AUSSIE’S OLD­EST PUMP

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Although Aus­tralian Pump is a rel­a­tively new­comer to the Aus­tralian pump mar­ket, the Aussie Fire Chief has ac­tu­ally been in ser­vice in this coun­try for a num­ber of years! Pre­vi­ously mar­keted un­der the Pa­cific brand name be­fore Aus­tralian Pump started, the Fire Chief set new stan­dards for per­for­mance and longevity.

Now Aussie Pumps have a com­pe­ti­tion on to find the old­est op­er­at­ing Fire Chief in the mar­ket. The prize is a brand new Aussie Fire Chief with 6.5 hp GX200 Honda petrol en­gine.

“Since we started the com­pe­ti­tion early in the year, we have found ma­chines that are 28 and even 30 years old that have been op­er­at­ing con­tin­u­ously and pro­vid­ing great cus­tomer ser­vice,” said Aussie Pumps’ Brad Far­ru­gia. “They are fit­ted with the orig­i­nal Honda GX140 en­gine, with the first of the over­head valve sin­gle cylin­ders from Honda, and those en­gines still start first pull,” he said.

Aus­tralian Pump select Honda as their prime en­gine sup­plier for all petrol drive self-prim­ing pumps from the 1” QP1 Ul­tralite all the way through to their big 6” self-prim­ing water lifter!

Cus­tomers who have used the pumps for years are as­ton­ished at the way they just per­form, year in, year out, even in a mul­ti­tude of on-farm du­ties where they are called upon to per­form! The pumps are used for wash-down, high pres­sure water trans­fer, stock pen clean-out and even their orig­i­nal func­tion, fire­fight­ing!

“Our old Fire Chief has never missed a beat in 28 years”, said JP Jor­dan (John Paul) from Caper­tee Val­ley. JP iden­ti­fied him­self by con­tact­ing Aussie’s spare parts de­part­ment look­ing for a new re­place­ment suc­tion port.

Twenty eight years and he has never had to re­place a seal or an O-ring, and all he needed was a suc­tion port be­cause he had burred the thread on the suc­tion in­take!

That is prob­a­bly a record in ma­chin­ery longevity and low cost main­te­nance!

“What I like about the Chief is that it still per­forms just as well as when it was new. The Honda en­gine never misses a beat and the heavy duty skids sup­plied as stan­dard on all Aussie Fire Chief pumps means that it pro­vides a sta­ble platform to work off the back of the ute or even in rough ter­rain”, JP said.

Aussie’s pumps are su­perbly match-tested to the Honda en­gines to en­sure that the en­gines are not over­loaded when the pump is in op­er­a­tion. This ex­tends the life of the en­gine and im­proves fuel econ­omy. The pumps hy­draulic de­signs en­sure high ef­fi­cien­cies and per­for­mance lev­els

JP’s pump is in the com­pe­ti­tion and now Aussie deal­ers around the coun­try are look­ing for any­body with an Aussie Fire Chief pump that is older and still in op­er­at­ing con­di­tion who would like to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion.

Win­ners will be de­cided by the end of April 2017 and the new pump awarded to the lucky win­ner.

“JP is in with a big chance”, said Aussie Prod­uct Man­ager Brad Far­ru­gia. “Aussie and Honda, what a com­bi­na­tion”, he said. “It’s that Honda ap­proved en­gine match pro­gram that re­ally gets the best out of the prod­uct”, he said.

He­len, just add a para­graph in there some­where that says that the Honda en­gines are su­perbly matched to the pump’s ex­tra­or­di­nary high ef­fi­cien­cies and per­for­mance lev­els.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is read­ily available from Aus­tralian Pump In­dus­tries or Aussie Pump Dis­trib­u­tors through­out Aus­tralia or www.aussiepumps.com.au.

Aussie’s Old­est Pump

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