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Chemical transfer pump

Looking to get an electric transfer pump with a flow meter. I will be pumping out of bulk tanks, 30 and 55 gal drums. What is the best bang for my buck? And what attachment and extras should I get with it?

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The sotera pumps work pretty well but the meter usually sucks. They are typically inconsistent but there are the rare exceptions. You have to check the calibration every time you use it and usually adjust it. I don't know what kind of meter you could use for that application that would be accurate load after load, day after day.

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I've use the cheap Chinese 2" gas powered pumps with viton seals. Reduce down to 1 1/4" hose on both suction and pressure lines, and meter with banjo meter. Can get three pumps at peavey mart, car dealerships, princess auto.... Basically just run the pump on idle and it'll out pump any electric pump on the market.
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You can run a generator. Then use an electric transfer pump for water, and an electric motor and pump for chemical transfer. Start 1 motor and the rest is off that motor.
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I use a Sotera pump and have my totes/barrels on a digital platform scale. Works great and I can measure glyphosate right to the liter. I bought a chemhandler this spring and my Sotera pump is for sale if you're interested.
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I try to avoid electric pumps and meters, the pumps are slow and unreliable and the meters aren't accurate. I prefer to gravity feed chemical and use the inductor tanks to measure.
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I'm with you anteater; roundup runs pretty good through a two inch hose. Still need a pump for enviros though. I have a sotera on one farm and a Hardie on a granny pot at the other. All pumps just run into a measuring hopper as does the gravity fed shuttles. I have also got a seperate 800l hopper with its own pump to mix up bulky granular products like atrazine. Works excellent .

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I have my totes on a scale.

I use my water transfer pump. I have 2" lines plumbed to the suction side with automatic check valves and manual valves.
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For large volume chem like Round Up I put a Raven Sidekick on my sprayer, I fill out of 330 gal shuttles with a 2" pump, use a batch boy for some things and a mix cone for the little stuff. Takes all the complications out of things and pretty well removes a guy from being in contact with the chemical

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I have no idea what make our chem pump is, but we bought it from Patterson Liquid Systems around 2005?? I think. Around 5 years ago, it quit metering and we had to put a new meter face plate on it. At the same time, we rebuilt the pump as the inside was showing a fair bit of wear.

We get as many products as possible (and practical) in drums/totes and it seems to pump everything consistently. Liberty, various forms of glyphosate, Caramba, Axial, etc.

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