Sykes Pumps launch new Minivac Eco pump
Company expands product range with its smallest, lightest and most fuel-efficient pump to date
PUMP hire specialists Sykes have added the smallest, lightest and most fuel-saving product to their range – the Minivac Eco pump.
Billed as the ‘small pump with big pump features’, the Minivac Eco unit is said to be one of few in its class to offer fully automatic self-priming. As a result, it can be a quick, simple and highly manoeuvrable first-response pump for a variety of industries, including construction, civil engineering and utilities.
According to Sykes, the Minivac Eco pump can provide end-users with fuel savings of up to 50%, equating to up to £15 per day at current fuel prices. In terms of performance, it has a 2,500 rev/min running speed delivering heads of up to 28m and a maximum flow rate of 15 litres/sec.
The Minivac Eco pump is also versatile, with solids handling capabilities of 28mm spherical and 8h of running time on a single standard fuel tank (further extension of running capacity is possible with a fuel buggy).
Thanks to advances in pump technology, Sykes have developed a unit that is 20kg lighter than the previous models at just 168kg (dry weight) or 180kg with fuel, without comprising pump performance.
Other key benefits of the Minivac Eco pump include: reduced noise for built-up areas (up to 10dBA lower than previous models); lower exhaust emissions in line with the latest EU standards; and a lightweight chassis for easy transportation on a two-wheeled, solid-tyre site trailer.
Chris Graham, sales director for Sykes, said: ‘The Minivac Eco retains all the great features that our customers love about the Sykes Pumps range while raising the bar for the pump hire sector in terms of emissions, fuel efficiency, noise, ease of use and performance. We believe it is the most robust, compact and cost-effective entry-level pump on the market and have already invested in 20 units to add to our hire fleet, with further units planned for both rental and sales customers.’