A Forrers 3" x 5" high head pump - Forrers made the widest range of high-headers and they certainly produced quality products.


A Forrers 3" x 5" high header. 

This pump has been stripped down, sandblasted, undercoated, repainted and re-assembled.

As per our standard practice, this unit has been kitted out with the standard new wet-end maintenance kit (buckets x 4, gaskets and packing).

These 3" x 5" pumps have a real advantage in that the suction and discharge are both 1.5". That often means that existing pipelines can be utilised rather than needing to install new, larger, and more expensive, piping across the installation.

Being a 3" x 5", it has a head capacity of 500 feet. The Forrers documentation states that at 40 strokes per minute, it will deliver 560 gallons/hour. At 55 strokes per minute, it will deliver just under 800 gallons/hour (780 to be precise). The Forrers charts also include that it will deliver 924 gallons/hour at 65 strokes per minute. We would caution against running any piston pump more quickly than you need due to the higher the speed, the higher the wear factor.

This pump has been finished for some time and is now stored behind a number of others against a wall, hence rather than moving many pumps, we have restricted the photos to these few.


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