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    Question Surge Alamo 75 Plus - cfm????

    Does anyone have an idea as to the capacity of a surge alamo 75 plus dairy pump in cfm? This pump is slightly too small for my operation and I would like to look for a larger one this summer but I need to know how much air this one is moving first.
    Gary & Shirley Bilek
    Triple Creek Maple Products www.triplecreekmaple.com
    2000 taps on new wet/dry tubing
    RO, air injectors & gas/oil fired 3x8 Algier evaporator

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    Default 75 plus

    I am not sure of the total number of taps you have but a surge 75 plus is 75 cfm.Each of the surge pumps like the 50+,75+,100+ the number is the cfm the pump should be.I run a 50+ 22" of vac. on 1000 taps and have no problems.A 75+ should be good for up to 3000 taps or more.
    3x12 cdl dallaire, downsized for 2010 put in new set up on 600 taps w/27" of vac.New 2013 600gph RO. 10 buckets for the kids.

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    Default What would the correct RPMs be?

    I only have 950 taps and the pump can't keep up. It is not the original motor and I wonder if the RPMs are correct on the pump. Do you have any idea of the recommended pump rpm?
    Gary & Shirley Bilek
    Triple Creek Maple Products www.triplecreekmaple.com
    2000 taps on new wet/dry tubing
    RO, air injectors & gas/oil fired 3x8 Algier evaporator

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    Default 75+

    It needs a 5hp min.And should run at 1750rpm.Might need new veins.
    3x12 cdl dallaire, downsized for 2010 put in new set up on 600 taps w/27" of vac.New 2013 600gph RO. 10 buckets for the kids.

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    Thumbs up Vacuum

    The motor should turn 1725 RPM, the pump should be just under 1000 RPM . Your Alamo 75 should give you about 30 CFM , enough for 3000 taps 10 CFM Per 1000 taps. Have fun !!
    If it were easy , everyone would be doing it !!!

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    There are rebuild kits for surges on Ebay for about $250.00 includes veins, bearings and seals. or check out hamby supply. Surges are real easy to rebuild.
    30x8 Leader revolution, wood fired blower, steamaway/hood. 903 taps all but 54 on pipeline and 3 vacuum systems. Hauling sap this year with a 99 F350 7.3 diesel dump and of course back up is the Honda 450 and trailer.

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    Smile Thanks !!!!

    The pump was supposedly just rebuilt. It has a 5 hp motor but it is only 1000 rpm. (first one of these that I have ever seen) I will check the pulley ratio. I was told that the motor was a replacement, so I am now fairly sure that the pump is running too slow. Thanks for the help !!!!!!!
    Gary
    Gary & Shirley Bilek
    Triple Creek Maple Products www.triplecreekmaple.com
    2000 taps on new wet/dry tubing
    RO, air injectors & gas/oil fired 3x8 Algier evaporator

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