Dry windy conditions and soaring temperatures have seen an early beginning to this year’s bush fire season. Bushfire fighting authorities are gearing up for an early fire season with the potential for a repeat of the catastrophic fires of the Summer of 2002.
The over-burdened Rural Fire Service was unable to be everywhere at once, putting responsibility back on residents to protect their own property. That self reliance depends on having the right equipment available and taking common sense precautions to protect property.
The Aussie Fire Chief comes with a huge 100 psi pressure performance and the ability to pump up to 500 litres per minute! That big flow at high pressure provides the Chief with the ability to literally “drown” spot fires or to damp down houses and outbuildings fast.
The standard Aussie Fire Chief comes with a range of drives including the 5.5 hp Honda Japanese built industrial engine. Other drive options include Yanmar diesel and big 6 h.p. Vanguard industrial petrol engine for increased performance.
Another advantage of the Aussie Fire Chief is its ability to draught water from depths of up to 7.6 metres and to prime fast, first time, every time! The pump if fitted with a precision ceramic style mechanical seal and a heavy duty balanced matched impeller, that weighs up to 2 ½ times more than the industry standard. The impeller is a heavy duty one piece aluminium construction, not plastic or rivetted plates.
The Fire Chief is fitted with a 2" flanged inlet that allows easy access for servicing the check valve and allows more water into the pump than smaller 1.1/2" inlet equivalents.
All versions of the Aussie Fire Chief come either with heavy duty steel skids and anti-vibration mounts or a full roll over style frame for pump protection. This provides the user with a reliable base from which to operate the pump and minimises vibration, extending both pump and engine life.
A handy carry handle is supplied for user convenience. With its proven performance, unbeatable reliability and value for money, the Aussie Fire Chief is the choice of major fire fighting authorities and government utilities.