Catch can kits are made for general usage to catch oil on flatbed trailers. They do not have the specialized features that a special designed hot tub or other specialized mount accessories may have. The majority of the catch can kits will include a strainer basket and spinner assembly, and an oil catch device. The oil catch device is also called an oil channel and it usually looks like a heavy duty paintbrush with a large crank to make it easy to turn and position the canister so it can catch the oil.
Catch Can Kits – Gen 2
The main difference in catch can kits between the types of models is in the type of crankcase and spindle assembly. The first types of these kits used a heavy duty heavy cast iron crankcase and a cast iron spindle assembly. The second style uses a steel drum with a large crank to turn the canister. These are some features differences, but the main advantage of the second style is the ability to use heavy load applications where the first style cannot.
In general, the type of crankcase and spindle assembly that comes with the catch can kit is largely irrelevant, as long as the proper components are selected. There are benefits to using high quality parts in these kits, including the ability to provide a good overall performance, good fuel economy, and superior overall appearance. They are primarily designed for use in off-road situations where the ability to quickly and easily drain off the excess oil, as well as the ability to rapidly increase in size when necessary, are critical.