Pump to help farm­ers bat­tle bush­fire sea­son

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - FIRE FEATURE -

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

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PUMP IT UP: Bren­dan Sul­tana checks out the Kub­ota pow­ered Aussie Fire Chief.

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