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Pioneer Pump Solutions to announce new service

PPS set to launch national specialist pump hire business at inaugural Plantworx exhibition

PIONEER Pump Solutions (PPS), a subsidiary of Franklin Electric, will launch their new national specialist pump-hire business at Plantworx 2013. With an initial fleet investment of around 200 diesel sets, PPS say that they are well prepared to serve the UK construction and utilities markets with pump hire products.

Led by managing director Tom Nicholson, PPS have already opened three of the four branches planned for this year in England, Wales and Scotland.


Utilizing its experience in manufacturing high-performance, sound-attenuated pump sets in the global mining and construction markets, the firm has built a fleet of pump sets from 100mm general-purpose units used for dewatering and well-pointing, to more specialized pump sets such as the 450SH – an 18in sound-attenuated pump set powered by a 575kW Volvo engine.

All the pump sets are built with environmentally sound features such as auto-start-stop panels and fully bunded canopies. These features come standard, providing users with the lowest environmental footprint solution per cubic meter pumped.

Based on fuel burned, noise levels emitted and cubic meters pumped per hour, PPS have firmly established themselves as a leading supplier of pumps to the global construction industry. Pioneer pumps are used in projects such as harbour builds, tunnelling projects and ‘mega projects’ such as those seen in the Middle East, where dewatering up to 20,000 cubic meters per hour is not uncommon.

‘We spent a long time researching the market and identified that there was an unmet need for higher-performing equipment with lower running costs and smaller environmental footprints,’ commented Tom Nicholson.

‘We have carefully designed our fleet to provide superior performance by combining Pioneer fluid ends with high-performance engines, including those built by JCB. A significant portion of our fleet is designed around the JCB 444 engine, which gives us power outputs from 60kW right through to 120kW.

‘This allows us to offer very low fuel burn and high output, meaning our customers will use less fuel and release fewer emissions in terms of gases and noise – the most important aspects of any project today.’


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