Smith & Loveless Inc.

- Grit Pump



Smith & Loveless’ rugged PISTA Turbo Grit Pump is the only pump in the industry exclusively designed for pumping grit separated from sewage. The PISTA Turbo Grit Pump is available in both top-mounted vacuum-primed and remote-mounted flooded-suction configurations. Equipped with a Ni-Hard volute and Ni-Hard recessed impeller mounted completely out of the flow path of the abrasive fluid, the PISTA Turbo Grit Pump also features a heavy-duty, solid, stainless steel shaft, heavy-duty bearings and mechanical seal, and it comes available in 4” and 6”( (100 and 300 mm) piping arrangements.

  • Flows : up to 500 GPM (32 lps)
  • Power : up to 40 Hp (30 kW)
  • Pumps : 4' - 6' (100 - 150 mm)

  • Top-mounted units eliminate expensive piping while lowering the head and horsepower requirements
  • Delivers more flow at higher head than conventional airlifts
  • Oversized shaft and bearings typified robust construction, resulting in longevity

Many of our original air lift pumps installed prior to 1982 are still in operation. These work well and provide years of dependable service. We continue to produce and manufacture parts supporting these models.

Air lift pumps are usually designed for low flow applications or where plant air is readily available. If your plant flow has increased, consider converting to the top mounted PISTA Turbo Grit Pump. This is the most common application for our PISTA line. The advantages are numerous. With the addition of the grit FLUIDIZER, it makes plugging almost unheard of in the pump itself. Constructed with a Ni-Hard Impeller and Ni-Hard volute, this makes one tough combination.

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