Aussie Scud pressure cleaners hits Japan

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The innovative Aussie Scud pressure cleaner range has entered the Japanese market through a distribution deal with one of the country’s leading pump manufacturers, Matsusaka Engineering

Aussie Scud pressure cleaners hits Japan
Aussie Scud Pressure Cleaners Japan

Australian Pump's Scud pressure cleaner range has continued its success with a major product launch in Japan.

The award-winning Australian design has been lauded in the United States by key industry groups and has proved extremely popular throughout Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Australian Pump, Australia's biggest manufacturer of high-pressure water blasting equipment, designed the Aussie Scud pressure cleaner range for professional contractors, government departments, mines and quarries.

With a view to providing a world-class product it was conceived specifically to suit Australia's tough operating conditions.

Available in both petrol and diesel drive, the unique range provides more efficient cleaning giving operators safer, faster and more environmentally friendly results.

Entering into Japan was through a unique deal with one of the country's leading pump manufacturers. The company, Matsusaka Engineering, operate an extensive distribution network that covers both agricultural, mining and construction machinery markets.

"The Scud is like nothing ever seen before in Japan," says Aussie Pump's Brad Farrugia, who recently spent a week with Matsusaka Engineering as part of the key product launch program.

"Japanese buying groups and dealers were impressed by the product's clean functional design, its OH and S friendly features and more powerful cleaning capacity."

The Aussie Scud evolved over several years. The design was borne out of the company's desire to build machines that were tough enough for the Australian rental, construction and mining markets.

Australian Pump was the first company to develop hot galvanised welded frames. It partnered with the world's best engine manufacturers to provide users with a combination of performance and after-market support.

"We used Honda petrol and Yanmar diesel engines after a series of extensive power to performance matching tests," Farrugia says.

"We were also the first to begin serious production line manufacture of 4,000psi machines and later to introduce 5,000 and 7,000psi units in large quantity runs."

The heart of the system is the Big Berty Bertolini pump that produces loads of pressure with minimum energy consumption. Bertolini heavy-duty triplex pumps display a wide range of unique features and components. For example, one of the most popular models is the 4,000psi machine that achieves its full performance using only a 13hp Honda petrol engine. The same pump can operate in its full performance band with a 10hp Yanmar diesel engine.

The higher efficiency means better value for customers, shorter cleaning times, less water consumption and consequently less waste.

"The Scud product launch in Japan went over beautifully," Farrugia says.

"One of the Japanese engineers at the launch commented that the machine is living proof that construction machinery grade equipment doesn't need to be ugly!"

Scud's design team is justly proud of this Australian conceived, designed and executed innovation. The Aussie machine is living proof that form can follow function and emotion.

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