Water Master Honda Transfer 3" Water Pump

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Genuine Honda 3" Water Transfer Pump, by Water Master. 1 Year Warranty.

Built tough with robust steel rollover frame protection to withstand any environment, this Water Master Pump offers heads to 32 metres and flows up to 1000 L/min. Driven by a genuine Honda GX160 engine, this unit is very popular for high volume water transfer, fast fill tanker applications, flood irrigation and construction site dewatering.

This 3 inch suction and discharge sized pump is easy to start and operate, is backed by a 1 year warranty and a national established service network.

 Ideal for:

  • General purpose de-watering: property flood irrigation, job sites and fast fill tanker applications
  • Domestic/Farming, Construction, Rental, Agribusiness


  • Easy Recoil Start
  • Heavy Duty Roll Over-Frame
  • Genuine Honda GX160 4-stroke petrol engine
  • Easy maintenance and servicing
  • 1yr Pump warranty, 2yr Honda engine warranty

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SKU MH30-2

Brand Water Master

GTIN 9334786001007

Warranty Period: 1 Year

Product Category Water Pumps

Fuel Tank Capacity 3.6 L

Flow Rate L/Min 1000

Popular Product Applications Water transfer pump, Honda water pump, honda pump, petrol water pump, water pump, irrigation pump

Fuel Type Unleaded Petrol

Engine Honda GX160

Maximum Head (Meters) 32

Net Weight (kg) 27

Dimensions 520 x 370 x 420

Engine Warranty 3 year Engine Warranty

Discharge Size (Inches) 3

Suction Size 3"

Starting System Recoil

Customer Reviews

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The shopping with my generator was simple Honda is excellent & pump has not missed a beat That’s pumping 20- 80 thousand litres a day
(Posted on 26 June 2019)
Fast delivery product exactly as reads in adverti Review by
The shopping with my generator was simple Honda is excellent & pump has not missed a beat That’s pumping 20- 80 thousand litres a day
(Posted on 26 June 2019)
Turned up in two days Review by
So far works well only still new
(Posted on 10 January 2019)
Good product arrived quick and works well Review by
Good product arrived quick and works well
(Posted on 20 April 2018)

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Second unit I have owned. First one still going st Review by
Good service from My Generator and the product operates extremely well. Honda motor is easy to start and very reliable. The pump is a little beast that pumps almost anything. Altogether a great combination.
(Posted on 17 July 2016)

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  • Is the Water Master Honda Transfer 3" Water Pump a self priming pump?

    No the pumps require to be primed first before use.

  • I need a transfer pump to move some water from a flood prone area of my property. How do I know what size pump I need?

    Hi - great question. There are many variables when transferring water (hose width, hose bending, how much pressure you may want/need, how much water you want to move per minute etc.). However, as a rule of thumb, the Maximum Head capacity of the pump will tell you what the pump can do in terms of; suction height + uplift. For example, if you needed to draw up water 4 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 29 meters (4 + 25). You should also consider how much water you want to move per minute and how much discharge pressure you may need, this is where pump charts come in handy as delivery capacity falls away as max head capacity is approached.

    The maximum head rating (in metres), and water flow rating (litres per minute) of the water pump is listed under the Specifications of each pump model. 

    As mentioned, there are many variables when considering water transfer requirements and this rule can be used as a good approximate guide. We advise you use this rule and select a pump with greater max head capacity than your requirements to account for other small things such as friction which will also slightly reduce the pump's head capacity.   

  • 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.   

  • 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 

  • Can I use this pump for some chemical irrigation / spot spraying?

    Hi there - This pump is fitted with rubber seals as standard. However, viton seals can be fitted on request. Viton seals make the pump suitable to transfer diesel (noting that if you do regularly transfer diesel with this pump, that it is recommended the seals are replaced every 12-24 months)...so in relation to chemicals, it is difficult to advise as different chemicals would have varying impact on the seals; if you intend to use chemicals /chemical mix that would be harsher on the seals than diesel, then it would be better to consider a specialist Chemical Transfer pump. Otherwise if your chemical mix would be equal or milder than diesel in terms of impact on the pump's seals, then this model of pump would be suitable for your spraying requirements (with viton seals fitted). Hope that helps, thanks.

  • Can you transfer saltwater through a standard Transfer pump?

    Hi, a standard transfer pump is not designed to transfer salt water. We are aware of people that do use standard transfer pumps to move salt water, but if they are not flushed thoroughly with freshwater after use (which often they are not), then the seals will be damaged and corrosion is likely to occur. This damage would not be covered under warranty.

    You would need to look at a Chemical Pump which are built with stainless steel heads, fasteners and shafts, along with viton seals. These pumps are specifically designed for pumping waste water, chemicals, sea water, fertiliser and other caustic liquids.

  • 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. 

  • Is it okay to fit a smaller sized hose to the pump output size? If so, that would probably increase the PSI a bit more as well?...or do I have to match both input and output with the same size hose?

    Hi Mark, it is always recommended that you use the same diameter hose/piping as the suction and discharge ports on the pump. While it is sometimes necessary to reduce that diameter, it is strongly advised that you do not reduce the hose size by more than half an inch.

    While you may see an increased pressure due to the slightly smaller piping, this will also see an increased backpressure on the pump. The more you reduce the hose/piping diameter, the more you increase this backpressure and likely cause the pump to fail and that would not be covered under warranty.

    Cheers, Steve

  • 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, 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.

  • Hi, does the MH20 or MH30 water transfer pumps come with electric start options? Thanks

    The MH30 or MH20 does not have the option to add elecctric start. 

    You can add electrica start as accessory for the follwoing models: 

    Water Master Honda Transfer 4" Water Pump MH40

    Water Master Yamaha Transfer 4" Water Pump, Electric Start MY40E

    Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 3" Water Pump MH30HP



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