Thompson Pump Spotlights 4-Inch Vacuum-Assisted Pump at 2008 UCT Show

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – (December 11, 2007) Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Port Orange, Fla., introduces its 4-inch, vacuum-assisted solids handling pump, the 4V-DDS-3-2011.

With a 2” solids handling capacity, this pump is versatile enough to handle sewage bypass pumping and general construction dewatering. The 4V is capable of flows up to 650 gpm and heads up to 105 feet. The unit contains an innovative cooling system that allows the pump to run completely dry without damage while handling suction lifts up to 28 feet.

This vacuum-assisted pump leads the industry in construction, industrial and municipal applications. Utilizing Thompson’s Super Suction vacuum system, the 4V provides the fastest priming in the portable pump dewatering industry all while preventing discharge of pumping effluent onto the ground. This system eliminates the need for a waste hose and the pump housing does not have to fill with water to obtain original prime at start-up.

Thompson Pump is an industry leader in the development of high quality engine-powered portable pumps, ranging in size from 2”-18”, for use in varied applications in the areas of public works, municipalities, construction, agriculture, dewatering, mining, sewer/lift stations, and water/waste water. The company sells and rents their entire line of dewatering pumps including wet and dry prime trash pumps, sound attenuated models, diaphragm pumps, hydraulic submersible pumps, high pressure pumps and wellpoint pumps as well as bypass systems, wellpoint systems and a complete line of accessories.

Thompson Pump, a family-owned company based in Port Orange, Fla., is a full-service manufacturer and provider of high quality pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise for the toughest dewatering, bypass and emergency pumping applications. Since 1970, Thompson Pump has assisted contractors worldwide with pump rental, sale, design, installation and operation. Thompson Pump operates sales, rental and service centers throughout Florida and Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New England, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The company also utilizes more than 30 regional, national and international distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Thompson Pump is a Blue Chip Enterprise Award winner and their products meet the requirements for certification as defined by the Contractors Pump Bureau. For more information, call (800) 767-7307 or log onto