When looking for a trash pump for your rental, municipal, industrial or mining pump application, you will likely encounter dozens of manufacturers out there. The pump industry is certainly not short on selection. But here’s what you should know: sizing the right pump for your application can not only help you get the right pump, but may also prevent premature pump wear and maintenance down the road. Continue reading
Trash pump manufacturing in North America: Wastecorp employee assembles a Trash Flow TFCC-M8, 8″ diesel driven trash pump with pumping capabilities up to 2700 GPM.
There has been increasing media attention lately about manufacturing making a resurgence on North America shores. The trash pump manufacturing business is no different. But to companies like Wastecorp who has manufactured trash pumps, diaphragm pumps , plunger pumps and now double disc pumps on North American soil for over 20 years, we are slightly taken aback by the renewed focus.
Our Trash Flow Trash pumps are a good example about how manufacturing in North America, never really left. Over the last 18 months for example we have seen a nice surge in business from municipalities and industries looking for high quality trash pumps within a reasonable lead time. What does reasonable lead time mean in the world of trash pumps you might ask? With the Trash Flow, you are looking at between 3-7 week delivery on most of our models, ranging from bare pumps (simply replacing an old pump with a new one while utilizing the same motor or taking out a Gorman Rupp T Series and installing a new Trash Flow in its place) to engine driven trash pumps mounted on a trailer or skid mounted.
Now you might say “that’s great that you manufacture your pumps here, so what are the prices like?”. To clear up any misconceptions, the pricing of Trash Flow trash pumps are in many cases lower than comparable 2”-12” models with pumping capabilities up to 6300 GPM.
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
Our latest Wastecorp trash pump sewage lift stations have hit the market with two to four unit pump models available. Whether you need to replace your above ground,below ground, pre-engineered or auto-start pump stations there are a number of Trash flow brand trash pump options available to you. For example, all pre-engineered sewage lift stations can accommodate up to 10″ trash pumps capable of pumping up to 3500 GPM. With four pump lift station you can transfer up to 14,000 GPM. There are also a wide range of control panel options and auto-start back up systems with either gas or DC power so your lift station will operate in the event of a power outage. Visit the new sewage lift station page on wastecorp.com to learn more.
Trash pump stations for expanding wastewater treatment plants are an effective way to transfer secondary sludge and raw effluent. Wastecorp recently designed and manufactured a four pump solution for an expanding community near Canada’s capital (see the video below). These trash pumps feature a 3” connection and each pump is capable of transferring 740 GPM.
These pumps feature several add on options for ease of maintenance and pump protection in the event of a closed valve or blockage in the line. First, the Trash Flow pumps were outfitted with spring loaded check valves and drain kit assemblies to reduce pump downtime during maintenance. The engineering specification called for Ashcroft pressure gauges and tungsten carbide mechanical seals for improved life cycles. Read more about this installation in our recently published trash pump case study