Gassing Up: Fuel-Transfer Pumps for Every Application

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Running a fuel-driven machine means that filling it up will be a constant task. Driving a car up to a gas station is the easiest task in the world, but any other machine requires a different tactic. Motion & Flow Control Products understands that fuel transfer is a critical part of your daily productivity. It must be quick and simple. Gas up with our top of the line pumps, including the M-150S and G-PRO, from Great Plains Industries (GPI).

Breaking Down Your Application

There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to fuel transfer pumps. Each product is designed for a certain application. GPIsuggests these applications for their specific pumps, including:

  • Standard-duty pumps (M-150S) for lawnmowers, small tractors, ATVs and household contracting projects
  • Heavy-duty pumps (G-PRO) for construction, heavy machinery and logging

Using a GPI fuel pump for the wrong purpose will waste time, money and potentially damage the component. A standard-duty pump cannot possibly support a grader on a construction site, for example.

Flow-Rate Importance

One of the most important aspects of fuel transfer pumps is their flow rate. This measurement tells you how much volume of fuel can be moved in a given time period. A rapid flow rate is necessary for larger vehicles, such as bulldozers. Your lawnmower, in contrast, only needs an industry standard of 15 GPM or gallons per minute.

For those small machines, the M-150S offers a solid rate of 15 GPM. Graduate up to the G-PRO for an astounding 35 GPM. GPI serves countless industries with quality fuel-transfer pumps.

Pump and Motor Warranty

A GPI fuel pump is designed to last for many years with proper maintenance. These pumps are often under a lot of stress, however, which means that breakdowns might occur. Luckily, MFCP partners with GPI to support the standard warranties.

The M-150S comes with a generous two-year warranty. Issues that arise with the pump or motor may be covered under certain circumstances. Being prepared for any downtime is part of everyday project management.

Because the G-PRO pump is designed for heavy-duty applications, it has an even longer warranty period. Enjoy four years of coverage on the pump and motor. When you’re moving many machines around on a job site, any warranty coverage is greatly appreciated.

Considering Design Features

Think about what you need from your fuel-transfer pump. Reliability is an obvious need, but core features should be weighed in your mind too. You might require a lightweight system with corrosion resistance. The handle should be a bright color so that you can see it from afar. All of these features create a quality product that works for your application.

Power Options

Be aware of the power source in question as you order your fuel-transfer pump. Depending on the model, you can choose between AC and DC inputs. Alternating current is typically for fixed applications. If you need to remain mobile, however, turn to DC inputs. You’re welcome to speak to our professionals about your application when the power source may be somewhat questionable.

Hose-Length Dilemmas

Stretching the fuel-transfer pump’s hose to a machine can be a chore. For this reason, choose between two different hose lengths on our GPI pumps. The M-150S comes with a 12-foot hose that works for most standard scenarios. Heavy-duty applications need more length though. Bask in the thrill of a 18-foot hose on the G-PRO pump. You’ll always be able to reach your machinery without damaging the hose with excessive stretching.

Bring all of your questions to our experts at Motion & Flow Control Products today. Fuel-transfer pumps may seem mysterious, but there’s a clear winner for your application. We’ll narrow down the right product for you to get your machinery up and going. Fueling up should only be a small part of your workday.