What's the best trash pump?

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by osc, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 502

    I need a trash pump to sump out the sand bunkers at our golf course after a heavy rain. I have around $400 to spend.

    Any suggestions? I've never owned one.
     
  2. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    Depending on the size of the solids you want to pass, Northern hasa pump that will pass 3/4" for $429. Try Northerntool.com, they have lots of this stuff. If you can afford a Honda , DO IT.
     
  3. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I thought the idea was to keep sand in the bunkers.:D

    Seriously though,

    I was asst. super at a GC for years and I can tell you that sand will chew up any pump but a " diaphram pump", and those are well over 400 bucks.

    If you can't afford a diaphram pump then make certain the pump you buy has a cast iron housing, not a aluminum housing.

    Good Luck,
    Jim L
     
  4. Texas ProLawns

    Texas ProLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    If this is a one-time deal, can you rent one?
     

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