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FIRE authorities across Australia
recommend using diesel-drive
pumps in property protection
systems rather than the traditional
They are considered a safer option
given the low ignition point of diesel
compared with petrol.
The Aussie Fire Chief, regarded
one of world's finest high-pressure
lightweight fire pump, is now pow-
ered by a Yanmar 3.5-kilowatt diesel
The award-winning Chief has won
many major government contracts
because of its performance and qual-
ity. It is used by rural firefighting
authorities, the NSW Rural Fire ser-
vice, National Parks and Wildlife ser-
vice, and councils across the country.
The product has also won signifi-
cant export contracts in Europe,
South East Asia, and Africa.
Its new version is available in
either manual or electric-start config-
Aussie Pumps' Brad Farrugia said
the Yanmar engines were reliable.
"They start first time every time,"
he said. "The high performance of
the pump/engine combo is a match
made for serious capability."
The Chief delivers flows at an
impressive 400 litres a minute and a
maximum head of 60 metres.
It will self-prime from 7.6m, a
record, enabling it to draught water
from streams, dams, or tanks with
The Aussie Fire Chief was
designed to out-perform and out-fea-
ture all other portable fire fighting
pumps, offering a 'big belly' body
and a 18.75mm diameter heavyduty
The impeller weighs almost three
times more than those of competi-
tors, providing top performance and
a long, trouble-free life.
The pump comes with a bolt-on
suction flange that enables the check
valve to be easily replaced or ser-
viced without having to dismantle
The bolt-on suction port enables
users to change the port size to
12.5mm or even 15mm if required.
The Chief also features a handy
three-way outlet that gives users the
facility of using either a 3.75mm
delivery hose or two 2.5mm hoses.
The discharge manifold comes with
metal caps and chains -- not plastic.
The Aussie Fire Chief is loaded
with features and in Yanmar config-
uration, represents terrific value for
"The spring season discount for
this year is more than $700 -- that's a
huge saving," Mr Farrugia said.
The Chief comes with Aussie
Pumps' inclusive five-year warranty
on the pump end and the engine is
supported by Yanmar's international
Yanmar Australia dealers are right
behind the Aussie Pump program,
giving warranty and service to users
across the country.
"Users are finding the cheap
Chinese pumps just don't provide
the performance that Australians
demand," Farrugia said.
"Our commercial arrangement
with Yanmar delivers a product that
is world class, at value-packed prices
for Australian farmers."
Information on the new Yanmar
product range is available from
Aussie Pump Gold Distributors or
from the new Aussie Pump cata-
logue available on its website.
• Need to know more?
Phoebe Michaels, Australian Pump
Industries 02 8865 3500,
Aussie Pumps' Brad Farrugia demonstrates the capabilities of an Aussie Fire
Chief pump powered by a Yanmar diesel engine.
AGRISON is leaping into 2013 with a
new entrant in the Ultra series - the
44-kilowatt Ultra G3.
Spurred on by popular demand, the
company introduced the model to
complement its top-selling 37-kW
Ultra G3 4WD Turbo 2012 model.
Agrison has for many years received
an overwhelming response to the mid-
range Ultra tractors.
The new model was specifically
engineered to offer extra power,
accommodating ample strength and
traction for tougher jobs.
It boasts a direct-injection diesel
engine with turbo, air-conditioning,
4WD, front-end loader with four-in-one
bucket and much more.
The spacious European-design cabin
includes an ergonomic shock-absorb-
ing seat and sound insulation to
reduce noise levels, ensuring the ulti-
mate work environment.
Agrison has been inundated with
sales enquires for its recent model.
Managing director Allan Yokus said
the team had predicted the popularity
of the 44kW Ultra G3.
"Our sales team has had a strong
response," he said.
"Our customers vary from small, mid
and large-acreage owners.
"The Ultra series has become a
household favourite for many farmers
as they are engineered and designed
specifically to deliver reliability and
performance at an affordable price."
Priced at $28,990 and with a free
six-feet slasher thrown in, the new
addition carries all the signs of a great
• Need to know more?
1300 651 830 or www.agrison.com.au
Contracts in Europe, Asia, Africa
Flows at 400 litres a minute
Maximum head of 60 metres
Agrison expands Ultra fleet to meet demand
An ergonomic shock-absorbing seat
and sound insulation ensures the
ultimate work environment.
Diesel pump first rate
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