NorthStar Water Pump - 1in. Ports, 1742 GPH, 19.8cc 2-Stroke Engine
Great Pump for a garden
This is a great pump for watering a garden. The Mitsubishi motor is very powerfull for its size and the pump has plenty of head presure to run 3 sprinklers all at the same time. One of my sprinklers has a 150 feet long garden hose and still has good presure when the motor is at half throttle.
August 20, 2012
This is a great little pump! A bit on the noisy side but well worth the price... Fills my 300 gallon water tank for my garden in about 10 minutes!
August 20, 2012
Northstar Water pump
I have purchased two of these pumps. They are an excellent performer and a great value. I pump out of the river, and these pumps have never failed to perform perfectly. Easy starting
August 15, 2012
Very light weight
Great little light weight pump. Start's right up each time and does very well. The male pipe threads on the pump housing could be of better quality but other than that very satisfied.
August 13, 2012
Last summer, when it never rained, I used this pump daily for weeks on end to pump water from my pond to keep my lawn alive. It never missed a beat. I modified the suction pickup to a full 1" and can run three large impulse sprinklers on 5/8" hose. Never have any trouble starting it. I can't imagine a better pump for my porposes.
May 14, 2012
Have owned this for over 2 yrs. Outstanding pump. I pump out two cisterns several times a year, with a good bit of heavy sediment on the bottom. The manual says it will pump up to 1/8" particles, which it certainly does well. I also use the pump for transferring rain water to stock animal tanks, nearly weekly in the summers. So it gets lots of use and never given me any trouble. I run it at about 1/2 throttle to maximize engine life (the manual also recommends less than full throttle). It must be manually primed with about 1 gal of water. I keep a roll of Teflon tape handy for the input-output lines. The hose connections are 1" NPT, but it comes with a garden hose adaptor (handy for output side). Recommend getting the 1-in Apache suction hose -- DO NOT use garden hose to pull the water as it will collapse and ruin your pump. The fuel is 50:1, which is nice since I use Stihl equipment with same fuel-oil mixture and requires no separate oil. It will run approx. 45 min to 1 hr on one tank at half throttle. The pump is extremely light weight, which I needed to carry up and down steep terrain here in TN. The engine is very easy to start and has an on-off switch, making it easy to instantly stop. The pump has a convenient water drain plug at bottom. The pump is relatively quiet. I admit that it dropped off my ATV on steep terrain when the cord broke, tumbled a ways, but its construction took the beating and hasn't shown a sign of problems after my goof.
January 16, 2012
Hard working and reliable
I'm finishing the 2nd year with this pump. Use it to draw water up 12 ft. from a creek, and pump it through 1-1/2 inch PVC across 300 ft of flat ground, and then a six foot rise at the end into five 275 gallon totes. In this application, I disconnect the discharge, prime it well (using foot valve), start the pump, get a full draw going, and then reconnect the discharge before throttling up. If I get a solid prime and keep the intake clear, I can get all five totes to about 80% full on a single tank of gas.
This guy works hard and runs well.
October 17, 2011
Compact and Powerful
Originally I was a bit skeptical about purchasing this pump but after using it all summer transferring water for herbicide spraying I am quite pleased with it. It hardly uses any gasoline at all and I found priming to be quite easy. Where I have it located on the tank trailer I can quickly throttle it up or down to avoid overfilling while mixing. I was going to purchase the cheaper gas model but Northern was out of stock. I am glad that I bought this one as it pumps pretty fast. 2 cycle is not a problem as we always have mix for our saws and trimmers.
October 10, 2011
NorthStar Water Pump
Great all around pump we use it for watering our stock. Even running 250 feet of hose on it, the pressure holds up decent. No need for a foot valve, this pump holds its prime very well even sitting on the slope of the pond and getting knocked around by the geese. I did suck a fish into the pipe once, it flushed out on its own but decreased the pressure for that watering, but it really didn't hurt the pump. Very reliable and highly recommend!! The only complaint I have is the pipe handle for the pump is soft metal. When holding the pump down to start it I slipped and and put too much weight on it. This caused it to bend slightly. I was able to bend it back, but it softened the metal even more. It would be nice if it had a little bigger gas tank for my application, but with it's small tank running full bore it will run a half hour. Probably would run a little longer if it didn't have to pump through so much hose. This little pump is highly recommended starts every time even in cold weather.
October 10, 2011
Purchased a couple of weeks ago. Once I figured out what it took to get it pumping, I was very pleased. Filled a 275 gal (1000 L) tank in about 35 minutes using 100 ft of 3/4 inch hose with about 15 ft of total lift. Used 2/3 of a tank of mixture. Excellent pressure at the end of the 100 ft of hose. At least 40-50 lbs. Not super-pump, but it's a 1" pump. Motor starts quickly and easily. Pump not quite so much. Figured out I needed to reduce the suction lift as much as possible, disconnect the output., and, of course, prime the pump before starting the motor. Once it 's pumping, I throttle back, connect the output hose, re-apply throttle and off she goes. Now that I understabd what's required, it's quick and easy...
July 28, 2011