Aussie Pumps re­sis­tant to cor­ro­sion

Dairy News Australia - - MACHINERY & PRODUCTS -

FARM­ERS ARE be­ing urged to check Ni­tro­gen lev­els in soils ahead of sow­ing. One ac­cepted strat­egy to com­bat a ni­tro­gen de­fi­ciency is top­dress­ing with liq­uid fer­tilis­ers soon af­ter sow­ing, early in the sea­son to max­imise yields.

Liq­uid fer­tilis­ers give bet­ter cov­er­age than gran­u­lar and of­fer the abil­ity to cus­tom brew the mix to max­imise yields.

How­ever, they need to be han­dled with the right equip­ment. One Aus­tralian com­pany, Aus­tralian Pump In­dus­tries, has de­vel­oped a range of pumps for safe, fast and ef­fi­cient pump­ing of liq­uid urea based fer­tilis­ers.

“We set out to come up with a prod­uct that was re­sis­tant to cor­ro­sion, had the right elas­tomers to pre­vent leaks and that wouldn’t re­act with the chem­i­cal be­ing pumped,” said Aussie Pumps’ Brad Far­ru­gia.

“Our poly pumps are en­dorsed by Incitec Pivot for use with their Easy N fer­tiliser,” Brad said.

The Aussie Poly Pump range, de­vel­oped for ag chem ap­pli­ca­tions like this, of­fer 2” and 3” self­prim­ing cen­trifu­gal en­gine drive pumps that Brad says are cost ef­fec­tive, ef­fi­cient and re­li­able.

“Made from a poly­car­bon ma­te­rial de­vel­oped in the USA for NASA, 30% glass filled polyester, the pump is vir­tu­ally cor­ro­sion free,” Brad said.

The 2” pump will han­dle up to 835 litres per minute, whilst the big 3” ver­sion will han­dle up to 1010 litres per minute of flow. Both ver­sions are avail­able with petrol, elec­tric or diesel drive.

“As ap­ply­ing Ni­tro­gen at the right time is cru­cial for max­imis­ing yields, farm­ers look­ing to max­imise spray­ing times are choos­ing the high flow 3” ver­sion for bet­ter ef­fi­ciency.

“We even make a hy­draulic drive ver­sion that can be plugged into the sprayer’s hy­draulic sys­tem for fast fill ‘on the go’,” he said.

Gen­uine Honda pow­ered poly pumps are now of­fered by Aussie Pumps with a four-year en­gine war­ranty at no ex­tra charge to clients.

Brad said all Aussie elec­tric drive Poly Pumps are fit­ted with a ‘Protek’ de­vice, which fits be­tween the pump and the mo­tor. In the event of a seal fail­ure, the Protek sys­tem traps the liq­uid to pre­vent it en­ter­ing the mo­tor via the shaft.

The Vi­ton or EPDM elas­tomers are com­pat­i­ble with most liq­uid fer- tilis­ers and chem­i­cally re­sis­tant stain­less steel fas­ten­ers are stan­dard, Brad said.

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Si­mone Up­ton from Tam­worth checks out the Aussie Smart Poly pump with Honda power, ideal for trans­fer­ring liq­uid fer­til­iz­ers, pre­vent­ing ground con­tam­i­na­tion and chem­i­cal wastage.

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