The Advantages Of Self Priming Pumps

The mining and construction industries use portable, diesel powered trash pumps to transport excess contaminated water. The two kinds of pumps generally used for this are wet prime and dry prime units. Recently there has been a growing trend toward the use of wet prime (also known as self priming) pumps due to the simplicity of their design. Whereas dry pumps use a vacuum to assist with priming, self priming pumps simply require the pump cavity to be filled with water before use.

Aussie MQ600TD 6" trash pump
Self priming pumps are fast to set up, simple to maintain, and cost effective


Self priming trash pumps are easy to set up, use and maintain. They don’t require any additional apparatus to prime and have the ability to handle solids in suspension. This makes them ideal for handling Flood Water, Slurry and Effluent with solids contamination. As long as a suitable strainer is fitted, there will be no problem with the pump clogging or silting up.

Aussie Pump’s product manager, Brad Farrugia agrees that, “Self priming trash pumps cost less and require less maintenance compared to dry prime pumps.”

Aussie Pump’s range of trash pumps are manufactured with durable, hard wearing internal components to combat the abrasiveness of dirty water. Featuring high-grade SG cast iron impellers and volutes along with silicon carbide mechanical seals for abrasion resistance, Aussie QP trash pumps can last 20-30 years with regular maintenance.

To help with selecting the right pump, take a look at the Aussie Pump Smart Guide It provides performance curves along with; full technical information, weights and dimensions on Aussie’s full range of QP trash pumps.

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