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Posted: Thursday 23rd July 2015

Leading pump hire specialist, Sykes Pumps, has invested in developing the smallest, lightest and most fuel efficient addition to its range, with the launch of the Minivac Eco pump.

Billed as the ‘small pump with big pump features’, the Minivac Eco from Sykes Pumps is one of the few in its class to offer fully automatic self-priming. As a result, it provides a quick, simple and highly manoeuvrable first response pump for a variety of applications across the construction, civil engineering, utilities, industrial, marine, rail and leisure sectors.

Quieter, more compact and more efficient than other ‘mini’ pumps on the market, the Sykes Minivac Eco can provide end users with fuel savings of up to 50 per cent, which equates to up to £15/day at current fuel prices.

The pump’s performance belies its low running costs however, with a 2,500 rpm running speed delivering heads of up to 28 metres and a maximum flow rate of 15 litres per second.

The Minivac Eco is very versatile, with solids handling capabilities of 28mm spherical and eight hours of running time on a single standard fuel tank (further extension of running capacity is possible with a fuel buggy).

Development of the pump follows advances in technology, which have enabled Sykes Pumps to build excellent pump performance into a unit that is 20kg lighter than previous models at just 168 kg (dry weight) or 180kg with fuel.

The Minivac Eco’s features and benefits have been designed to meet customers’ needs based on extensive market research and customer surveys conducted by Sykes Pumps. They include:

· Sykes Pumps’ Vacuum Priming System to provide automatic self-priming from dry

· Reduced noise for built up areas (up to 10 dba lower than previous models)

· Lower exhaust emissions, in line with the latest EU standards

· Fuel consumption savings of up to 50 per cent

· Lightweight chassis, easier to move on all terrain with two-wheeled, solid-tyre site trailer

· 28 M maximum head

· 15 L/s maximum flow rate

· 28mm spherical solids handling

Comments sales director at Sykes Pumps, Chris Graham: “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.”

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