Six Vacuum Pumps That Are Getting the Job Done in 2023

Six Vacuum Pumps That Are Getting the Job Done in 2023

The Masport Cobra Plug & Play 532 CFM, distributed by Engine & Accessory.

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Vacuum pumps are a critical piece of equipment in the septic pumping industry. They must be able to handle a variety of fluids, including sewage, grease and solids. It's also crucial that they function in the tough environments found in our industry. Check out some of the pumps below to take your rig to the next level.

Engine & Accessory Masport Cobra Plug & Play 532 CFM
The Masport Cobra Plug & Play 532 CFM, distributed by Engine & Accessory, was developed for tank sizes ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 gallons. It is equipped with a compact scrubber with 4-inch NPT inlet and high-efficiency steel oil separator with exhaust deflector, a large 13-inch fan for cooling during operation, and operates at 22 inches Hg continuous duty. It incorporates a pressure relief valve vent recovery system that eliminates cleanup with no oil exhaustion. It utilizes a Rexnord Omega coupling for gearbox installations for a greater life with automatic transmissions, and an automatic mechanical oil pump that delivers the correct amount of oil at all working levels, with no manual adjustments necessary. 305-573-2268;

Fruitland 870 Series
Fruitland’s 870 Series pump allows vacuum levels of 28.5 inches Hg and continuous vacuum of 27 inches Hg. It is capable of providing 30 psi pressure for offloading. Oil consumption is 1 gallon for 18 hours of operation to reduce environmental impact. Locally sourced, non-proprietary oil may be used. The pump delivers 510 cfm (free air) through 4-inch porting. 905-662-6552;

Moro USA PM3000
The Moro USA PM3000 vacuum pump operates at 1,001 cfm, 29 psi with a vacuum of 28 inches Hg. One of five pumps in the Storm Series, it offers the combination of high air flow and deep vacuum of a rotary lobe blower and the durability of a rotary vane pump. It utilizes a cooling circuit and comes standard with a water recirculation pump for continuous heat exchange. It rotates at only 1,200 rpm, resulting in less fuel consumption and lower temperatures to promote longer pump life. It is constructed with a cast-iron casing, Kevlar vanes and industrial-grade Viton oil seals. It includes an integrated check-valve, changeover manifold and oil-fed bearings. Engine-driven packages and other drive configurations are available. 866-383-6304;

Presvac Systems PV750
The Presvac Systems PV750 rotary vane pump is designed for continuous full-vacuum operation in extreme conditions. It offers 400 cfm at free air, 350 cfm at 15 inches Hg, a maximum vacuum of 27 inches Hg and maximum pressure of 35 psi. Dual fans and twin ballast ports are designed to efficiently cool the pump. The solid housing with deep cooling ribs allows greater heat transfer from the vacuum chamber. Aluminum fans and shrouding work like a heat exchanger. Multiple manifold and drive options are available for truck, trailer or stationary applications. 800-387-7763;

Wallenstein Vacuum 753 Series
The 753 Series vacuum pump from Wallenstein Vacuum is designed for longer service life, incorporating wide vanes that allow up to an inch of wear. It provides 422 cfm airflow at 1,200 rpm and vacuum levels up to 28 inches Hg. Options include air-, liquid- or dual-cooling systems where air injection is combined with liquid cooling. A pump-flushing port is included on the top valve for convenient maintenance. The quick-access housing end plate allows for easy internal inspection with no bearings to pull. Oil lubrication is via a mechanical piston pump driven by shaft rotation or available with a sight-feed valve oil regulator system using vacuum/pressure to draw oil with no moving parts. 800-801-6663;

Westmoor Conde PowerPaks
Westmoor Conde PowerPaks are preassembled gasoline or diesel-powered vacuum pump units. They are easy to install, according to the maker, and include a heavy-duty steel base with aluminum diamond plate trim and belt guard. Rigid assembly is designed to ensure minimum vibration and maximum power. They are available with either vacuum only or vacuum/pressure pumps. A wide range of cfm options ensure the PowerPak is matched to the tank size and application. Units are powered with optional Honda GX Commercial Series gasoline engines or Hatz industrial air-cooled diesel engines. Units can be easily transferred to another tank system when needed. 800-367-0972;


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