Tooltopia carries a full line of lubrication equipment which includes both grease dispensing equipment and oil dispensing equipment, as well as the accessories needed for your shop to lubricate vehicles efficiently. We stock air operated grease and oil pumps that are used to dispense from bulk storage drums to all bays in your service shop, as well as hose reels. Our steel and plastic oil drains are portable so they can be moved from bay to bay in your automotive shop.
Telescoping Oil Drains
Telescoping oil drains are used to drain oil from elevated vehicles on a 2-post car lift or a 4-post car lift, enabling users to stand under the vehicle while draining the oil. The telescoping oil drain bowl support is adjustable so that the customer can raise or lower the position of the drain bowl as close to the oil drain plug as possible when draining oil and lowering the bowl when transporting the equipment through the shop area. Many customers use a transmission drain funnel to increase the size of the top drain bowl.
Oil Drain Models
There are two methods for transferring the used oil from the storage tank to the bulk used storage tank. Gravity
The most basic method (on the lower capacity oil drains) is to simply roll the portable oil drain close to the designated used receptacle, remove the telescoping drain assembly and pipe, lift the bucket and pour the used oil into the used storage container. This method is ok if there are a few gallons in the oil drain. Larger capacity drains have a spigot at the bottom to which a hose may be attached. You can drain the oil by moving it to a higher elevation than the used receptacle, connect a hose to the spigot and allow the used oil to drain into the collection receptacle.
Pressurized Oil Drain
The pressurized oil drain is much easier to evacuate than the bac model that uses the gravity method. Pressurized telescoping oil drains are available in both plastic and metal receptacles. When the used oil is ready to be evacuated from the pressurized oil drain, the user closes a valve on the telescoping shaft and attaches an external air hose. A small amount of compressed air moves into the container to create pressure. The user places the evacuation hose into the bulk used oil receptacle and opens the valve for the evacuation hose valve. The air pressure in the tank forces the used oil out of the portable tank through the evacuation hose into the used bulk storage tank.
Low Profile Oil Drains
Most portable low profile oil drains are used to drain oil from vehicles that cannot be easily lifted by the user. These types of vehicles are normally large trucks, buses or construction vehicles that have plugs under the vehicle. Low profile oil drains have a very large open surface area so the used oil ends up in the container. Some models have compartment baffles to prevent a large quantity of oil from “sloshing” over the sides when it is rolled through the automotive shop. The used oil may be evacuated from these low profile models by either gravity, manual hand crank pump or a 12V electric pump.
Used Oil Extractors
Oil extractors are a popular alternative to oil drains as an efficient process to remove used oil from a vehicle. There are several models of passenger cars, trucks, boats, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and other 4-cycle engine powered machines that recommend used oil be evacuated from the top end of the engine. Transmission fluid or other vehicle fluid may also be evacuated with extractors. The pressurized oil extractor can be used as either a telescoping oil drain or as an efficient oil extractor. The flexible evacuation probes are inserted into the fill nozzle or dipstick tube and the vacuum created in the extractor’s tank “sucks” the fluid into the tank. The used oil is evacuated from the oil extractors storage tank in the same evacuation method as used with the pressurized oil drain.