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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 listings below for more detail. Southern Cross, Forrers, Ajax and DGM (Nevertire) are not only well-known brands, but are Australian made!

Please note: For convenience, ease of delivery and to comply with transport requirements, 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 to Gympie area - 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 x 2 - Ajax A3s - One has recently been listed as Pump 7 with two others currently "happening". We are increasingly finding that a number of our pumps don't ever make it to the website because they are sold before being finished, and with A3s in short supply, the same may happen with these!

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!!
No, not a pump, but ooh so necessary - these bull gears have been hiding in our shed and resurfaced a short while ago - they are genuine Southern Cross and have ALE7B stamped into them - one is used, the others are unused

RESTORED PUMP A - The journey is now well underway - we just need to organise the manufacture of the four valves - the rubber ball shown under the power end in the top photo! The bottom photo showing this pump on two pallets with a space between them, shows the size and indicates the weight of this pump. Consisting of three main sections, it has been sandblasted and repainted! 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 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! AND ... look what we have just taken delivery of - the shiny, magic bronze valves on which this pump is dependent - that is a cut down 20-litre container that they are sitting in, complete with the machining "off-cuts"!!!
Click the photos or here for more photos and info!
UNIT 2 - An Ajax A2 (2.5" x 3") coupled to a checked-over Briggs & Stratton 5 hp petrol motor that runs well - is this a match made in heaven? The pump has some new internals and together, this unit is good to go!! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
SOLD to Hobart area - UNIT 3 - This tidy little Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" pump and electric motor unit has a number of new parts - piston rod, pinion and shaft, wet-end maintenance kit and brand new motor and, the gear box is very sound - just add water and put it to work!
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.
SOLD to Barraba area, NW NSW - PUMP 1 - One of a number of Ajax A2 piston pumps (the light green one) currently available!! It is very sound and has a new kit, a number of new parts and paint job! Note - the dark green pump is also an A2 and has since been sold.
PUMP 2 - An ever-reliable Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" piston pump with a number of new parts, including the piston rod, cylinder liner and end plate. What's different about this pump - check out the lift-off gearbox lid - it's the first we've seen for Southern Cross!Click the photos or here for more photos and info!
PUMP 3 - Another Ajax A2 - and yes, it needs a priming chamber which will be fitted prior to delivery! This pump has some new parts fitted and has been given the standard "once over" and ready and rearing to go! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
RAM PUMP 1 - An Australian-made RAM pump - was restored for its most recent commissioning - it now needs a new home and we thought you may be able to help - you won't need a power source - "just add water" and that becomes your power! Look at the size - height is approx 1 metre!! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!

Curious about RAM pumps? We have had a limited number of RAMS on the website. 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. Billabong RAM pumps are made by Misal Technologies Pty Ltd in Ringwood, Victoria. Some pumps reference to "Danks" - that refers to John Danks and Son Limited who first introduced these pumps to the Australian market in 1855. 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. The Number 10 pump stands approximately 1 metre high and, as a Number 10, is the largest Ram pump made. For more information regarding their range and the history of these pumps, follow these links respectively:4,,, Phone 03 9876 5222, Address P.O.Box 510 Ringwood VIC. 3134

or check RAM pump history

PUMP 6 - An amazing little Forrers - a 2.5" x 3"! It has some new components and overall is in very good condition. These smaller pumps will deliver 300 gallons per hour to 250 feet and needs only 1 hp to drive it - it's ready to go!! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
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 12 - Another of the popular Ajax A2s range. The gear box is in terrific condition and the rest of the pump has been checked over and is ready to go to work! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!

PUMPS 12A and 12B - These two pumps can be separated quite easily! Pump 12A has had our standard treatment - sandblasted, re-assembled with a new kit and sports a new paint job!
SOLD to Eltham area, Vic - Pump 12B is a bit more special though, having a range of new parts, in addition to the wet-end kit, added during re-assembly - these include a new centre plate, new piston plates, new liner, new end plate, new gear case baffle, new crosshead and bush and new piston rod!
Click the photos or here for more photos and info!
PUMP 13 - What a sight to behold! Twin helical gears and pinions in absolutely amazing condition! This power end has been sitting in our warehouse, unloved and unusable, for far too long!! Some machining magic and ingenuity (not ours) has now made it into a complete unit! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP 14A - Another Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" piston pump! Like all of this category of pump, this pump will be an ever-reliable workhorse for you - it will deliver 300 gallons per hour to a head of 250 feet using less than 1 hp to do so! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP 14B - A Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" piston pump - unlike Pump 14A, this one does not have an intake chamber and it only needed to have a new kit fitted! Otherwise, they are like peas in a pod! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP 15 - This is a bit of a mystery pump - it is a brand we haven't heard of before and nor can we locate any information about the pump or the Sonnerdale company itself that is relevant to pumps! And, look at the serial number - 0001!!!! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!


SOLD to Gilgandra, NSW - Unnumbered Pump - Ajax A3 - this pump was purchased and installed as a backup in a Hunter Valley hospital, but effectively NEVER used - in "as new" condition though its paint job has faded - another highly sought after pump that was sold in a matter of days and prior to having the chance to upload it to the website. The pump has the tell-tale signs of water having being through it, but it was effectively a new pump for its lucky purchaser who will get years of honest work from it!! No additional photos included!
Piston Pumps - High Headers
SOLD to Tweed area, NSW - PUMP HH1 - A fine example of an Ajax AH3 (3" x 5") - this pump will have a 16" x 4-v-belt pulley fitted prior to delivery. We would only average one of these every about every two years and then they don't stay with us for very long!! Why - look at the wet-end set-up - it will pump to 575 feet head!
Pump HH2 - 400 feet head - A fantastic Southern Cross 4" x 5" pump with bull gear and pinion in great working order and, as usual, has been fitted with a new wet-end maintenance kit and is ready to go right now! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Pump HH3 - Forrers probably made the most extensive range of high-head pumps - this one is a 3" x 5" - it will do 780 gallons/hour to a 500' head needing only a 4 hp electric motor to do so and, best of all, its 1.5" suction and discharge means you don't need large piping!!Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
SOLD to Killarney area, Qld - Pump HH5 - An absolute rarity - this is only the third time in 14 years that we could make a Forrers 1.75" x 3" high-head pump available for you - yes, only Number 3!! It has a 700 feet head and will deliver approximately 200 gallons/hour!
SOLD into Central Victoria - Pump HH6 - A "cute" high-head Forrers 2" x 2" pump. This is one of, if not the most compact geared-pump made, yet it has one of the highest head capabilities! It is small, needs only 1" piping for delivery and is as scarce as rocking horse teeth!
Pump HH7 - A BIG step up from the little 2" x 2" above - a Southern Cross 5" x 5" high head pump in great working condition - just look at the main gear! This pump has a 300' feet head and the ability to deliver 1660 gallons to that head! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Pump HH8 - A Forrers 4" x 6" high-header with a gearbox in absolutely amazing condition - this pump has a new kit and some new parts and the bore has been honed just "to be sure to be sure" that it is ready and rearing to go for you!! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!

SOLD to Mt George, NSW PRIOR to upload - Pump HH? - This pump is living proof that you need to talk to us about your requirements regardless of what pumps are on the website! An extremely lucky buyer has secured this outstanding pump!! It is a Forrers 3" x 5" high head pump in excellent condition! Its ID tag is quite unique - Manufacturer - Southern Cross Engines!! Its head is 570' - the highest we've seen. The "Year of Manufacture" label is blank unfortunately. But ... its Army ID Number is 49021 - wonder where it has been and what stories it could tell! No other photos have been included!

Sample photos only - these 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.
Piston Pumps on Consignment (OC)
PUMP OC1 - A great Forrers 2.5" x 3" pump coupled to an electric motor and all mounted on a stand ... with a roof! We have checked this unit over, fitted it with new valve rubbers, a new pinion shaft and rebushed the long bearing as well! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP OC2 - A fantastic high-head pump in its working clothes, but that doesn't make it any less desirable or any less efficient! It has an extra air chamber on the discharge side and a genuine Southern Cross electric 3 hp motor fitted! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
SOLD to Kingaroy area - PUMP OC5 - A Forrers 4" x 5" piston pump with a 2" suction and discharge and will deliver 1300 gallons per hour or 6000 litres per hour. It has a head of 300 feet and comes complete with a new wet-end maintenance kit fitted.
PUMP/UNIT OC6 - A Davies 2.75" x 3" helical-geared piston pump fitted with a single-phase, 1 hp electric motor. Yes, it has just that bit extra capacity over and above the ever-popular 2.5" x 3", but with the same inlet/outlet size, it will work with existing piping! Remember, looks can be deceiving!! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP OC7 - A little IBC pump - it has 1" suction and discharge and twin pinion and bull gears, all of which are in sound condition. We have no documentation on this pump and have seen very few of them over the years. Click the photo opposite for more info! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP OC8 - An Ajax A3 with new parts, including piston and centre plates, gear case baffle, stainless steel piston rod and new wet-end maintenance kit - ready to go to work!! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP OC9 - A Southern Cross pump with a whole new life now that it is no longer a 2.5" x 3" but a higher capacity 5" x 5" pump with a new liner, piston plates, centre plate and kit! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP OC10 - An Ajax A4 with a new pinion shaft, rebushed long and short bearings, new crosshead pin and bush, new centre plates, new piston plates and a new wet-end kit - not as "pretty" as a restored pump, but is extra-specially priced! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Curiosity Corner
It's a long story, but we've been told that this large, brass map of Australia originally graced the walls of the Toowoomba head office of Southern Cross - the detail is amazing and the workmanship is what you would expect from tradesmen who made such wonderful pumps and windmills! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
SOLD into Toorak, Melbourne - This wonderful old sign was taken from an old Sunshine harvester. It measures 68 cm (wide) x 58 cm (height). The edges have been "tidied" up. It is quite light and would be able to be packaged for posting should it be needed.

SOLD to Allora - 1 and 2 only - CURIOSITIES 1, 2 and 3 - We come across some left-of-field items at times and here are three classics!! We have a P2 open-geared pump, without a top chamber, we have a Marino spray unit which is badly in need of restoration and an old milk pump! If you know of anyone who may be looking for such treasures, please let them know that these are available!! More details and photos can be accessed by clicking on any of the three photos opposite! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
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 will do what we can to help!
Phone ALAN on 0409 126 102 or email him at Piston Pumps
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