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Laser cutter machine at Flowmark and KC Tank, a Kansas City vacuum truck manufacturer

Advanced Vacuum Truck Building from FlowMark

By Rhiannon / July 27, 2021 /

When it comes time to purchase a vacuum truck, whether it’s your first or your tenth, are you thinking about one key factor and asking: how was this truck built, and was it made to last?    Vacuum trucks are an investment, that much is true. They can be expensive, but regardless of if you…

White truck being worked on and turned into vacuum truck at Flowmark warehouse in Kansas City

How to Properly Maintain Your Industrial Vacuum Truck

By Rhiannon / July 14, 2021 /

Your industrial vacuum truck is the cornerstone of your business. It is the lifeline that keeps you on the road and working, and in turn, money moving through your account. So it’s only obvious that protecting and maintaining your key tool is incredibly essential – we here at Flowmark know this better than anyone.  So…

Multiple trucks all being worked on and manufactured into vacuum trucks at Flowmark KC

Finding the Right Vacuum Truck for Your Needs

By Rhiannon / June 30, 2021 /

  When starting off in this line of work, it can be a bit of a daunting task trying to figure out which equipment to purchase and what is best for what you want to do. After all, a vacuum truck is a big investment and you need to make sure you’re getting the right…

Red and white vacuum trucks being worked on and put together at FlowMark in Kansas City

How FlowMark KC Stands Out in The Vacuum Truck Industry

By Rhiannon / June 18, 2021 /

  For a tough industry, you have to have a tough truck – one that is reliable and able to put in not only the miles, but is also going to stand up and last through every messy, difficult job you encounter. Whether you are a septic servicer, an airport pit cleaner, work in grease…

World-class Vacuum Trucks and MORE! 

By Rhiannon / March 19, 2021 /

FlowMark builds world-class vacuum trucks: septic service trucks, grease trap service trucks, car wash pit service trucks, portable restroom service trucks, and more. But did you know that we do much more than vacuum trucks? FlowMark belongs to a family of brands dedicated to building high-quality vacuum trucks, aircraft refueling equipment, high-rail equipment, and vacuum…

Safety Features on your Vacuum Truck 

By Rhiannon / February 19, 2021 /

It is important to keep in mind safety for your drivers and those around when ordering/budgeting for a new vacuum truck or portable restroom service truck.    We have several items that we recommend when spec’ing out your vacuum truck build:    Backup Cameras  Some chassis we can factory order with a factory-installed backup camera,…

FlowMark Vacuum Trucks in Kansas City

By Rhiannon / January 27, 2021 /

FlowMark Vacuum Trucks and KC Tank is the nation’s largest source of in-stock vacuum tanks, chassis, and complete vacuum trucks. Let us discuss a little more about who we are and what we do here at FlowMark Vacuum Trucks and KC Tank.    In our assembly shop, we assemble anything from small, non-CDL, portable restroom…

How to Choose Proper Vacuum Tank Size 

By Rhiannon / January 14, 2021 /

When choosing a vacuum tank size for septic pumping, grease trap pumping, car wash pit pumping, or other industrial vacuum tank jobs, there are several factors to consider. Septic tank size, route density, proximity to dump site, local DOT requirements, CDL or non CDL drivers, GVW of chassis, and cost.    In your region, what…

Vacuum and Pressure Relief Valves on Your Vacuum Truck

By Rhiannon / December 23, 2020 /

A properly built vacuum truck tank in good condition (see articles HERE and HERE for internal tank inspections) can handle full vacuum and, unless a certified pressure vessel is legally limited to 14.9 PSI, we recommend limiting your tank to no more than 8-9 PSI.   Your vacuum pump is protected by your pressure relief…

Importance of Proper Tank Baffles in Your Vacuum Truck

By Rhiannon / December 14, 2020 /

The baffles in your tank serve 2 main purposes: to give structure to the tank, and to control the movement of the liquid load while driving.   Properly engineered baffles in good condition are critical to good structure of the tank. Your vacuum truck tank should be able to withstand full vacuum. In order to…