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NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine

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NorthStar's semi-trash pump has a quiet and dependable 160cc Honda GX160 engine and silicon carbide mechanical seals that resist corrosion, wear and heat better than a standard seal. The long-lasting, high-end silicon carbide seals that are specially suited for heavy-duty applications such as pumping contaminated and abrasive fluids. FCD45 cast iron impeller and volute reduce vibration and wear on the mechanical seal and engine, allowing them to last longer for semi-trash operations. Run Time 2 hrs., Seals Silicon carbide, Impellers Cast iron, Start Type Recoil, Suction Port in. 3, Fits Hose Dia. in. 3, Flow GPH 15,850, Discharge Port in. 3, Engine Honda, Max. Suction Lift ft. 23, Max. Total Head ft. 98, Check Valve Yes, Dimensions L x W x H in. 20 3/8 x 15 7/8 x 16 1/8, Engine Displacement cc 160, Engine Type GX160, Volute Cast iron, Self-Priming Yes, Solid Handling in. 3/4, Fuel Capacity gal. 0.82. Multi-directional discharge moves fluids where you want them Strong 23-ft. max. suction lift FCD45 cast iron impeller and volute last longer for semi-trash operations Silicon carbide seals are 2 times harder, 15 tougher, and 50 stronger than common aluminum oxide seals Uses standard NPT threads for attachment flexibility Utilizes a check valve to hold a prime while the pump is not running Fully welded industrial 1in. steel roll cage with durable DuPont Black Wrinkle TGIC Polyester electrostatic finish holds up to jobsite abuse Full frame protection All sheet metal parts are cut using a state of the art CO2 laser Includes FREE strainer Replacement parts are available through Northern Tool Parts Department 1-800-270-0810
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Customer Reviews for NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine
Review 1 for NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Pump

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May 19, 2014
By BigB462
from Salt Lake City
"We use this to empty our 58K gallon swimming pool, and help us with an area prone to flooding in heavy rain. We just pumped out the pool and it lifted as advertised from way down in the deep end. It started right up and never missed a beat (except when we let it run out of gas). This pump moves a lot of water really fast. I would buy another if I needed it."
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Review 2 for NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome Pumps

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February 4, 2014
By Darryle
from Fort Worth
"About 3yrs ago I bought one of these pumps for the farm. Then I bought two more competitor versions. This past fall I replaced the 2 competitor versions with another one of the NorthStar 3" pumps and I get the same amount of water pumped in the same amount or slightly shorter amount of time. I use these about 3-5 times a year for about 15hrs up to 36hrs straight and I haven't used any oil or developed any problems. I did have one of the competitor pumps fail and have to be replaced within the first 10hrs of use. I used 30wt ND oil to break them in and then swapped them over to 30wt synthetic and they still crank and run like champs. I usually pump uphill about 35ft and then down a slight grade for another 120-130ft using 20' of flexible suction hose. I will be adding another pump this summer and you can bet it will be another NorthStar."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
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Review 3 for NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Dependable long lasting pump

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May 14, 2012
By j623
from Hanover, MA
"This is my second 3" semi-trash pump which I use to fill my water truck used for dust control and irrigation. Fast, convenient, reliable. It handles sand and small stones with ease. It easily draws a suction. It pumps well from idle to full speed."
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Review 4 for NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Semitrash pump

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May 14, 2012
By Mote
from Albany, Ky
"Greast Semitrash pump. Used in my business to plug oil well wholes. Would highly recommend this product"
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Review 5 for NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

3"Northstar Honda Simi Trash Pump

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May 7, 2011
By 4570
"EXCELLENT HIGH VOLUME PUMP, GREAT ENGINE, TWO NEGATIVES, ONE THE DISCHARGE PORT IS TOO CLOSE TO THE CROSSPIECE ON THE CAGE, THE LUGS RUB AND IT MAKES IT A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO ALIGN THREADS, NUMBER TWO THE PLASTIC STRAINER THAT COMES WITH THE PUMP IS A BAYONET FIT AND REQUIRES YOU TO REMOVE THE THREADED COUPLING ON THE INLET HOSE, AND IT IS MADE OFSO LIGHT A PLASTIC IT PROBABLY WON'T LAST ANYWAY, SO JUST ORDER A METAL ONE."
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3 in. semi trash pump
March 13, 2012
"Excellent post prior to this one. I have been having three of them for about twelve years with minumum problems. I would recommend this to anyone. Just remember if it is seldom used take prcautions by empting the gas or put some sort of stabilizer and try not to use gas with ethanol in it, it messed the carbarator and hoses up."
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3 inch honda semi trash pump
January 16, 2012
"Im a contractor. I got this for misc use, put oil. gas in and started right up.. I let it idle for about 2 hrs...to break in ...didnt say I should but I play it safe....I agree about the discharge being close...so I removed the 4 bolts and swiveled it 90 degrees, its beter now but still a bit close the the frame.....aside from that starts right up..runs no problem...and it doesnt weigh a ton...so I can lift it by myself I have other honda engines and so far this one seems good also...made in thialand....wish it was at least assembled in the usa....."
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