Aussie Pumps increases production
AUSTRALIA’S leading portable engine driven pump builder Aussie Pumps has dramatically ramped up production of Kubota diesel powered fire pumps for what looks like a catastrophic fire season ahead.
The company offers Australia’s biggest range of engine drive bushfire fighting pumps from Ultralites to their high pressure Brigade Boss series.
Aussie Pumps has lifted the standards for fire pumps building in more features and adding performance.
The Aussie QP (Quik Prime) range also offers unique advantage over others in the form of a five- year warranty, delivered to consumers at no extra charge.
According to Aussie Pumps’ product manager Brad Farrugia the Aussie Fire Chief, powered by either Kubota’s OC60 or OC95 engine, provides real advantages in terms of power and economy.
The OC engine (OC stands for oil cooled) uses Kubota’s Advanced Cooling Three Vortex system.
That means the combustion chamber is oil cooled and the cylinder air cooled.
The ACTV system ensures the engines are quieter, have minimal vibration and run cooler.
This results in longer engine life and lower maintenance costs.
“This is a huge benefit to operators who use pumps the most during the summer period,” Mr Farrugia said.
“Whether it’s for firefighting or high pressure water transfer, the pumps will perform better when they have reserve power and the ability to run cooler in summer’s squalling heat.”
Mr Farrugia added that the Kubotas deliver sustained performance, great torque and excellent fuel economy, which translates to major savings for users who can move more water with less fuel, with the bonus of lower ongoing engine service costs.
The range of Kubota powered high pressure pumps from Aussie Pumps starts with the Aussie Fire Chief.
This unit is widely regarded as the world’s best portable engine drive fire pump.
It delivers more water at high pressure because of its huge “big belly” body and 7.5 inch diameter single piece heavy duty impeller.
The Aussie Fire Chief impeller weighs up to two and a half times more than competitive equivalents giving the pump a real longevity and enhanced reliability.
Standard equipment also includes a large two inch, bolt-on flanged suction port that lets more water into the pump, which assists in efficiency and improved performance by reducing friction.
“The Fire Chief is available with a choice of either the six horse powered or 9.5 horse powered Kubota engine,” Mr Farrugia said.
That package offers a combination of performance and value for money that is unbeatable.
“We know that in high pressure water transfer or firefighting it is the engine that can make all the differ- ence to the overall performance,” he said.
The Aussie range of Kubota powered pumps also includes 3” and 4” gushers.
These large pumps are ideal for fast water transfer applications including tanker filling, dam water management and site dewatering.
The electric start units all come mounted in heavy duty galvanised steel frames and galvanised steel sub-bases with anti-vibration mounts.
They are ideal for work carts where fast fill capability and reduced cycle time is vital.
Aussie Pumps also make specialised tanker pumps using Kubota engines fitted with solenoids to enable remote control of the pumps.
These compact units, supplied on a gal base, are available in high pressure or high flow options.
They suit dust suppression and fast fill tanker applications.
“Our tanker specials are popular with water cart operators who mount the pump start/stop control in the cab,” said Mr Farrugia.
“The pump can be stopped immediately once the tank is emptied, preventing damage to the pump from dry running.”
Like all Aussie Quik Prime pumps, the Kubota powered range comes with a free exclusive fiveyear extended pump end warranty, while the engine is supported by Kubota Australia’s two year engine warranty.
For more information visit www. aussiepumps.com.au.
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