Last Post 13 Oct 2022 09:13 PM by  Dave Barenbrugge
Pumps for Highbankers
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Wayne Crowder
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13 Nov 2016 09:11 AM
    Hello everyone,
    I am interested in what brands of pumps, including gas motor manufacturer s people are using. Particularly, are the Chinese built engines, namely Kiran, good engines that you can get parts for?

    Thanks in advance for your input.

    Wayne
    Wayne Crowder
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    13 Nov 2016 09:14 AM
    Check spelling on Kiran. That's Lifan. My tablet thinks it knows how to spell better than me.
    Brent Daugherty
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    16 Nov 2016 05:48 PM
    Hey Wayne, i use a 2 in harbor freight pump, The brand is hydro star, works good for me, runs my highbanker just fine just above idle , I can run it for about 4 days on one tank of gas.
    Wayne Crowder
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    16 Nov 2016 07:07 PM
    Thanks frt the info Brad.
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    18 Jan 2017 12:41 PM

    Well, like anyone else, I think I'm going to change my mind on the pump at this time.

    Seems to me, a small generator running my electric pumps that I have would be a more versatile piece of equipment than a gasoline pump.  I can pick up a 1200 watt generator at the local building supply for $200.  That will run my pumps, charge my phone, and power lights if needed.

     

    Thanks Brent for your info previously.

     

    Wayne Crowder
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    23 Feb 2017 12:51 PM

    Just thought I would pass this on.  For those into electric pumps, I saw online a mention of using a Toyota Prius electric 12V water pump.  Could be a good possibility, depending on a used price from the local salvage yard.  That's 2004 to 2009 model years I believe.

     

    Not sure about amperage draw or GPH output, but it must be a fairly decent output.

    Lee Johnson
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    21 Jul 2020 11:10 PM
    I just got a 2.4 hp 1 1/2 inch pump to use on my highbanker. I have a Matin m46 es sluice with a Keene hopper box on it. I was wondering what size hose do I need .
    Dave Barenbrugge
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    25 Sep 2022 11:47 AM
    https://www.harborfreight.com/lawn-garden/pumps/2-in-212cc-gasoline-engine-semi-trash-water-pump-158-gpm-63405.html

    Doing research on putting together a Gold hog and was wondering if anyone has experience with this pump running the piglet or any other H-Banker.
    I have 2 of the predator 2000 watt invertors that we use off grid with good success.
    At first glance I thought 158 gpm wouldn't be enough flow, then I did the math! 9480 gph should move enough water?

    Thx for any input.
    Benjamin Belfiglio
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    13 Oct 2022 08:38 PM
    That pump should run the Piglet just fine. I also think it runs pretty decently with a 4000gph Johnson Bilge pump. The drawback to electric is at 15amp draw its a heavy battery if you want to run a full day.

    That pump should be plenty strong enough you can run a long section of lay-flat so you can work away from the creek a bit or just have the engine running to cut down on noise/exhaust.
    Dave Barenbrugge
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    13 Oct 2022 09:13 PM
    Hi Ben...
    Thanks for the input. I took the leap and was able to pick that predator pump up at 25% off their regular price.
    Not actual field tested yet but preliminaries at the house are good.
    Basically have to run the pump at almost idle as it pushes the water thru!
    50ft of lay flat and the noise is pretty insignificant around the Piglet.
    Can't wait to give it the field test. [coming up soon]
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