Ever had to pump out water in 35 degrees, not been able to get your pump started, gotten wet and miserable in the process? Ever had to pump in 90 degree weather and struggle with hoses and all that pumping entails? So did Doug McFarland. Warm or cold, it tends to be a thankless job, harder than it ought to be. Doug's frustration grew to the point of inspiration (or was it desperation?). Working on a coastal NC golf course with twenty-plus bunkers that would hold water for days, pumping was a necessary evil while maintaining a nationally ranked golf course. TrunkPump®, a pump transported and powered by the tractor was the answer. It took much of the labor out of the job, freed up maintenance resources and got the course in shape quickly. The pumping job no one wanted soon had volunteers.
Ever had a good idea and thought, “I should see where this goes?” So did Doug McFarland. He needed the savvy business sense and experience of a trusted friend to make a run at it. Chris Pappalardo was the sales and marketing yin to McFarland's manufacturing yang. Pappalardo's extensive history in retail and management combined with a passion for doing things right would be driving force in the company's growth since it began in January 2006.
Ever been surprised by where a journey takes you? So have Doug and Chris. They now have product in all parts of the world. From the known market of golf and turf to expanding opportunities in agriculture, municipalities and the rental market, TrunkPump® strikes a nerve and fills needs across a wide spectrum of users. With growing markets has come the need for new product offerings. The product line has expanded to include pumps for multiple applications on a variety of platforms... trash, chemical transfer, dewatering pressure pumps powered by Ventrac and Steiner tractors, utility tractors and skid steer remote hydraulics plus a line of helpful accessories round out the ever-expanding offerings from TrunkPump®. It all started with an idea in 2005, a single pump in 2006, and an adventure that continues.