Pilot Tube Lubrication Pump
May 28, 2014
Successful guided auger boring contractors know that their bore’s accuracy depends on competent pilot tube steering coupled with ground appropriate lubrication. The 1325G Pilot Tube Lubrication Pump enhances these skills while serving as an invaluable, multi-faceted tool.
The 325 gal (1,230 L) tank offers 2,000 psi (13,790 kPa) of pressure at 7 gpm (26.5L/min) of pump flow, providing enough fluid capacity for the average 400-ft. (122m) bore. The tank can be filled with liquid-based polymers to supply lubrication to the pilot tube string or with water for pressure cleaning operations.
The 1325G design is simple and self-contained. Power is provided via direct-drive from engine to pump through a gearbox. The pump’s in-tank agitation quickly and evenly mixes liquid-based polymers and prevents fluid settlement. A relief valve limits the pump’s pressures as necessary. The electric start Kohler engine offers 14HP (10 kW) at 3,600 rpm’s with a 1.8 gal (7L) gas tank capacity. The empty tank assembly weight is just under 1,000 lbs. (454 kg), making the unit highly portable to and on the project site. The unit’s overall dimensions are 52-in. (h) x 89-in. (l) x 50-in. (w), intended to make container storage possible in colder climates.
The 1325G Pilot Tube Lubrication Pump design integrates several safety features. The stepped platform makes it easy for operators to access or fill the 325 gal (L) tank. The battery is located inside a plastic housing to eliminate contact with operators. The lack of moving parts in the tank makes for safe interior access.
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