I just bought an older Cowen unit that came with a Maxant 400-1 pump. I've cleaned it up and it's running fine. I am testing with water and it's not really moving the liquid like I thought it would. Is this because it's made to move higher viscosity liquid, and will perform better once honey is running through? I suppose I need to find a gasket for the rotary gear cover plate too, as that will help seal things up.
In the off chance that it can't keep up with my processing needs (I can spin 20 deep frames at a time, and should be able to process in 10-12 minutes), can anyone recommend a good pump that will fit my needs and that I can grow into? I should be processing 10k-15K pounds in 2020 if my bugs live through the winter.
I've eyed the Lyson and Dadant unit.
Thanks in advance!