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Big Aussie Saves Town

A huge 6,000 litre per minute 6” Aussie trash pump was used by Horsham Rural City Council to divert floodwater from the Horsham CBD.

The huge diesel drive 6” pump was used to divert water from Garden Estate stormwater basin, near the Wotonga basin, and from there into the Wimmera River.

The 65 HP diesel drive trash pump was able to be quickly deployed because of it’s compact design and trailer mounting.  When the Council called on Miller Contractors, they were able to get the pump to the stormwater basin in record time, playing a vital point in saving the CBD from rising flood waters.

Miller Contractors’ staff worked alongside SES and Horsham Council to drain the flooded basin and divert the water to the river.  The big pump played a vital role because of it’s huge flow characteristic, a whopping 360,000 litres per hour!

The pump also has excellent pressure characteristics, with the ability to move water through a vertical discharge lift of 46 metres.  That’s 64.9 p.s.i.!

Like all Aussie Quik Prime pumps, the big 6” trash handling unit will self prime through a vertical lift of 7.6 metres.  That self priming characteristic means that it primes first time, every time because of the huge tank built into the pump casings design.  The unique Aussie system enables the pump to purge itself quickly of air, once the engine started, drawing water up through the suction line within a matter of minutes. 

Like all the Aussie trash pump range, the MQ600TD, as the pump is called, will pass solids of up to 3 inches in diameter (76 mm).  It’s able to achieve this through a unique “non-clog” style impeller that is the heart of the pump’s design.  An easy clean out port mounted on the front of the machine enables the pump chamber to be cleaned of debris within a matter of minutes, in case of a pump “choke”. 

The Deutz air cooled 4 cylinder diesel engine offers electric start and built in safety shut down equipment to protect the machine.  The shutdown system activates in the event of low oil pressure, high oil temperature, or V belt drive failure.

Sealing of the pump is provided by an oil lubricated tungsten titanium carbide seal designed to handle even abrasive slurry type liquids.  A control panel is shock mounted in a water resistant housing, and includes an hour meter, ammeter, tachometer and alternator failure light.

Miller Contractor’s Jay Miller is delighted with the pump’s performance and it’s ability to move flood water fast.

“The big 6” Aussie primes fast without needing air compressors or vacuum pumps” he said.

“The pump is not just a top performer, but is also ultra reliable” he said.

Aussie Pumps back the big 6” pump with a unique 3 year warranty that is unequalled in the industry.

Further information on the complete range of Aussie trash pumps is available on the Australian Pump website (www.aussiepumps.com.au) and from Aussie Pump Distributors throughout Australia.