When outfitting your septic pump truck, you are likely already aware that the pump is an essential tool. Whether you’re looking to upgrade the pump in your septic pump truck or investing in a new truck, here are some tips for picking out the right pump.
- Consider Performance. When looking for a new pump, consider how the pump will work when it is installed in your septic pump truck. For example, you will likely want a pump that delivers proper suction, as well as speed of use.
- Size Matters. Purchase a pump that fits the size of your truck’s tank appropriately. For example, if your truck has a 2,500 gallon tank, a 450 to 500 cfm pump will likely not help you work quicker or faster.
- Don’t Forget About Maintenance. Like any piece of equipment, it’s essential that you maintain it properly in order to ensure maximum performance. When you are checking off things on your maintenance list, don’t put off doing things like filling the oil in the pump or checking to make sure the oil is at a proper level.
- Respect Brands. Choose a pump brand that you feel confident in or have used in the past. If you have a large fleet of trucks, it may be best to install the same brand of pump on all of them, instead of diversifying.
If you have questions about the pump on your septic pump truck, get in touch with us at Pat’s Pump & Blower. We’re open 24-hours a day and are always ready to take your call.