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    Question Diesel Powered Pump

    Diesel Powered Pump

    Our brush truck pump is about to give up the fight so we are looking at replacing it ASAP with a new diesel powered pump. We would like a high pressure unit with electric start. We are replacing a Hale 250GPM 18 HP gas unit. We are limited by space (34" x 24" foot print). If anybody has suggestions or experience or recommendations pass them along, it would be appreciated.

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    Check with Jack Slagle in South Boston or Singer Associates and see what they can offer you.

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    Check out W.S. Darley - They have a wide range of portable pumps.

    See http://www.darley.com/modules.php?na...PortableDiesel

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    Diesel powered pumps are terribly pricey when compared to a comparable gasoline powered pump at the same power rating.

    Just a question, but do you use the thing enough to justify the advantages of the diesel?

    Not telling you what to do, just asking a question.

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    Probably not but the thoughts of the engineers were to use the trucks fuel tank to supply the pump. It is mounted on a 6x6 military 2.5 ton truck. Now the unit has to refilled using a can. Spilled gas in the truck bed is not good. Anyway on the call volume to price ratio just looking at a Darley book the price seems to be about 2k more for diesel so its not to bad considering the cost of a gas unit is 8k and a diesel 10k. Just checking our options.
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    The $2,000 difference is less than I expected. I'll also bet you get a ton of people telling you to shop other than Darley (try CET?), to maximize your pump GPM per dollar ratio.

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    Also check with the following:
    MES Fire Brand
    (800) 627-4736
    Chesapeake, VA
    (they have sales reps in other areas and the one near us has been really good to work with).

    Vest's Sales & Services
    (540) 651-8452
    Check, VA

    The skid unit for our brush truck came from Vest and it is a pretty good looking unit (gas powered though but we use a removable fuel cell like those in small outboard boats so no fuel spills in the truck bed)


    Also - before you get too far into this, make sure that your chassis fuel system is capable of supplying the pump engine. I know that on the Ford F-Series that they have an option for a second tap on the fuel tank and (possibly) a secondary fuel pump for this type of application.

    Other than that - best of luck in your hunt.
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    MES Fire Brand is a top notch outfit N2DFire. I found them several years ago and have always had good luck but didn't know they were reps for any pump manufact. Thanks for the other lead.
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    With the partnership with MES it really expanded everything the old "Fire Brand" company carried. I know they have CET & Waterous in the online catalog. They even carry the full CET slip in (skid) units for brush trucks.
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