Todd Oil Drains are rotationally molded plastic units that will never rust, dent, and are resistant to most automotive fluids. The wall thicknesses of our oil drains is much thicker and stronger than any imported plastic blow-molded knock-off oil drain, and are substantially durable than the old style 5-gallon metal drain can, which can be damaged in shipping.
Todd Oil Drains are designed with a wide body base so the units are not top heavy and yet resist tip-over. The bottoms of our oil drain tanks are all designed to handle hot oil from a vehicle, so the tank will not cave to the floor causing the drain to spill. We use 4 heavy-duty 3" casters that are attached with four screws each so the units are very stable and the wheels will never come free from the tank. Our wide body and caster installation design makes for easy movement of the units in a shop/service station environment. Overseas units have only 1 screw holding each wheel in and the tanks are not manufactured to balance the weight of the oil properly. This puts too much pressure on the tanks and causes wheels to snap off and units to fail. Many of the overseas tanks also tend to "cup" or bottom out when the hot oil hits the base of the tank because their tanks are not manufactured properly. Todd units are roughly twice the diameter of the 5-gallon metal can and our casters are wider in diameter.
Another difference is the funnel assembly. Todd manufactures a rotationally molded 18" funnel. It offers a large catch for the draining of oil into the oil drain tank. Also connecting the funnel to the tank is an anodized aluminum 2" diameter tube, which has a heavy wall and will never break or dent during shipping or in use. The height of our unit can also be adjusted by using our rust proof tension clamp at the neck of our oil drain. The overseas unit has a brittle funnel, which often cracks in shipping and does not hold up during heavy use and also often has a thin tube that often dents in shipping, which causes problems while trying to assemble the unit. Their height adjustment knob often strips out causing end users to not be able to move to their required height. The 5-gallon can offers a small 13" funnel which is not large enough for the splashing of oil during draining and has a thin non-adjustable tube connected to the funnel.