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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!
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 1 - Numerically Number 1, functionally Number 1 - yes, we have another AH3 ... and we are really pleased to be able to offer it! It is in really good condition with a new piston rod, crosshead and wet-end maintenance kit! Click the photos or here for more photos and info!
SOLD to Glenaire area, Great Ocean Road - 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!
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!
PUMP 4 - Not the most attractive outfit, but its performance will outdo its attractiveness! A Forrers 4" x 5" pump in terrific condition and ready to do what it does best - pump water! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
SOLD to NSW Northern Rivers - PUMP 5 - Southern Cross 3.5" x 5" - has had a number of new parts fitted and is ready to "rock and roll" - just add water! With 2" suction and discharge, this pump will do just over 1000 gallons per hour!
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,misaltech.com, misaltech@bigpond.com, Phone 03 9876 5222, Address P.O.Box 510 Ringwood VIC. 3134

or check RAM pump history

SOLD to Kyogle area, NSW - 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 Forrers 4" x 5" pump - main gear and bigend of conrod reconditioned with new bronze bush and new crosshead pin and bush. Check out that main gear and pinion - this pump will do of a lot of work! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP 8 - Another of the ever-popular, very compact Forrers 2" x 2" pumps - just how these fantastic little beauties can manage to pump to a 500' head continues to amaze us, but they do! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
SOLD within 24 hrs to northern NSW - PUMP 9 - Another Southern Cross 2.5" x 3" pump sporting a number of new parts - this pump will certainly live up to the reputation of its Southern Cross counterparts when you put it to work! 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!
SOLD to Allora, Qld - 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!!!!

 

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
PUMP HH1 - A Southern Cross 2.5" x 5" high header! This pump has a number of new parts which are detailed on the attached gallery page - it is ready to go and will deliver to 500 feet for you - has 1.25" suction and discharge. Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
PUMP HH2 - A Southern Cross 3" x 5" high header - this could be Pump HH1's bigger sister! This pump also has a number of new parts and will deliver to 500 feet for you - it has 1.5" suction and discharge. 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!
PUMP HH4 - Another Southern Cross 3" x 5" high header - it is the same pump as HH2 - they are like peas in a pod! It also is ready to go and will deliver to 500 feet for you from its 1.25" suction and discharge. Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
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!
 

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!
PUMP OC3 - A Forrers 4" x 5" pump that is ready for more work! Its 2" suction and discharge will deliver you 1300 gallons per hour when fitted with a 3 hp electric (or equivalent) motor - ready to go now! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
SOLD to Warwick area, Qld - 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!!
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!
SOLD to Ipswich, Qld - 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!!
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!
This is, we believe (based on Mr Google), a Southern Cross windmill gearbox. It has ZBIB cast into it and the serial number 83588. Should you or anyone you know be able to confirm the identity of this gearbox, we'd love to hear from you! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
A Southern Cross EFD diesel engine - 3.5 hp at 2100 rpm. It sits in a sturdy steel frame and is attached to a Pulford Model 12 air compressor. It has great compression and is ready to go! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
A Lister CD 6/7 hp diesel @ 1000 rpm - this engine is complete and carries the Serial Number 353108 - in over fifty years as a dealer, one retired "Lister devotee" told us that he only knew of TWO other CDs! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
A Lister CS 3 hp diesel that is complete, including the crank handle. It doesn't have a water tank, but other than that, it is all here! The serial number is CS29433. Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Another diesel Lister, but this time coupled to a 4 KVA generator and all mounted on a relatively sturdy trailer - the Lister starts easily and the generator does produce power just as expected! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Yet another diesel Lister - this one is a CS 5 hp single cylinder - it is complete with a crank handle but is missing the fuel/water tanks and air cleaner! The serial number is 13467. Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Have you tried to buy a new Honda of late? If so, like us, you were probably told it would arrive in 4/5 months - this little 2.5 hp Honda is available right now! It's hard to tell that it is second hand! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Need something with a bit more power than the little 2.5 hp Honda above - then this used 8 hp petrol might just do the job for you! Yes, it has some age on it, but it starts easily and runs well! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Yes another Honda, but this time it is a 270 coupled to a Genelite generator! The unit is in as-new condition and ready to power your tools when away from the workshop - and mounted on a trolley for convenience! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
And for something different, a Robin motor - not heard of them? They were made by the ever-reliable Subaru! It 2 hp and brand new - we have the original packing, user manual and tool kit! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!
Corn threshers - the second one in a very short time! The last one sold very quickly so should you be interested, we'd recommend that you contact us as soon as is convenient! Click the photo or here for more photos and info!

How many of you remember Homelite chainsaws? We not only remember them, but we also remember that they were super reliable, great little machines! We now have two available, one of which has an Atom borer attached to it. We have the original chain bar as well as the borer. And to utilise the borer, we have a number of drill bits and two files, with handles attached to make them a little easier to use (or cause less swearing)!!! No additional photos or links are available!
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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