Aussie Pumps jetters in demand as smart plumbers change over from the old Electric Eel
Aussie Pumps released the first Cobra drain cleaning jetter two decades ago, not knowing how it was going to impact the plumbing industry.
Now, after years of product development and technological advancements, a range of high pressure jetters are on the market that are faster, safer and more efficient than conventional ‘eels’ or other electro-mechanical drain cleaning equipment.
“We’re building hundreds of Jetters at our 2 1/2 acre Castle Hill premises just to keep up with demand. The driver for the sales was a combination of the right equipment, the right price and even free delivery anywhere in Australia,” Aussie Pumps production manager Mal Patel says.
“We learnt that not only plumbers, but plumbing outlets themselves aren’t really familiar with the new Class A and Class B operators training requirement.”
Aussie Pumps has gone out of its was to produce plenty of documentation to stress that Class A machines produces in both 4,000 and 5,000psi are highly capable and don’t need the operator to be certified by a RTO.
In recent time, Aussie Pumps has seen a trend towards its ‘Cube’ design which takes up far less room on the plumber’s vehicle; saving up to 20% in terms of space without any loss in capability.
“Plumbers tell us that our Jetters are safer, cleaner and significantly more efficient that conventional drain cleaning equipment. Just the range of a Jetter alone, 60 metres from the machine, is a huge advantage over any eel,” said Patel
“Add to that the Mini Reel, remote draining cleaning attachment and the operator can control the drain cleaner from the reel, up to 60m away from the machine. That’s a huge benefit in terms of convenience and safety,” Mal says.
“We know smart plumbers will be buying Jetters between now and Christmas to take advantage of the ‘End of the Eel’ program with heavily discounted prices. With bonus of the government’s deprecation allowance, it’s an exceptional time to get into jetting,” Patel said.