While it’s the winter months, Nathalia based poly tank manufacturer, TTI, have teamed up with Aussie Pumps to produce a super-compact, mop up firefighting kit. Called the “Fire Guard 220”, the system is based on the concept of a machine that is capable of being quickly mounted on the back of a ute, trailer, or even located in a stationary position.
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 an important 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.
TTI chose the Aussie QP154SX because of those features. They like the fact that the pump can also fill the tank from streams or dams because of its excellent self-priming characteristics. It also comes with a five-year warranty and is backed by Honda’s three-year warranty on the engine.
The pump features replaceable flanged suction cover and a bolt-on discharge elbow. It also comes with 1.5” x 1.5” standard ports but, each kit also has 1” fittings to facilitate using a 1” 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.
“Most operators will wind up using the machine on mop-up work, apart from all those other ‘on-farm’ jobs”, said Aussie Pumps’ Product Manager, Brad Farrugia. “With almost 100 psi pressure capability, it can be used as a washdown unit for equipment, as well as fulfilling a wide range of other agricultural or horticultural applications.
The Aussie Ultralite comes mounted on steel skids with rubber anti-vibration mounts. The Honda petrol engine, a 2.5 hp model, GXH50, is superbly matched to the pump’s performance to completely eliminate any potential overload.
Further information on the Fire Guard is available from Jens Buchner from TTI.
For more information, go to www.aussiepumps.com.au