Self-Priming Pumps

Self-priming pumps for transferring slurry, dredging, dewatering, and other harsh applications are industrial strength to provide continual suction and long-lasting use. DAE pumps make affordable heavy-duty self-priming pumps that suck up debris with ease, ensuring hassle-free operation. The self-priming pump draws liquids, solids and other material from wells, lakes, wetlands, sewers, construction sites and other flooded area to the pump where it then transfers everything to a designated area.

The DAE Pumps self-priming centrifugal pumps outperform the conventional self-priming pump in dewatering. A major issue with conventional self-priming water pumps when dewatering is the suctioning of mud and rock that destroy the pump as the water level gets too low. However, pumps by DAE Pumps are unphased as they have no issues processing the muck while constantly providing powerful suction.

DAE Pumps offers a large selection of diesel and electric self-priming slurry pumps that mount on a trailer for easy portability or on a skid for moving by forklift. Our self-priming pumps are excellent for diver-operated dredging. The pump and engine/motor securely located on land, and a slurry hose with a diver nozzle mounts on the head for diver operated pumping and dredging.

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MAX-Series Self-Priming Pumps

DAE Pumps MAX-Series Self-Priming Pumps are heavy-duty centrifugal self-priming pumps that provide flow rates up to 5500 GPM and pressure as high as 260 PSI. The MAX-Series carries a variety of pump sizes with intakes ranging from 4- to 12-inches and discharges between 3- and 10-inch. The non-clogging self-priming pumps are capable of automatically priming to 26-feet of suction lift from dry and can pass solids up to 2.5-inches.

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SP-Series Self-Priming Pumps

DAE Pumps SP-Series Self-Priming Pumps are multi-purpose centrifugal self-priming pumps that range with a 4- or 6-inch intake and a 3-, 4- or 6-inch discharge. The SP self-priming pumps provide a flow rate of up to 1750 GPM and 90 PSI. The powerful yet compact series delivers sustained suction with high efficiency and non-clogging performance resulting in lower energy and fuel costs, and unplanned downtime. 

At DAE Pumps, we pride ourselves on the quality and performance of our pumps and provide complete solutions for all your slurry pumping needs. We offer slurry hoses for transferring materials, slurry flow meters to monitor the material flow rate, hydraulic power units, and other accessories. All our parts are always in stock and available for immediate shipping to anywhere in the US and the world. Get the right pump size and power for the job with a free DAE Pumps custom pump curve that graphically represents the pump’s flow rate of a specific head based on your exact requirements.

Features of DAE Pumps Self-Priming Pumps

  • Capable of Pumping Wide Array of Materials
  • Large Selection of Pumps and Configurations
  • Pump Abrasive and Gritty Material with Ease
  • High Tolerance Between Impeller and Pump Casing, Allowing Larger Solids
  • Low Maintenance


Get turnkey solutions that include dredge hoses, slurry flow meters, power units, and more. Choose from multiple sizes of slurry hoses for the transferring of materials, wireless flow meters for measuring the flow rate in gallons per minute of liquid, and power units for operation. Parts are always in stock and available for immediate shipping to anywhere in the US and the world. 

Custom Pump Curve

A pump curve is a graphical representation of a pump’s flowrate against a certain level of the head. Using a pump curve that is specific for your application will greatly help in selecting the pump best for you, ultimately saving you time and money.

Pump curves are developed from data gathered during testing of the pump’s performance at the manufacturer’s facility and provide the end-user with a graph of how the pump will operate over a set range. To build the pump curve, our engineers compile several variables, including the type of material, fluid viscosity, distance to pump, target GPM, and job-specific factors. This ensures the most efficient pump is recommended for your project.

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