A new Kubota diesel engine powered high pressure water blaster is claimed to significantly cut fuel consumption. The machine, manufactured by Australian Pump Industries, uses a 9.5 HP air cooled Kubota diesel engine, to provide power to a 3000 PSI pump.
According to Australian Pump Industries, professional clients in contracting, government, mining and construction work are moving towards diesel powered engines because of substantially lower fuel costs. It chooses the Kubota diesel engine for this application because of its good fuel economy and nationwide after market support program.
Called the Aussie BB350KDE, the big diesel powered pressure cleaner is engineered for severe service applications. The heart of the system is a slow speed Big Berty Bertolini triplex pump that delivers 15 litres per minute and 3000 PSI.
The machines effective working pressure (EWP) when used with an Aussie Turbo Lance is 4650 PSI.
Integrated features include ASP (Aussie Safety Protection) kit that protects both the machine and the operator.
The kit includes a safety valve that blows off, if the machine is subjected to a pressure spike. A thermal dump valve to protect the pump from overheating in the event of excessive bypass running is also included as standard equipment.
According to Australian Pump Industries, it chooses the big slow speed Bertolini pump because of its excellent features and low trouble free operation.
Running at 1450 RPM means the machine simply lasts longer than equivalent specification high speed units.
The Aussie Kubota powered pressure cleaner is highly mobile and comes in a heavy duty, fully galvanised steel trolley with roll cage. The roll cage has a lifting bar, to enable the machine to be loaded or unloaded easily on site.
The trolley has four big pneumatic 13” tyres and steel wheels with bearings. Standard accessories that are included with the machine are 10 metres of Aussie high pressure hose, heavy duty 5000PSI rated gun and stainless steel double lance. A detergent injection kit is also included in the package.
Australian Pump Industries expects the new machine to be of real interest to anybody who is maintaining plant equipment in the field that includes farmers, contractors, earthmovers and local government.