Difficult to seal materials and abrasive slurries are normal occurrences in the today's industry. Abrasive slurries and solids laden materials exponentially shorten equipment life. The peristaltic hose pump was invented for application parameters such as these. Since only the inside of the hose and hose inserts are in contact with the pumpage, aggressive and contaminated fluids can be processed without the devastating damage experienced by other pumping technologies. With excellent suction lift capacity, ability to run dry, and resistance to damage by abrasive particles and/or solids, the peristaltic hose pump is a perfect selection for these extremely demanding applications.