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#1 trowel OFFLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Does anyone know anything about or has used these pumps, can it be used as you would a trash pump ?

 

Im interested in the engine, is this straight pto shaft or tapored ?

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 01:32 PM

They look like firehouse surplus. They can not take much junk in the water. The shafts are probably straight. Those are real nice pumps when in good condition. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 02:00 PM

I have used this exact pump many, many times, but ours had a Wisconsin engine.

We used to pump water out of lakes, ponds or wells when we responded to a fire in the rural (no fire hydrant) areas.

We now have fire trucks that hold more water plus we have a tanker truck.

We still have the portable pumps, but they are not used as often.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 02:52 PM

Yup, portable fire pumps. Used ones just like tham many times.         Roger.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 03:34 PM

That  looks like an 8hp briggs



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Posted March 14, 2014 - 04:00 PM

Many thanks guys,

I was able to track down some information pertaining to the units and found that this more then likely has the Briggs 23 9 hp engine, same as what's in my Squire 9, pictured below in what looks to be the identical pumper.

 

Found out that for what i think is the model : Gorman-Rupp 9HP exhaust-primed centrifugal pump
3600rpm
Briggs and Stratton 4 cycle gasoline engine
Model 62 1/2A1 1RR

 

On the Stak, was able to research using the above numbers to find that the impeller blade threads onto the crank.

 

The seller emailed me back stating he will get the numbers in a day or so, the units are at the fire station, im in no hurry.

 

This feel like it would be a wiser choice then the army surplus Wisconsin AENLD / Carter pump.

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 06:00 PM

You know, the more I think about it, ours was a HALE brand pump, but primed operated the same.

I seperated the engine from the pump and the impeller was threaded onto the crankshaft.

The crankshaft was much larger, or there was a sleeve on the crank....I don't remember, as "my forgetter is getting better!"

 

I couldn't prove or disprove the sleeve, as I couldn't get it off and I didn't want to destroy the shaft.


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