The new Hydroblaster high-pressure washer is designed specifically for the mining and construction industry.
The Australian Pump Industries has introduced a new 5,000 psi Hydroblaster that is powered by a big Kohler air-cooled diesel engine. Designed specifically for the mining and construction industry, the high pressure washer offers operators tremendous cleaning power with minimal use of water.
'The 5,000 psi Aussie Predator saves time, saves water and provides operators with significantly faster cleaning,' said Hamish Lorenz, Operations Manager, Aussie Pump. The heart of the system is a heavy-duty 'Big Berty' Bertolini triplex pump that develops 20 lpm flow at 5,000 psi. The Predator also offers an effective working pressure with Aussie Turbomaster turbo lance of 8,500 psi.
The whole machine comes in a sturdy galvanised steel trolley with four pneumatic tyred wheels, making it manoeuvrable on site. A hose reel and 60 m of hose fits easily to the frame. The reel means that the hose is stored tidily which prolongs the hose life and minimises the trip hazards.
Like all Aussie heavy duty industrial engine drive pressure cleaners, the big Hydroblaster is equipped with free ASP (Aussie Safety Protection). The ASP system consists of a safety valve that protects the operator and machine from spikes in the system. A thermal dump valve is incorporated to protect the machine from overheating due to bypass running.
'The big 23 hp Kohler diesel was chosen because of its reliability, power and torque characteristics. Ease of serviceability in the field is another bonus,' said Lorenz. 'Kohler parts are also easily available from distributors from all around Australia and their warranty and aftermarket support is second to none,' he said.
The Predator is rated as a B class machine under the new Australian safety standards. As such it is fitted with both an emergency stop and is supplied with a 500 bar hose shroud. An optional foot valve is also available.
'Because we make the Predator in volume, the price is a fraction of the equivalent of imported machines that are designed for far less demanding European conditions,' said Lorenz.