Piston Pumps Available

We have a number of pumps available which have been restored or rebuilt. Some are currently available and ready to go to work for you - please refer to our gallery for more detail. Southern Cross, Forrers, Ajax and DGM (Nevertire) are not only well-known brands, but are Australian made!

Please note: For convenience and ease of delivery, ALL pumps are delivered "dry" - you will need to add gear oil to the gearbox prior to first use.

Should you have a special requirement, then we may be able to source just the grand old matron that will do the job for you!! Let us know what it is that you need and how you want to use it and we'll see what we can do for you.

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SOLD - PUMP 1 - This Forrers 6" x 10" piston pump is as large as it sounds - it exceeds one tonne in weight and 2 m in length!! Everything about this pump is big - it will pump up to 5700 gallons per hour through its 4" inlets and outlets - the makeover and refit is all but finished!! This unit is now complete - six C-section belts are on hand and ready to be fitted to ensure everything is ready to go - securely mounted on a substantial steel frame.
Forrers 5" x 8" - how's this for class - it was the largest pump we'd had - up to 3600 gallons per hour!! We now have the 6" x 10" as per the previous listing! This fully reconditioned 5" x 8" is big in terms of all the numbers - size, weight and capacity!!! Unfortunately, this unit is no longer available - but we'd love another if you could help us out!!
HELP PLEASE - We are experiencing unprecedented demand for pumps of all brands and sizes, but particularly 2.5" x 3" pumps - should you have one or know of any others, we would appreciate any leads you may be able to provide - thank you!!

UNRESTORED PUMP A - The journey has begun! Sitting on two pallets which have a space between them, you can now appreciate the size and the weight of this pump. There is still an opportunity for an enthusiast to do their own thing with this pump now that it has been sandblasted and undercoated! It probably isn't unique, but there would be very few similar! An 8" x 8" Forrers masterpiece! And it is your choice on which side of the pump you mount the intake and the discharge!

SOLD in just over 24 hours - UNIT 1 - How's this for a well-put-together unit consisting of a Forrers 4" x 5" pump and Lister 6 hp (at 1800 rpm) diesel engine mounted on a heavy-duty frame.

UNIT 2 - Look at me now!! This unit, now finished, is just screaming for attention! What a match up! A Forrers 5" x 5" coupled to a 6 hp Lister CS. On the show circuit, this unit would definitely win "Best of Breed"!! This unit has been transformed from an old and rusty non-goer into this magnificent unit. The motor has been fully overhauled by a Lister expert - the work done is detailed in this invoice.The pump has had the normal workshop overhaul - and it is now ready to work or show!
UNIT 4 - This unit speaks for itself - an almost "new"* Forrers 1.75" x 3" high-head pump driven by a virtually new, genuine Honda GX120 - only used for testing and comes complete with a 2:1 reduction box! The motor has now SOLD.   *New working parts are detailed on the link from the photo
UNIT 5 - Another firefighter unit which is also brand new. This time, a Mitsubishi Norton Villiers 5 hp petrol egine. The centrifugal pump is branded "R" with no further identifiers.
Pump SOLD, but motor still available - UNIT 8 - A special coupling - a Honda 5.5 petrol stationary engine and a 2.75" x 3" pump. This pump will give you an extra 10% capacity over a 2.5" x 3" pump and virtually only require the same power to drive it due to the efficiency of the helical gears.
DIESEL ENGINE - Another English built Lister-Petter - this time a 3.5 hp at 3600 rpm - virtually unused - would ideally suit the buyer looking to both buy a new engine and save a few dollars at the same time.
As stated on our Spare Parts Info page, we consider ourselves fortunate for having had the opportunity to acquire the remaining stock from the Estate of the Late Rob McPhail. Rob had built a very respected reputation for himself and his pump business. The pumps prefaced with "Y" on this page have been sourced from Rob McPhail. These pumps have now been relocated to our warehouse. Those listed here are ready to work unless noted otherwise. The listing for these pumps is not quite complete so if you can't see what you are looking for, please ring Alan on 0409 126 102.

PUMP Y8 - but what is it?? This masterpiece is German engineering at its very best - does it look heavy - yes, but that still belies its actual weight - take a look at the double, helical gears and pinions - all first class!! Where is the wet end - that is a work-in-progress - click the photo link for more info!
PUMP 2 - A Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" great pump - it features a new piston rod, new cross-head pin and bush, one new valve seat and stem and a new kit - what more could you want!

SOLD - PUMP 3 - An Ajax 2.5" x 3" which has been rejuvenated - it already has a new cylinder liner, new cylinder head, new cross-head pin and bush, new kit and has been sandblasted and painted - ready to go!
PUMP 4 - This Forrers 6" x 6" pump is the largest in the "standard" range. And it is an absolute treat! The features just keep coming thick and fast - great bull gear and pinion, very smooth operation, well-shedded during its lifetime and available immediately!!
SOLD in less than 24 hours from uploading - PUMP 5 - It is a while since we had one of these - a Forrers 2" x 2" high-head pump. Forrers are the only 2" x 2" piston pumps. They are small enough make the installation process relatively simple and the added bonus is that they have a 500' head! And this one has air chambers fitted!
SOLD in just 2 days - PUMP 6 - Is this a stationary motor? Of course not, but this is the mechanism which powers this pump to make it work - and yes, it is a pump! It is a RAM pump and needs only running water to enable it to pump to a head of up to 200'!

Curious about RAM pumps? We haven't had one on the website before, but we still have an older, smaller unbranded pump on hand. Much more information can be found about these pumps from the manufacturer's website - they are Australian made and have been around for over 150 years! They come in various sizes numbered from 3 to 7, and a 10. The one above is a mid-range 5. It is a Billabong pump and made by Misal Technologies Pty Ltd in Ringwood, Victoria. The reference to "Danks" on the above pump is in reference to John Danks and Son Limited who first introduced these pumps to the Australian market in 1855. The pump above stands approx 24" tall, with the base being approx 15" x 10". The inlet is 2" in diameter (50 mm) and the outlet is 3/4" (18 mm). The manufacturer states that Ram pumps are able to operate with a head delivery of up to 200 feet, but in some installations, that can be exceeded. For more information regarding their range and the history of these pumps, follow these links respectively:

Misal Technologies product range

RAM pump history

PUMP 7 - Another Ajax - this time an A2 (2.5" x 3")! This pump is in very sound condition - it has been fully checked over, been fitted with a new kit and ready to work!
PUMP 8 - This Ajax 2.5" x 3" has had a new kit fitted and is ready to go! It is one of two identical A2s. Both of them have just been finished and are now ready for delivery - only one is shown in the photos.
PUMP 9 - Another 2.5" x 3", but this time a Forrers! It has been pulled down for checking, had a new kit, been sandblasted and painted and is in great working condition!
PUMP 10 - What a pump it is - a Forrers 6" x 8" duplex pump. What is a duplex unit - double everything - two pistons, two bull gears, two shafts AND it has double the capacity at 6,000 GALLONS per hour (and double the weight almost)!! Is it coincidence that it is Pump 10 - or is it 10 for quality?
PUMP 11 - What is there not to like about this pump - it is a Forrers 4" x 5" and just check out the bull gear and pinion! It doesn't show in the photos, but the size is stamped into the top air chamber.
PUMP 12 - This Forrers 3.5" x 5" high-head pump is in great condition! It is rated up to 1250 gallons per hour at 500 feet. It will have a new liner and buckets fitted prior to delivery. Please note, this pump is on consignment.
PUMP 13 - This is a Forrers 3" x 4" pump which has had a new pinion, a new pinion shaft and new long bearing fitted, along with the standard new kit - it has been around for a while, but is now ready for despatch!

Photos not yet available - watch this space!

PUMP 14 - Another Ajax A2 2.5" x 3" pump. This one has a gearbox in great condition and in the wet-end, a new cylinder liner, new piston rod, new piston plates, new centre plate and a new kit with neoprene buckets - not quite ready to go, but not far away!
Haven't seen what you are looking for - we usually have a range of other pumps which are in various stages of restoration, so if you haven't seen what you need here, please ring for further details!
Is there something in particular you need?? Please let us know and we may be able to help!
Sample photo only - a range of smaller pumps is usually available immediately - stock may include Southern Cross, Ajax, Billabong, Supreme and un-named models.
Phone ALAN on 0409 126 102 or email him at Piston Pumps
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