Sutorbilt 3M Blower
The Sutorbilt 3M Positive Displacement Blower is a model in Gardner Denver’s Sutorbilt Legend series. The current series is the “S” series, so new 3M models may be referred to as 3MS blowers. Older series include the 3MR, 3MP, 3ML, 3MF and 3MB blowers.
pdblowers is a distributor and agent for Howden Roots, the largest manufacturer of positive displacement blowers. We offer repair and replacement services for the Sutorbilt 3M blower. Click here to learn more about Sutorbilt 3M blower repair.
The Roots equivalent for a Sutorbilt Legend 3M is typically the Roots URAI 33, although it is always recommended to check your specific performance requirements when selecting a blower. A basic comparison of specs is below; for more information or to buy online, click here for the Roots 33 URAI blower.
Sutorbilt Legend 3M vs Roots URAI 33
|Sutorbilt Legend 3M||Roots URAI 33|
|Flow Range:||to 186 CFM||to 195 CFM|
|Max Δ Pressure:||12 psi||12 psi|
|Max Δ Vacuum:||15″ Hg||15″ Hg|
|Connection:||2″ NPT||2″ NPT|
|Drive End Lubrication:||Grease||Grease|
|Gear End Lubrication:||Oil||Oil|
|Required Oil for Gear End (Horizontal Unit):||18 oz||16 oz|
|Required Oil for Gear End (Vertical Unit):||9 oz||8.5 oz|
|Recommended Oil:||Aeon PD||Roots Synthetic|
|Unit Weight:||110 lb||74 lb|
|Configurations**:||LHC, RHC, BHC, THC||LHC, RHC, BHC, THC|
*Mounting feet – Universal mounting feet allow the blower to be mounted in a horizontal or vertical position
**Configurations – This refers to the placement of the driveshaft and orientation of the blower. Click here for more information. Note that for Sutorbilt the default configuration is a right hand driveshaft, while Roots has a left hand driveshaft as their default.
Sutorbilt Model Numbers
The current standard 3M configurations are: GABMCSA, GABMDSA, GABMASA, GABMBSA
|Current 3M Models||Catalog #|
|GABMDSA||3MS-RHC (or 3M RHC)|
|GABMCSA||3MS-LHC (or 3M LHC)|
|GABMASA||3MVS-BHC (or 3MV BHC)|
|GABMBSA||3MVS-THC (or 3MV THC)|
Model numbers consist of 7 characters and will be stamped on a nameplate on the blower. The first four characters will be the same for all of the 3M blower models. The last three characters will indicate the configuration, series and basic options for the specific blower.
Previous standard model numbers may include: GABMARA (3MVR-THC), GABMBRA (3MVR-BHC), GABMCRA (3MR-LHC), GABMDRA (3MR-RHC), GABMAPA (3MVP-THC), GABMBPA (3MVP-BHC), GABMCPA (3MP-LHC), GABMDPA (3MP-RHC), GABMALA (3MVL-THC), GABMBLA (3MVL-BHC), GABMCLA (3ML-LHC), GABMDLA (3ML-RHC), GABMAFA (3MVF-THC), GABMBFA (3MVF-BHC), GABMCFA (3MF-LHC), GABMDFA (3MF-RHC), GABMABA (3MVB-THC), GABMBBA (3MVB-BHC), GABMCBA (3MB-LHC), GABMDBA (3MB-RHC)