What is a Bean Pump and How Does it Work?


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What is a Bean Pump and How Does it Work?

If you have ever had to deal with heavy contamination on the job site, Evans high pressure Bean Pumps may be just the solution you need to get the job done right.

What is a Bean Pump?

If you have responsibilities for industrial tank cleaning or utilities drain clean out, you have likely used a Bean Pump.

The history of the “Bean Pump” starts in 1883 when the founder and namesake, John Bean, built the first agricultural spray pumps for commercial use.  Over the next hundred years, the company name would go through a number of iterations including Bean Spray Pumps, John Bean Technologies or JBT, Food Machinery Corporation or FMC, back to the simple name commonly used today, Bean Pump.  

Bean Pumps came to be known for their well built, durable and reliable designs for water spray and jetting applications. The most common and widely used Bean Pumps are reciprocating plunger pumps.

What are Bean Pumps Used For?

Bean Pumps are primarily used when heavy contamination or sludge needs to be removed, such as the following:

  • Tank Cleaning
  • Barge Flushing
  • Hydro-Excavation
  • Pipe Cleaning
  • Trench Digging

What Does a Bean Pump Include?

Your High Volume Pump rental from Evans Equipment includes options:

  • 3,000 PSI at 23 GPM
  • Units mounted on heavy duty tandem axle trailer
  • Water temps up to 180 degrees
  • Sewer Nozzle Options
  • Choice of adjustable pattern spray gun/ long lance guns

We work with you to find the best solution for the job. Our end-to-end solutions ensure we can remain flexible and streamline your industrial wash equipment needs. Evans Equipment & Environmental can provide expert guidance in wastewater treatment regulation, project management, wash rack construction, scheduled maintenance, and more.

Bean Pumps for Sale and Rent

Evans Equipment & Environmental builds, rents, sells, and maintains portable Bean Pump and pressure washer packages for the industry.  Bean Pumps have been a key component in supporting our customer’s most demanding industrial wash needs.

Call us today to get one of your own, or contact us here to let us know about your specific requirements: 1 (800) 377-5872