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article image The Mr ‘T’ pump will draw water from depths of 7.6m.

AUSTRALIAN Pump Industries has released a portable trolley mounted version of the high performance Aussie Mr ‘T’ Fire Chief pump. It is designed for industrial applications where it can be moved quickly from one part of the plant to the other with minimum manpower or effort.

The unit is based on the award winning Aussie Mr ‘T’ twin impeller super high pressure pump that is used to fight bush fires in rural Australia.

The Mr ‘T’ offers a maximum head of up to 105m with maximum flows of up to 500lpm.

"The pumps big advantage over others is its ability to place large amounts of water into the fire at high pressure," said Aussie Pump's Fred Fouracre.

"It has the ability to throw 200L of water per minute at a fire at 80m head."

The pump has excellent self priming characteristics and will draw water from depths of 7.6m.

Its unique twin impeller design offers an open style impeller that draws large amounts of water into the pump bowl.

The second stage is a closed impeller but with big vane gaps combined with large diameter. It is this configuration that allows the pump a level of efficiency not found in conventional fire fighting equipment.

The pump comes with 50mm bolt on style flanged ports. The flanged suction port has the huge advantage of allowing ease of service of the check valve without dismantling the pump.

An optional 3-way fire fighting outlet comprising 2mm x 25mm and 1mm x 38mm outlet is available. This enables the pump to run up to two or three fire fighting hoses at the same time.

The Mr ‘T’ was recently chosen by the Rural Fire Service in New South Wales for their five year contract and represents state of the art design backed by a unique three year Aussie Pump warranty.

The mobile version is available in a full steel roll cage with four large pneumatic tyres for ease of movement.

Optional hose reels can be mounted on the frame to carry fire fighting hose assemblies and Unifire nozzles.

The machine is powered by a Honda GX270 9hp industrial petrol engine or Yanmar 10hp industrial air cooled diesel drive.

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