Agricultural chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and liquid fertilisers, can be corrosive enough to eat aluminium and even cast iron transfer pumps.
Australian Pump’s new pump has major components that are injection moulded from 30% glass filled polyester. This tough, strong material is able to handle a range of corrosive liquids including Flexi N.
Australian Pump has developed a range of seal options to suit specific applications. For example Buna-N seals and elastomers are suitable for handling diesel fuel and oil based substances, including olive oil. Buna will also handle salt water and brine.
EPDM elastomers and seals, also available as a common option on the transfer pumps, will handle virtually all agricultural chemical and some acids.
Viton, another seal material is also available and enables the pump to handle virtually all chemicals including many acids.
Called the "Aussie Smart Pump", the new version powered is by a 5.5HP Honda industrial engine producing a maximum flow of 650Lpm and, in it's high pressure configuration, can achieve heads of up to 32m, that is around 45psi.
The new pumps are compact and can be supplied in an optional galvanised roll frame for ease of movement on and off utes or farm trailers. Alternative Yanmar diesel engine configurations available as well as bare shaft and electric drive configurations.