DEF Mini Bulk Tank Storage Systems

5 Signs You’re Using the Wrong DEF Transfer Pump

Having the proper tools in any situation will save you time and money.  Most transfer pumps are purchased by the pallet, therefore it’s important to know you’re getting the best value.  Saving a few dollars on a cheaper option can end up being costly. In addition, overspending on a product can be just as wasteful.  You need to know that the pump being used by your customer has the best quality, performance, and overall usage.  And what’s more, can you afford not to know?

5 Signs You’re Using the Wrong DEF Transfer Pump

Based on research, industry experience, and customer feedback, we know that the DEF market is moving to bulk.  Unfortunately, in most cases, transfer pumps being used on totes cannot seamlessly transition into the bulk movement.  There are reoccurring issues in the field that will not only frustrate your customers, but will cost you in repairs and replacements.  Here are 5 signs that you’re using the wrong transfer pump.

  1. It’s made of cheap, plastic parts.

We’re all familiar with the typical plastic DEF transfer pump in the market (and what’s worse, the knock offs).  There are some scenarios where these pumps might be sufficient, but with the excessive wear and tear from the elements & users, parts will be much more susceptible to cracking, leaking, and will need to be replaced quicker than a sturdy, stainless steel pump.


  1. There is no auto shut-off element to protect the pump from overheating.

           If a driver accidentally leaves the pump on after dispensing, it will eventually run out of product. This will cause the pump to overheat/break.  That is, unless there is an auto shut-off sensor. This will trigger the system to completely turn off to cool itself down.


  1. You’re using a straight centrifugal or membrane pump.

A straight centrifugal pump requires fluid to be added to the chamber before it can begin working, thus slowing down productivity.  The flow rate will also diminish at 20 feet away with many of these types of pumps which, limits your workload.  Additionally, using a membrane pump will not facilitate enough continuous flow to get a job done as quickly as possible.


  1. Your pump has Suction Limitations or Timer Restrictions.

           Some pumps out there only have a suction lift of 4 ft. (the average size of a tote).  But once your customer is ready to make the move into a bulk system, the typical DEF transfer pump may be useless.  Some claim that they’ve evolved to bulk. The truth is, with a timer restricting your usage and low suction, those pumps simply can’t hang.  Imagine trying to fill a small fleet of trucks in 15-20 minute intervals because you’re stuck waiting for the pump to cool… seems primitive.


  1. It’s not a HORNET W85.

With stainless steel components, this pump can withstand its environment & daily use.  Its overheat protection sensor will ensure it doesn’t burn out from being left on. Additionally, its patented Hybrid technology allows a true self-prime.  It can pump product from up to 150 ft. away with 13 ft. of suction lift, while maintaining a flow rate of 8-10 GPM.  It is a durable, continuous duty pump that will handle your drums & totes with ease, and will grow with your customer by effortlessly dispensing product from a mini-bulk tank.  It’s the most for your money because it was well thought out and strategically designed with the customer’s future in mind.

Looking for more information on an industrial DEF transfer pump set up, or how a DEF mini bulk tank system can help you become more efficient; we are here to help.

Do not hesitate to contact us.  You can reach us by clicking here, or you can call us at 281-446-7300.  Use the word ” Casualties” for a special welcome program.

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