Called the Aussie QP402, the new diesel drive pump produce flow of up to 1800 litres per minute making it ideal for dewatering, water transfer or fast fill tanker applications.
The prime power for the new machine is a 9.5hp Kubota air-oil cooled diesel engine that offers users real fuel economy.
“We chose the big Kubota diesel for this application because it maintains its torque even at full load,” said Aussie Pumps Product Manager John Whiteley.
Like all Aussie Quick Prime pumps, the 4” gusher has good self priming characteristics with the ability to suck water through a vertical lift of 8.4 metres.
The gusher’s delivery head is also impressive with a maximum shut off of 28 metres. The heart of the pump is a heavy duty SG cast iron open style impeller that will pass small solids in suspension with ease. A heavy duty mechanical seal and cast iron volute are also standard.
The complete machine is supplied in a robust galvanised steel frame with anti vibration mounts. Four inch hose couplings and strainer are provided free of charge with each unit.
Australian Pump engineers are working on a high pressure impeller that will turn this big volume pump into a high performance village protection fire fighting pump or high pressure irrigator.
A company spokesman announced that the new version 4” Aussie QP402 will be on the market for the coming summer fire fighting season.