WORKHORSE EX: Air Powered, 9 Gallon

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Product Overview

no power? no problem. Air-powered venturi Vacuum

Workhorse EX Air Powered Series:

  • 150 CFM – 280 CFM options
  • NFPA 652 and 654 Compliant
  • rated for Class I, Div 1,2 (Group B,C,D);Class II Div 1,2 (Group E,F,G)
  • Air powered venturi motor design
    • Designed specifically for combustible dust applications
  • continuous duty operation – run 24/7
  • portable design with 9 gallon dustpan for material collection
  • up to 25’ of hose lengths
  • up to 2″ hose diameter
  • multi-user functionality (run multiple operators for certain applications)
  • very high vacuum pressure ideal for heavy combustible materials

Workhorse EX Air Powered Vacuum Technology and Benefits:

  • A)  Superior sound suppression
    • Silencer provides EXTREMELY quiet operation
  • B) Grounding Reel
    • Independent 25′ grounding reel as a secondary grounding source
  • C)  Ruwac Exclusive Stainless Steel Air Venturi Turbine
    • Produces more suction using less horsepower
    • Requires external air source
  • D)  Carbon Impregnated “Bulletproof” Oval Composite Housing
    • Indestructible, fully conductive and will never dent, crack or rust!
  • E)  External Filter Cleaning Mechanism 
    • Clean the filter without disassembling your vacuum. Never come in contact with the dust!
  • F)  Industry leading MicroClean Filter
    • 13 or 28 SQ FT – 99% Efficient @ 0.5 Microns – 3 Year Filter Guarantee
  • G)  Large Vacuum Inlet with Bronze Deflector
    • 2″ or 2.75″ (depending on model selected below) for collection of large materials
  • H)  9 Gallon Collection Capacity – Removable Dustpan
    • Materials collect into foot actuated Dustpan for easy waste disposal

Retired Legacy Names:

  • W155EXFormerly the AV1000EX / FRV100
  • W285EXFormerly the AV2000EX / FRV200

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*Specs subject to change without notice


Motor Rating: Required Operating Pressure: Required Air Line: CFM: H20": Vacuum Inlet Size: Primary Filter Size:
Single Stainless Steel Venturi Motor 71 PSI 0.5" ID 150 CFM 136" H20 2" Inlet with Bronze deflector 13 SQ FT (optional 28 SQ FT) Request a Quote


Motor Rating: Required Operating Pressure: Required Air Line: CFM: H20": Vacuum Inlet Size: Primary Filter Size:
Dual Stainless Steel Venturi Motor 100 PSI 1" ID 280 CFM 217" H20 2.75" Inlet with bronze deflector 28 SQ FT Request a Quote
Features and Benefits
  • Self certified to the same UL and CSA standards that our electric vacuums are certified to and are categorized under Class I Groups C & D and Class II Groups E, F & G
  • OSHA compliant in accordance to CPL03-00-008
  • Designed especially for combustible dust situations
  • Air-powered venturi motor for applications where electricity is not available
  • Sound-suppressed for quiet operation
  • Durable carbon impregnated compression cast composite housing will never dent or rust — Guaranteed for life!
  • Industry-leading MicroClean filtration is 99% efficient @ 0.5 Microns — 3-year filter life guarantee!
  • Manual filter shaker system allows you to clean the primary filter without having to disassemble your vacuum
  • Easy-to-empty 9 gallon foot-actuated dustpan
  • Optional HEPA Maxx and ULPA filtration for air purification
  • Get a quote today! W155EX or W285EX

*Specs subject to change without notice

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