Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5" Water Pump, 5.5hp

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Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5" Water Pump, 5.5hp.

One of our newest models, this light-weight, portable honda 1.5" fire fighting pump has a high flow rate of 570L/min and is perfect for when you need to move water quickly, with minimal fuss – especially in emergency situations such as floods or during bush fire season.

Powered by a genuine Honda GX200 5.5 horsepower engine, this pump delivers high pressure performance for not only protecting your property from fire, but also can be used for spray irrigation and machinery/equipment wash down.

Complete with two discharge sizes, a powerful flow rate of 570 litres per minute and protected with a tough steel frame, this unit comes with a 1 year pump warranty, 3 year honda engine warranty and is backed by a national service network. 

Ideal For:

  • Fire Fighting/Protection
  • Equipment Wash Down
  • Water Irrigation/Sprinkling
  • Water Tanks
  • Rural Properties

Key Features:

  • Self-priming after initial prime
  • Genuine Honda GX200 4-Stroke petrol engine, 5.5hp
  • Roll Over Frame for extra protection
  • Handles heads up to 74.5 m
  • Provides flows up to 570 L/min
  • 1yr Pump warranty, 3yr Honda engine warranty

Suited to:

  • Agricultural, Farming
  • Housing in Rural/Country Areas
  • Shires and Councils
  • Fire Fighting and Emergency Services

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This product is ‘Honda Australia Approved’ - meaning that the Honda engine used in an Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) product, has been engine match tested by Honda Australia, is a genuine Honda engine and meets their strict quality and operational standards, and is backed by their national service agent network. The following table outlines the new extended warranty for the different Honda engine types:

Honda Engine Warranty



Brand Water Master

GTIN 9334786003919

Warranty Period: 1 Year

Product Category Water Pumps

Fuel Tank Capacity 3.1 L

Maximum Head (Meters) 74.5

Net Weight (kg) 27

Popular Product Applications Fire fighting pump, honda fire fighting pumps, honda water pump, honda pump, petrol water pump, irrigation pump

Fuel Type Unleaded Petrol

Engine Honda GX200, 5.5hp

Discharge Size (Inches) 1.5

Discharge Size 1" (x2) & 1.5" (x1)'

Dimensions 510 x 410 x 425

Engine Warranty 3 year Engine Warranty

Engine Warranty 4 year Honda engine warranty

Flow Rate L/Min 570

Suction Size 1.5''

Starting System Recoil

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  • Which type and size of pump is best for pumping water from a house tank up to holding tanks for gravity feed? I need to pump up the hill to a 15 metre head height over a distance of approximately 100 metres.

    Hi, it is difficult to advise exactly what pump you need without more information; e.g. what is the uplift from the tank to the pump, how much water you need to move, how quickly, whether the distance between the points is in a straight line, what size are your hoses etc. etc. 

    However, as a rule of thumb, the maximum head capacity of the pump can tell you what the pump can do in terms of; suction height + uplift. For example, if you needed to draw up water 5 metres from the water source to the pump, then move the water from the pump up a gradient of 15 metres, then you would need a pump with a maximum head greater than 20 meters (5 +15).

    Also remember that there will be a small loss of head capacity through general friction, so your first consideration is a pump with head capacity greater than 20 metres, then secondly what flow rate (litres/min) you require - this is where the pump charts come in handy (on the product brochures) as the water flow rate diminishes with the height. 

    Depending on your suction height, I would be inclined to look at a Honda or Subaru powered 2" or 3" Transfer Pump that has a head capacity of around 30-35 metres and flow rate of around 500-600 litres per minute. If your suction height or flow rate requirement is larger, then you'll need to look at a larger pump.   

  • Hi, I need to irrigate my garden approx 20m x 20m with a pump. I have a creek for a water source about 20-30 metres from my garden. Which type of pump is best for me?

    Thanks for your question Craig. Most any water pump would handle your application. It largely depends on how you plan to "water" your garden which will help you decide the best type of pump. If you are simply watering with a garden hose and no nozzle, then this water pump would do the job. Please note that the pump should be as close to the water source as possible and you should use a good quality suction hose as well as a quality strainer to prevent any debris from getting into the pump.

    If you intend to use a nozzle or a sprinkler for your your watering, then it may be worth considering a high pressure fire fighting pump as these pumps provide a higher pressure that would be needed to provide effective coverage and proper operation of the nozzle or sprinkler heads.

    Cheers, Steve

  • I see the Firefighting pump models often have two (or more) outlets, which are slightly different in size. Â Which outlet does the pump specifications (e.g. Max Head and Water Flow Rate) refer to? Â Â

    Good Question. For Fire Fighting Pumps, the smaller outlets are designed for pressure and the larger outlet is designed for water transfer. When looking at the pump specs, the Maximum Head capacity relates to the smaller outlets and for Water Flow rate, this relates to the larger transfer outlet.

  • Is this a genuine honda engine? Have made the mistake in the past with a cheap Chinese pump using a fake Honda. Ta

    Hi Kym - the answer is absolutely yes. These are genuine Honda engines, from Honda Australia. For any servicing or warranty requirements, you can take the engine to any approved Honda service agent around the country, of which there are over 400.

    We are aware of some cheaper power equipment brands using imitation Honda engines or engines not supplied by Honda Australia, but we do not stock these brands. All our products are from brands using legitimate componentry and are backed by extensive warranties and national service networks.

    Thanks, Steve 

  • Hi, I'm looking for a pump to deliver water from a creek to a garden area about 400 meters apart; what do you recommend?

    Hi, our portable pump range (transfer pumps, fire fighting pumps, trash pumps, submersible pumps, chemical pumps) have models that will effectively handle pumping vertical distances from about 20 metres up to about a maximum of around 90 metres - this is the Maximum Head capacity rated on every pump's specifications. 

    The Maximum Head rating will tell you the maximum height the pump can pump to. So you need to know how much height you will need to draw from the water source up to the pump (suction height) and how much height you will be moving the water (uplift). For example, if you needed to draw up water 5 metres from the water source to the pump, then move the water from the pump up a gradient of 25 metres, then you would need a pump with a maximum head greater than 30 meters (5 + 25). Also note that as water moves through the hosing and the bends it will encounter friction, causing some small additional head loss - so you should need to choose a pump with maximum head larger than your height pumping requirements. Then you'll need to consider what flow rate you want to move the water at...this is where Pump Charts are important to consider (see product brochure) because delivery capacity falls away as max head capacity is approached.

    Overall, work out your suction height + uplift, then choose a pump with max head capacity to more than handle the sum of those heights, and a pump that satisfies your flow rate requirements. 

  • When talking about the size of the pump, does that refer to the diameter of the inlet or the outlet?

    In our range of pumps, the inlet and outlet size of the pump is the same, with the exception of the Fire Fighting pump models. These high pressure Fire Fighting pump models will have one inlet and one transfer outlet the same size which classifies the size of the pump...then most Fire Fighting Pump models will also have two additional outlets which are slightly smaller and are designed for the high pressure discharge.

  • Do the pumps have varying settings to control water flow, or do they run at one speed?

    The engines that run the pumps have an engine throttle, which controls the engine speed and therefore in turn the pace at which the water is being pumped. But there is not a direct pump speed control.

    The exception to this within our range of pumps is the Honda 6” Water Master Transfer Pump model (MH60E), which comes with an automatic throttle.

  • Based on my understanding of ‘Maximum Head', would I be right in saying that a pump with a Max Head of say 20m, could transfer water 18m directly vertical, if the suction inlet was 2m above the water source?

    Yes. That is the correct interpretation of the Max Head capacity of a pump. Note in your theoretical example though, the water pressure and flow rate would be around zero at the discharge point (because the max head of the pump is 20 metres and the sum requirement of your example is also 20 metres). In practice, if you're pumping requirement totaled 20 metres, you would want to get a pump with a max head capacity of greater than 20 metres, to have sufficient water flow and account for small head loss from friction. 

  • Do the Water Master Pumps have screw-in (thread) fittings or camlock fittings?

    All the Water Master range are screw fittings (standard BSP Thread).  You can get an additional separate fitting which allows camlock coupling connection.

  • Is there a way to know the PSI water pressure a water pump will deliver?

    Hi Ken, thanks for your question. Yes there is; approximately 1 metre of max head is equal to 1.42 PSI. So you can simply multiply the maximum head of the pump by 1.42 to give you the max psi rating of that pump. For example, if a pump has a maximum head of 40 metres, then its max pressure is approx. 57 PSI.

    For reference, a typical garden hose dispenses water at about 30-40PSI. Generally speaking, Transfer Pumps will have lower PSI capacity, but can move larger volumes of water, whereas High Pressure Fire Fighting Pumps will have a higher PSI but move lower water volumes on a litres per minute measure. 

    Hope that helps, thanks - Steve.

  • Hi, is single or double impeller better for fire fighting?

    Hi There,

    Both options are suitable for firefighting application.

    Twin impeller models can often move water further than a single impeller model.

  • I am weighing up the Water Master 5.5hp to feed a fire sprinkler mounted on the roof of my house. I would also like to use the pump to water the garden through summer from my water tanks. As I live in a suburban area I would like to know the decibel ratin

    HI There,

    Db rating would be around 70dBA ot there abouts.

  • A firefighting pump needs delivery hoses too: where do you recommend sourcing these?

    Hi There,

    The hose kit we provide with these pumps has a delivery hose.

    The hose Kit contains: 1 x 6 metre 3/4" delivery hose with fire spray nozzle, 1 x 4 metre suction hose with strainer.

  • I notice that the picture has a battery and leads. Is this pump electric start ?

    Hi There,

    This is a recoil start only pump. 

    Looks like a picture from an old pump made it on to the site. Sorry about that.

  • Hi, With the Water Master pumps, what materials are the actual pumps made out of?

    Thanks very much for your inquiry. In regards to the water master pump range the fire fighting and water transfer pumps are both made of cast aluminium; the trash pumps are made of cast iron. The standard chemical pump is made of plastic, and the stainless steel model is made of stainless steel.


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