Piston Pumps For Sale - Available Now

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, we may be able to source 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.

Watch this space - Works in Progress (WIP)

WIP 1 - Ajax A2 - this one will have a new kit with neoprene buckets, two new piston plates, a new centre plate, new pinion and shaft and a new long bearing fitted in a sandblasted and newly painted housing - will be PUMP 20

WIP 2 - Ajax A3 - this one has had the gearbox housing stripped down and sandblasted - will have new piston rod and two new nuts, two new piston plates and a new centre plate - will be PUMP 22

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!
UNIT 1 - Something different! H Slater & Son Pty Ltd previously manufactured these pumps in Victoria. They continue to supply parts. Attached to an ever-reliable Honda 5.5 hp, how could you go wrong! Has been rebuilt but not used since! Has been bench tested and works extremely well!!
SOLD - UNIT 3 - And they ARE still around! This unit is as it was delivered to its very first owner - not quite in the pristine condition it was then, but it is all set up and ready to pump water at your place - and it will do so for a very long time to come!
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 - One of the hard-to-come-by Forrers 2" x 2" piston pumps - it has been mounted with a motor for testing purposes only - the motor is excluded! It goes really well and is in great working condition - has a new pinion shaft and conrod!
PUMP 3 - This Ajax A4 has no story to be told because it doesn't appear to have been put to work ... ever! A G-series pump (the last ones made), it will produce between 1330 and 1860 gallons per hour at 50 to 70 strokes per minute!
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!!

PUMP 5 - Southern Cross 5" x 5" high-head - we are undecided - if this isn't the best power end on a pump that we've been able to make available, we can't think which one was - when we turned it over, the first comment was how smoothly it turned ... when we took off the gearbox cover, the next comment was "Now you can see why it turns so smoothly" - just take a look - AND it is a high-head pump with a 500' head!
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!
SOLD - 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?
SOLD - 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.
SOLD - PUMP 12 - This Forrers 3" x 4" pump is in very sound condition! It has a new kit and new long bearing fitted, has a gearbox ready to go and will provide that bit extra capacity without being tooooo difficult/heavy to handle!
SOLD - PUMP 13 - This is a Forrers 3" x 4" pump which has been checked out and now has the standard new kit fitted  - it has been around for a while, but is now ready for despatch!
SOLD within a few hours of photos being uploaded - PUMP 14 - Another Ajax A2 2.5" x 3" pump. This one has a gearbox in great condition, been sandblasted and painted and in the wet-end, has a new cylinder liner, new piston rod, new piston plates, new centre plate and a new kit with neoprene buckets!
SOLD - PUMP 15 - A Forrers 3" x 4" pump shown in its "farm clothes". This pump goes well and is in good order and has only become available because the hills where it was located exceeded its head capacity - it goes well.
Please note, this pump is on consignment.
SOLD - PUMP 16 - Another Ajax 2.5" x 3" A2 is ready to work! We can't seem to get enough of them! These pumps will do 300 to 425 gallons per hour at 50 to 70 strokes per minute with heads to 250 feet.
PUMP 17 - Yet another of the ever-popular Ajax A2s - this pump has been pulled down, cleaned up and reassembled (with a kit with neoprene buckets) with a new cross-head pin to boot - ready to go!!
SOLD - PUMP 18 - PUMP 19 remains available - PUMPS 18 and 19 - Something to feast your eyes on - not one, but two Ajax A2s with ALL new "internals" - no, not just the bullgear or the pinion or the bearings, but ALL new "insides" for each one of these pumps!!
  PUMP 20 - Still coming - WIP 1
PUMP 21 - An Ajax A5 in really good working condition - been fully stripped and reassembled - it has new kit with leather buckets, two new piston plates and two new piston rod nuts ... and the liner has been honed by an engineering workshop!
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 - smaller pumps are usually available immediately - stock may include Southern Cross, Ajax, Billabong, Supreme or un-named models. These smaller pumps are usually 1.5" x 1.75", but we sometimes have the larger 1.75" x 1.75" on hand. An A1.5 will output 290 gallons per hour whilst the A1.75 will do 400 gallons per hour.
Phone ALAN on 0409 126 102 or email him at Piston Pumps
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