Ice Cream Machine / June 22, 2018 / Kailey Satterfield
Horizon Pump. The best way to tell the difference is to open up the machine. The horizon pump is easily distinguishable by its use of 2 sets of tubes per barrel (used as hopper below the machine in large full standing models) as well as the circular face plates that create a semicircle shape with the tubes. The horizon pump has a more intricate assembly in which it has a variety of O rings instead of plastic pieces. Since the horizon pump uses a more complicated system with rubber pieces, then it is much more complicated to disassemble, clean, and reassemble. Since it is more complicated to take apart and put back together you usually need some training (typically 3 session) from a Taylor company technician. The extensive use of O rings and other rubber parts makes the machine more reliable and less likely to mess up compared to the simplified pump (although both pumps have a very small percentage of mistakes).
Best Soft Serve Ice Cream Equipment Suppliers: How to Find Them. The best soft serve ice cream equipment suppliers are going to be the ones that offer you a selection of machines, supplies and related products all in one place. Ideally the supplier will be located near your location to cut down on any delivery costs. If you are lucky enough to have the supplier in the same town or city as you, you can possibly save money by picking it up. You may also be able to go to their warehouse to test out the machines and see how they work.