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    Picking the perfect pump for the job

    Published on 13 February 2019, Wednesday, 1:13 AM

    The autumn rains have already settled into some parts of Australia and are bound to creep their way across the rest of the country in the next few months.

    Working on construction sites during this weather can bring some delay and disturbance to your project, where you may require a pump to help dewater the site.

    Kennards Hire has a wide range of trash pumps available at their branches, with porta pumps, flex drive pumps, silenced pumps, skid mounted pumps, high head pumps and submersible pumps among some of the equipment in store.

    Here's a quick rundown of the advantages of different pumps, to help you with your pump hire decision.

    Trash pumps

    Trash pumps are ideal for high transfer of dirty water and can be used in various applications including moving water from ponds and dams, flood pumping, dewatering drainage excavations and even transferring bilge water from large boats.

    Most trash pumps are able to handle some sludge and solids.

    Submersible pumps

    Submersible pumps are also commonly used for water removal and transfer, construction site dewatering, as well as draining swimming pools.

    Some models are also ideal for raw sewerage and are utilised in sewer bypasses.

    Skid mounted pumps

    Skid mounted pumps are noted to be one of the "most popular" contractor pumps and are used in mining and quarrying applications such as pit dewatering.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.