There are two main types of Taylor ice cream machine pumps designed for their pressurized machines. All the pressurized machines made by Taylor have either a simplified coaxial pump or a horizon pump. Below we explain the differences between the two types of Taylor pumps, the use of a third peristaltic pump in some Taylor machines, & we make a side note on the technology called "flavor burst" which could potentially increase profits for your business.
Before we begin it is important to note that this information only applies to pressurized or pump machines. Gravity fed machines do not use pumps because you pour the product mix into the hoppers which sit on top of the machines and freezing cylinders. When you pour the mix into the hoppers, gravity pulls the mix into the freezing cylinders.
Pump fed machines usually have a small cabinet or compartment at the bottom of the machine where you pour your product into large containers and place the pump's tubes into for it to pull the mix from the bottom of the machine up to the freezing cylinders at the top of the machine.
In terms of the finished product that comes out of the machine's spouts, there is no difference between the two Taylor pump styles. The only two differences are the simplicity of the design and the durability of the parts.
Simplified Taylor Pump
How Can You Tell It's A Simplified Pump?
| The best way to tell the difference is to open up the machine and take a look at the mechanics inside. The simplified Taylor pump is characterized by two sets of tubes connected to metal cylinders inside the machine at the top of the cabinet below the machine.
How Does It Work & How Do I Clean It?
The instructions for operating & cleaning this ice cream machine pump can be found in your owner's manual. Keep in mind that each manual has a different order in which it presents necessary information to you, but information you need can always be found in the operator's manual. This manual is for the Taylor C706 which shows:
- The parts & pieces in blown up view of the pump on page 9
- Pump assembly on page 15
- Disassembly on pages 25-26
- Pump key & the pump reset button on page 13
- Air & product mix pump checklist for operator to review on page 29