frequently asked questions

Feel free to give us a call Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at 1-800-253-5500 and our team would be glad to help!

You can also contact the sales representative in your area.

Midwest to West Coast region

Mike Rost  479-409-6748

East Coast region

Jeff McDonald  860-830-8285

South Central region

Jason Reading  231-360-1048

Mike Chouinard  231-409-3929

Challenger Vacuum pumps come with a two year warranty against manufacturer defects and a lifetime warranty on rotary vane pump casing against cracking.

304 Challenger vacuum pump – 1200 -1400 RPM

607 Challenger vacuum pump – 1100 – 1250 RPM

866 Challenger vacuum pump – 900 – 1000 RPM

887 Challenger vacuum pump – 1100 – 1200 RPM

4307 High vacuum blower – Minimum Speed is 2500 RPM and recommended speed is 4000 RPM

4310 High vacuum blower – Minimum Speed is 2500 RPM and recommended speed is 4000 RPM

1600 High vacuum blower – 2500 – 3600 RPM 

304 Challenger vacuum pump – 1 1/4″ with 3/16” key

607 Challenger vacuum pump – 1 1/2″ with 3/8” key

866 Challenger vacuum pump – 1 3/4” with 3/8” key

887 Challenger vacuum pump – 1 3/4” with 3/8” key

4307 High vacuum blower – 1 1/2” with 3/8” key

4310 High vacuum blower – 1 1/2” with 3/8” key

1600 High vacuum blower – 1 7/8” with 1/2″ key

Note: customer should install a case drain and plumb back to tank to alleviate over pressuring the hi pressure seal in the motor.

 

304 Challenger Vacuum Pump

Equipped with a Permco motor M124A882UMDA20-86

Hydraulic pump should supply 16 gpm @ 2000 psi to turn at 1250 rpm

Hydraulic pump should supply 17 gpm @ 2000 psi to turn at 1250 rpm

 

607 Challenger Vacuum Pump

Equipped with a Permco motor M5151A731NMZK20-00 (NV)

Hydraulic pump should supply 34 gpm @ 2000 psi to turn at 1250 rpm

 

866 Challenger Vacuum Pump

Equipped with a Permco motor M7600A731A0XQ2000

Hydraulic pump should supply 38-40 gpm @ 2000 psi to turn at 900-1000 rpm

 

887 Challenger Vacuum Pump

Equipped with a Permco motor M7600A731A0XQ2000

Hydraulic pump should supply 45-46 gpm @ 2000 psi to turn at 1150 rpm

 

4307 High Vacuum Blower

Recommend a closed loop hi pressure system. Contact your hydraulic specialist.

4310 High Vacuum Blower

Recommend a closed loop hi pressure system. Contact your hydraulic specialist.

 

1600 High Vacuum Blower

Recommend a closed loop hi pressure system. Contact your hydraulic specialist.

 

We recommend an ISO 68 turbine oil for optimum vacuum pump performance. You may also any type oil you prefer, as long as you monitor your operating temperatures and keep your pump within the proper operating range.

 

It depends on the model of vacuum pump you have but typically will use 8-10 ounces per hour of usage.

Typically diesel fuel, but can be any cleaning liquid that has a lubricating property. Flushing fluid should not be stored in the flushing fluid tank. Only fill it with the fluid required to flush at the time for flushing.

Inspect the vanes every year. A vane is worn to the point of replacement when it is 1/4” below the rotor surface.

Properly set vacuum and pressure relief valves and running vacuum pump at the correct RPM.

WEEKLY:

1. Ensure vacuum pump is clean – wash mud and dirt off

2. Ensure vacuum hoses are not leaking, kinked or collapsed

3. Make sure the oil lines on the vacuum pump are not leaking

4. Make sure the oil pump is working on the vacuum pump

            -Always mark the level of oil in reservoir. Run the pump and ensure level decreases

5. Inspect the condition of the drive coupler

6. Diesel flush the vacuum pump

7. Inspect and clean the inlet filter on the vacuum pump

8. Make sure the vacuum and pressure reliefs are set not to exceed manufacturers specifications

9. Inspect the drive line and grease if necessary

MONTHLY:

10. Oil level in the 3-shaft gearbox is correct – oil level should be to center of the shaft

11. Inspect and clean the primary and secondary shut-offs

12. Inspect the condition of the rubber seat, SS ball, ball cage, and gasket in the primary and

       secondary shut-offs

YEARLY:

13. Repeat monthly checklist

14. Inspect vacuum pump for vane wear

15. Remove the pump end-plate and inspect vane and cylinder wear

16. Drain oil reservoir and clean

17. Drain and refill the 3-shaft gearbox with 90 weight gear oil

18. Notify maintenance or refer to maintenance guides(s) for any operation changes in your vacuum

       pump or system performance

Yes, you will need to inspect and keep the stainless steel filter clean in the bottom of the remote oil tank.

A vacuum pump repair kit comes with the seals, gaskets and vanes for the vacuum pump. You can order the repair kit with and without bearings.

After each load or once a day minimum.

Yes! The great thing about NVE valves is that they are completely re-buildable! You can buy replacement o-rings or all the internal parts.

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