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Aussie Jetter Goes Diesel

A diesel engine driven version of the Aussie King Cobra drain cleaning jetter has been released by Australian Pump Industries.  Featuring 5,000 p.s.i. pressure performance, the machine, called the King Cobra HD is designed for applications like remote communities, stations and mines, where only diesel fuel is available.

The King Cobra is powered by a 20 HP Hatz air cooled diesel engine, and comes in a heavy duty galvanised steel frame with integrated hose reel.  Designed to clear drains, sewer lines, and pipes in sizes up to 9 inch, the King Cobra provides a combination of pressure and flow that clears blockages fast.

The heart of the system is a “Big Berty” Bertolini HD Series (Heavy Duty) pump that delivers 20 litres per minute flow at 5,000 p.s.i. pressure.  The pump features a forged brass manifold with bolt down style valve caps, and is designed for years of trouble free life.  Stainless steel valves, forged brass conrods, and unique Bertolini U seals minimise wear, providing maximum reliability.

The diesel King Cobra is the latest extension to a world class range of drain cleaning jetters designed and built in Australia by Australian Pump Industries.

“As Australia’s leading manufacturer of high pressure water blasters, it was a natural move for us to develop a high pressure drain cleaning jetter using much the same technology” said Aussie Pumps’ John Hales.

“A drain cleaner isn’t just a pressure cleaner with a hose reel. It required a lot of R & D and consultation with the industry, to find out what worked, and to deliver the world’s best drain cleaning jetter to Australian plumbers and industry” he said.

Aussie Cobra’s are now working around the world, and are even operating in New York City.  The machines are popular with plumbers because of their reliability, user friendly features, and integrated safety.

“We went out of our way to make these big 5,000 p.s.i. machines safe to operate by building in protection features like ASP (Aussie Safety Protection),” said Hales.  The ASP kit, fitted to all professional grade Aussie pressure cleaners, comprises a safety valve to protect the machine and operator in the event of the occurrence of a pressure spike, and a thermal dump that enables the machine to continue to run cool, even if left on continuous bypass.

“We chose the Hatz air cooled diesel engine because of it’s reliability, terrific warranty support all around Australia, and ease of maintenance,” said Hales.  “Air cooled means no radiator hoses to perish, and a more compact footprint and profile than an equivalent horsepower water cooled engine would provide,” he said.

Like all Aussie Cobra machines the big diesel comes complete with 60 metres of high pressure Aussie sewer cleaning hose, designed to SAE R8 standards and a complete nozzle kit that gives the operator a choice of selecting from a range of different nozzles for various drain cleaning applications.  For example, the star of the nozzle box is the Aussie Root Mulcher, a vibrating turbo-style drain cleaning nozzle that even chops it’s way through tree roots and other tough obstacles.

The Aussie Viper Mini Reel, a portable reel that enables the operator to use the machine in difficult to access locations, i.e. indoors, clearing toilets and amenities in public parks, or even factories where the parent machine can’t actually get inside the building, to the job.

“That means that the operator can operate up to 100 metres away from the machine, with the operator still having the ability to clear up to 60 metres of drain from the Viper, without any significant loss of pressure or performance” said Hales.

Each machine comes with a wash down kit comprising a heavy duty gun and lance, which quick couples onto the long hoses supplied on the hose reel. 

Optional high pressure accessories like turbos, flat surface cleaners (the Aussie Spinner) and even sandblast kits are available to make the basic machine even more versatile for use by local government, contractors and general industry.

Australian Pump expect to generate extensive export activity for the diesel powered machine, particularly into third world countries where unleaded petrol is not readily available.

Further information on the complete range of drain cleaning jetters, including a free DVD is available from Australian Pump, or on their website www.aussiepumps.com.au.