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 Post subject: Pumps
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:30 pm 
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I know Doc said this is a great pump. And I think so also.
NorthStar High-Pressure Water Pump — 8120 GPH, 94 PSI, 2in. Ports, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine Only $549.99
But What about this one. Yes from China. LIFAN 2" High-pressure Pump
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/ ... ampaign=CI
Some what cheaper $361.99 and 156 psi. Anyone used one of these?
My harbor fright 2'' is only good for the high banker. Will not even run the 2'' dredge any more.


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:16 pm 
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I have the NorthStar. I have had the cheep pumps also. In my opinion, if you plan on using the pump often then just get the Honda.

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:54 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. The reason I am looking at another pump is my 2'' does not suck as good as it should anymore. Yes a trash pump that came with the highbanker. ( But did run the dredge OK )Tried running it at higher speed. Lots of water coming out but no good suction. Can't find any suction leaks. No water leaks. No rock jams. Lot's of water into the highbanker dredge combo. Just no suction. Took the pump apart and checked the seals. Resealed all the gaskets. All looks good in the pump.Any Ideas?


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:15 pm 
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Trash pumps have a gap between the impeller and the housing (so solids and trash can go thru it) which limits the pressure. By running trash and whatever thru it, over time (sometime a short period) the impeller becomes worn and it will lose pressure. Dredging relies more on pressure than volume. So even just a few pounds pressure loss can make it so it has very little suction. I have the pressure pump but also have a champion semi trash pump I can use with a 2 inch nozzle. When I use it I still use my screen for the hi pressure pump (which is smaller than window screen).

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trying to find a retailer for that Northstar pump is beating me, where would one go online to find this pump at?

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:10 pm 
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Northern Tool carries them. Amazon does too.


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Too bad you didn't live closer to me,, i have a northern tool 2" high pressure pump i used a few times in 2013 on my 4" dredge and once in 2015. Its just sitting in buddies garage now. I've been converted to regular dredge pumps, like what keene sells. The setup is pricier but there is a weight difference.

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I wish you were closer too as I'd buy it from you. I am in the market myself just trying to save up the money. LOL. Happy New Year to all.


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I just purchase a Raptor Flare 2.0 and now I'm in the market to purchase a pump I like the Semi Trash pump 2" by Champion. I hope use my Raptor for dredging also is there one pump that someone could recommend the can works for both the highbanker and the dredge? Looking forward to any feedback.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:33 pm 
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A dredge uses a HIGH PRESSURE style pump.

A highbanker merely uses water volume and does not need (but can use) a HIGH PRESSURE pump.

A trash style pump is a low pressure pump.

A semi-trash pump has a little more pressure but is still not a high pressure style pump.

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