Liquid Ferts Pump Up The Yield

Chris Andrighetto from Griffith with his Aussie poly pump, used as a dependable means for pumping corrosive ag. chemicals.

Model: Aussie Poly Pumps

In time of drought farmers have to look to better production methods to bring the soil to life. A growing trend is to favour liquid fertilisers over granular to produce crops off minimal rainfall.

Liquid fertilisers have been found to be up to ten times more effective than common granular fertilisers greatly improving yields. However, they are corrosive and need to be handled with the right equipment

One Australian company, Australian Pump Industries, has developed a range of pumps for safe, fast and efficient pumping of liquid fertilisers like “Flexi N” and “Cal X”

“We set out to come up with a product that was resistant to corrosion, and had the right elastomers to prevent leaks or negative chemical reactions to the medium being pumped” said Aussie Pumps’ Dean Fountain.

The Aussie Poly Pump range were specifically developed for ag-chem applications like ferts. They offer 2” and 3” self priming centrifugal engine drive pumps that are cost effective, efficient and reliable. Made from a polycarbon material developed in the USA, the pump ends are virtually corrosion free.

Viton or EPDM elastomers that are chemical compatible with most liquid fertiliser are standard. All models feature stainless steel hardware.

The 2” pump will handle up to 720 litres per minute. The big 3” version delivers bigger flows of up to 1000 lpm., Both are available in either petrol, electric or diesel drive.

“Spray contractors wanting to fast refill can do so with these handy and reliable pumps” said Fountain. “We even make a hydraulic drive version that can be plugged into the sprayer’s hydraulic system for fast fill ‘on the go’” he added.

Like all Aussie Quick Prime self-priming centrifugal pumps the new trash pumps are covered by a free extended five year pump end warranty.

The genuine Honda powered pumps are also offered by Aussie with a three year Honda engine warranty.. “The extra one year warranty on Honda engines fitted to these pumps is a real boom to users, and is absolutely free” said Dean Fountain.

Close coupled electric motor drive versions in either single phase or three phase allow simple installation. They’re all fitted with the unique device called “Protek”. The “Protek” system is sandwiched between the pump and the electric motor. In the event of a seal failure, the Protek system traps the liquid, and prevents it from running down the shaft into the electric motor.

Aussie electric drive poly pumps also now come with a tough galvanised base for super simple installation.

For further information on Aussie Poly pumps for liquid fertilisers and agricultural chemicals visit our Aussie Poly page or download our Aussie Poly Pumps PDF [517KB]

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