Vacuum pump drivelines

   Vacuum pump driveline failures usually involve lengthy downtimes and a big service bill. Broken keyways, gears, drive shaft or couplers can result from a variety of causes. Here are some considerations that may help you avoid the hassle. One of the most basic things that you can do to prevent premature failure of your… Read more »

Vacuum tank level indicator options and maintenance

Most pumper truck operators take pride in their school of hard knocks degree. One such hard knock is arriving at the pump site only to realize that your truck is just a little too full to completely the job. Now, unless it’s a 4:30 pm Friday job that caught you thinking about your favorite vacation… Read more »

How to maintain your vacuum tank manway

If it’s not broken don’t fix it! Some things are better left undisturbed. Your vacuum tank manway that hasn’t been opened in 10 years is probably one of those things. Some tank entrances, such as your larger rear vacuum tank manway, may need to be opened on a weekly basis for proper cleanout. Once you… Read more »

PA Small Business Person of the Year

Pik Rite, Inc is proud to announce that Company President Elvin Stoltzfus has been named 2017 Small Business Person of the Year in Pennsylvania by the U.S. Small Business Administration. ………“These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy”,… Read more »

A vacuum pump rebuild kit can make pump rebuilds much easier

A vacuum pump rebuild kit can make daunting vacuum pump service projects much easier. The temptation is to ignore your vacuum pump until it fails.  Vacuum pumps are the heart of the liquid waste transport vehicle. Often they seem to work tirelessly with little or no maintenance. However, an ounce of prevention may reveal a… Read more »