Vertical Lift Pumps

McLanahan Vertical Lift Pumps are an efficient method for transferring sand-free dairy manure from a manure reception tank to the next stage in the process.

How Vertical Lift Pumps Work

Vertical Lift Pumps are a type of centrifugal Pump used for transferring sand-free dairy manure out of a storage tank. The Pump is installed vertically in the manure storage tank, with the Pump body submerged in the liquid. The motor is directly coupled to the Pump drive shaft. This Pump operates like a typical centrifugal Pump where the impeller creates a pressure differential, which draws liquid in. The effluent is then discharged to the next stage of the process, such as a Rotary Drum Separator or another tank.   

McLanahan Vertical Lift Pumps feature a shredder on the impeller that shears long and stringy light-duty organic material against the Pump plate to prevent plugging. The shredder feature is designed to reduce soft solids to an acceptable size. Hard solids, such as sand, should be avoided to limit excessive wear on the Pump.

Vertical Lift Pumps can be used to transfer recycled water to Sand-Manure Separators and Dewatering Screens, to Rotary Drum Separators and/or to storage.

Why McLanahan Vertical Lift Pumps

McLanahan’s Vertical Lift Pumps are the latest product in the company’s industry-leading and field-proven agricultural equipment line. With the Vertical Lift Pump joining its current lineup of manure management equipment, including Rotary Drum Separators, Roll Presses and Manure Bedding Dryers, McLanahan can now offer a full manure handling system, from the manure tank to the end product. McLanahan is a one-stop shop for manure transferring, separation, thickening, dewatering and drying.

Featuring a Pump body made of spheroidal cast iron and a chopping system with a double shim disc made of hardened steel, the McLanahan Vertical Lift Pump offers extreme protection against corrosion and wear, even with abrasive slurry. It also provides maximum reliability against twisting of long fibers. McLanahan Vertical Lift Pumps are simple and low maintenance.

Like all of its products, McLanahan Vertical Lift Pumps are backed by lifetime service and support by an internal team of industry professionals and a global network comprised of local dealers. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Vertical Lift Pumps

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McLanahan Vertical Lift Pumps can transfer up to 1,800 gallons per minute of manure from the reception tank to the next stage of the process. 

McLanahan offers Vertical Lift Pumps in 8', 10' and 12' lengths.

McLanahan Vertical Lift Pumps are designed for soft solids where the shredder feature will reduce the solids to an acceptable size. Hard solids, such as sand, should be avoided. Hard solids should be limited to minus 20 mesh to limit excessive wear on the Pump.

Yes, the McLanahan Vertical Lift Pump features a shredder that shears stringy hay and soft solids that may enter the Pump through the manure stream. The shredder feature is not, however, intended for heavy-duty chopping. Hard solids in the manure stream can destroy the chopping blade, so debris screening is highly recommended.

No, the McLanahan Vertical Lift Pump is not meant for transferring sand-laden manure. Hard solids, such as sand, can cause excessive wear on the Pump. 

For transferring sand-laden manure, McLanahan offers Sand-Laden Manure Pumps

McLanahan Vertical Lift Pumps are highly efficient for transferring sand-free dairy manure out of reception tanks.

Features & Benefits
  • Efficient method for transferring sand-free dairy manure out of a tank
  • Shredder impeller to prevent plugging
  • Low maintenance due to low parts count
  • Easy to install
  • Simple to operate with no priming involved
  • Low energy
  • High performance due to carefully designed impeller and cast iron volute

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