This listing is for one hydraulic reservoir tank used on many in-ground, low pressure, FULL HYDRAULIC models by GLOBE LIFT, ROTARY LIFT and WESTERN HOIST.
It is used on single post full-hydraulic models ONLY and ALL twin-post side x side models.
GLOBE LIFT Models: FS-10BS; FS-28; FSR-28; FSN-28; FSDT-28; MP-28; PD-28; and P-28.
ROTARY LIFT Models: FP46H; DTO28H; 28HR; PT20H; WABU28H; WRP90; PFP26H and AR28H.
WESTERN HOIST Models: XLH; AR-2; P-2 and WP-2
This 43 gallon reservoir has 3 ports. See the pictures below. The fill-port located in the center on top of the shell has an 1-1/2″ NPT fitting. This is where the tank is filled with hydraulic lift oil. Next to this port is a 1/2″ NPT inlet for the air-line from the air compressor. This inlet should match the 1/2″ line from the air control valve. The 3rd port, not pictured, is located on the bottom of the tank with a steel skirt around it. This port is 1-1/4″ NPT and should match the 1-1/4″ hydraulic line from the oil control valve. This 3rd port is the pressure-out line where the oil leaves the tank to the cylinder as it raises AND also serves as the return line back to the tank when the lift is lowered under gravity.
Please note that this reservoir is referred to as a BOTTOM Piped Tank where the oil leaves and returns through the 1-1/4″ NPT port on the bottom of the tank. If your tank has this port on the TOP of the shell then you have what is known as a TOP Piped Tank. If you use this tank on a lift that was originally piped from the TOP and you are going to plant this back in the ground, then you will need to replumb the piping for a BOTTOM Piped application. However, if you are installing this tank ABOVE ground, eliminating the need to break concete, then this BOTTOM Piped tank will work for you and can save you as much as $700.00 over a TOP Piped Tank! We can guide you with installation help if needed.
The reservoir includes a dipstick and float, as pictured. There is a perforated tube inside the tank where the float rides up and down with the oil level. This float serves as a low oil lock and will plug the bottom outlet in the raise-mode if the lift should run low on oil. This safety control will prevent the lift from going up on air-only which will cause the cylinder to shoot up rapidly causing an unsafe condition.
The reservoir is approximately 58″ overall height and is exactly 16″ in diameter and weighs about 125 pounds.
This resevoir is bare steel. Fiberglassed coated tanks are available.
This reservoir is a National Board Certified A.S.M.E Pressure Vessel.
If you are not sure this is the proper reservoir for your lift please call before ordering. Also if you have a lift brand not listed here please call – we can size the proper reservoir.
If you have ANY questions about this product please call me at (331) 442-9150 before ordering.
ALP carries a complete line of repair parts for your in-ground lift. In addition to reservoirs we carry seal kits, safety legs/non-rotators, sleeve and adapters, lifting pads, height extensions and rack and pinion equalizers assemblies for twin post side x side models.
Call (331) 442-9150 for more information – Over 40 years experience with in-ground lifts.