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New QuickDrain Tower available

Autodrain's Quickdrain Tower
The QuickDrain Tower takes much less space in the workshop - great for those restricted sites!
AutoDrain’s QuickDrain Compact system has proved popular with ATFs and dismantlers since its launch in 2010. Its ability to remove all fluids from end of life vehicles in a neat and efficient manner has helped companies, large and small, depollute vehicles every day.


However, AutoDrain has proactively sought feedback from its customers and found a way of tailoring the system to better meet the needs of industry professionals. Recognising that a lot of sites have limited space, AutoDrain believe they have engineered the ideal solution – the QuickDrain Tower.

The QuickDrain Tower maintains the ability to remove all waste fluids and fuel from vehicles, but stands taller and narrower to occupy much less space in the workshop. The suction system now comes vertically rather than horizontally, pumping fluids directly to storage like the Compact unit.

As with the QuickDrain Compact, their unique Fuel Tank Drill is supplied to ensure complete safety when extracting petrol and diesel. AutoDrain’s Mobile Oil Gravity Vessel also comes with the Tower unit to drain both engine and gearbox oil.

AutoDrain tell us that this is the most space-efficient system for removing waste fluids from end of life vehicles on the market and its design and development has been driven by customer feedback.

Established over 10 years ago in Leeds, Autodrain now manufactures a comprehensive range of vehicle recovery and depollution equipment. With this experience and knowledge they tell us they are able constantly meet and exceed customer and industry needs, focussing on quality products that emphasise safety and efficiency. To find out more, visit Autodrain’s website or call them on 0113 205 9332.

July 2013

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