Iron Horse™ Extended-Duty Piston Pumps are built for durability based on QED’s 30 years of engineering experience in landfill pumping. Iron Horse pumps are designed to provide dependable pumping in applications that benefit from the special capabilities of piston pumps, such as sites requiring no drive air with the pumped fluids, deeper wells, and drawdown to extremely low levels.
Iron Horse pumps are air-powered and use a reciprocating air cylinder at the wellhead to drive a piston down in the well, connected by a flexible fiberglass rod. Each piston stroke lifts a known amount of liquid and provides positive suction at the inlet. Unlike older piston pump designs used in landfills and remediation sites, Iron Horse pumps are designed from the start for durability and serviceability to greatly reduce maintenance frequency and costs. In comparative testing, Iron Horse has demonstrated critical component life many times that of older piston pump designs. Iron Horse's simplicity and strength advantages are visible even from first appearances. QED’s extensive engineering experience and resources have delivered the first piston pump good enough to carry our name.
Iron Horse pump’s durability advantage is based on better engineering solutions to the challenges of landfill and remediation pumping. Examples of important Iron Horse pump durability features include: