10% Discount on a new vacuum pump!

New vacuum pump

One of the most important parts of your business is your vacuum pump. If your vacuum pump is down, your truck is disabled, and your business is losing money. This month, get a back-up pump or replace an older one to limit your down time in the future. During the month of December get a 10% discount on the purchase of any new pump from a variety of manufacturers. Call the Pik Rite sales team today and let them know you would like to take part in this month’s parts promotion and you will receive your discount.


Call now to get a new vacuum pump! 800-326-9763

For more information you can also email Jamie in our Parts Department. jamie@pikrite.com
*Phone orders must be placed before 5:00 PM EST December 30, 2016 to qualify.
Orders submitted by fax or email must be submitted by midnight November 31, 2016 to qualify.

 

Your Primary Concern

Primary sale Primary shut off

Whether you’re pulling the pumper rig back into the home parking lot after a long day or just starting the engine on a cool morning, it always brings a good feeling to know that your primary and secondary’s have been inspected and maintained. Primary and secondary shut off valves are easily dismissed as having “always worked before” and are expected to be maintenance free.  However, there are few components on your truck where regular maintenance is more important.

Your primary shut-off valve keeps your truck from overfilling and allowing liquid to enter your vacuum pump, which will cause extensive damage to the pump. It has a stainless steel ball contained in a metal cage that floats to the top when full and “seats” on a rubber gasket, effectively sealing the tank. The secondary also has a float ball and rubber seat offering protection in case the primary should fail. If the primary float ball is positioned in a carbon steel cage, the cage will rust after time. When the cage breaks the ball will fall to the floor of your tank or float to another area allowing wastewater to pass through your primary shut off and enter your secondary. If there is debris on the rubber seat it can cause the ball to seat improperly with the same result. Simple maintenance performed on a regular basis can prevent this.

Removing the wing nuts and visually inspecting the cage for rust, corrosion, or debris is important. Regularly rinsing it off with fresh water will help extend its life. You may want to consider replacing it with a stainless steel cage. The rubber seat should also be inspected for wear. Make sure there are no cracks in the rubber and clean off any debris that may adhere to it. When replacing the primary lid be sure the rubber gasket is free of debris and has no cracks or tears. The secondary needs the same basic attention. It also operates as a moisture trap and is equipped with a drain valve at the bottom. Check the drain valve to make sure it is not clogged. The secondary should be drained after every load.

If you need to make any repairs to the plumbing of the primary or secondary, be sure to consult the pump or tank manufacturer. It is very important that the proper sizes of pipe and hose are used depending on the CFM capability of your pump. Wrong sizes of plumbing can cause your pump to underperform and eventually overheat.
Simple maintenance on a monthly basis will keep your truck on the road and making you money. However, if you fail to routinely clean and maintain your primary and secondary, you will soon have much bigger concerns.

Submitted by the Pik Rite Team

Call 800-326-9763 and mention November Parts Promotion for a 10% discount on primary and secondary parts and assemblies during November.
Pik Rite, Inc. is a custom manufacturer of commercial vacuum tanks. Pik Rite hoist units, roll-offs, slide-ins, portable toilet service units and tank trailers come in sizes ranging from 300 gallons to 6,500 gallons. Our 15 year steel tank warranty sets us apart from the competition. Tanks are available in steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

Toolbox configuration and efficiency

truck mounted toolboxesPumper truck operators understand the constant pressure of getting a septic tank pumped, putting the hoses and tools away, wrapping up details with the customer and getting on down the road to the next job site. A little attention to detail throughout this ritual can make a considerable difference. Likewise, a rushed and inconsistent workflow can be a nightmare when it comes to safety and efficiency! The job always goes faster when the truck is organized and the tools are always in the right place. Among your most important tools, don’t forget the value of a well-organized toolbox! They come in a variety of sizes and configurations, but what they have in common is disorganization and the tendency to become all inclusive junk compartments. Among the stress saving benefits of a well- organized toolbox are these considerations:

• Safety: Operating consistently prevents errors that could be dangerous. Always using a tool in the same sequence and returning it to the same location helps your work flow become faster, safer and more efficient. Well-organized toolbox space eliminates storing items in the cab of your vehicle which can present a dangerous distraction while driving.

• Tool protection: As the cost of tools rise, protecting your investment is a serious consideration. Everyone can identify with the familiar frustration of buying another tool because you can’t find the ones you know you already have somewhere. Toolboxes provide safe storage for valuable parts and accessories needed throughout your working day. Door latches with locks provide security and accessibility. Various mechanisms for door stops include chains, cables, and gas assist shocks. Commercial grade gaskets provide weather tight seals to keep equipment and parts clean during storage.

• Operator friendly: If you do not have enough toolbox space, consider installing a new toolbox configuration. Many options include steel, aluminum and stainless steel, with single or multiple compartments. Horizontal and vertical styles with drop-down doors and barn door lids are also available. Mounting options include under tray mounts for smaller sized toolboxes and frame mounting for larger high capacity toolboxes. Others include bumper mount and in-tray mount, depending on space restrictions and desired locations for ease of access.

The job routine can be performed faster and with much less frustration when the truck is organized and the tools are always in the right place. Maintaining your toolboxes will provide a safe working environment for employees and provide a positive image to your customers.

Submitted by the Pik Rite Team

Call 800-326-9763 and mention promo code ALW for a 10% discount on new toolboxes during October.
Pik Rite, Inc. is a custom manufacturer of commercial vacuum tanks. Pik Rite hoist units, roll-offs, slide-ins, portable toilet service units and tank trailers come in sizes ranging from 300 gallons to 6,500 gallons. Our 15 year steel tank warranty sets us apart from the competition. Tanks are available in steel, stainless steel and aluminum.