If you use fuel from a job site tank or fuel transfer tank, you know that it's important to have a reliable, hard working fuel transfer pump to get the fuel from the tank to your trucks. However, not every fuel transfer pump is created equally. There are some key differences that you need to be aware of when choosing the best fuel transfer pumps for your fueling needs.
Manual or Electric
Some job sites may not provide power for a transfer pump. In those cases a manual transfer pump is the obvious choice. However, it's rare that most of the people that we talk to ever end up on a site that is completely devoid of electricity. And that's why we usually recommend the Weatherguard Electric (12v)Transfer Pump. We are big fans of the Weatherguard products, and this particular model is no exception. It's a fast-pumping, high quality model that is perfectly suited to any work site that has electricity or a generator to provide power.
You certainly don't want to invest money every year in a new fuel transfer pump, so keep durability in mind. On most job sites, these pumps get used continually, throughout the day. That means that a good pump has to stand up to daily use and abuse. You can't go wrong with a Weatherguard pump, as all of their models are very rugged and built to be used on a daily basis for years.
Again, don't underestimate the importance of pumping power and durability when you buy your transfer pump. The model that we recommended earlier – the Weatherguard Electric (12v)Transfer Pump – is always a smart choice, as it provides quick, consistent pumping power and is built with that signature Weatherguard durability.