Compact Equipment

NOV-DEC 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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W hat are you pumping? This is a key first ques- tion to ask when it comes to electric submers- ible pumps. It seems simple, but too often it is left unanswered while the wrong pump is pur- chased or rented. Ultimately, one wrong decision could lead to an even bigger mess to clean up. It is crucial for the contractor to understand the type of application in which the pump will be used. Just as important is tak- ing the time to see what elevation, distance and flow are needed on the job. Otherwise, they will likely choose the wrong unit to perform the work. Answering these questions correctly will eliminate the biggest and most common missteps during the pump selection process. To avoid costly mistakes, enjoy this guide for buying, maintaining and using submers- ible pumps. 46 Compact Equipment NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 Consider Flow, Elevation Change and Desired Distance for Moving Water By Joe Moser A GUIDE TO SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS Incorrectly sizing the pump for the application is often one of the biggest mistakes on the jobsite. T H E P O W E R O F H A N D T O O L S

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