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Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5" Water Pump, GP160 Engine

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Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5" Water Pump, Honda GP160 Engine, 1 Year Warranty

Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5" Water Pump, GP160 Engine
  • "You can't beat this deal for quality and price"

    Review by Warren Tait , Kithbrook Victoria (Posted on 13 Dec 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Absolute quality pump and package. Have used it 4 times already and am really pleased with the performance.

    Shopping Experience

    Looked all over the place for a deal like this and My Generator was at least $350.00 cheaper than my local hardware store.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 13 Dec 2019) Read more
  • "Satisfaction"

    Review by Lee Fewings , Macksville NSW (Posted on 11 Dec 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    An extremely good feeling to know we have a reliable generator that will start readily if there is a situation requiring its use.

    Shopping Experience

    We were amazed at how fast the generator was delivered to us and extremely thankful as the threat of fires is constantly with us at the moment.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 11 Dec 2019) Read more
  • "Great pump, compact, quiet, powerful"

    Review by Andrew Cupitt , Kobble crk Qld (Posted on 4 Oct 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Straight out of the box this pump looks great.
    It's compact size allows me to easily strap it on the back of the quad bike and take it down to the dam. The first time I used it the pump self primed quickly and my 5000L tank at the top of the hill was overflowing in under half an hour. Great effort, uphill, half revs.
    Love it, so simple and robust.

    Shopping Experience

    My generator kept me informed of my pump delivery from day 1. Very professional service.
    Thanks again

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 4 Oct 2019) Read more
  • "exceptional quality and price"

    Review by Helen Knight , Charleston SA (Posted on 21 Mar 2017) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    The Honda Fire Fighting pump is the perfect pump for our domestic situation, which will give us peace of mind knowing that it will be reliable, up to the task to keep us safe from bushfire risk.

    Shopping Experience

    The were very helpful and prompt with delivery and to replace a missing plug.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 21 Mar 2017) Read more

Product Description

The chosen Honda Fire Fighting Pump for domestic use, this 1.5" model is powered by the all new cost effective GP160 Engine. Lightweight, powerful and reliable for when you need to move water quickly on your property.    

Ideal for fire protection at home, as well as spray irrigation and equipment wash down. Fitted with two discharge sizes, this little dynamo produces a flow rate of 390 litres a minute and is encased in a robust steel protective frame. 

Backed with a 1 year warranty and supported by a comprehensive 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 GP160 4-Stroke petrol engine
  • Protective Roll Over Frame
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Handles heads up to 74.5 m
  • Provides flows up to 390 L/min
  • 1yr Pump warranty, 1yr Honda engine warranty

Industry:

  • 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

Specifications

Short Description

Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5" Water Pump, Honda GP160 Engine, 1 Year Warranty

SKU MHGP15-SHP
GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) 9334786003797
Brands Water Master
Flow Rate L/Min 390.0 Litres / minute
Maximum Head (Meters) 74.5 Meters
Discharge Size (Inches) 1.5"
Engine Honda GP160
Starting System Recoil
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.1 L
Suction Size 1.5''
Discharge Size 1" (x2) & 1.5" (x1)'
Fuel Type Unleaded
Dimensions 510 x 410 x 425
Net Weight (kg) 24.0 Kg
Manufacturers Warranty 1 year pump warranty
Engine Warranty 1 year Honda GP Engine warranty
Popular Product Applications Fire fighting pump, honda fire fighting pumps, honda water pump, honda pump, petrol water pump, irrigation pump

Customer Reviews

You can't beat this deal for quality and price Review by Warren Tait , Kithbrook Victoria
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Absolute quality pump and package. Have used it 4 times already and am really pleased with the performance.

Shopping Experience

Looked all over the place for a deal like this and My Generator was at least $350.00 cheaper than my local hardware store.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 13 Dec 2019)
Satisfaction Review by Lee Fewings , Macksville NSW
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

An extremely good feeling to know we have a reliable generator that will start readily if there is a situation requiring its use.

Shopping Experience

We were amazed at how fast the generator was delivered to us and extremely thankful as the threat of fires is constantly with us at the moment.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 11 Dec 2019)
Great pump, compact, quiet, powerful Review by Andrew Cupitt , Kobble crk Qld
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Straight out of the box this pump looks great.
It's compact size allows me to easily strap it on the back of the quad bike and take it down to the dam. The first time I used it the pump self primed quickly and my 5000L tank at the top of the hill was overflowing in under half an hour. Great effort, uphill, half revs.
Love it, so simple and robust.

Shopping Experience

My generator kept me informed of my pump delivery from day 1. Very professional service.
Thanks again
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 4 Oct 2019)
exceptional quality and price Review by Helen Knight , Charleston SA
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

The Honda Fire Fighting pump is the perfect pump for our domestic situation, which will give us peace of mind knowing that it will be reliable, up to the task to keep us safe from bushfire risk.

Shopping Experience

The were very helpful and prompt with delivery and to replace a missing plug.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 21 Mar 2017)
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  • Q:Is there a way to know the PSI water pressure a water pump will deliver?
    A:

    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.

  • Q: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?
    A:

    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

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

    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 

  • Q: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.
    A:

    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.   

  • Q: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?
    A:

    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. 

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Q: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?
    A:

    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

  • Q: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?
    A:

    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. 


  • Q:What’s the difference between these GP Honda engines and the more common GX series Honda engines?
    A:

    The Honda GCP Engine range are lightweight, simple to use/maintain engines designed for domestic, DIY and light commercial use. You’ll find these engines in small water pumps, small generators, domestic/light commercial grade pressure washers and other power equipment designed for common workside or resdential tasks. 

    The Honda GX Engine range are the more commonly used petrol engines for power equipment products – they are designed for professional and commercial requirements and built to handle intensive, regular use over many, many years. They are made from heavy duty materials and can be found in trade generators, commercial pressure washers, petrol transfer/trash pumps and other premium grade outdoor power equipment suited to rigorous tasks. 

    All Honda Engines are backed by a national service agent network. The Honda GP Engines are backed by a 2 year warranty and the Honda GX Engines are backed by a 4 year warranty.

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

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

  • Q:Hello, how many metres can Honda GP160 push water.
    A:

    Hi There,

    The specs of the pump are as follows:

    Flow Rate L/Min 390.0 Litres / minute
    Maximum Head (Meters) 74.5 Meters

    We hope this assists with your query.

  • Q:To whom it may concern,Just want to know what hp the Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5 inch Water Pump is? I have read the specifications but can't seem to see it there. That's not to say it isn't, just that I can't see it. RegardsWayne
    A:

    Hi There,

    The Honda GP160 has the following specs:

     

    NET POWER 3.6kW (4.8HP) at 3,600 rpm
    CONTINUOUS RATED POWER 2.9kW (3.9HP) at 3,600 rpm

  • Q:The feeder tank holds 10,000 litres of water. The outlet is 1 inch with a head to the pump of +150cm when the tank is full. The inlet for the pump is 1.5 inches. Will the 1 inch feed restrict the pumps access to inflow of water?
    A:

    Hi There,

    It may be a little restricting for the pump.

    Generally it is not an issue on the outlet side if the outlet hose is larger than the outlet of the pump.

  • Q:Is it possible to connect the two 1 inch outlets to four or more standard oscillating garden sprinklers using approved adapters or will the pressure be too great?
    A:

    Hi There,

    The pressure from this pump would be too great for standard garden sprinklers sorry.

     

  • Q:If I want to leave the property with sprinklers operational while fire front moves through, will the pump be damaged if the feeder tank runs dry before I can return to the property? If so what is the solution to this problem?
    A:

    Hi There,

    Unfortunately you are not able to run this pump dry. Doing so will damage the pump and would not be covered by warranty.

    You would need to make sure there is a constant water supply, or manually turn off the pump.

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