Originally Posted by Suthrncomfrt1884
I think the chugger is almost the exact same pump.
It is!!.....Almost! The chugger guys, who "used" to be one of our distributors, decided to go out to China and have a copy made of the 809 in stainless. Granted our patents have long expired on these pumps as we have been around for over 55 years now. So we cant do anything about some one making copy's of our product. But it would have been nice for a courtesy "heads up guys"
But, that's now in the past and we are all moving on
The only thing I would question the chugger guys about is the quality of the stainless for food applications. After the McToys lead fiasco, ya never know what is coming out of China quality wise these days. And when these chuggers first came up the motors didn't have and UL/CSA certifications. Which for most may not be a big deal but who do you go after liability wise if your house burns down due to faulty product??
They are indeed filling a void we unfortunately cant compete with trying to make a product that's made in the USA