Keen prices offered to our farmers Aussie Pumps helps in drought
LEADING Australian pump manufacturer and distributor Australian Pump Industries has put together a package to help struggling farmers get through the worst drought in 100 years.
The company knows farmers who are affected will do whatever it takes to move water to keep stock alive.
“We put together this package of diesel pumps designed to help move water either into tankers or stock water tanks quickly and efficiently,” product manager Brad Farrugia said.
“We’ve heard so many horror stories about cattle dropping dead in the saleyards or sheep being shorn only to be shot straight afterwards.”
The pump and diesel engine combination project is heavily supported by Kubota, which joined with Australian Pump to offer extended terms on engine acquisitions.
That allows Aussie Pumps to put together a diesel pump build program that gets product on the market at the lowest cost.
The ability to offer dealers an interest-free, extended-term payment program means they can pass on to farmers at their discretion.
Customers will be able to buy goods with a special 90-day term payment and not have to pay until the end of January 2019.
“We’re not a bank and we’re not in the business of lending money but when you see what the farming community has done to make us the leading pump supplier in Australia, we thought we had to give something back,” Mr Farrugia said.
Pumps are being offered to farmers at keen prices through the dealers and free five-year extended warranties are part of the package.
Aussie Pumps offers a wide range of self-priming centrifugal pumps that out-perform and out-feature all others.
The company’s fire pump, the Fire Chief, is regarded as the world’s leading lightweight portable fire pump because of its performance and the extra value built into it.
“We supply hot-dipped galvanised steel roll frames with all Kubota models at no extra charge,” Mr Farrugia said.
The drought relief package is all part of Aussie Pumps’ Drought Proof Australia campaign.
Further information on the drought relief program is available from the marketing department.
It explains five points why farmers can get through the drought with the best gear, the best price and the best terms of payment they’re ever likely to see on water-moving equipment.
For more information head to www.aussiepumps. com.au. ONE Queensland Lockyer Valley grower is growing an extra 4000 bales of lucerne a year thanks to the Australian company DELTAwater solutions’ water treatment system.
For the past 70 years Robert Hogan’s family farm at Helidon has used salty bore water to grow crops.
With ideal soils and climate for their cropping and livestock enterprise, the salty water caused some problems in the past but not serious enough to make them too concerned.
After floods in 2011 filled the underground water table, the water became even saltier and crops such as lucerne became increasingly difficult to grow.
“We were having trouble with the lucerne after the second watering with it browning off. Over the years too much salt has built up in the ground and eventually it caught up with us,” Robert said.
His local Landmark agent did some water tests and sent them to Newcastle-based DELTAwater solutions, whose water treatment systems have been successfully combating problems caused by salinity, scale, calcium, iron and corrosion for more than 25 years. Since installing a DELTA unit on his dam in
2015, which contains bore water he pumps from five separate bores, Robert’s lucerne crop has flourished.
“Over the whole farm we’ve gone from only doing
17–20 bales a paddock to around 40 bales. In a year, that equates to around
4000 extra bales due to having the DELTA,” he said.
The region usually gets around 500mm rain a year, but Robert says with ongoing dry conditions they rely heavily on the bore water. Since installing the DELTA, he hasn’t looked back.
“The paddocks are a lot greener and everything overall is a whole lot better. In the spring and summer it makes a hell of a difference and I’m happy with my DELTA, definitely,” he said.
The paddocks are a lot greener and everything overall is a whole lot better. In the spring and summer it makes a hell of a difference...
— Robert Hogan
CLOSER LOOK: Aussie Pumps’ Brad Farrugia and Craig Bridgement check a big production run of Kubota-powered Aussie water transfer pumps.