Australian Pump Industries
offers a range of high pressure twin impeller pumps designed to deliver effective firefighting performance during the harvest season.
Firefighting authorities in Australia report an increase in fire incidents being generated by harvesting or slashing activities, causing not only major crop damage and loss, but also the destruction of expensive equipment. A number of combines were lost last year as a result of spontaneous combustion, with many incidents generated by the build-up of dry material in and around vehicles, which provided potential fuel for fires triggered by mechanical failure or exhaust sparks.
With El Nino conditions predicted for this season, farmers must be prepared to act immediately to stop a crop fire in its tracks.
High pressure pumps from Australian Pump offer the performance required to douse potentially disastrous harvest fires. Aussie Pumps’ Brad Farrugia points out that effective fire prevention means having the right equipment in the right place at the right time.
He explains that farmers do not find the traditional 5hp fire fighters effective in firefighting operations when it comes to serious crop protection. Australian Pump’s bigger pumps provide real firefighting performance and are available at a fraction of the cost of imported, more sophisticated firefighting equipment.
Australian Pump Industries has introduced a range of 2” and 3” pumps in super high pressure configuration under the Mr. T banner. The twin impeller pumps offer significantly improved flow at high pressure.
Key features of Mr. T twin impeller high pressure pumps:
- Offered with 9hp, 10hp or 13hp engines to provide sufficient torque for the pump to reach required head and flow
- Reaches maximum 95m head and delivers maximum flow of 480 LPM
- Delivers enormous volume at high pressure (e.g. 200+ LPM flow at 65m head)
- Handy roll frame and anti-vibration mounts supplied as standard
- Draughts from creeks, dams or wells
- Vertical suction lift of 7.6m
Australian Pump advises farmers to focus on pump maintenance as they enter the fire season. Josh Kingston from Griffith has maintained his pump in good condition over the winter season as he understands the importance of preseason maintenance in the pump’s firefighting ability.