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Pumping Flooded Fields

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The winter of 2012/2013 brought heavy snowfall and resulted in a lot of flooded ditches and flooded fields in the spring. In preparation, more than 120 Warthog pumps were ordered by farmers across Western Canada to drain their flooded yardsites and roadways, and then drain the flooded parts of their fields so they could get in and get seeding without having to navigate around all the flooded potholes. In some cases this allowed seeding to happen ten days earlier, a major advantage for most farms in Western Canada.

Using the quick connect couplers, and connecting the 400 foot layflat 6″ hose, the water could be moved out of the wet area of the field. In some cases where the water needed to be removed right off the field, the Warthog 6″ hose couplers were used to link multiple lengths of the 400 foot hoses to achieve pumping distances of up to 1600 feet.

The auxiliary fuel tank was a very popular innovation new for the spring, allowing for 12 to 16 hours of continuous pumping between fill-ups, and at pumping volumes between 500 and 1000 gallons per minute depending on the topography, there were some pretty significant bodies of water sent somewhere else during the night while nobody had to be tending the pump.

Some very popular features for farmers draining meltwaters in the spring : Running the pump empty once all the water has been pumped will not harm it. Rocks, mud, and floating surface debris will not harm the pump, they get pumped right through. At only 85 pounds it is truly a one person job, and it does not involve getting anything stuck in the muck trying to inch a traditional pump a wee bit closer. The pump does not need to be primed. There is no suction hose, and no filter to unplug. The Warthog Pump just keeps running!


BE PREPARED

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

As the summer season comes to a close we at Warthog Products International Inc. are preparing for the fall and spring seasons. Our customers and dealers are planning for their winter water needs and also their spring thaw water problems. If you have any questions please feel free to send in a request and we will be glad to help you plan your seasonal needs.


New Dealer for Alberta

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Warthog Products International, Inc is pleased to announce that Ability Pump out of Calgary, Alberta will now be representing the Warthog brand of floating pumps. So if you are looking for pumps or just information on our amazing floating pump please give Ability Pump a call at 403-273-6414 or e-mail them at abilitypump@telus.net


New Distributor in North Dakota

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Warthog Products International is pleased to announce that Jurgens Farm Service in Taylor, North Dakota has become the newest US distributor for Warthog’s floating pump. If you are looking for product or advise on our pumps in North Dakota Bob Jurgens is the one to contact. He can be reached at 701-974-3628. Welcome aboard the Warthog team Bob!


Warthog Pump Goes Green!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Looking for an eco-friendly pump in today’s “green” environment? The Warthog Floating Pump can be used with 30 weight mineral oil in both the engine crankcase as well as the pump gear case. That way in the highly unlikely event that any oil leaked in to the water source it would not harm the environment. Get Warthog and make the competitors “green” with envy!


Seeking Dealers

Wednesday, 09 May 2012

We have had a ton of interest in our pumps by individuals looking to rent the pump so if you are interested in becoming a distributor/ rental dealer for our pumps please reach out on the “contact” section of this website. In addition I am confident that once people see how well it works coupled with it’s many applications they will want to purchase one outright, after all it will pay for itself in no time. Time is money and not only do we pump more volume but we also save on set-up time.


It’s a Pig of a Pump!

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 17:39

Warthog’s Floating Pump really gets the job done. At only 85 pounds the versatility of this pump is incredible. It is light enough to be carried in the trunk of a car although I do recommend using a truck as it can be a little messy on the trunk after use. Set-up is so easy and once it’s in the water source that’s when it really shines. Moving upwards of 850 gallons per minute, so over 51,000 gallons per hour. If you need to move a lot of water in a hurry then this is the pump for you!