The LDM pump is Darley’s tried and true single stage midship pump. It is about 20% smaller and lighter weight, on average, than our competitors’ pumps provided at the same rating points. The LDM pump, although rated to 1,750 gpm, flows well over 2,000 gpm at 150 psi in max flow testing. This reserve capacity eliminates the common practice of a department paying more for a higher rated pump, for example – 2,000 gpm, and then “de-rating” the pump to 1,750 or 1,500 gpm, to ensure they pass annual NFPA service tests throughout the life of the apparatus. Darley strives to achieve those results for you with the reserve capacity standards we hold ourselves to. The LDM features the Darley MagnaTrans™ transmission. The MagnaTrans™ is standard on the majority of Darley’s midship pumps with 2,000-gpm ratings or less. Customers state that this transmission is much quieter than any other midship pump transmission they have used. The LDMX designation is given to the pump when the OEM supplies a stainless manifold rather than cast iron – an industry trend allowing flexibility in plumbing design and additional weight savings.
For more information on the LDM or LDMX pump or to determine which Darley pump may be best for your fire department, reach out to JasonDarley@Darley.com or at 715-456-9390. Also, visit www.darley.com.