Earlier this year we released our own brand of Bilge pumps called "Bushmans bilge pumps" These are a response to ongoing supply and costing restraints we have come up against over the past few years.
Gold rat have always recommended the best pump that we have physically tested for our equipment.
Over the past 10 years we have recommended Brands such as TMC, Seaflow, Whale and Rule.
Each brand over the years has evolved for their core market "Boat users" with each development comes additional investment and sometimes features and functionality not relevant to our hobby "Gold Prospecting".
Rule bilges are a perfect example, they used to retail for $45 they now offer 2 removable sleeves and a non return valve built in which adds friction loss to the overall water discharged and unnecessary cost.
With an RRP of $94.50 and an average retail sale price of $84 we had to retest it against the competition, we found that the Seaflow 1100 GPH bilge beat the Rule on pressure and flow delivery and at a retail sell price of $37 with 2 year warranty this is a no brainer.
We supplied Seaflow bilge pumps for quite a few years before we found supply issues again and the usual distributors adding their quarterly or annual price increases.
Rather than have another year with delays in stock arriving and unknown costings we contracted a manufacture we trust and had them produce our own range of pumps. Bushmans bilge pumps.
We are now able to guarantee supply for our customers and retail network at a fixed price plus we are offering a three year Australian warranty on all pumps.
Our Range of bilge pumps for gold sluices and highbankers match perfectly with our 6, 8, 10 and 12 inch wide units with a pump for each.
the 1100GPH suits a 6 inch cleanup unit while the 2000GPH will power a 6 inch as a highbanker with better pressure.
the GR4700 will power the 8, 10 and 12 inch units, we are able to supply a reduction flange that converts the flow to the correct discharge rate by adding a fixed size camlock.
the 8 inch unit takes a 32mm camlock, the 10 inch unit takes a 40mm camlock and the 12 inch requires no camlock as the bilge is barbed at 50mm and so is the hose suited to a 12 inch unit.