All the well-known brands   

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 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.

So that you can remain fully up to date with each of the additional pumps or information that we upload to the website, we also offer a convenient notification service - should you wish to receive these email alerts, contact us at to subscribe. Of course, you can opt out at any time should you wish to do so.

Given that you have an interest in piston pumps, you may also be interested in information about a liquid kelp conditioner for plant and soil health. The associated website for Kelp Agri Products will provide more information about the product Seaweed Sensation (SeaSens) including an overview, benefits, application rates and costings for your information and general knowledge,as well as access to various research sites. Piston Pumps is pleased to announce that for a limited time, in conjunction with Kelp Agri Products, we have a special offer** available for you to purchase SeaSens at half price - see the special offer document for further details.

**Subject to the conditions on the offer document

Should your computer have issues displaying photos from our website, make sure that you are accessing us from either or and NOT


You can now  us on our Facebook page for our non-pumps "bits and pieces":


Click on each of the images below for additional photos and more information

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!
SOLD within hours to Gympie area - UNIT 1 - Numero Uno - Take a look at this - superficially, it may be "untidy" but what a machine, what a unit!! A Forrers 6" x 8" duplex coupled with a Lister 39 hp diesel! Its working clothes are not pretty, but this is one magnificent unit. Check out Pump 10 below to see what this pump will look like in "evening dress"!!
SOLD to Sunshine Coast area - 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!  Refer to Pump 13 for the "grafting" that has now been done!
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.

Given to Allora schoolboy to encourage his interest in "old stuff" - PUMP 2 - Not many of these old milk pumps around - do you have one like it or have you seen something similar in work? We haven't seen one before and there are no details anywhere in our Southern Cross documentation. This is the smallest gear-box pump we have seen. It is smaller than a Forrers 2" x 2", it has a brass "wet-end" which, again, is different from anything else we have had. We'd really appreciate it if you could "age" it for us!
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!
PUMP 4 - This Southern Cross 3.5" x 5" will provide 1010 gallons an hour 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 - A Southern Cross 2.5" x 5" in great condition and has a new main gear! This pump has been fitted with some new parts, including the kit, main gear, crosshead pin and bush, new pinion gear and shaft with rebushed long and short bearings, s/steel piston rod, centre plate and piston plates and bypass valve .. and it is ready to roll!! It will deliver 500 gallons per hour to 300 feet!
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'!
RAM PUMP - 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!!

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 first of the 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 smaller 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. The larger pump above 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!!
PUMP 7 - A Southern Cross 2.5" x 5" piston pump - Serial Number 11218. This pump has been fully checked - it is in such great condition that it only needed a new kit fitted when re-assembled and is now ready to work! It will pump to 500 feet!
PUMP 8 - An Ajax A3 - it has had the customary treatment - sandblasted, checked out and had new crosshead pin and bush fitted and then reassembled and is rearing to go!
SOLD to Lismore area - PUMP 9 - An Ajax AH3 - look closely at this wet-end - it is very different from other Ajax pumps!! And why show you the wet-end ... because being an AH3, it is an Ajax high-header!! It has a 3" bore and a 5" stroke and will push water to 575 feet!!
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?


PUMPS 11 and 12 - How do you separate these two A2s - they are like peas in a pod!! It does make it a little easier when Pump 11 has motor rails whilst Pump 12 doesn't! Pump 11 has also has a new centre plate and two new piston plates fitted as part of the rebuild. Otherwise, they are virtually the same! Look at the gearboxes - no difference except that the primer used on Pump 12 was white!!

PUMPS 12A and 12B - Unlike Pumps 11 and 12, these two pumps can be easily separated! Pump 12A has had our standard treatment - sandblasted, re-assembled with a new kit and sports a new paint job! 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!
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!
Piston Pumps - High Headers
SOLD into Scenic Rim, Qld after fitting with new Honda - Pump HH1 - Forrers 3" x 5" - 500 feet head - has multiple new parts including new crosshead pin and bush, new keyed pinion shaft, new brass piston rod, new cylinder liner, new piston plates and centre plate and the valves have been machine-faced - will be "as good as new" at your place!
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!
SOLD into Casino prior to uploading to website - Pump HH3 - 500 feet head - another Southern Cross "find" - had been unused for over 15 years and taking up room in a shed - it still turned over and is in amazing condition - another satisfied owner!! No additional photos.
Pump HH4 - On Consignment - 300 feet head - This SC 5" x 5" pump was sent to us in pieces - work had been done on the wet-end with a new kit fitted. The gears are in very good condition and it should be the next job out of the workshop, motivation levels determining the timeframe! No additional photos.
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!
Piston Pumps on Consignment (OC)
SOLD to Urbenville, NSW - PUMP OC1 - A great Forrers 3" x 4" pump coupled to a brand new 6.5 hp little petrol (with electric start) and all mounted on a stand! There are some new parts in the pump - it has a 1.5" suction and discharge and will do 600 galls per hour to a 250 feet head!
SOLD into Melbourne - PUMP OC2 - An Ajax A3 (3" x 4") pump with a brand new 6.5 hp "Chonda" petrol (with electric start) mounted on top and all bolted to a steel skid. The pump has a 1.5" suction and discharge and will deliver 600 galls per hour to a head of 250 feet!
SOLD to Gympie area - PUMP OC3 - An Ajax A2 (2.5" x 3") complete with a checked-out electric motor! It isn't pretty, but it is in great working order. Click the photo to see the gear box and pump in general. New motor pulley and belts fitted and a new kit will be included!!
SOLD to Uki, NSW - PUMP OC4 - These barely-worked pinion and bull gears belong to a Forrers 5" x 5" pump. The property has been sold so the now-retired owner has no further use for it, but it is ready to go to work for you right now!
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.
SOLD to Marion Bay, SA - PUMP OC2 - A little IBC pump this time - twin gears with twin pinions, all of which are in very good condition! Click on the photo opposite for more photos and information!
Pump Jacks
SOLD to Singleton, NSW - ONE OFF - Pump jacks x 3!! All three jacks turn over and appear to be complete. They seem to be suitable to go back to work or can become a garden-art feature or anything in between that takes your fancy!
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!
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
Please remember ... Australian agriculture needs support from all of us!!
All prices quoted are in Australian dollars
Copyright © Piston Pumps 2007 - 2014