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Tornado® Compressed Air Wet Sludge Pick-Up Vacuum - 55 Gallon

SKU: TOR-98450    Brand:Tornado
Original price $3,381.00 - Original price $3,381.00
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$3,381.00 - $3,381.00
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Product Description

This Tornado industrial vacuum is powered by compressed air and has 4 (Quad) internal filters. It is a wet-only pick-up vacuum that creates waterlift substantially beyond that found in traditional wet vacuums. This unit was designed for wet recovery applications requiring extremely aggressive pick-up power. The only other wet-only pick up vacuum we have in our industrial vacuums section, is our air powered oil recovery vacuum. From the assembly line to the tool shop, these units handle such challenges as heavy oil, machine oil, ink, sludge, and a variety of other common type of liquid debris in an industrial environment.

This specific unit ships standard with a 1/4" jet installed in the Venturi powerhead. This provides excellent performance on recovery of heavy oils and sludge. A 3/16" and 7/32" jet is supplied in the unit and can be installed by the user. These smaller jets are used to decrease performance for the recovery of lighter material. The smallest air jet possible to do the job is strongly recommended to conserve plant air.

It should be noted that an air compressor, airline, and line couplings are required for operation and are not available from

The air powered oil recovery vacuum does come with a 2" x 10' poly hose, 2" aluminum wand, 2" x 12" floor gulper tool w/ brass shoes, 2" x 22" aluminum squeegee floor tool, 2" x 18" round nozzle, and a 2" hose adaptor. Poly hoses are not ideal for oil recovery, so a neoprene hose (ID# TOR-90324) should be purchased additionally.

For a Tornado jumbo vac system, the priority is power and capacity. Patented Venturi powerheads with incredible water lift are fitted on a 55-gallon steel drum. The drum sits on a four-wheel steel dolly for easy transport. Large external filter and support rods come standard with the unit. A wide selection of optional tools and attachments are available for a variety of applications.

Required for Operation

  • Air Compressor - Minimum of 50 HP
  • Airline - 1" diameter
  • Line Couplings - Straight-thru
  • Airline Pressure for Light Debris - 50-75 PSI
  • Airline Pressure for Heavy Debris - 100 PSI

Quick Overview

  • Appropriate for heavy oils and sludge
  • Powered by compressed air
  • 4 internal filters

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Product Information + Specs

Manufacturer Sku
Airflow (CFM)
Black / Yellow
Container Capacity
55 Gallons
Operating Weight (lbs.)
Product Type
Industrial Vacuums
Vac Hose
2" x 10'
Venturi Powerheads - Four
Horizontal Reach - 100 ft.
Vertical Lift - 50 ft.
2 years on parts & 1 year on labor from an authorized service center
Water Lift

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