Piston Pumps For Sale                            Phone 0409 126 102

We have a number of piston 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" - to avoid damaging your unit, you will need to add gear oil to the gearbox prior to first use.

Should you have a special requirement, we may be able to source 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 - 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.

Watch this space - Work in Progress (WIP)

WIP 1 - Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" in top condition - gears are exceptional with very little wear - has been stripped down, sandblasted, reassembled and painted with a new kit fitted.

WIP 2 - Forrers 3" x 4" - has been stripped down and sandblasted - will have a new conrod, new pinion and shaft, new cross-head pin and bush, new liner and new kit (value of new parts is over $1000).

WIP 3 - Forrers 2.5" x 3" - has been stripped down and sandblasted, gearbox is very sound and will have a new kit and new liner.

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!!
Another request - this time on behalf of a customer - NEEDED is one only lid for the fuel tank for a Lister 6 hp diesel - should you have one (or even an entire fuel tank), please send through your details and we will pass them on to our client who will contact you directly - many thanks!!

RESTORED PUMP A - The journey is now well underway! The older photo showing this pump on two pallets which have a space between them, shows the size and indicates the weight of this pump. Consisting of three main sections, it has been sandblasted and the first coat applied to the gearbox housing and middle section! This pump 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! Click the photos opposite for more recent additions including detailed photos of the bull gear and pinion - their condition is amazing!
UNIT 1 - Look at this!! A brand new Honda GX160 with an Ajax A2 pump which has mostly brand new parts in both the wet end and the power end, including the main/bull gear, pinion and shaft, bearings, piston rod/shaft, centre and piston plates and liner - how's that for a find!!!
UNIT 2 - This Ajax A2 looks like any other Ajax A2 doesn't it? But it is very different - and no, you can't see the difference! It is not the extra air chamber, nor the electric motor. It is the fact that everything inside the pump is brand new - yes, ALL internal parts are new!!
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!
PUMP 1 - We don't get many A5s along the way! We get even fewer A5s that are in this condition! We don't get many pumps at all that have a gearbox that looks like this one - this pump has been used, but the main gear and the pinion, don't show any wear!

PUMP 2 - A rarity we believe - do you have one like it or have you seen something similar in work? We haven't seen one and we can't find any details on it. This little Southern Cross cutie is smaller than a Forrers 2" x 2", it has a brass "wet-end" which is again different from anything else we have had. We'd really appreciate any information or experience you may have had and, if you could "age" it for us, then all the better!
PUMP 3 - An Ajax AH3 - Only Number 4 in about 12 years!!! Look at the wet-end - it is a very different setup from standard pumps - and that is what enables the 575 feet head - over double most others! New piston and centre plates and the valve seats have been refaced!
PUMP 4 - This Southern Cross 5" x 5" will provide 2100 gallons an hour (approximately 9500 litres) at just 50 strokes per minute. It has been thoroughly checked and is ready to put water where-ever you need it to a head of 250 feet!

PUMP 5 - An Ajax A3 with one of the most impeccable gearboxes we've come across! If only each of us had needed to do as little work in our lives as this pump has done, the mirror would be a bit more forgiving!!
SOLD in just 2 days - 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

PUMP 6 - Again, the only available Forrers 2" x 2" pump we have - it is mounted on a great little compact steel frame, complete with motor mount and ready to work for you - it's been bench tested, is in great condition and its ready to go.
PUMP 7 - A great little Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" piston pump, complete with a new main shaft, short bearing, piston rod and, of course, new kit! It is in really good condition and just waiting to find some water to pump!

PUMP 8 - And yes, the 2.5" x 3" pumps just keep on coming - and just as well because they are the most in demand - this time one of the always-reliable Forrers - in such great condition, it only needed a new kit!
SOLD - PUMP 9 - Another Ajax - this time an A3 - many new internals across both the wet-end and the power end - click to check. An A3 will do just under 600 gph at 50 strokes or over 830 gph at 60 strokes to a 250 feet head driven by maximum 1.75 hp - now that's efficiency!!
SOLD - 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?
PUMP 11 - A Forrers 5" x 8" beauty! This pump is in top condition - the gears are immaculate, the liner is in good condition and it has new buckets as part of a new wet-end kit! What more could you ask for in such a pump?
SOLD - PUMP 12 - A Forrers 3" x 4" - it has been stripped down, sandblasted, re-assembled, painted and kitted out with a new liner and stuffing box - what a bonus!
Piston Pumps on Consignment (OC)
PUMP OC1 and PUMP OC2  - Not one, but two DGM 2.5" x 3" pumps as they were dropped off to us - clean and gears in great condition!
PUMP OC3 - A Davies pump - it is a New Zealander and is as much a champion as the All-Blacks, Kiwis and the Silver Ferns! It is 2.75" x 3", giving you that bit more capacity in a compact pump! The owner advises that it runs and pumps well - and those helical gears will ensure minimal vibration!
SOLD - PUMP OC4 - What a unit! Southern Cross 4 hp diesel (at 1500 rpm) and a Southern Cross 4" x 5" pump - both are in extremely good condition. The diesel dates to 1958!
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 - smaller pumps are usually available immediately - stock may include Southern Cross, Ajax, Billabong, Supreme or un-named models. These smaller pumps are usually 1.5" x 1.75", but we sometimes have the larger 1.75" x 1.75" on hand. An A1.5 will output 290 gallons per hour whilst the A1.75 will do 400 gallons per hour.
Phone ALAN on 0409 126 102 or email him at Piston Pumps
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