1.) If the new pump is shorter than my existing pump, does that mean the lifting capacity is reduced?

No! Internal changes to the pump have allowed for length reduction overall. Most common configurations, when comparing the same system capacity and stroke, will result in a shorter pump length without any compromise to its strength and durability.

2.) Are 5 and 6 element system still available?

Yes – we will continue to make 5 and 6 element systems available with the older-style pump. Customers will still be able to achieve 6 or 8 cylinder applications using a motorized solution.

3.) Are the cylinders changing too?

No – while the cylinder model might change slightly, depending on your specific system, the overall length and size of the cylinder should remain unchanged. Further, the new pump supports all of the existing cylinder styles.

4) Is the new pump compatable with the system I already use?

As mentioned in question (3), the cylinders are remaining unchanged in stroke and style. In many common applications, existing pumps will have direct replacements which are compabable with existing cylinder options. However, due to the updated mounting style of the crank and motor assemblies with the new pump, replacement pumps may also involve replacing the drive mechanism.

5) Is the new controller and switch compatable with the existing pump package, or will I need to replace the pump assembly in the event of a failure?

The new controller is compatable on its own with the old-style TB/PB pumps. In the event a controller fails or gets damaged, and needs replacing, the new style control box will be a drop-in replacement.

6) Can the new crank handle be used on an existing TB/PB pump?

Unfortunately, due to the new splined output shaft on the pump, the new crank handle cannot be easily assembled to the old-style pump. However, old-style crank handle assemblies will be available for replacements in the future.