Showing posts with label Fuel Transfer Pump. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fuel Transfer Pump. Show all posts

Friday, January 6, 2012

Choosing a Fuel Transfer Pump

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.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Buying a Fuel Transfer Pump

A fuel transfer pump is one of those specialty purchases that we don’t see a lot of in our store.  People who are buying these items are usually either farms who need to haul diesel fuel to various parts of their farms or contractors of some time.  What I’m saying is that the average truck or van owner isn’t buying liquid transfer tanks or fuel transfer pumps, which is why we don’t carry a plethora of models like we do with our trailer hitches or truck boxes.  We found the two most reliable vendors for fuel transfer pumps, GPI and Weather Guard, and decided to stick with their products.

These vendors make high quality products that are known for reliability and that is exactly what you need when you are dealing with combustive fluids.  GPI (Great Plains Incorporated) specializes in fuel transfer systems and provide complete packages that include the suction pipes, grounded hoses, and both automatic and manual nozzles.  Weather Guard, while not specializing in fuel transfer, still makes models that can compete at GPIs level.  Their products have the exact same transfer rate, as well as, consumer rating scores.

When buying a fuel transfer pump from us we take the guesswork out of “quality” by only providing high quality products, so all you really need to do is look at the transfer rate, whether you want/need a manual or automatic pump, and price.  We sell various sizes in both lines, so you can speak with a salesperson about which size would be right for your need of use. 

Like I said, this isn’t one of those purchases that we see customers clamoring for daily, but it is an important purchase for customers that do need a fuel transfer system, which is why we only stock the best in fuel transfer pumps.
diesel fuel pump on the engineImage via Wikipedia
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