A new, cost efficient 6”(150 mm) self-priming pump, capable of moving huge quantities of dirty water, has been released by Australian Pump Industries. It is a 'Long Ranger' version of Aussie's Quik Prime model QP602 that runs for extended periods.
The big semi trash pump is ideal for high volume transfer or dewatering duties. The new high 'Long Range' version of the pump features a 16 litre long range fuel tank that neatly fits within a steel roll frame. This extra fuel capacity allows it to run continuously for up to five hours without the need to refuel.
'Not having to refuel the pump frequently is a real time saver when transferring large volumes of water,' said Brad Farrugia, Aussie Pumps' Product Manager. 'Not to mention the extra convenience as the pump can be left to run unattended for long periods, freeing up time for other activities,' he said.
Efficient water transfer is vital for emergency dewatering and flood mitigation. The QP602 long ranger is capable of transferring up to 174,000 litres per hour. With a maximum vertical discharge of 23 m, the big 6' pump can move water from a lower dam or river to the flood site or storage dam.
The 6' pump features a huge open style, high grade cast iron impeller and volute, capable of passing small solids up to 20 mm in suspension. It has the ability to draft water from depths of up to 7.6 m, making it ideal for pumping from rivers, dams or tanks.
'Its unique high flow design makes it very efficient and gives it the ability to move water fast with minimal fuel,' said Farrugia. 'In its standard configuration, it needs only a 13 hp Honda petrol engine to achieve its full capacity,' he said.
The big Aussie gusher is also available with a Yanmar air-cooled diesel engine with electric start for easy and efficient operation. The QP602 has a heavy duty wrap around frame for protection, eye bolt and four mounted handles for easy lifting. 'This Aussie 6' pump is a breakthrough in terms of quality, value and performance.'
said Farrugia. 'The great fuel efficiencies, high volume transfer and heavy duty construction really make the QP602 ideal for hire companies and the emergency services,' he said.
The QP602 comes with a five year pump end warranty and three year Honda or two year Yanmar engine guarantees. With marine grade aluminium pump housing and a carbon ceramic mechanical seal, this pump is designed to last.