2-Inch Trash Pump

    ECHO Bear Cat's TP2156 trash pump, features a Honda GX200 engine. Honda GX engines are covered by a 3 year warranty. ECHO Bear Cat trash pumps constructed for rugged durability and are compact and lightweight, built with the contractor in mind. The durable tube steel frame provides the pump and engine with maximum protection, ease of handling or transport, and safe operation.


    • •   196cc HONDA GX200 Engine
    • •   Recoil Start & Low Oil Shutdown
    • •   Fuel Tank Capacity 0.82 GAL. (3.1L) 
    • •   2" Instake/Outlet Connection MNPT
    • •   156 GPM Max Flow
    • •   Centrifugal Aluminum Pump
    • •   Heavy Duty, Cast Irom Impeller
    • •   85' Total Lift
    • •   26' SUCTION LIFT
    • •   Up to 5/8" Solids
    • •   80 LBS Dry Weight


    See ECHO Bear Cat Trash Pump warranty details here.

    Starter Type:
    Honda GX200
    Fuel Capacity:
    .82 Gal. (3.1L)
    Trash Pump
    Gallons per minute:
    Intake/Outlet Size (Dia.):
    Total Head Lift:
    Suction Head:
    Solids Handling Size:
    Dimensions (LxWxH):
    17.5'' x 22'' x 17.5''
    80 lbs.
    How do I choose the right water pump for my needs?

    GPM Discharge Capacity is the rate of speed which water flows from the source to the discharge point and is measured in gallons per minute. It provides the power to move water quickly. Vertical Suction Lift is the vertical distance from the source of the water to the pump. This is important for draining a basement or deep pond. Maximum Head Lift is the total height from the source of the water to the destination or drainage point. This provides the power to move water over a distance.

    Is it bad to run the pump dry?

    Absolutely. The water pump shaft and impeller are spinning at extremely fast rates. With no water to transfer their rotational energy to, that energy is released as heat instead. If the pump is run dry, its moving parts will become extremely hot, causing severe damage to the pump over time and greatly limiting its service life.

    Is there a rental application for this machine?

    Yes. Commercial landscapers and yard care people will have a seasonal need for this piece of equipment.

    Pressure and Flow, and what causes water pressure?

    “Pressure” is the amount of force per area. “Flow” is the volume of material moving through an area/second. Water pressure is caused by resistance to flow. If a force tries to move water and there is resistance, the water becomes pressurized. Example; a garden hose: when the end of the hose is unrestricted, water flows out without much force. Press your thumb over the opening; the stream that shoots out around your thumb has more force, but there is less water per second leaving the hose.

    What are the types of engine driven pumps in the market today?

    Transfer/Clear Water Pump – Ideal for draining hot tubs or shallow ponds. Made for clear water pumping; can handle solids of .25”. Semi-Solid Pump –Handle solids of .25-.75”. Best for draining pools or removing water in basements. Trash Pump –Handle solids of .75–2”. Used for commercial/ag, irrigation, drain small flooded areas, or on a construction site. High-Pressure Pump –High pressure at low volumes. Ideal for ag/hobby farms for this pump’s ability to move water long distances.

    What causes pump cavitation?

    When the inlet pressure of a water pump falls below pump design specifications, tiny vapor bubbles can form in the water around the eye of the impeller. When these bubbles are forced into a high pressure environment on the other side of the impeller, they collapse, thereby creating tiny shock waves and points of high temperature. These shock waves can actually corrode the surface of the impeller. To prevent cavitation, always operate your pump within its pressure and flow specifications.

    What happens when an open centrifugal pump is “Dead-headed”?

    A centrifugal pump is “dead-headed” when operated without an open discharge outlet. Centrifugal pumps cannot stall if water flow is cut off. With no outlet, the rotational energy of the shaft and impeller is converted into heat; the water will boil inside the volute, causing severe damage over time.

    What is an open centrifugal pump?

    Centrifugal water pumps use centrifugal force to pressurize and move water from the inlet to the outlet. A rotating set of vanes (called an “impeller”) is spun by the pump shaft. As water is forced through the impeller, rotational energy is transferred from the impeller to the water, which gains velocity and pressure through the centrifugal force applied and is flung from the impeller. The volute (a spiral-shaped case) funnels the now-pressurized water to the outlet.

    What type of pumps does ECHO Bear Cat offer?

    Water Pumps and Trash Pumps.

    When should I replace gaskets?

    Any time that the water pump is serviced and the gaskets are removed, replace the gaskets. Gaskets are inexpensive, and a faulty gasket will cause the pump to leak.

    California Consumers: What is California Proposition 65?

    California’s Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to be made aware of products containing certain chemicals above designated threshold levels, enabling them to make informed decisions prior to purchase. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For additional information visit