Australian Pump has upgraded production quantities of their unique 6 inch self-priming water mover. The heavy duty 152mm (6-in) pump, fitted with a huge open cast iron style impeller, will move liquids up to 2,900 litres per minute, that equates to 174,000 litres/hour.
Called the Aussie QP602, the big self-priming pump will draught water through a vertical lift of 7.4 metres.
The company says there’s no substitute for big engineered water passages to move water quickly.
The pump’s volute and impeller cavity allow for a superb efficiency that enables the pump to achieve very high flows at various points of the curve.
“For example, even at 10 metres head, the pump still does around 2,000 lpm,” said Aussie Pumps’ product manager, Brad Farrugia.
The pump’s open impeller will pass small solids in suspension enabling it to also operate as a dewatering pump on construction or mine sites, or for fast fill tanker applications.
The diesel version of the pump is powered by a 7.4kW (10hp) Yanmar electric start air cooled diesel engine.
An optional 18-litre fuel tank enables the unit to run without refuelling for up to 8 hours when running at 3,000rpm continuous engine speed.
The pump comes built into a heavy duty hot dipped galvanised steel frame and is supplied with battery pack as standard for easy starting.
The engine also has an integrated recoil start in the event of a flat battery in the paddock.
The pumps are easy to move around and are recommended for farmers or local government councils wanting to move water fast in emergency.
“The big QP602 diesel, weighs in at about 160-kilos.
There is a Drought Buster model and also a Mine Boss version with a substantially heavier duty frame designed for the tough site conditions”, said Farrugia.
Further information on the 6-inch self-priming water mover is available at www.aussiepumps.com.au or from your local Aussie Pump dealer: www.aussiepumps.com.au/dealerLocator/dealer_locator.html