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Learn Which Transfer Pump is Right For You

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, May 25, 2016

Hypro pumps are some of the most popular items in our inventory. They are always in-stock and ready to ship. Hypro offers a wide selection of pumps such as diaphragm pumps, roller pumps, transfer pumps and piston pumps, just to mention a few. These can be utilized in a variety of industries and are capable of handling many different liquids. Transfer pumps, in particular, are widely used for spray equipment and can help you tackle both the simplest and toughest of spraying jobs. 


Mark Techler, from Techler and Associates, is a Hypro & SHURflo Ag factory representative. He has extensive knowledge of Hypro products and has guest-blogged for Sprayer Depot in the past. You might have read some of his previous guest posts such as: Comparison of Roller to Diaphragm Pumps for Horticultural Spraying or Advantages of Poly Head Diaphragm Pumps

We recently asked him to share his knowledge on transfer pumps, so continue reading below for a technical review of Hypro's top transfer pump options: 


Contributed by guest blogger:  Mark Techler, Techler & Associates

Transfer Pumps

Transfer pumps are self-priming centrifugal pumps designed for high volume and low pressure. Typical uses of these pumps include:

  • Filling a sprayer tank from a nurse tank or standing water

  • Watering seedbeds, recently planted foliage, turf, and trees

  • Dust control and other low pressure spraying

  • Transferring fertilizer from holding tanks to sprayer tanks 

  • Providing water flow for a CleanLoad Chemical Eductor  

  • Irrigation

  • Dewatering

They boast some powerful features such as flow rates of up to 440 gpm. Connection sizes are 2 or 3 inch NPT. You can choose from three pump materials: Polypropylene Pumps are great for light weight, corrosion resistant applications; Aluminum Pumps are an economical choice for water transfer; Cast Iron Pumps are available for more rugged situations, like up to 3/8” solids in the suction line, or physical abuse.

You can choose from three drive types:

  • Gas Engine Drive Pumps are portable and versatile.
  • Hydraulic Drive Pumps are reliable and convenient for mobile equipment that includes hydraulics.
  • Pedestal Pumps can be coupled to other drive sources, like electric motors.Hypro Transfer Pump 1542P

A good value for a popular transfer pump is Hypro 1542P-65SP. This 2 x 2 polypropylene pump has a max flow of 200 gpm, and includes an EPA certified PowerPro 6.5 hp gas engine with low oil shutdown. The polypro housing, EPDM seal, and EPDM flapper are resistant to corrosion from most fertilizers and ag chemicals. The PowerPro engine carries a one year warranty.

If you need to transfer water, the best deal is Hypro 1542A-65SP, an aluminum 2 x 2 transfer pump with 6.5 hp PowerPro engine. With materials of construction suitable for water and mild chemicals, this is an economical and rugged metal pump with a max flow of 150 gpm.

There you have it! A quick and simple technical guide to help you choose the best transfer pump for your job. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post that will feature PowerPro Engines.

Need assistance with your order? Our Customer Service Technicians are available to answer your questions M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., contact us today!

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