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Vacuum Pump Drivelines

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 driveline [...]

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Half Empty or Half Full?

Half Empty or Half Full?

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 pump the septic tank. Now, unless it’s a 4:30 pm Friday job that caught you thinking about your [...]

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Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks.

Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks.

Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks. However, vacuum tanks are set up with a variety of protection components to take the sting out of your repair bill. The coupler between your gearbox and vacuum pump is one of these components. Couplers take the stress every time you engage the [...]

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2016-2017 Buyers’ Guide

2016-2017 Buyers’ Guide

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A Guide for Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy

A Guide for Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy

Even though most business owners recognize the importance of developing a business plan outlining their company’s strategies and course for success, the marketing strategy component, because it is sometimes buried in the overall business model, may not be given the attention, time, and research it deserves. This may be because business owners feel they know [...]

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Insurance-Related Factors that Could Impact Your Business

Insurance-Related Factors that Could Impact Your Business

Navigating the complex field of liability and other insurance related issues is often difficult and confusing for small business owners. Nevertheless, as everyone knows, having the right kind of insurance is a saving grace in the event that a major problem or accident occurs that involves one or more of your employees. In this month’s [...]

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Some of the Latest Trends in the Tire Industry

Some of the Latest Trends in the Tire Industry

The tire market industry is very diverse, catering to a large variety of constituents and clients. The range goes from light passenger vehicles – including crossover utility vehicles, sports utility vehicles, minivans and pickup trucks – up to heavy-duty construction and 18-wheel long-haul tractor-trailers. In these cost-conscious times, price was the No. 1 concern of [...]

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Portable Restroom Accessories

Portable Restroom Accessories

Mini-Flush™ TOILET Now there’s a toilet that allows you to go anywhere you go. Introducing the PolyJohn Mini-Flush™, a self-contained flushing toilet system suited for use in small spaces. Think temporary offices, tool cribs, lunch trailers, railroad cars, buses, boats, mines and similar applications where a complete portable toilet simply won’t fit. At only 23” [...]

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Dimmick Wastewater Services

Dimmick Wastewater Services

The theme of this month’s issue is blowers and pumps and so we spoke with one of our Spotlight business owners, Mr. Robert Dimmick, owner of NewTech, Inc. d/b/a Dimmick Wastewater Services operating out of Randolph Center, Vermont, to get his first hand expertise. Q: What have your general experiences have been over the years [...]

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Jetting/Vacuum Combination Equipment

Jetting/Vacuum Combination Equipment

There are many fine combination jet-vac systems on the market. Contractors use them in many different contexts, for many different kinds of applications, including municipal, commercial and industrial applications. Some common purposes for combination jet-vacs are the servicing of storm sewers, the emptying of catch basins, and grease traps, especially when heavy grit, sediment, sludge, [...]

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