This IPT engine-driven trash pump has a cast aluminum housing and 2″ or 3″ male NPT suction and discharge ports. The centrifugal pump is self-priming to 26 vertical feet (after initial fill) with its built-in check valve, and its cast iron clog-resistant impeller handles semi-solids up to 1-1/4″ diameter. The pump housing has Viton (FKM, fluoroelastomer)/silicon carbide mechanical seals and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) O-rings. The housing’s double volute chamber reduces radial load on the impeller, and both the volute and impeller are replaceable. The cast iron discharge port can be rotated in 90 degree increments for ease of pump positioning. Gasoline overhead valve (OHV) engine choices include Briggs & Stratton and Honda with options that include low oil alert. A steel roll frame protects the engine and pump and the unit includes a steel suction strainer. A wheel kit (not included) is available for roll frame pumps. This pump is suitable for use in high-volume fluid transfer applications such as in agricultural irrigation and drainage.
EngineBriggs & Stratton Vanguard, Honda GX160, OHVPumpCentrifugal self-priming with dual voluteMaximum flow rateRanges from 240 to 290 gpmImpellerCast iron self-cleaning, semi-openSuction port2″ or 3″ NPTDischarge port2″ or 3″ NPT, rotates in 90 degree incrementsMaximum operating temperature180 degrees FMaximum solids handlingRanges from 1″ to 1-1/4″
Pumps use mechanical action to move liquids, gases, or slurries (solids suspended in a liquid or gas). The mechanical action is categorized as either positive displacement (PD) or kinetic. PD pumps capture and release discrete amounts of flow into a chamber and then force it out. Some examples of PD pumps are fuel and oil pumps in cars, pumps in hydraulic systems, and bicycle pumps. Kinetic pumps move liquids, gases, or slurries by transferring energy from the pump’s movement to the flow. They use an impeller to draw the flow in, add energy to the flow, and move it through a volute (a spiral funnel through which the flow moves), and into the system. Some examples of kinetic pumps include centrifugal (the most common pump in industrial applications), in-line pumps, sump pumps, and suction pumps. Energy sources for all types of pumps include wind power, manual operation, electricity, and gasoline or diesel fuel.
American Machine and Tool (AMT) manufactures centrifugal and diaphragm pumps. The company is headquartered in Royersford, PA.