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. The 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!! 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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|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/ENGINE 4 - Something a bit different - for starters, it is brand new and secondly, it is a genuine Honda GX120 - never been used and has a 2:1 reduction box!|
|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.|
|UNIT 7 - A great unit - it has a new pressure switch and gauge (installed by licensed electrician), new v-belt and the pump has had the standard treatment - all ready to just add water!|
|SOLD - 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 should you wish to secure one (or both) of them. Both have now SOLD - we knew that they wouldn't last here for too long!|
|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.
|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!|
|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!|
|PUMPS 3 - They are both Southern Cross 6" x 6". The non-sandblasted pump has an air chamber, the other doesn't. One is sandblasted, the other yet to be done. One has a v-belt pulley, one has a flat-belt pulley. Apart from these differences, these pumps are the same. Each of them is in great condition and ready for the restoration to begin at either your place or ours!|
||SOLD - 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 - It is a Southern Cross, it's a 2.5" x 3" and it has not only had a check over, a paint job and a new kit fitted, but also a number of new parts - click the photo to link to the details page. This pump will do a great job for the new owner - will it be you?|
|PUMP 6 - Forrers have always been well-accepted for their efficiency and longevity, and this 2.5" x 3" should be true to those long-held beliefs! It has a new wet-end kit, has been checked over and is ready to go!|
|SOLD - 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!|
|SOLD - PUMP 8 - This Southern Cross 2.5" x 5" has had a new kit fitted and is ready to go! And what is of even greater interest is that not only is it a high-header, but it is our only high-head pump that is ready to go!|
|PUMP 9 - An Ajax A3 with a new pinion in the power end and new stuffing box, centre and piston plates and kit for the wet-end as well as an overall check-over, sandblasting and fresh paint job.|
|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 in eight days from listing - PUMP 11 - What is there not to like about this pump - it is in amazing condition, it is a DGM, it is a high-header (one of the smaller ones at 2.25" x 4") and just check out the bull gear and pinion!|
|SOLD - 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!|
|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.