Aussie Quick-Prime QP402 a real water winner
RECENT rain means farmers are looking to maximise water storage with careful dam management. With drought conditions set to continue across eastern Australia, reliable, fuel efficient water transfer pumps are essential. Australian Pump Industries' big QP402 four-inch water mover has proven itself as the farmers' ‘Drought Buster'. The Aussie Quick-Prime QP402 offers huge flows of up to 1800 litres per minute and heads of up to 28m. The pumps will selfprime from a huge 8.4m direct lift, enabling suction from dams, wells and creeks. Recent on-farm tests demonstrated the pump priming from a 3m lift in less than thirty seconds. After prolonged dry periods the amount of run off may be more than can be stored. Once a water tank or dam fills, the water can't be captured and overflows back into the environment. “The QP402 is designed for high flow transfer. Even a small amount of rain can overflow a turkey nest dam really quickly," Adam Scully from Aussie Pumps said. "This big pump can transfer the water across fast, preventing overspill and wastage. You don't waste a drop.” During times of drought and intermittent rainfall it is important to monitor the quality of water retained. Evaporation may increase the concentration of salts, whilst a flush of water may increase manure or fertiliser runoff making it unusable for stock watering. It may be necessary to transfer the water for stock use directly from a tank or water tanker. The QP402 is a high flow pump that can be used to draught water from farm water source or tanker. Powered by a genuine Honda petrol engine, the pump offers farmers low fuel consumption and maximum pump performance. Options include 8hp up to 13hp versions with recoil or electric start. The QP402, in its base configuration, comes with heavy duty cast iron impeller and volute. The impeller has large open vanes to allow spherical solids to pass straight through the pump without damage. A heavy duty mechanical seal is standard equipment. Like all of Aussie's big three inch and four inch transfer pumps, the QP402 comes in a heavy duty roll frame with anti-vibration mounts. A free four inch coupling and strainer kit is also provided with every pump. The pump body components are made from high grade marine aluminium ensuring long life. The Aussie QP402 has Australian Pump Industries' unique, fiveyear pump end warranty. "We know we have the best, most reliable, pump out there so we put our money where our mouth is," Mr Scully said. "We're proud of our pumps! End users can buy an Aussie Pump with confidence. We have also developed high pressure kits to suit the QP402.” “For example, we can change the impeller and volute for a high pressure set that gives heads of up to 70 metres. That's almost 100 psi!”
The versatile Aussie QP402 ‘Drought Buster' is suitable for anywhere needing high volume water transfer. It can be used for fast fill tanker applications, tanker batter spray, flood irrigation and dewatering. Other on-farm applications include dust suppression and wash and flush stock crate clean-out. • Details: www.aussiepumps.com.au
Hamish Lorenz, Fiddletown NSW, uses the big Aussie QP402 to shift water from dam to dam in an effort to maximise water storage with minimum fuel costs.