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Portable poultry sludge pump makes sense
MOVING liquid ma- nure in poultry farms is a continuing chal- lenge and can be a real cost driver.
volute, revealing the in- terior of the pump and with full access to the impeller.
to 27m, allowing them to transport the sludge rea- sonably long distances over horizontal surfaces.
build-up of potentially dangerous gases, a ‘mine spec’ version is available, with a super heavy duty frame, bat- tery isolation, E-stop and an integrated fire extinguisher.
When electric drive pumps are out of service or in the event of pow- er failures, heavy duty portable engine drive trash pumps can fulfil a vital role in emergency sludge removal.
Thus, not only can the impeller passages and pump body be cleared of debris but, where neces- sary, both impeller and mechanical seal can be changed out without completely dismantling the pump!
The heart of the pump is a huge high spheroidal graphite cast-iron impel- ler and volute that are extremely wear resistant.
Aussie Pumps chief engineer John Hales said, “We build these pumps right here in Syd- ney.”
Aussie Pumps manu- facturers 2”, 3” and 4” portable pumps that are available in either petrol or diesel drive.
That’s a huge conveni- ent advantage during any service.
The whole machine, engine and pump in- cluded, are encased in a heavy duty frame.
The Aussie 4” trash pump self-primes and will pump 1800L per minute.
A 4” Aussie diesel trash pump with the cover plate out, providing access to the impeller and mechanical seal for easier servicing.
A silicon carbide me- chanical seal is stand- ard, designed for long- sustained operation.
“They’re designed for the most rugged appli- cations and find their way into pumping ab- attoir waste, piggeries, poultry farm sludge and even handling dairy ef- fluent.”
The Aussie trash pump range is designed to han- dle solids in suspension and, as a key facet, come with a huge cleanout port built into the front of the pump’s body.
An additional feature is that the pipework or hoses connected to the pump on the suction or discharge side do not need to be disturbed.
The 2”, 3” and 4” pumps in Honda pet- rol engine configura- tion come with a sturdy frame, mounted on a steel base with anti-vi- bration mounts.
A big 6” semi trash version, also with a high SG open impeller, will move up to 2500Lpm, and is available in Hon- da petrol or Yanmar die- sel drive.
The cleanout port is mounted below the suc- tion port providing a huge advantage in that it can be opened just by undoing two toggles by hand and pulling the whole front cover as- sembly off including the
The pumps have the ca- pacity to handle spheri- cal compressible solids up to 38mm (1.5”).
The diesel versions, using Yanmar air- cooled diesels, with ei- ther recoil or electric start, come with galva- nised steel frames and base plates with the anti- vibration mount feature.
Best of all, Aussie trash pumps self-prime through a vertical lift of 7.6m, without the use of priming aids.
Further information, in- cluding a comprehensive brochure on pumps for the agriculture market are readily available from
With flow up to 1800Lpm, the Aussie pumps offer heads of up
For areas where there is a possibility of any
Draft report of independent review of AgVet chemicals regulatory system
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AN independent panel has released its draft re- port on the review of Australia’s agricultural and veterinary chemi- cals regulatory system.
consulted with 188 stake- holder groups and re- ceived 100 submissions to its issues paper, which was released in March 2020.
Key draft reforms in- clude:
utilising tailored path- ways based on risk – bet- ter focussing regulatory effort to where it is most needed
Ensuring farmers have access to AgVet chemi- cals that are both safe and effective is crucial to our agricultural and livestock industries, the commu- nity and the environment.
In April 2020, the panel gained approval to extend consultation on the issues paper by three months due to COVID-19 and requests from numerous stakeholders.
• Nationally consistent control of use of AgVet chemicals under a single national law, adminis- tered by the Common- wealth, which enables a single national licens- ing framework for pro- fessional users of pes- ticides and veterinary medicines, access to uses based on climatic region instead of state bounda- ries and a national pro- duce and environmental monitoring program
• Fast track access to market through pri- oritised registration for products meeting a spe- cific set of criteria
The panel’s draft rec- ommendations strengthen the identity, vision and leadership of AgVet chemicals regulation and provide for a regulatory system fit for the next 30 years.
The extended consulta- tion period delayed the release of the draft re- port.
• Substnce-based ac- tive constituent approv- als, rather than site of manufacture improving the resilience of the sup- ply chain.
The recommendations enhance the existing pro- tections for the health and safety of humans, animals and the environ- ment, while improving access to safe chemical products and broaden- ing the range of uses of products already in the market.
For the panel to deliv- er its final report to the Minister in May 2021, all feedback must be re- ceived by February 26, 2021.
• Improved access for Australian users of Ag- Vet chemicals via a li- censing pathway for safe and effective products already registered by a comparable international regulator
The panel invites com- ment on the draft rec- ommendations to refine them prior to providing its final report to the Minister in May 2021.
In developing the rec- ommendations in the draft report, the panel
• A revised scope for the regulatory system
For more information and to have your say on the AgVet chemicals regulatory reform, visit au/agvet-chemicals- regulatory-reform
The report’s 139 recom- mendations will deliver significant benefits to a broad range of industry and AgVet chemicals us- ers across Australia, par- ticularly farmers, with a conservative estimate of around $160 million in savings in regulatory costs to industry over 10 years.
To have your say, read the draft report and sub- mit your feedback online.
• Enhanced leadership, consultation and sur- veillance for the whole regulatory system via a Commissioner for Pes- ticides and Veterinary Medicines Stewardship
Public comments are invited by 26 February 2021.
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