Pump vacuum - pneumatic air powered vacuum pumps

The Spillrite drum pump vacuum is the next generation of pneumatic drum vacuum pump made famous by the Vacteck Dragin pump. Spillrite now manufactures the dragin pump style of vacuum pump in a more robust and powerful model. With much less sound signature than the old Dragin pump the new Spillrite vacuum Drum Pump is a welcome addition to the range of air powered vacuums.


The pneumatic drum vacuum pump is designed to screw into a 55 gallon/44 gallon drum turning it into a powerful vacuum cleaner. This vacuum pump evacuates the air inside the drum when the compressed air is attached and then allows this drum pump to suck up all of your oil, chemical, fuels, diesel, water, bilge, mud and all solids suspended in fluid.

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The Spillrite drum pump vacuum is a pneumatic vacuum pump. It is powered by compressed air and turns your old steel drum into a powerful industrial vacuum cleaner. 


Reversible Air vacuum for spills - wet and dry 90 litre plastic tank and 70 litre stainless steel tank. Reverse pump out and explosion proof models.

Pneumatic vacuum - reversible. Pump vacuum.

Grains, fuels, dusts, explosive powders, coal, oil, bilge, chemicals.

The 2013 model of the popular air powered spilll pump vacuum - SPAV100, has finally been upgraded and now comes in 28 cfm (wet only), 48 cfm (wet and dry) and 100 cfm (wet and dry) and 180 cfm (wet and dry) models. This high powered and versatile air powered spill vacuum has reverse pump out to make emptying the tank as easy as turning a valve.

Made from hardened plastic or stainless steel tanks are both strong and light weight.

SPAV SS EX wet and dry500

The SPAV spill control air pump vacuum comes in 4 models. The low air 28 cfm model is for wet only and the 48 and 100 cfm models can do both wet and dry and the 180 cfm model is ultra high powered The twin venturis of the 48, 100 and 180  cfm models give this unit high power and high air flow in both wet and dry applications.

Inclusions with each model

90 litre poly tank pneumatic vac or 70 litre stainless steel tank

Silenced power head

Vacuum ball valve

Reverse pump ball valve

1/2” Chicago claw coupling

38mm chrome wand

38mmx450mm squeegee head

3 metres 38mm vac hose  (standard or anti-static depending on model)

38mm x450mm floor vac brush

38mm crevice tool

38mm round dusting brush

Reverse vac hose valve

Dry cloth filter bag & cage (Wet dry only)

Drain hose and valve




SPAV100 air powered wet dry vacuum The 90 litre plastic tank model of the SPAV100 is a light weight and powerful air pump vacuum that can be used in both wet and dry applications and has reverse pump out capabilities.

The stainless steel tank version of the SPAV100SS can be configured as an explosion proof model with anti-static hose, stainless tank and anti-static fittings making this unit ideal for fuels, oils, diesel and grains and explosive dust and flour.

  • 70 litre stainless steel tank
  • Reverse pump out
  • Wet and dry
  • Tipping tank

Air operated vacuums with no electrical components suitable for all explosion risk areas including Zones 1 and 2 (Gas) and 21 and 22 (Dust).

The Spillrite Two way drum pump reversible drum vac can fill up a 205 litre steel drum in under 90 seconds using the smallest system in the range. The 28 cfm model. The unique design of the reverse system means it is impossible to over pressurise the drum as the excess pressure is released through the exhaust. With no moving parts there are no springs that can be jammed and cause the system to break or worse, over pressurise the drum with catastrophic results. The Spillrite system uses larger vacuum intakes than the competing models which provide superior power. With a mild steel silencer shroud installed on the drum lid the whole power unit is protected and offers advanced silencing without taking away from the suction power.


The new vacuum intake tube can be seen in the image to the left. The large black intake is how we now do it. The smaller chrome one is how we used to do it. The new larger one dramatically increases the air flow and power which means the reversible drum pump can now be used as an effective rapid spill control vacuum. The old style used to screw into the 20mm bung in the steel drum lid. We now build the unit and install it straight onto the lid itself. 

The new benefits of this style are;

  • Higher air flow = stronger vacuum
  • Larger intake = more air and vacuum mean it is effective in both spill and tank cleaning
  • The units can now come in 28,48,100 and 180 cfm
  • Many more applications can now be tackled with the hugh power of the Drum Lid Vac - Reversible
reversible-drum-vac-28-cfm-inclusions Vacuum up spills in seconds. The 28 cfm model can fill a 205/44/55 drum in under 90 seconds. 
  1. Drum Lid Vac is a high powered industrial vacuum that comes on a standard steel drum lid. When attached to the drum and then compressed air it utrns the drum into an ultra high powered vacuum capable of deliverimng 3 times the suction power of an ordinary electric vacuum.

The range starts with the 28 cfm unit that is designed for coolant, sump oils, sludge, general spill, water and slurry. using only 28 cfm of compressed air this model is a cheap entry into the power of the drum lid vacuums.

The top of the range is the 180 cfm explosion proof reverse pump out version powered by twin venturis and incorporating a design that releases pressure through the venturi sleeve to prevent any over pressurisation during reverse pump out.

All reversible units ship with the following;

  1. 205/55 drum lid
  2. 205/55 drum lock ring
  3. Internal pump out tube
  4. Powder coated silencer shroud
  5. Ball valves installed
  6. 3 metres of suction hose
  7. Wand and floor tool
  8. Vacuum pump/s installed in lid