Equalizer 4609 Blower from MD Pneumatics / Tuthill
The Equalizer 4609 Positive Displacement Blower is a model from Tuthill’s M-D Pneumatics division.
These units are designed to be interchangeable with equivalent Roots™ RAM™ models. pdblowers is the largest distributor for Howden Roots, the top manufacturer of positive displacement blowers, and we keep many Roots RAM blower in stock and ready to ship. We also offer repair services for the Tuthill MD Equalizer blowers. Click here to learn more about Equalizer 4609 blower repair.
The Roots equivalent for a 4604 blower is the Roots 409 RAM, 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 RAM 409 blower.
MD Equalizer 4609 vs Roots RAM 409
|Equalizer 4609||RAM 409|
|Flow Range:||to 900 CFM|
|Max Δ Pressure:||18 psig||18 psi|
|Max Δ Vacuum:||16″ Hg||16″ Hg|
|Connection:||4″ NPT||4″ NPT|
|Drive End Lubrication:||Oil||Oil|
|Gear End Lubrication:||Oil||Oil|
|Required Oil for Horizontal Unit:||49 ounces||55 ounces|
|Required Oil for Vertical Unit:||27 ounces||27 ounces|
|Unit Weight:||280 lb||340 lb|
Tuthill Model Numbers
Model numbers consist of 13-15 characters and will be stamped on a nameplate attached to the blower, along with the unique serial and year of manufacture. The first four characters of the model number indicate gear diameter and rotor length. The remainder of the characters indicate other blower configuration options including the types of lubrication and seals, lobes, drive location, blower materials, etc. An example part number is 4606-A4L2CV2