Replacing Dry Prime Trash Pumps

Compare a dri prime trash pump and engine driven trash pump

Compare a dri prime trash pump and engine driven trash pump

As pump manufacturers, we have seen a surge in end users and pump distributors inquiring about alternatives to dry prime pumps mounted on either a skid or wheels. Some have complained about the repair parts and service needed for dry prime pumps. Others aren’t thrilled about the big box multinational pump manufacturers’ aggressive pushes of this type of product as one of the “only” solutions for trash pump style dry prime pumps. Jake R. from Milwaukee, WI describes a common application for trash pumps below: Continue reading

Grout Pump Options

Grout Pump In Use

Grout Pump In Use

Grout pumps are one of those tools that are always in need on residential and commercial construction sites but are not readily available at equipment rental shops or Home Depot or Lowes (Not the the professional grade grout pumps anyway). You should be aware that a lot has changed in the world of grout pumps and the availability of them for contractors, do it yourselfers and construction professionals.

First, the grout pumps we are talking about are manual grout pumps or grout pumps operated by hand and air operated grout pumps, grout pumps operated by compressors with air hose lines. Second, we are talking about non-epoxy type generally grout used in the construction industry and grout that flows. Continue reading

Diaphragm Pump Fleet Options

diaphragm pump fleet options

Diaphragm pump fleet options

Recently, many industries ranging from food processing companies, miners, agribusiness, and companies with general wastewater pumping requirements such as pump rental companies have been inquiring about how to standardize their diaphragm pump fleets. Steve R, from Gainesville GA sells pumps all over the Southern United States include North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas and more. We have worked with Steve on standardizing fleets for well known meat packers, poultry producers and multinational construction equipment rental companies before. His recent comments exemplify increasing inquiries we are getting of this nature. Continue reading

How to Pump Out of Waste Pits

Waste Pit Pump

Waste Pit Pump

Waste pits, sump pits, catch basin, overflow pit, pumping from waste containers are all pump applications that medium and large size facilities have to contend with in the food, manufacturing, chemicals, and septic management industries. Having the right pump and piping arrangement can help you get the job done properly.

We want to walk you through just a few of the critical factors you need to consider when planning your waste pit application. Continue reading

Double Disc Pump Comparison: The State of the Double Disc Pump Business

Compare Penn Valley and Sludge Pro Double Disc Pumps

Double Disc Pump

Wastecorp was recently at WEFTEC in Chicago, Illinois exhibiting our newest double disc pumps for the municipal wastewater treatment market and industrial fluid handling space. Wastecorp’s Sludge Pro double disc pump marketing program continues to focus on building awareness with WWTP operators and consulting engineers that competition exists in the double disc pump space and the market offers a more robust alternative than traditionally known.

We have noticed that when a double disc pump for a WWTP upgrade or expansion goes to the planning stage and/or bid stage, we get calls from consulting engineers saying that the competition or their pump distributor make misleading or incomplete statements about double disc pump competition. What it boils down to is trying to eliminate competition. In America, we call this an attempt to create a monopoly. History has shown that monopolies are seldom good for competition in the pump business or any other business for that matter. History has also shown that monopolies in the United States aren’t looked at favorably by either regulators or the public. Continue reading