All the added parts were in the container and were very easy to unpack.
The wheel and the handle are very easy to assemble and it is nice to see that they included a special funnel for the oil fill. The suction hose unraveled to a straight line without issues (I have had some in the past from other manufacturers that cracked during unwrapping and trying to straighten it out)
The supplied instructions are precise and accurate and I would conclude that they are one of the better ones I have seen from a dozen water pumps I have set up in the past. The pump, once ready to use is very stable as I wheeled it up an incline of 250 feet of a rough dirt track with plenty of large holes in it without any problem. The folding handle worked well. Put the suction hose down the 12 foot well with the pump on the side of the hole and it was all ready to go. Total time was one hour from opening the box to getting ready to use it. I tested the pump first on my pond and all worked very good )see photos)
The primer has a big cap which I find is a bonus. I filled the primer once, put 3 gallons of gas in the steel tank, (again, nice to see it’s not plastic) topped up the oil, and it started after three pulls. The throttle is exceptionally effective with a nice easy to get at lever. The water it was pulling up contains a lot of mud and sand but had no problems pumping up and pushing it down a slight incline of 200 feet to fill up my water tank with a thousand gallons in less than ten minutes at half throttle. Although we only use the tank water for showers, washing dishes, etc., the strainer works well enough to provide enough clean and clear water to go through our other filters without clogging them up.
I have had this pump working now for six weeks and every single day other than the first day when it took three pulls to start it, it has started on the first pull with the pump working flawlessly. The noise it makes with its 208cc OHV engine, I would rate as the same as a small gas grass mower, perhaps a little less. I had easily connected my own hose to the discharge hose using the supplied hose clamp assembly, although to add to that, the supplied clamp assembly is not a standard size (IE ¼” or 5/16”. But thankfully it least it is a Philips head.
With using the pump motor for six weeks for about ten minutes each day I have only topped the tank up once and so the five hour run time on a full tank as stated by the manufacturer seems pretty accurate. The oil was only very slightly down, but not enough to add anymore as yet. I find this pump and the housing very well made and thought out enough to be extremely user friendly
Reliable, Easy to Install, Good Instructions, No Leaks, supplied oil funnel, powerful suction, starts first time, easy to relocate, supplied hoses and oil funnel