Right equip­ment cru­cial in pre­par­ing for sum­mer

Tasmanian Country - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

TAS­MA­NIA Fire Ser­vice has joined with Bri­er­ley Hose and Han­dling in warn­ing farm­ers and home own­ers of the po­ten­tial for a cat­a­strophic bush­fire sea­son this sum­mer.

Many bush­fires have al­ready dec­i­mated ar­eas in the north­ern states.

The team at Bri­er­ley has its “Fire Ready” pro­gram up and run­ning to help peo­ple pre­pare for what looks like a very dan­ger­ous sum­mer, in­clud­ing a free new Bush­fire Sur­vival Guide.

“There are num­ber of steps peo­ple can take to pro­tect them­selves and be fire ready”, said John Bri­er­ley.

“En­sur­ing pumps on farms are work­ing and can meet the ca­pac­ity re­quired is im­per­a­tive”, he said.

The Bush­fire Sur­vival Guide in­cludes a pump-se­lec­tion guide as well as in­forHonda ma­tion on in­stal­la­tion.

The Aussie Fire Chief is a sim­ple, ro­bust, self-prim­ing fire pump with a high-per­for­mance engine. It boasts a max­i­mum flow of 500 litres per minute and of­fers a max­i­mum de­liv­ery head of 75 me­tres – more than 100psi in pressure.

The pump is pow­ered by a GX160 or GX200 engine with re­coil and elec­tric start op­tions. The pump also primes fast and leads com­peti­tors with a suc­tion lift of 7.6m.

For ap­pli­ca­tions re­quir­ing more pressure, Aussie’s Mr T de­liv­ers heads to 95m. It is pow­ered by a Honda 9hp or 13hp heavy-duty petrol engine and comes with a full roll frame.

“More peo­ple are go­ing with elec­tric start th­ese days whether it’s Honda petrol or top quality diesels like Yan­mar, Kub­ota or Hatz. When there’s a fire com­ing, no­body wants to wres­tle with a re­coil cord when they can have in­stant per­for­mance just by turn­ing a key,” Mr Bri­er­ley said.

For a copy of the bush­fire guide or more de­tails con­tact Bri­er­ley Hose and Han­dling in Ho­bart or Launce­s­ton or at brier­ley­hose.com.au.

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