Southern Cross Windmills have had windmill pumps for sale since the late 1800’s, when the Griffiths Family were selling Southern Cross windmill pumps out of the Toowoomba Foundry, based on designs from American inventor Daniel Halladay.
Southern Cross have had many models of windmill for sale over the decades since the first models rolled off the foundry line, and the current windmill pump for sale is the culmination of years of engineering and design.
Over a century later, many Australians still rely on these windmills to provide adequate water for livestock or crops, and ensure their way of life.
The Southern Cross Windmill is available in a range of both windwheel and windmill tower sizes, and our experts can help you find the windmill pump that best suits your needs.
Our ‘FA’ Series towers come between 20′ and 60′, and the ‘IZ’ windwheels are available in sizes starting at 6′ all the way up to a 14′ wheel. The dimensions of your windmill pump, tower and wheel will be determined by your surrounding landscape.
The Southern Cross “FA” Series Windmill Towers are available in the following heights:
The minimum recommended tower height for each windwheel size, is as follows:
The IZ Double Geared Windmill is the model of windmill pump currently for sale from Southern Cross Windmills.
This model is the culmination of more than 100 years of experience designing and manufacturing windmills for the Australian outback.
The IZ Windmills are;
A range of accessories for these windmills are available, including; Packing Compensators, Diff Heads, ½” Gal Pump Rod, Woodrods, Guides, Fishplates, Mill Rod Connections, and ancillary equipment.
The Southern Cross FA Windmill Tower is the matching tower to the IZ windmill currently for sale.
With all hot dip galvanised exposed parts, these windmill pump towers are designed to last in the harshest of Australian climate regions, and are thanks to over a century of experience.
To give the most efficient service it is essential that the lowest portion of the windwheel of the mill should be well above any obstructions in the vicinity of the plant, and also that the windmill should be well above ground level so as to take advantage of the better wind conditions higher up.
Southern Cross has been providing windmills that Australian families can depend on for over a century, and all of our windmills have a 30+ year design life.
Our windmills are hot dip galvanised, and backed by more than 100 years of successful windmill design, and Australian innovation. Since 1903, we’ve built over 250 000 of our iconic windpumps.
All Southern Cross Windmills include a 3-year warranty.
Southern Cross Windmills pride ourselves on the quality and integrity of our product. We specialise in the manufacture, installation and service of industry leading windmills around the country and across the globe.
All of our windmills are designed and engineered in-house, and are durable enough to survive in the harshest of Australian climates, rain, hail or shine.
Authentic windmill parts for sale are available for Southern Cross “IZ” windwheels and “FA” towers. Parts for the retired A, J, R & Z Pattern Windmills”, “J” Series Windmill Pumps, Troughs, Check Valves, Pump Heads and Pump Jacks may still be for sale upon request.
From the very first Southern Cross windmill rolling off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, nobody has experience like we do of dealing with and Australia’s unique water harvesting needs. Southern Cross have had windmills and windmill pumps for sale for over 100 years.
The first windmills built and sold by the Griffiths family in the Toowoomba Foundry were improved versions of blueprints designed by an American Engineer, Daniel Halladay, and these were produced well over a century ago, in 1876.
Many inland communities began to spring up and prosper thanks to these first windmills allowing rural Australians to move to drier and previously uninhabitable areas, grazing sheep and cattle, and even inland crops and plantations.
Unlike another Aussie classic, the lamington, Southern Cross Windmills origins in Toowoomba are not up for debate, however, both have certainly gone on to become recognisable Australian icons.
Southern Cross still operates out of Queensland to this day, and is an Australian owned and operated company, servicing Australians all across the country, helping graziers, irrigators, families and more access reliable water harvesting infrastructure.
Now comfortably residing at the Gilgandra Museum and Historical Society, this 7.3 m Southern Cross windwheel was manufactured and delivered to Mendooran in 1924.
While now used purely for display purposes, the Windmill pumped tirelessly and faithfully for 73 years before it was donated to the Gilgandra Museum and Historical Society by the Payne family in Mendooran.
Closing in on its 100th birthday, at the most recent service, all it needed was some oil so as to keep it in working condition. This Mendooran windmill is a testament to the longevity and reliability of a Southern Cross Windmill.
Wondering what models of Southern Cross Windmill are currently available? Inquiring about a windmill pump for sale?
The Southern Cross Windmill Pump can help you meet your specific water storage needs.
Call us today on (07) 4612 7202 for an obligation free quote.