Cleaning Equipment: Aussie Blaster goes “Big Block”
Model: Predator Plus
A new version of Australian Pumps’ heavy duty 5,000 psi hydroblaster is now available powered by Briggs and Stratton’s Vanguard “BIG BLOCK” 27 HP industrial engine. The Vanguard twin cylinder electric start “Big Block” engine has a whopping 889 c.c. engine capacity, giving it lots of advantages over conventional smaller capacity engines.
The Aussie Predator 5,000 psi industrial hydroblaster is a purpose built machine designed for heavy duty cleaning tasks in construction, mining and industrial sectors. It uses a “Big Berty” Bertolini HD Series triplex pump, claimed to be the heaviest duty pump of it’s kind in this pressure bracket.
The pump weighs in at 20.4kgs, and is a heavy duty triplex design. It features brass head with bolt down style valve caps, and is built for sustained performance in the toughest industrial cleaning tasks.
“We tested several different engines for this class of machine, but found the Vanguard “Big Block” to have more torque, and more lugging power than others” said Hamish Lorenz. “The “Big Block” design provides 35% more cubic capacity than other equivalent horsepower engines, so it was an easy decision to make” he said.
The Vanguard Big Block engine means the heavy duty Aussie Predator achieves full power at lower rpm, adding substantially to engine longevity. The engine also comes with a Donaclone Cyclopac air cleaner, a real advantage in Australia’s hot, dusty operating conditions.
“Noise levels are lower too, and the harmonics of the engine work better with our style of machine” said Lorenz.
The Aussie Predator comes in a heavy duty galvanised frame with long range 18 litre fuel tank, and is equipped with the unique “Aussie Safety Pack” to protect both the machine and the operator.
An extra long 60 metre length hose with 5,000 psi rated hose reel is available as an optional extra.
The big Aussie Predator really comes into it’s own with the Vanguard Big Block power, making it ideal for professional applications like brick cleaning, steel work descaling, formwork stripping, even ship anti-fouling and a host of other heavy duty pressure cleaning jobs.