If you live in an area where fires are common or you’re a farmer with crops and barns at risk from wildfires, then having a high pressure portable fire fighting pump at your disposal is vital to help keep the flames at bay while you wait for the professionals to arrive. These portable fire pumps are designed to provide you with a powerful water supply that can be used for firefighting, tank filling and more. Most of these units are compact enough to fit into a fire truck’s water tank or to be placed on a trailer so that you can take the unit with you to remote locations. They’re also easy to carry by one or two people, often with heavy-duty carrying handles.
The first thing to consider when selecting a fire pump is its maximum pressure, commonly referred to as the max head. A higher max head indicates the pump can produce more pressure at the nozzle tip, making it easier to use. You should also look for a high maximum flow, which measures how much water the pump can deliver in a specific amount of time.
Another important factor to consider is the diameter of the discharge port, which determines what size of hose can be attached to it. A larger diameter port allows for a higher maximum flow, while a smaller port is better for boosting a low flow rate. It’s also helpful to find a fire pump with a standard thread system so that you can easily replace the discharge hose with a specialized fire hose.
In addition to these factors, you should also pay attention to the engine type and fuel economy. The power source for a firefighting pump should be reliable and have a good power-to-weight ratio, so that it can be transported and used all day long. The engine should also be quiet and environmentally friendly, as well as easy to start.
This firefighting pump is powered by a durable Honda commercial engine that’s both quiet and powerful, and it comes with everything you need to get started. The kit includes the pump, a 12’ suction hose, and 50’ fire hose, and it also has a steel roll cage cart that makes it easy to move and set up. The only downside is that this pump doesn’t come with a discharge and suction hose, so you’ll have to plan on purchasing those separately. Fortunately, they’re both relatively inexpensive, so it shouldn’t be too big of an issue. The engine starts instantly and is backed by a 2-year limited warranty, which offers you peace of mind knowing that it’s a quality product. The company’s service team is also available to answer any questions that you may have.