Fire Fighting Pumps



Never have fire fighting pumps been more important for rural properties. Bushfires are becoming more and more common in Australia these days, mainly to the ever increasing hot climatic conditions. Recently, 50 fires were burning in Queensland and many other parts are suffering from drought conditions due to below-average rainfall. Could a fire fighting pump help you?

Fire fighting pumps are helping to protect rural properties

There is a great impact of such fires in different areas, which is why it is important for property owners to have some knowledge of fire fighting pumps. 

Fire is a natural phenomenon and is more likely to occur  when the weather conditions are extremely hot. Its therefore, incumbent on every resident in rural areas to take appropriate precautions and follow rules and regulations of the state.

There are certain products, which can assist in minimizing the impact to some extent such as the bushfire pumps. The property owners can take advantage of such products and make informed decisions on the best fire fighting pump for their given situation. 

Below is a comparison between two bushfire fighting pumps and outcome of their potential uses. 

Bushfire Pump #1: WARTON PRP-45P 8HP 4 Outlet Petrol High-Pressure Fire Pump

This bushfire pump consists of a recoil starter that would make the startup easy. There is a low oil alert system that can guide the user when the oil level would be lower. It would require low maintenance as per the product description. It consists of four outlets and the class-leading head is 160m. The alloy pump housing is anti-corrosive, which is a good feature. Seals of this bushfire pump consist of ceramic and carbon. The filter is multi-level. It requires minimal assembly. It is easy to get the user manual since it is available online. 

Bushfire Pump #2: Warton PRP-02P Series II Pro-Series 8HP 235cc  

This bushfire pump is similar to the first one except for only one difference. It consists of three outlets instead of four. Other than that the alloy pump housing is anti-corrosive just like the first pump. Seals consist of ceramic, carbon, and the filter is multi-level. It has a class-leading head of 160 m just like the first fire pump. The recoil starter would make it easy to start, it is low maintenance and indicates the oil level. It is easy to assemble and the user manual for this one is also available online. 

Main Difference in Potential Uses: 

It appears that the potential use of both bushfire pumps is similar; however, there is just a difference in the outlets. 


  • As per the product description, Bushfire Pump #1 vs. Bushfire Pump #2 has the following specifications and features: 
  • The maximum output is 8.0 HP/3600 rpm for the bushfire pump #1 and it is also 8.0 HP/ 3600 rpm for the second one. 
  • Bushfire pump #1 has a fuel tank capacity of 4.5 L and the fuel tank capacity for the second bushfire pump is also 4.5L. Thus, these two features are essentially the same in these products. 
  • The first bushfire pump has a suction of 7m and it is 7m for the second one as well. 
  • The water supply is 36000 L/H for the first bushfire pump and there is no change for the second one, i.e. it is also 36000 L/H. 
  • The max lift of the first product is 160 m and for the second bushfire pump, it is again 160m. 
  • The first bushfire pump is a Warton Brand and the model is PRP-45P Series III whereas for the second one the brand is Warton and model is PRP-02P Series II. 

Final Words 

Technological advancement has brought numerous changes in the life of modern individuals. The harms of nature can’t be avoided; however, it is possible to minimize the impact to some extent using the products, which are a gift of modern means of technology. Using bushfire pumps can be a good way to tackle with fire. However, it is important to be aware of the relevant product features and specifications especially when someone has not used the products personally, it is a good idea to read the descriptions online and see what other people have to say about it. It appears from the descriptions that the only difference between these two bushfire pumps is of the difference in model and brand along with the outlets. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same! 




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