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Aus­tralian Pump In­dus­tries has an­nounced their suc­cess with a con­tract to sup­ply 280 diesel drive Aussie Fire Chief pumps for the Na­tional Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice (NPWS) mo­bile fire­fight­ing unit. The pres­ti­gious con­tract for the build­ing of re­place­ment ve­hi­cles was won by Blayney based ICR En­gi­neer­ing. It is a multi-mil­lion-dol­lar con­tract that will do won­ders for the ru­ral com­mu­nity and cre­ate new jobs in the area.

Aus­tralian Pump has worked closely with Na­tional Parks over the last 25 years in sup­ply­ing a spe­cially con­fig­ured ver­sion of their Aussie Fire Chief high pres­sure pump. The Fire Chief is ar­guably the world’s finest light­weight portable fire­fight­ing pump. It is claimed to de­liver more wa­ter at pres­sure than com­peti­tors.

“To drive the pump, we use a Yanmar 4.8 hp Model L48 sin­gle cylin­der diesel en­gine and close cou­ple the pumps. This makes it a very com­pact unit, im­por­tant as space is at a premium on the back of the Land Cruiser ute” said Aussie Pump’s Chief En­gi­neer, John Hales. “Na­tional Parks would not com­pro­mise on the pump. They know us­ing the Aussie Fire Chief over the years has given great results” he said.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the Aussie Fire Chief is avail­able from ICR, all Aussie Pump Dis­trib­u­tors or online at aussiepump­

Aus­tralian pump spe­cialise on en­gine drive pumps for fire fight­ing, wa­ter trans­fer and trash han­dling. The com­pany is a leader in the devel­op­ment of this equip­ment. The pho­to­graph shows aussie pump staff as­sem­bling th­ese spe­cial con­fig­u­ra­tion pumps

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