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Drive Heavy Duty Suction Machine

Brand/Manufacturer: DRIVE MEDICAL
Item # Desc Pkg Price
18600 14.8"L x 6.8"W x 9.8"H $8.50

Drive Heavy Duty Suction Machine is designed with a durable and powerful suction pump that combines the performance expected of an institution with the ease of operation needed for homecare use. It produces a maximum vacuum of 560 mmHg. Drive Medical Suction Unit comes with an anti-bacteria filter design that helps prevent contamination. It offers oil-less, permanent lubrication. This suction unit features a high-quality vacuum regulator and anti-vibration vacuum gauge setting.

What does Drive Suction Machine Include?

  • 800 cc suction canister
  • 6 feet suction tube
  • 10" suction canister tubing
  • Hydrophobic filter
  • Plastic elbow connector
  • User manual

Drive Medical 18600 Suction Machine Features

  • Convenient and reliable
  • Collection bottle with overflow protection
  • Easy to carry and easy cleaning
  • Base with cord wrap
  • Controlled vacuum from 23inHG
  • Easy grip handle
  • Oil-less, permanent lubrication
  • UL approved

Drive Portable Suction Machine Parts

  1. Base and Feet
  2. 800cc Collection Bottle
  3. Bottle Holder
  4. Bacteria Filter
  5. Vacuum Gauge
  6. Head
  7. Regulator
  8. Fuse and Holder
  9. Handle
Drive Heavy Duty Suction Unit Parts

What to buy with Suction Machine 18600

How to setup Drive Medical Suction Machine?

  1. Connect either end of the connecting tubing) to the top of the collection bottle connector then connect the other end to the bacteria filter
  2. The patient tubing should be connected to the collection bottle at the outlet labeled (patient). Make sure all connections are secure and without leaks before using

How to operate Drive Heavy Duty Suction Machine?

  1. Before use, check the specification label on the side of the suction unit to ensure that the voltage and current indicated on the unit correspond with the voltage and current available. Make sure the power switch located on the side of the unit is in the “Off” position before connecting the unit to a power source.
  2. Switch the power switch to “I” position (on), the unit start running
  3. Adjust the vacuum level from 0 to 560 mmHg (0 to 56 cmHg) by turning the vacuum adjust knob (clockwise to increase vacuum and counter-clockwise to decrease vacuum). Referring to the vacuum gauge while setting the desired level of vacuum. To accurately read the gauge, block the patient end of the hose or cap off the collection bottle and allow the gauge to reach a stable vacuum reading.
  4. Place the patient tubing to the appropriate position of patient and start to suck sputum
  5. When the sputum reaches the safe full level of collection bottle (800cc), the suctioning will stop sucking automatically (float shut-off)
  6. Switch the power switch to “O” position (off), shut off the suction motor
  7. Remove the sputum from collection bottle after the motor stops turning completely
  8. Turn on the unit and start to run the suction unit again

How to clean Drive Suction Machine?

How to clean Suction Machine Collection Bottle?

  • Turn off the suction unit and allow vacuum to drop, then disconnect AC power source
  • With the collection bottle still in the holder, remove the collection bottle lid. The bottle can now be taken out of the holder to be emptied
  • Collection bottle should be emptied after each use
  • Collection bottle should be thoroughly cleaned after each use by one of the following three methods:
  • Wash in a hot water/dishwashing detergent solution and rinse with clean, hot tap water. Then wash in one part vinegar to three parts hot water solution. Rinse with hot tap water and air dry
  • Wash with rubbing alcohol and air
  • Wash with a commercial (bacterial-germicidal) disinfectant, follow disinfectant manufacturer recommended instructions and dilution rates carefully

How to clean Drive Portable Suction Machine Tubing?

  • Disconnect the tubing from the unit
  • Tubing should be rinsed thoroughly after every use by running hot tap water through it followed by a solution of one part vinegar to three parts hot water
  • Rinse with hot tap water and air dry
  • Keep the outer surface of the tubing clean by wiping with a clean, damp cloth

How to replace Bacteria Filter of Drive Medical Suction Machine?

  • Bacteria filter should be replaced as needed. If overflow occurs, change the filter immediately
  • Remove filter by disconnecting it from tubing connected to pressure adjusting valve and tubing connected to collection bottle lid assembly
  • Replace with a new Drive bacteria filter and connect to above two tubings. Additional filter can be purchased from an authorized dealer

Drive Suction Machine User Manuals

  • Close supervision is necessary when this product is used by, on, or near children or invalids
  • Never operate this suction machin if -
    • It has a damaged power cord or plug
    • It is not working properly
    • Dropped or damaged
    • Dropped into water
      • Return the product to an authorized Drive medical equipment service center for examination and repair
      • Keep the power cord away from heated surfaces
      • Never use while drowsy or asleep

Note - The motor of this compressor has a thermal overload protector. If the motor overheats, the overload protector will shut off the motor. If this occurs, turn the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position and allow the motor to cool (approximately 5 minutes). Restart compressor. If the compressor fails to start, wait an additional 5 minutes before attempting to restart. If this fails, inspect the fuses on your suction unit. If the unit still does not restart, call your medical equipment provider immediately

Drive Medical Heavy-Duty Suction Machine Specifications

Particulars Specifications
Weight 5.5 (12.1 lb)
Maximum Vacuum 560 +/- 3% mmHg (56 cmHg +/- 3%)
Flow Range > 40 LPM
Sound Level < 58 dBA
Electrical Requirements AC 115 V 60Hz
Power Consumption 70 watts
Bacteria Filter pore size 0.45 microns
Collection Bottle Capacity 800cc (ml)
Operating Temperature 32° ~ 104° F (0° ~ 40°C)
Operating Humidity 95% RH
Operating Atmospheric Pressure 10.2 ~15.4 psi ( 70 ~106 kpa )
Storage Temperature 14° ~ 158° F ( -10° ~ 70°C )
Storage Humidity 0 ~ 95%
Storage Atmospheric Pressure 7.3 ~15.4 psi ( 50 ~106 kpa )
Fuse Specification Miniature Glass Fuse 5x20mm, Fast Blow (Quick Acting), F2A/250 V
Equipment Classifications With respect to protection from electric shock Class I

Drive Heavy Duty Suction Machine Warranty

2 Years Limited Warranty

Drive Medical 18600 Suction Machine Reviews


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Wes     04/09/2019

Do you need a perscription to get this machine?


Customer Care    04/10/2019

Yes, Prescription can be emailed or faxed to 1.203.616.2851. To email send the prescription to-



Jeff Riley     12/31/2018

I have a unit that I got after undergoing the creation of my stoma. It is not functioning as it should . Is there a place it can be sent to have it checked  and repaired if needed. It is made by DRIVE medical and will be three years old in August 


Customer Care    01/01/2019

You need to contact the manufacturer for any kind of defects. If the product is in warranty you can contact them.



Mariel     10/05/2018

Hi, I want to order this for my mom that has pneumonia in Philippines I was wondering if you guys can do shipping  outside US! Please let me know she needed it.


Customer care    10/06/2018

Yes, we can ship this item to philippines but the shipping will be $275. 

 Total estimated cost will be:- Subtotal: $ 134.99 
Shipping: $ 275.00 
Sales Tax: $ 0.00 
(Custom charges if applicable)
Total: $ 409.99


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What is HPFY’s return policy?

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We stand behind our products. If the merchandise you received is defective or not what you expected it to be, and you wish to return the item, please submit a return request in the My Account section of our website, contact our Customer Service department at (866) 316-0162 / (203) 616-2850 or email us.

  1. Merchandise must be returned within 30 days of the receipt of your order. Returns are not accepted after 30 days.
  2. Items (including parts and accessories) must be returned in new, unused, and resalable condition in its original packaging.
  3. Before returning any product, the buyer must obtain a Return Authorization Number (RA#) from a customer service representative. With your RA# you will receive a prepaid return shipping label.
  4. Orders returned without obtaining an RA# will be entitled to receive only "In-Store Credit" that can be used towards future purchases.
  5. Return orders are subject to a 20% restocking fees.
  6. All custom orders and hygienic items are non-returnable. Refer to the “Non-Returnable Items” section for further details.
  7. Returns will be reviewed and inspected before issuing credit. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing. The credit will be applied to your original method of payment.
  8. If the return is the result of a defective product or shipping error, we will refund the entire purchase amount and return shipping costs.

Which products are Non-Returnable?

Due to the hygienic nature of some items, they are non-returnable. The items listed below are non-returnable:

  1. All hygienic items.
  2. Opened personal care items.
  3. Anything opened, used, or tried on.
  4. All customized items.
  5. Besides these, items that have the “non-returnable” phrase on the website.

We reserve the right to make adjustments due to errors, changing market conditions, product discontinuation or typographical errors in advertisements. Images on the site may not always reflect the actual product. Footrests or leg-rests are not included with wheelchairs unless specified.

How do I receive a return authorization number?

You can submit a return request by logging into your account. You will receive the Return Authorization Number (RA#) details in the email within 2-3 business days.

  • Login to your account
  • Go to “order history”
  • Click on “return order”
  • Fill out the return form and Submit it

If you do not have an email address, we will make other accommodations for RA# Details. Write the RA# on your label affixed to your package prior to shipment.

How long does it take to receive a refund?

Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to process the returns. Once the item is received, and inspected, your refund will be processed and automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment.

Is there any Restocking Fees?

  1. 20% restocking fees will be applied.
  2. Outbound shipping cost is non-refundable.
  3. For orders that qualified for free shipping, $8.99 will be deducted from the refund if the product is returned.

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