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. Please note: For convenience and ease of delivery, ALL pumps are delivered "dry" - gear oil MUST be added 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!! Just 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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|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.|
|Continued from above - Forrers 6" x 10" - it may have looked like an ugly duckling when we picked it up, but yes, its transformation is well underway. Already it looks very different - see above for more recent photos!|
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 - This is an opportunity for the real enthusiasts! It wouldn't be unique, but there would be very few similar! An 8" x 8" Forrers masterpiece! And it is your choice which side of the pump you mount the cylinders!|
|UNRESTORED PUMP B - Another rarity to suit the most fastidious restorer - a Forrers 5" x 6" - so why is it so rare - look closely at the number of pushrods - and it has the same number of bull gears and pistons - TWO of each!!!|
|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 - The photos don't do this unit the justice it warrants - what a match up! A Forrers 5" x 5" coupled to a 6 hp Lister. Just waiting to be restored and taken on the show circuit - would definitely win "Best of Breed"!!|
|SOLD - UNIT 3 - The "bee's knees" or the "duck's guts" - your choice of words will best describe this hard-to-find Southern Cross unit - a 2.5" x 5" pump coupled with a Southern Cross EU-C 4 hp diesel!|
|UNIT 4 - Something a bit different - for starters, it is brand new and secondly, it is a firefighter. The combination of a Davey pump and Briggs & Stratton 5 hp petrol engine works well!|
|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.|
|SOLD - UNIT 6 - Another new unit - a Davey Dynajet 70 - "Made in Australia" - Serial Number 14216. This unit will produce up to 70 litres per minute and will service two storey buildings.|
|DIESEL ENGINES - Two Petter 6 hp diesels - these engines have only been used to test-run them after assembly - they are new, complete and ready to go, but you will probably need to be quick should you wish to secure one (or both) of them. One has now SOLD, so only one remains.|
|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.
|SOLD - PUMP Y1 - A Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" pump - Serial Number 58299 - complete with motor rails and snifter valve, this piston pump is now ready and awaiting delivery to your place!|
|Photo not yet available||PUMP Y7 - Ajax 3" x 4" - not yet ready to go, but could be fast-tracked if you needed it to be!|
|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 Y9 - Forrers 2.5" x 3" pump in great working condition and ready for delivery!|
||SOLD within five days - NEW PUMP 1 - This really is a brand new Ajax A3 - yes, it is shopsoiled and the paint may not be quite hot-rod standard, but where else will you find a brand new A3?|
|NEW PUMP 2 - Yes, it is another brand new Ajax - this time an Ajax A4 - the paint work is weathered, but that doesn't diminish the fact that the pump is brand new!|
|PUMP 3 - It's an Ajax, it's an A2 and almost all of its moving parts are brand new, including the bull gear, pinion gear and shaft and three of the bearings (and the fourth has been rebushed) - what more could anyone want?|
|PUMP 4 - Another completed Forrers 5" x 5" pump - in great order and now ready for work if you needed it tomorrow!! Note this Forrers pump is fitted with a Southern Cross pulley - a 23B, 4-v-section pulley.|
|PUMP 5 - Now finished for you - a great little DGM 2.5" x 3" pump with a new kit and a brand new brass cylinder liner ready and rearing to go!|
SOLD - PUMP 6 - Look at this - a Forrers 1.75" x 3" pump - yes, you read it correctly - 1.75" x 3" - you possibly didn't know that they even existed - and it is a high-head pump to 700'!
|PUMP 7 - An Ajax A3 mid-range pump - this 3" x 4" pump will give you that bit extra capacity without getting into the larger and heavier pumps which are more difficult to handle! Is it new or used - not sure because of the number of new parts that have been fitted!|
|PUMP 8 - This Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" has had a new kit fitted and sports an unused brass cylinder liner ... and it is ready to go to work! It has a one-way valve on the discharge ready for connection.|
|PUMP 9 - An Ajax 2" x 3" pump - that is correct, an Ajax 2" x 3" - is it unique - possibly, but regardless of its size, it is a fantastic little pump in great condition - click on the photo for more details of its sizing.|
|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 - A 5" x 5" Ajax - has been sandblasted, painted and a new kit fitted. This pump has a 16" flat pulley fitted.|
|PUMP 12 - This is one of only two 1.75" x 1.75" pumps that we have had - both have been from Powamac, and the other one, which was new, sold within four days of listing on this website!|
|PUMP 13 - This is a Forrers 3" x 4" pump which has had a new pinion and a new pinion shaft fitted, along with the standard new kit - it has been around for a while, but is now ready for despatch!|
|SOLD - PUMP 14 - Our visiting wordsmith critiqued this little Forrers 2" x2" as "another little ball-tearer"! With a 500' head, two non-standard air chambers fitted and the option of with or without the electric motor, we'd have to agree with him!|
|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.