Which is why you need to think about a few important key steps.
1) Research the different types of pumps that are in your area. Every pump is different. You have to know what sort of pump your vineyard is going to need. Knowing this, can save you a lot of time and heartache, not to mention money.
2)One must keep these four questions in mind:
a) What is the desired flow rate
b) What is the suction lift
c) What is the pressure for which the pump has to operate with
d) What are the characteristics of the fluid
Once you have some sort of idea of how to answer these questions, your list will be drastically reduced. This will mean some extra research. This means taking some extra time to do the investigating. But it will be worth it.
3) Build a relationship with the sellers that you really trust. Get to know the company. Get to know the sellers by name and who they are. If you establish a rapport with these guys, it can mean a lot of perks coming your way. It can open up the door for future discounts and other savings. You will even get first crack at the new items that come into the shop, before any other client has the chance.
4) How is the pump supposed to be powered? This is vital when it comes to choosing a pump. Knowing which ones can fit into your vineyard, will save you a lot of time and money. So figure out the power source and where it’s coming from. You should also invest in a pump that will withstand the weather pressures from the outside. This will also greatly reduce your list. By this time, your list should be narrowed down to a good two or three anyway.
5) Does your vineyard need more than one pump? This is a common question that many customers have. Your best bet is to speak to a professional. Which is why you need to establish a good relationship with the person. They can tell you which diesel water pumps are the best, and how many you will need. A professional can also tell you which places to avoid. I talked to someone at Gendore’s vineyard equipment department while writing this article, and I have to say they would be a good choice if you wish to talk to diesel water pump experts.
You can find a list of vineyards in Stanthorpe here.