Trash Pump Manufacturing in North America

Trash pump manufacturing in North America: Wastecorp employee assembles a Trash Flow TFCC-M8, 8

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.

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

Trash Pumps: Selecting The Right Pump

Trash Pump: Engine Driven

Trash Pump: Engine Driven

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.
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Trash Pump Updates – The New Trash Flow

Trash Flow Trash Pump

Trash Flow Trash Pump

Looking for a trash pump? Wastecorp is pleased to launch new options for you with the new Trash Flow Trash pump line. Trash Flow pumps are available as self priming centrifugal models for municipal and industrial applications as well as compact trash pumps for contractor use. What makes this product line our best ever is that the Trash Flow is interchangeable with many existing makes on the market today like Gorman Rupp T Series and Super T Series.

The Trash Flow pump product line is available in 2”-12” pump models with fluid handling capabilities up to 6500 US GPM. Choose from a variety of impeller options including multi vane and double vane for solids handling. With our self priming Executioner solids management system, you can eradicate tough solids that may cause clogs. Trash Flow’s are available with stainless steel internals, an adjustable wear plate carrier, back pull out design and optional John Crane mechanical seals for long life cycles and minimal maintenance. Continue reading

Wastecorp Keeps Pumping Through New England Storm

New England Pump Manufacturer

New England Pump Manufacturer

Wastecorp exhibited its pumps in Boston last week despite a snow storm that shut down almost three states for a day. Together with our New England representative WESCOR Associates Inc., everyone made it in on time for the start of the show but many of those travelling opted to stay safe (off the roads) or monitor the conditions at their WWTP’s. This turned out to be a smart decision since the storm surge associated with Winter Storm Juno caused erosion in some coastal areas of MA and flooding at other WWTP’s.

NEWEA Annual Conference 2015

The show was to kick off Wastecorp’s 2015 promotional campaign with its Sludge Pro Double Disc Pumps, Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pumps, Trash Flow Trash Pumps and Sludge Master Plunger Pumps. The NEWEA annual conference in January involves many of Wastecorp’s nearby Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Plymouth, MA, Providence, RI,  City of Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA,  City of New Haven, CT. This is an important show for Wastecorp because many facilities who have either plunger pumps (Komline- Sanderson, Carter or Wastecorp) or double disc pumps can get factory tips for overhauling pumps or replacing those that have achieved the end of their service life. With the gritty seasonal wastewater changes WWTP’s must cope with, it’s helpful for operators to get hands-on tips and even brief training on how to operate their sewage pumps.

Winter Storm Juno, 2015. Stuart Street in downtown Boston.

Nevertheless, by Tuesday, the Governor’s of Massacheusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut issued travel bans. It was even difficult for many show attendees to walk two city blocks in downtown Boston from surrounding hotels to the conference. Wastecorp and wescor still got to see many customers and consulting engineers and we look forward to more cooperative weather at next year’s NEWEA show.