight glasses; a 2-inch freshwater bucket fill; a 3-inch waste-discharge valve; a bolt-on aluminum hose tray; a 20-inch manway for tank-cleaning access; a tank-mounted moisture trap; an oil-catch muffler; vacuum and pressure relief valves with a liquid-fill gauge; a driver’s side work light; two 18- by 18- by 36-inch aluminum toolboxes; and a two-restroom rear carrier.

“To reduce costs, some smaller units don’t offer a manway or lower the size and capacity of the vacuum pump,” Aerts says. “But we kept the 20-inch manway in the PTM980’s design, and it comes with the same Masport HXL4V pump we install on our other units.”

The Ford F-550’s gross vehicle weight is 19,500 pounds; it also features a 7,000-pound front axle and a 14,706-pound rear axle. “By redesigning the restroom carrier and making it out of aluminum, we took some weight off the truck without sacrificing strength,” he adds. “And we took out some labor costs by replacing a welded-on steel hose tray with an aluminum bolt-on tray that requires no sandblasting, priming or painting.”



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