Contractors' Pump FAQs
Contractors' Pumps FAQs
Contractor pumps include both above and below-ground dewatering pumps, with various designs for dewatering and drainage of different, typically harsh mediums - such as silt-laden applications that would damage a standard drainage pump.
These pumps are designed to be portable but also extra durable, able to withstand tough conditions such as construction sites while still operating effectively.
T-T offers contractor pumps that are powered both electrically and hydraulically:
- Hydraulically driven pumps will need the appropriate hydraulic supply and offer the benefit of not having a motor that can overheat and burn out.
- Electronically driven pumps are more convenient to power, as they can utilise site electricity to run them either via the mains power or a generator.
Choosing the ideal contractor pump for your application depends on many different factors, such as site conditions, application demands, media being pumped and more.
Alternatively, read our How-to Guide, How-to: Select a Contractor Pump, in our Knowledge Hub.
Small Contractors' Pumps FAQs
Setting up the T-T Puddlepal is simple!
- Attach and secure the hose to the discharge connection on the top of the Puddlepal.
- Lay the hose to where you would like the pumped water to be removed to (e.g. outside or into an appropriate drain).
- Connect the Puddlepal to a power source, this should be done by a competent electrically qualified person.
- For automatic operation combine with the PumpPal control unit and LevelPal. The LevelPal is a level detection unit that will communicate to the PumpPal when to turn the pump on and off.
- Otherwise, switch the power source on/off to control the Puddlepal manually.
By using a special seal in the base of the pump, puddle pumps can pump to a low level (1mm) using centrifugal force to pump water away.
T-T's Puddlepal can be operated either manually by switching the pump's power source on and off in order to control the operation, or it can be automated with accessories, such as the LevelPal level control unit and PumpPal control unit.
For fully automatic operation, the Puddlepal, LevelPal and PumpPal can be purchased as a set in the PalPack.
A type of pump designed to pump low levels of water. They are fitted with a special seal and volute in the bottom of the unit which enables this low-level pumping.
Large Contractors' Pumps FAQs
T-T Pump's Kino Titan range is comprised of large contractors' pumps, designed for tough dewatering applications and providing a high head and flow rate. Suitable sites the KT Range can be used on include construction sites, mines, tunnels and emergency situations thanks to their hardwearing construction materials and portable design.
The term head means the height at which a pump can push liquid to vertically - the higher the head means the higher liquid can be pushed by a pump n a system.
T-T's Kino Titan range of contractors' pumps provides high head pumping, up to 140m, which is ideal for effective dewatering in low areas such as mines, wells and tunnels.