The VacBuilt System combines a 30- or 60-gallon horizontal used oil tank with mounting options for a hose reel and controls. - Photo: Sage Oil Vac

The VacBuilt System combines a 30- or 60-gallon horizontal used oil tank with mounting options for a hose reel and controls.

Photo: Sage Oil Vac

Sage Oil Vac recently introduced the VacBuilt system. It provides ready-to-use mobile service solutions.

The first offering in the lineup is a waste oil tank, providing flexibility for service technicians who don’t require a new bulk oil tank when completing preventive maintenance on vehicles and heavy equipment.

A Single Solution Offering Flexibility to Technicians

A single waste oil collection solution can capture fluids from a mix of different vehicles utilizing different types and grades of oil.

This VacBuilt product combines a 30- or 60-gallon horizontal used oil tank with mounting options for a hose reel and controls. A removable mounting plate provides flexibility to either mount a hose reel and controls to the top of the tank or they can be mounted remotely, depending on the most effective configuration for the application.

This initial product offering features tank capacities well suited to meet the demands of both mobile automotive fleet service and heavy equipment applications.

“Mobile service is gaining popularity in the automotive world. Getting used oil out of the vehicle is the most important part of that oil change. A 30-gallon or 60-gallon capacity will handle many oil changes on passenger vehicles. It is a good initial investment for a company that wants to get into that business,” Sage Oil Vac CEO Aaron Sage said.

Sage Oil Vac plans to expand the VacBuilt line with larger-capacity tanks in the future as it continues to create products based on its pump-free technology.

These fluid exchange systems are fast, safe, clean, economical and versatile. Clean, sealed tanks protect the operator and the environment, reducing spills.

Packaged for Technician Convenience

A single used-oil tank solution has always been available through Sage Oil Vac’s LubeBuilder program. However, the product line required customers order the desired components and assemble the system themselves.

To meet the emerging demand, VacBuilt systems are now assembled at the factory for customer convenience and to ensure quality.

“With this used oil solution, it is ready to go. We have taken a common specification and packaged it together. Just hook your air source to it,” Sage added.

The addition of two brackets welded to the top of the used oil tank allows the control panel and hose reel to be mounted on the system. The control panel includes a pressure gauge, a ball valve with a pressure relief setting and a ball valve with a vacuum setting.

Customers can choose between a one-in. by 50-ft. hose reel or a 3/4-in. by 25-ft. hose reel.

The vacuum-generator-operated VacBuilt provides all the benefits of Sage Oil Vac’s no-pump vacuum technology with additional configuration flexibility.

The vacuum generator includes a push-on fitting at the air inlet to simplify operation. Compressed air is used to build vacuum pressure to move fluids to and from tanks. The operator can vacuum hot motor oil from equipment at up to six to eight gallons per minute.

The enclosed, no-pump system protects the operator and the environment as tanks are not vented to the atmosphere. The exclusion of pumps also means fewer maintenance problems for a lower cost of ownership.

Eliminating the Need for Installation

VacBuilt is suitable for both mobile and shop applications. In the shop, these used oil tanks eliminate the need for centralized lube systems that are expensive to install within a building and have extensive upkeep.

These tanks will also easily fit in the bed of a truck for customers performing mobile lube services. They are a good starting point for customers exploring the growing automotive mobile oil change business.