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PUMP SETS Kubota pumps up family business Having worked as a mechanical engineer at Kubota, Alex Pedemont is steering the reins at NSI Pumps and Diesel Power where he says the needs of other small businesses they cater to are paramount. For Alex Pedemont, this opportunity was too good to pass up. Having worked as a mechanical engineer at Kubota for the better part of a decade, he was looking for a new challenge. NSI Pumps and Diesel Power, a privatelyowned, family-run irrigation pumpset business based out of Numurkah in Victoria, was looking for new ownership at the start of 2021. Mr Pedemont jumped at the chance to bring the skills he’d learned through his years at Kubota and turn them into a viable family business. NSI designs, builds, services and repairs pumpsets to suit a variety of agribusiness needs - from flood and drought control to irrigation and water management. The business imports a range of mixed flow, self-priming and trash pumps for use on farm. The company has been operating for about twenty-five years, servicing clients from across regional Victoria. SMALL SCALE, BIG DREAMS “It’s a family business, definitely,” Mr Pedemont said. “We’re a small team of three, so we understand the needs of other small businesses we service. Our biggest advantage is that we work to the needs of the farmers. It allows us to build pumpsets to a set of exact specifications, customised to suit the role required on each property. “It means that every pumpset is bespoke. It is extra work at the front end, but our customers are very satisfied with the ongoing performance of their pump as it is specifically built for their application. “Size isn’t a constraint for NSI. From two inches to forty inches, we work out the volume and head requirements for each customer and manufacture a set to suit. “We have a range of mixed flow irrigation pump sets including diesel-powered, electric-powered, electric drive, PTO drive and high-pressure ISO pumps.” For the cropping regions of northern Victoria, goodirrigationisanabsolutenecessity. NSI services clients across the spectrum of agriculture, from dairy producers through to grain croppers. “There is a lot of rice, corn, wheat and barley up here – some thirsty crops that really need an efficient irrigation system to grow effectively,” Mr Pedemont explained. “In times of drought, users can rely on NSI pumps. The pump ensures water can be effectively drained away. “That variety means there really is no one-size-fits-all pumping solution.” 8 Inch Direct Drive Kubota Powered Pumpset