WATERAX  

Vancouver,  WA 
United States
http://www.waterax.com
  • Booth: 1434

Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world, WATERAX sets the industry standard by developing innovative, portable fire pumps and water-handling equipment designed to withstand demanding applications and rugged environments. With a time-tested legacy of reliability, WATERAX carries on its mission to place powerful, precision engineered pumps into the hands of the men and women who protect our lives and property.

Our trustworthy MARK-3® and BB-4® centrifugal fire pumps have been top sellers and established leaders for generations in the wildland firefighting community. Many pumps sold decades ago are still in operation today, and maintained with genuine spare parts.

Quality. Reliability. Trust. Our pumps are as tested and proven as the men and women who use them every day.

Brands: BB-4®, MARK-3®, VERSAX®, MINI-STRIKER®, WATERAX high-pressure portable fire pumps


 Press Releases

  • 2549-02 Waterax_Banner_News&Events
    ALL YOUR WATERAX FIRE PUMPS & GENUINE SPARE PARTS IN ONE PLACE
    If you’re already a WATERAX customer, you can easily activate your account and order online using your net pricing and discounts.

    By registering you will be able to place orders online, create quotes, view the status of past and current orders, get access to the latest product catalogs and view your latest statements.

    FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $200

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    WHEN YOU’RE HERE, THERE’S NO ROOM FOR COMPROMISE. YOU CAN TRUST THE MARK-3® TO MOVE WATER

    Trusted in the wildland firefighting community for generations.

    When fires occur in remote locations such as wildland forests and mountainous regions, you need a lightweight, robust and compact portable pump, which will allow you to relocate quickly while minimizing fatigue. The MARK-3®, with its unmatched power-to-weight ratio and two-stroke engine, is your ideal solution.

    The MARK-3® portable fire pump is considered to be an essential piece of equipment used by wildland firefighters across North America and around the world. The upgraded MARK-3® successfully passed the USDA Forest Service 100 hours endurance test in San Dimas on 08/04/15 and has been requalified under QPL Number 274-001.

    WATERAX acquired the intellectual property and the rights to manufacture the durable 185cc engine from ROTAX. We invested heavily in new tooling and major improvements on key engine components in order to make the 185cc engine lighter and more durable.

    The WATERAX 185cc engine features the following enhancements:

    • Nikasil-coated cylinder
    • Impregnated crankcase
    • Composite cooling fan
    • Longer recoil rope

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    The new Nikasil-coated cylinder is the most significant upgrade on the MARK-3® in years!

    Benefits from these improvements include

    • Safer to operate
    • 1.5 lbs lighter
    • More Reliable
    • More Durable
    • More Eco-Friendly

    The MARK-3® also benefited from previous improvements that are now available as Upgrade Kits.

    • Maintenance-Free Pump End
    • Digital Ignition Solution

    The trustworthy MARK-3® is always there for you when you need it.

    Ask for the real McCoy: the MARK-3®, recognized across the firefighting industry as the ultimate lightweight, portable pump.

    Recent News

    The MARK-3® successfully passed the USDA Forest Service 100 hours endurance test and requalified on Aug 4th, 2015 at the San Dimas Technology and Development Center (SDTDC) and secured a 5-year contract for pump kits with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).


 Products

  • MARK-3® PORTABLE HIGH-PRESSURE FIRE PUMP
    Lightweight High-Pressure 4-Stage Fire Pump...
     

  • WHEN YOU’RE HERE, THERE’S NO ROOM FOR COMPROMISE. YOU CAN TRUST THE MARK-3® TO MOVE WATER

    Since 1964 when the MARK-3® was first introduced by WAJAX, after the 4-stage detachable pump end was patented in 1958, it has been the standard wildland portable fire pump used by forestry agencies around the world. A truly outstanding and reliable performer, the MARK-3® fire pump is designed to withstand the rigors of firefighting and it is at the core of most water delivery system in wildland operations. Always the benchmark in terms of performance, reliability and durability, the MARK-3® benefited from a series of improvements to its key components namely a Nikasil coated cylinder, an impregnated crankcase and a maintenance-free pump end. 

    The trustworthy MARK-3® is always there for you when you need it.

    Ask for the real McCoy: the MARK-3®, recognized across the firefighting industry as the ultimate lightweight, portable pump.

    The MARK-3® successfully passed the USDA Forest Service 100 hours endurance test and requalified on Aug 4th, 2015 at the San Dimas Technology and Development Center (SDTDC) and secured a 5-year contract for pump kits with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • BB-4® HIGH-PRESSURE FIRE PUMP, AVAILABLE IN GAS AN
    BB-4® DIESEL 25 HP VEHICLE MOUNT HORIZ. DRIVE...
     

  • The renowned BB-4® is available in gas and Diesel! Qualified for Type 4, Type 5 and Type 6 brush trucks, this pump can be used as a source for tandem and parallel pumpingdirect attack firefightingremote watering and slip-on units.

    The WATERAX BB-4 Diesel has been officially listed on the USFS Type 6 Fire Apparatus specifications. It pairs a high performance 4-stage centrifugal pump end with a powerful 25 HP Kubota diesel engine. Its interchangeable pump end with the legendary MARK-3® allows for in-field exchanges eliminating long equipment down time and greatly reducing parts inventory at service shops. When building your next wildland fire engine, choose the name that wildland firefighters trust the most: WATERAX.

  • MINI-STRIKER® LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH-PRESSURE FIRE PUMP
    MINI-STRIKER® 2.5 HP PORTABLE...
     

  • The WATERAX MINI-STRIKER® pump pairs a reliable single stage pump end with the Honda 4-stroke 2.5 HP engine to achieve pressures of up to 85 PSI (5.9 BAR) and offer volume supply of up to 80 GPM (303 L/Min). Extremely portable and lightweight, this mini powerhouse performs well when used by itself or in tandem with other pumps, and is a very popular choice for entry level slip-on applications. It is also particularly suited to some of the latest fire control techniques where small, lightweight equipment is a requirement. The widely-available Honda 4-stroke 2.5 HP engine makes for ease of operation and engine parts sourcing.

    Emissions compliant; engine is CARB and EPA certified

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  • OT-4NX POLY BACKPACK
    POLY BACKPACK WITH BRASS HAND PUMP...
     

  • The all-new WATERAX OT-4NX is a modernized poly backpack pump that was conceived with the comfort and safety of the user in mind. The tank is made of lightweight yet rugged UV-resistant polyethylene making it easier to carry without compromising on durability. Ergonomics can be felt through the sleek contours of the tank, the integrated lumbar support, and the comfortable shoulder straps. The robust carrying handle makes for easy lifting and also serves as a port where the hand pump can be neatly docked. The large diameter filler neck allows convenient filling, cleaning access, and features a filler strainer to capture and prevent unwanted particles from entering the hand pump’s water supply.

    The OT-4NX now features the all-new WATERAX shoulder straps designed to provide users with enhanced comfort and safety. The cushy padded straps provide superior load support and are made with breathable materials for cool and dry operations. They also feature multiple adjustment straps for a custom fit, a chest strap to distribute pressure, heavy-duty fastening clips, and Scotchlite® reflective strips for increased visibility. 

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  • VPO-1X VINYL BACKPACK
    VINYL BACKPACK WITH BRASS HAND PUMP...
     

  • The new VPO-1X is the latest backpack hand pump to join the WATERAX BACKPAX series. Its collapsible 5 US Gal (19 L) bag is constructed of heavy duty yet lightweight polyester fabric which is encased in vinyl for superior puncture and abrasion protection. Its seams are reinforced in all the right places to eliminate any possibility of leaks. The VPO-1X includes the WATERAX HPC-X brass hand pump which features a sturdy nylon rear pistol grip and forward rubber grip, a combination nozzle tip allowing for quick switch from stream to spray without tools, and a positive shutoff and locking feature which prevents leaking at any angle. The VPO-1X also features the all-new WATERAX shoulder straps designed to provide users with enhanced comfort and safety. The cushy padded straps provide superior load support and are made with breathable materials for cool and dry operations. They include multiple adjustment straps for a custom fit, a chest strap to distribute pressure, heavy-duty fastening clips, and Scotchlite® reflective strips for increased visibility.

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