Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sunbeam unkown
I have as yet to start and get the pump to keep running. I get it started
on ether, but will not run for more than a few seconds. It has turned
below freezing, so I am waiting for the coming warmer weather. But
I would suggest the clamps supplied are of a stupid size. A suction
hose has to have a thick wall so it will not collapse.It requires a vise,
vise gripes, and screw drivers to pry the clamp on to the hard hose.
When it is on he pump and tightened, you find you barely have used
the 2.5 inch adjustment provided. A larger clamp should be included
if anyone had thought it thru. There is 2 inches of bolt adjustment
just hanging out in the wind doing nothing. Knowing how long it takes
fighting the hose, and I mean fighting, this is stupid!
November 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by farmerB Hasn't run long enough to tell
Pump arrived promptly. Followed instructions to prep. Started on first pull. Set up pulling water from a little pond. Ran about an hour and quit. Checked fuel, spark, oil, etc.
Refused to crank. Called customer service. Drove 110 miles to nearest warranty center. They got right on it. Ordered parts. Been there 2 weeks now. Bought a new Honda. It works.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shaybo Worth every penny!
I can pull water up the lake bank approximately 80 ft. Pull the handle and it fires! enough said.
June 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LEDEngineer Works well, but watch out for quirks
Although this is listed as a 'home' pump, mine came with the Hyundai HX208 7HP 208cc engine that's used in the HCP652 'commercial' pump. Comes with a good instruction manual, basic water fittings, 30W engine oil and a usable funnel.
I set it up, primed the pump with water, and then... couldn't get it to start. Turns out that the choke is labeled backwards - both on the sticker that's on the engine, AND in the owner's manual. I pulled the air cleaner housing off and double-checked. When you have it 'open' it's closed, and vice-versa. Once I discovered that, I had no trouble starting it. One easy pull on the rope and it fires right up. It's super quiet at idle; at higher throttle it's pretty loud, WAY higher than the 67db rating for this engine, but that's pretty much what you have to expect from an open frame small engine. There's considerable vibration if you set it on a hard surface (concrete) because the whole thing is fairly light. Setting it on the dirt / grass helped a lot. Oh and then I went to turn it off.... and found out the main switch was installed upside-down. I unbolted it and flipped it over to the correct position.
After checking things over, I used it transfer water from a rain catch basin to some of my trees. I used it at about 1/2 throttle, and it produced a good flow. It looks like it would definitely pump the advertised flow rate.
Quality is average. Machining on some of the parts is rough, the rubber gaskets that seal the oil caps, gas caps, air filter, etc. do not fit well and feel like they will either tear or 'squeeze out' if you tighten the caps too much. The backwards choke and upside-down power switch make me wonder about quality control. But so far nothing has leaked, and it runs fine.
July 28, 2013