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The Best DEF Pumps for Small Businesses

Previously, we advised on the best DEF Storage Equipment for small businesses, but what about pump systems? Small businesses that operate diesel vehicles need to have a way to dispense DEF. There are a number of different pump options available, but not all of them are created equal. Some DEF pumps are better suited for small businesses than others. 


Types of DEF Pumps

There are two main types of DEF pumps:

  • Manual pumps: Manual pumps, sometimes referred to as hand pumps, are the most basic type of DEF pump. They are typically made of plastic and are designed to be operated by hand. Manual DEF pumps are a good option for small businesses that have a few diesel vehicles and only need to dispense DEF occasionally.
  • Automatic pumps: Automatic DEF pumps are more sophisticated than manual pumps. They are typically made of steel and are designed to be installed in a fixed location. These pumps typically come as an assembly that include hoses and nozzles, and they can be programmed to dispense DEF at a specific rate. Automatic DEF pumps are a good option for small businesses that have a fleet of diesel vehicles and need to dispense DEF on a regular basis. 
Factors to Consider When Choosing a DEF Pump

When choosing a DEF pump, there are a few factors that you need to consider, such as:

The size of your fleet: If you have a small fleet of diesel vehicles, a manual pump may be sufficient. However, if you have a larger fleet, an automatic pump is a better fit. 
The amount of DEF you need to dispense: How much DEF do you need to dispense? If you only need to dispense a small amount, a manual pump may be sufficient. However, if you need to dispense a large amount, an automatic pump will save you time.
The cost: DEF pumps can range in price from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Make sure you choose an option that fits your budget.


Best DEF Pumps for Small Businesses 

Based on the factors mentioned above, here are a few of the best DEF pumps for small businesses:

  • Manual DEF pump: The TM1 is a manual DEF dispenser that is made of durable plastic. Compatible with a standard 55g drum, this hand pump is easy to transport and perfect for low volume shops.
TM1 Closed System
  • Automatic DEF pump: The TD1 is a self-priming pump. With a universal mounting bracket, it can be used with drums and totes. With a flow rate above 6 GPM, this pump outpaces what a manual pump can provide in a fraction of the time. Available in 115V and 12V versions.
TD1 Pump Only

The best DEF pump for small businesses depend on the size of your fleet, the amount of DEF you need to dispense, and your budget. By considering these factors, you can choose the DEF pump that is best for your business.

Here are some additional tips for using a DEF dispenser: 

  1. Make sure that the DEF pump is properly installed and that all of the components are in good working order.
  2.  Inspect the DEF pump regularly for leaks. If you notice a leak, contact the manufacturer of the pump.
  3. Do not dispense DEF into a diesel fuel tank.
  4. Do not mix DEF with other fluids.
  5. Keep DEF away from open flames. 
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