Gas Water Pump Buyer's Guide

Gas Water Pump Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Gas Water Pump

By  | Water Pump Product Expert

If you need to know how to move some water FAST, you've come to the right place!

Whether you're watering a field or cleaning up after a major disaster, a water transfer pump will come to the rescue.

Gas Dewatering Pumps have the strength to move lots of water, but selecting the right water pump for your needs comes down to the application for which you'll be using it.

Finding the right pump is easy once you consider the following 3 types:

  • Dewatering Pumps
  • Trash Pumps
  • PTO Water Pumps

Dewatering Pumps

A Dewatering Pump

Dewatering pumps are your standard gas-powered water pump. Their job is to remove water and displace it somewhere else.

Dewatering pumps are commonly used to empty hot tubs, drain ponds, or move other types of clean water. With gas-powered engines, these pumps can move a lot of water in a hurry.

If you need to pump water with debris or solids in it, you'll need to look to a trash pump instead.

Trash Pumps

A Trash Pump

Trash pumps are built to transfer water containing debris and solids up to 2" in diameter. Our diverse stock of trash pumps includes diaphragm and chemical pumps as well.

*PRO TIP: If you need to pump agricultural or industrial chemicals, you'll want to consider a chemical pump. For pumping water with stringy weeds or lots of leaves, get a suction hose with a strainer attachment. If you need to operate the pump indoors, get an electric-powered water pump instead.

PTO Water Pumps

A PTO Water Pump

Although a PTO pump itself does not have a gasoline engine, it's powered by a tractor's gas engine. Power is garnered from the engine's drive-shaft, which in turn pumps the water.

PTO pumps are popular with farmers and large landowners as they require a tractor to operate. Harnessing the muscle of a tractor, PTO pumps are pretty much unrivaled in terms of power.

With no engine to maintain, the solid construction of the pumps allows for years of quality use.