Polyurethane tank manufacturer TTI has teamed up with Aussie Pumps to produce a compact, mop up firefighting kit dubbed the Fire Guard 220.
Following last summer’s disastrous bushfires, the companies say they want people well prepared before the hot weather starts again.
The system can be mounted on the back of a ute or trailer, or even located in a stationary position.
With almost 100 psi pressure capability, it can be used as a wash-down unit for equipment, as well as fulfilling a wide range of other agricultural or horticultural applications.
The heart of the system is the Aussie “Quick Prime” QP154SX. Described by TTI’s Jens Buchner as “a small firefighting pump with a big heart”.
The Aussie pump was selected because of its excellent self-priming, compact, lightweight design and high performance.
The pump is Honda-powered and is part of Aussie’s Ultralite pump range. Weighing in at only 9.8 kilos, it produces 210 lpm maximum flow and a maximum head of 60 metres. It also primes from 8 metres, through a vertical lift.
The Aussie QP154SX can also fill the system’s tank from streams or dams because of its self-priming characteristics.
The pump has replaceable flanged suction cover and a bolt-on discharge elbow.
It also comes with 1.5in x 1.5in standard ports but each kit also has 1in fittings to facilitate using a 1in high pressure hose.
TTI’s kit includes a standard 18-metre high pressure firefighting hose with adjustable firefighting nozzle and offers the option of a 36-metre hose reel upgrade.
The Aussie Ultralite comes mounted on steel skids with rubber anti-vibration mounts. The Honda petrol engine, a 2.5 hp model, GXH50, is matched to the pump’s performance to eliminate any potential overload.