The Comet Windmill is a direct acting windmill which means the power of the wind works directly onto the pump through the up and down stroke created by the revolution of the wheel. In addition, the pumping power is increased due to fewer working parts than other windmills that lose power through friction. The simple design means there is less power lost and lower wind speeds needed to start pumping.
There are now more pumping options available with our exclusive range of sizes.
The many applications where Comet Windmills have been used include;
- Stock, Domestic and Industrial water use – refilling tanks, swimming pools, dams and turkey nests
- Pumping water from deep bores, shallow wells, rivers, dams or any water source
- Remote location water supply
- Irrigation – supplying water for crop irrigation
- Dewatering swamps and at mine sites
- Effluent transfer to other sites
- Aquaculture – recirculates water for fisheries, estuaries, lakes
- Horticulture and Viticulture – transfer water for drip irrigation
- Educational – tool for learning about renewable energy and as part of programs for water supply
- Eco Tourism – water feature designs for tourist attraction and landmark sites.
Types of Comet Windmills
‘C’ Pattern 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 14ft wheel diameter
The most popular size range for the domestic and stock watering market. It is capable of pumping up to 100,000 litres in a 24 hour period. Popular for refilling tanks or dams, recirculating water in aquaculture, and irrigation for horticulture and viticulture markets.
‘D’ Pattern 16ft, 18ft, 20ft 22ft, 24ft, 27ft, 30ft wheel diameter
This range is designed for heavy duty pumping conditions. Used for many years as standard water raising equipment on major stock routes in Outback Australia is proof of their unequalled quality and dependability. Known for their ability to work in the lightest of winds its remarkable pumping power and freedom from trouble have gained for it the highest reputation. Most commonly used when large quantities of water is needed in irrigation, dewatering mine sites, cattle and sheep stations, eco tourism markets.