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Dust Colltector Purchase8/1
I am looking into getting a bigger dust collection system for my shop.
I have found a used Torit 30-10. It is not in use, has been stored for several years in a barn and they tell me that the motor was rebuilt, installed but never used. Asking $3500.
It's no bargain if it's not sized for your shop. You'll need to do a piping design and machine air flow requirement study. The company is now Donaldson-Torit, but no idea if that generation has parts available. Give them a call. Don't write them a check until you hear the motor run.
Happened to have some info in an old file. Torit price sheet from 1985 shows cyclone only for $3,934.00. Add on for filters and plenum was $735.00. Add on for aluminum impeller was $210.00. As Rich mentioned, most importantly, assuming it runs well, make sure it is the right collector for your shop. I am quite sure the Torit cyclone line is still manufactured today. Please refer to attached performance information.
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I priced out the 20-5, a much smaller unit, maybe 6-8 years ago and that was running about $5k IIRC at that time. I ended up buying a 24 cyc at auction for much less. But the asking price seems fair to a bit high depending on condition.
These are pretty simple machines. You have the cyclone, basically a large tapered steel drum, with a motor and impeller on top. Not much to go wrong to the impeller unless something really bad happened. Motor....well that's fairly easily replaceable I would think. And that's about it. I would plan on replacing the filter bags if it's that old and the flexible connector between the cyclone and catch drum, (if it has this setup), will likely need replacing too.
That's a fairly big collector, you can still find the specs on Torit's website. As previously mentioned make sure it's a good size before you invest.