Choices for Agricultural Wastewater Pumps

Agricultural Wastewater Pump

Agricultural Wastewater Pump

With agricultural wastewater pumping needs, both government and industry have the challenge of finding pumping equipment that can handle chemical based wastewater like insecticides and PH balancing solutions plus wastewater manure, hair and other solids.

Related: see a case study video on a cattle bath pump system

A case in point is the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) need for professionally designed diaphragm pumps to serve the needs of its cattle inspection stations in various parts of the country. After a trial run of trash pumps failed to produce the required results, the USDA called on Wastecorp to design a pump that can incorporate severe duty lifecycle requirements to pump wastewater containing manure, insecticide, chemicals, hair and other solids.

Diaphragm pump designed for agricultural pumping applications

Diaphragm pump designed for agricultural pumping applications


In some of these operations cattle are offloaded to the inspection station and receive a thorough examination by veternarians and USDA staff to check for desease causing insects and other abnormailities which may render the animal unsuitable for human consumption or pose a threat to other livestock. After the initial examination, cattle are sent to a bath that includes an insecticide designed to control fever ticks, scabbies, horn flies, lice, screw worms and more which is a constant battle for government inspectors and ranchers alike. The animal is fully immersed in the solution and then enters a controlled area where the insecticide can do its job. After a predetermined period for the cattle to dry, they are released to enter into the next stage of the food processing system.

Manure and insecticide transfer system for cattle

Manure and insecticide transfer system for cattle

After the inspection and insecticide application stages are complete the The cattle baths must be carefully pumped out with solids and slurry separted from the wastewater which is trucked out for further treatment. At this facility, a potty wand is connected to the Mud Sucker to prevent large items like hoofs and horns from entering the pump. Any remaining solids are sent through the pump to a grinder with the remaining fluid achieving a slurry like consistency. With new cattle continuously entering the inspection process, the USDA expects a highly productive pump that requires little maintenance and even less down downtime. The Mud Sucker B Series professional delivers.

Related: See specialized agricultural diaphragm pumps for wastewater applications

A New Mobile Pumping Solution

Mobile pumping system

Mobile Waste Containment System

With the official start of camping and boating season right at our door many campgrounds and marinas are considering their septic pumping services for the new season. A common problem at small to mid size campgrounds and marinas is that septic tank trucks have a difficult time maneuvering in tight spaces and of course, there is always the cost and scheduling issues.

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One solution to this problem is the new 100 gallon Wastecorp Mud Sucker honey wagon. The MS-100 can connect to most utility vehicles or ATV’s for easy transportation to trailers, RV’s and even boats. But the best feature of this pumping system is Continue reading

Wastecorp Mud Sucker Pumps Now Available With Variable Frequency Drives

Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump with VFD Drive

Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump with VFD Drive

Do you need to adjust the speed of your pump’s electric motor, modulating the power being delivered? We’ve got good news; all Mud Sucker diaphragm pump models  are now available with a variable frequency drive (VFD).


help to accommodate fluctuating demand by adjusting pump energy consumption and costs by adjusting the amount of power delivered to the motor for pumping specific tasks.


Public utilities and industrial fluid handling facilities are increasingly specifying pumps with VFD’s to reduce maintenance costs and energy consumption. Since not all pumping jobs are alike, the pump adjusts the power being delivered when handling higher than normal levels of slurry, mud, raw sewage, water and more. Continue reading

How to Plan a Marine Pump Out Station

marine pump out station

Marine pump out

Planning a marine pump out station is essential to getting the appropriate  pump out equipment for your marina. Consulting other marinas in your area or a marine pump manufacturer ahead of when you actually need the system installed is your best bet. Wastecorp has generally found that marinas seem to be getting larger boat and yacht traffic in the last few years that need to be pumped out. Don’t forget, since a pump out is part of your business model, you should be charging larger yachts appropriately. This trend is expected to Continue reading

Portable Waste Oil Recovery Pumps

Waste oil pump on military base

Waste oil pump on military base

Waste oil recovery and pumping is a hot topic right now in the world of pumps. For facilities with multiple storage tanks or sites, a portable pump may be a great option considering the alternatives. Traditionally vacuum pump trucks have been one of the only options available to transfer waste oil from tanks, cargo, tanker ships, on site storage facilities and more. This is no longer the case.

The Mud Sucker diaphragm pump system has a variety of sizes and options to transfer all kinds of waste oils no matter the size of the job or facility. For example, at this North American military base (pictured left), the customer uses Wastecorp’s Mud-Sucker 2F-MC diaphragm pump with wheel kit. This powerful pump is moved easily from site to site and transfers up to 25 GPM. With few moving parts and a contoured velocity channel, this pump is virtually maintenance free.

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