33 Year Old Pump Returns for First Time Service
We receive several pump repairs in house that have been in service for a notable amount of time. The application our pumps reside in will usually determine the length of time/survival of the wear parts in that particular pump. Some have come back after 2 years, some after 10, we've even experiened 15 but we have never received a pump back after over 30 years at a customer site.
One of our top Canadian mining clients owns several of our models, sending these pumps back routinely each year when/if service is required. In the last batch received at our head office facility, the team thought nothing of the pumps when receiving them off of the loading truck. Each looked the same. Worn down and in need of some serious TLC. A second glance wasn't even passed when one of our repair staff was reviewing the nameplates and marking down which pumps we had in that batch with year of manufacture and serial numbers. Usually the older models have been back a few times for maintenance and replacement. It wasn't until one of our engineers was searching past history of the pumps that he discovered the one had never been sent back for service. That would not be surprising if the pump was built within the last ten years but this pump was a relic. This DP model was manufactured in 1983. That is older than some of the Hevvy/Toyo staff! Now, we were surprised by the length of time between time of sale and service but not that this pump lasted as long as it did. The DP series is built for durability and reliability in some of worlds toughest applications.
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