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/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.
SOLD - 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!
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!
SOLD - PUMP Y9 - Forrers 2.5" x 3" pump in great working condition and ready for delivery!
SOLD - PUMP 2 - Yes, it is the last of the brand new Ajax pumps - an Ajax A4 - the paint work is weathered, but that doesn't diminish the fact that the pump is brand new!

SOLD - PUMP 3 - A refurbished A3 ready to go - it is in great condition with a really good bull gear - it will do 590 gallons per hour (gph) at 250 rpm, increasing to 825 gph at 350 rpm at the pump pulley and, dependent upon the head, will only need 1 hp to drive it. Please note, this pump is on consignment.
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 - 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?
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

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!
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.
SOLD - 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.
Phone ALAN on 0409 126 102 or email him at Piston Pumps
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