Pump to help farmers battle bushfire season
AS IF drought affected farmers didn’t already have enough problems, the recent fires in Queensland herald a uniquely dangerous bushfire season.
One company, Australian Pump Industries, has made a massive effort to bring their top quality products to farmers at the best possible prices and at the best payment terms.
“We wanted to give battling farmers a break for Christmas with interest free 90 day payment terms. It means pumps can be bought now ahead of the fire season and paid for in March 2019,” Aussie Pump’s product manager Brad Farrugia said.
The Buy Now Pay Later program was launched to help struggling farmers back in September.
It has been a huge success for Aussie Pumps and for farmers.
Pump dealers across the country have got on board and are pleased to offer qualifying farmers top quality Aussie pump engine drive pumps on the basis of 90 day payment terms.
The product range available includes Aussie’s top quality fire pumps powered by Honda engines.
The Aussie Fire Chief is claimed to be the world’s highest quality and best performing lightweight portable pump.
It is unique in that it carries a five year warranty on the pump end, something no other pump manufacturer dares to do.
The Buy Now Pay Later program was supported by Kubota.
They joined Australian Pump in an effort to match the quality of the Aussie Pump product with their superb diesel engine range, providing a combination that really works.
“We pitched our prices low because we understand how tough it is for drought affected farmers,” Mr Farrugia said.
The Kubota powered product range includes both 6 and 9½hp drive pumps in both high pressure fire pump and 3” and 4” high volume transfer configurations.
The big 4” transfer pump will do around 1600lpm enabling farmers to move water fast with the lowest possible fuel cost.
“We move more litres of water per litre of fuel, and that’s a huge saving for farmers as well,” he said.
The deferred terms payment programme was originally scheduled to end at the end of December.
It’s been extended until the end of January to give farmers a chance to take advantage of the market’s best quality product coupled to engines which are undoubted for their service, fuel efficiency and overall quality.
“All our Kubota’s come with electric start as standard, a massive advantage, and are all enclosed in a heavy duty galvanised roll frame. Battery packs are an added bonus being supplied free of charge as part of the package,” he said.
Farmers can win big time if they can move between now and the end of January.
Stocks are limited and Mr Farrugia said that time is of the essence if farmers want to move on this great project.
“We have got the world’s best fire pump and the world’s leading range of water movers,” he said.
Australian Pump is currently looking at increasing production runs for early 2019 to keep up with the expected demand, particularly of the diesel engine drive units.
“Farmers love diesels for reasons of efficiency, safety (in a fire emergency) and longevity,” Mr Farrugia said.
“We salute Kubota for their efforts in helping us with this project. They are a pleasure to work with and they helped us develop the world’s best combination of pump and engine.”
These interest free extended terms are passed onto farmers at the discretion of the distributors. Approved customers are able to buy the goods now and pay in March 2019.
Further information is available from authorised Aussie Pump distributors around Australia.
❝ We move more litres of water per litre of fuel, and that’s a huge saving for farmers as well. — Brad Farrugia
PUMP IT UP: Brendan Sultana checks out the Kubota powered Aussie Fire Chief.