Trash Pump FAQ

What is a Trash Pump :   

Trash pump are used to pump high volumes of dirty water with entrained solids.

Why is it called a trash pump: 

The name refers to the pumps ability to pass large copious amounts of solids .


What is the difference between and trash pump  and water pump : 

Trash pump have a two vane impeller to handle solids,  whereas water pump use multi-vane

Will a trash pump pump mud:     

Trash pumps are designed to pump dirty water with a solids content less than 5% .   Diaphragm pumps are better for pumping mud.


Can Trash Pumps Run Dry: 

Wet Prime trash pumps need water in the pump casing whereas dry prime trash pumps can run completely dry without damage.