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The Best Water Transfer Pumps for The Farm

Different types of pumps and their working applications

There are many different types of pumps available to buy on the market. Water transfer pumpToday we’d like to help you to understand some of the most commonly used water transfer pumps for the farm in Australia and their working applications.

What are four different types of water pumps

  1. Water transfer pump
  2. Irrigation pump
  3. Chemical pump
  4. House water pumps

How do water transfer pumps work?

Water transfer pumps move water from one place to another with high flow and low pressure. The inlet hose (often with a foot valve attached) is placed in the water source you wish to move the water from, and the outlet hose is placed where you wish the water to be moved to. Once the pump is turned on using power or fuel dependant on the transfer pump type, your water is transferred.

What are water transfer pumps used for?

Water transfer pumps on the farm are used for many applications including: storm water, dewatering, wastewater and water collection from dams, creeks and rivers and stock watering.

What types of pumps are best for water transfer?

There are many pump types used for water transfer on the farm including: petrol pumps, centrifugal pumps, diesel pumps, and a wide variety of submersible pumps.

Which pump is best for water transfer?

There are many great pumps on the market with some brands in the market for many years which are household names and others which are lesser known but of great quality and pricing for the agricultural market. The 3 water transfer pumps mentioned below are our best selling transfer pumps as the meet the requirements of most farmers on a day to day basis, with all pumps recognised for their studiness and reliability with terrifice pricing including delivery throughout Australia.

  1. 2DK20 – A high flow centrifugal water transfer pump, ideal for around the farm for dam and stock water movement delivering up to 500 L/min with 17m head and 7m lift. Under $300 delivered to your door. (blue pump)
  2. NF-130B – For faster water transfer our NF-130B with 3” flange will deliver a maximum of 900 L/min with 13m head and 7m lift. Just $495 delivered throughout Australia. (middle pump)
  3. CPM200 – Centrifugal water transfer pump delivering a maximum of 150 L/min with 46m head and 7m lift. A bargain at $265 delivered. (pump on right)

Note: above prices are subject to change.

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Which water transfer pump is used the most on a farm?

Centrifugal pumps are commonly used for water transfer around the farm and garden as they give continuous water supply with a high discharge flow rate at lower head which is ideal for water transfer around the farm. Farmers also commonly use petrol and diesel pumps for water transfer with most preferring the use of 240v rather than having to constantly feed a fuel pump to keep it running. Fuel pumps are ideal when their is no power where the pump needs to be located.

How does a centrifugal water pump operate?

water transfer pump for the farm Water Pumps NowA centrifugal water pump operates by moving water using kinetic Energy. The transfer of the rotational energy through the driven rotor or rotors (impellers) in the pump creates pressure to force the water to the outlet of the pump.

Which centrifugal pump is best?

The centrifugal pump that best meets your application and quality desired of a pump and at your price expectation is the best pump. Water Pumps Now has a great selection of centrifugal pumps to meet your needs and price range with our centrifugal pumps starting at just $120 delivered to your door throughout Australia. View our pumps or contact us with your application and required specifications and our engineers can size up the best centrifugal water transfer pump for you.

Do centrifugal pumps need priming?

Pump failure can occur if your pump is not primed before use. Centrifugal pumps generally require water in the line to operate. The use of a non return valve on the suction side of your pump can keep water in the line even when not in use and is an invaluable part of most pump set ups and making the task of priming the pump a simple operation.

Compare Irrigation Pumps and Water Transfer Pumps

Each pump style is used for different purposes on a farm and can often be used for both water transfer and irrigation dependant on the pressure the pump is capable of. Water transfer pumps typically deliver higher flows of water at lower pressure and irrigation pumps typically move lower flows of water at high pressure.

What are the 4 main types of irrigation

  • Surface irrigation system
  • Sprinkler irrigation system
  • Drip irrigation system
  • Subsurface irrigation system

What are irrigation pumps used for?

  • Water intake irrigation pumps are used where you take water from a dam, river, creek or water tank and move it to another location
  • Water treatment irrigation pumps are used when you wish to add chemicals or fertilizers to the water as you move it.
  • Water distribution irrigation pumps are used to to deliver water under pressure to drippers, sprinklers, pivots and spray units.

Water Pumps Now stock a wide range of high pressure irrigation pumps suitable for farm use for all of the above applications.

What pump is best for irrigation?

The most commonly used irrigation pumps are horizontal pumps. They are typically a lower cost option, easy to install and maintain.

Two of our biggest selling high pressure irrigation pumps are:

Escaping Outdoors HMC10SC 3HP high flow high pressure farm irrigation pump Water Pumps Now

Reefe EJP300E heavy duty pressure pump with 3 options
  • HMC10SC: 10 stage multistage pump delivering a maximum of 92 L/min with a maximum head of 94m and 9m lift.
  • EJP300E: Self priming irrigation pump with presssure tank, switch, gauge, tee and injector kit with a maximum flow of 150 L/min, 60m head and 9m suction lift.

What size irrigation pump do I need?

There are a number of easy steps to size the best irrigation pump for your application.

  • Flow required at the discharge point
  • The vertical height from the pump to the point of discharge
  • The vertical height from the water source to the pump
  • The size and type of pipe being used
  • The distance from the pump to the point of discharge
  • Are you running sprinklers or drippers? How far apart are they and what is their L/min and PSI rating?
  • What power source are you intending to use. 240v, 415v or fuel or diesel?

Once we receive this information our pump engineers can size the best irrigation pump for your system to ensure you receive the output and pressure required for your application.

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