Fire fighting pumps need to be able to pump large amounts of water at very high pressures. A good fire fighting pump can be the difference between a small fire and a major disaster. They need to be reliable and able to operate at peak times of an emergency when they are required most. This requires better structural design, material selection and manufacturing technology than normal water pumps.
Whether you are a fire service, an emergency contractor or in the construction industry, you will need a reliable diesel engine fire fighting water pump for the job at hand. Australian Pump Industries is the manufacturer of the premium Aussie Fire Chief and Aussie Fire Captain high pressure fire pumps close coupled to Kubota’s world renowned diesel engines. Both the pump and engine are built on a state of the art assembly line at Aussie Pump’s 2.5 acre Castle Hill plant. Aussie Pump has taken price reductions of up to 25% off the retail value of the range this spring and summer.
When it comes to a Diesel Engine Fire Fighting Water Pump, Flow Rate and Pressure are very important. The fire fighting pump is designed to suck water from the suction port at the top of the pump and deliver it at a high pressure via the discharge port at the bottom of the pump. This is achieved through a combination of the engine power and the impeller rotor speed.
The Flow Rate and Pressure are related as the higher the engine RPM, the greater the flow rate and the higher the pressure. A twin impeller fire fighting pump has a higher pressure but a lower water flow volume than a single impeller. This is because twin impeller fire pumps have an eccentric design and can squirt water further than a standard water pump due to the increased axial pressure.
Our diesel firefighting pumps are very versatile and can be used in a wide variety of applications other than fire fighting, including high pressure spray irrigation, boom spraying and machinery wash down. They are also great in remote locations where access to electricity may be limited. Diesel powered firefighting pumps can run for longer periods of time on the same tank of fuel compared to petrol pumps and are much safer to use in a fire zone.
The pump body, fittings and impeller are all made of durable cast aluminium. All models come complete with a stainless steel suction strainer, float switch, shut off valve and hoses. The pumps can be ordered with either a single or twin impeller and have the option of electric start or manual start. Both the diesel engine and the pump are backed by a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase. Browse our complete range of fire fighting pumps online or contact us for assistance sizing the right pump for your application. All pumps are made in Australia.