Hurricane Pumps

Borehole Pumps & Irrigation Pumps

Hurricane Pumps South Africa is a leading supplier of the best quality water pumps in your need to extract water or distribute water. We stand by our factory guarantee of 1 year on motors and pumps.

We offer the following solutions:

  • Jet or self-priming pumps Click here for the catalogue
  • Centrifugal of Irrigating
  • Swimming Pool Pumps
  • Multistage Pumps
  • Borehole Pumps
  • Petrol powered water pumps
  • Submersible / Sump Pumps / Sewage Pumps

In terms of Borehole Pumps, we produce top quality with the idea of having long last durable pumps and motors.

Hurricane produces an amazing range of pumps. If you need something specific pump like 4 or 8 series please let me know.

If you need any support at any time call us and we will help. Visit our New Products Page for all our products from borehole pumps, motors and control boxes to solar borehole pumps, centrifugal pumps and so much more.

Hurricane Pumps SA has corporate offices in Cape Town, Polokwane. We are the leading suppliers of the best quality water pumps in your need to extract water or distribute water. We stand by our factory guarantee of two years on motors and 1 year on pumps.

Hurricane was started by Duncan Mackie 10 years ago as he saw a need for alternative affordable options to well known and respected brands like Franklin and Grundfos. For over 15 years Duncan and his team work hard to make sure that Hurricane Pumps are not only seen as affordable but also highly reliable alternatives to American and European brands.

A borehole motor relies on two major elements which are either reliable or not and that would be the amount and quality of copper used and the bearings that the motor turns on and it hear where it will determine the life span of the motor it is here where no expense has been spared.

Choosing a pump is really easy all you need to know is the depth or should I say height to which you pump water. When I say height I mean vertical meters. Most boreholes in South Africa are less than 100 meters and more than 25 meters.

There are basically 3 motors that work between 25 and 100 meters and they are 0.37, 0.55 and 0.75 Kw motors and to work out which motor is for you plus or subtract 10 to get correct results.


0.37kw: works from 27 to 47meters give or take 3 meters

0.55KW: works from 45 to 65 meters give or take 3 meters on either side

0.75KW: works from 65 to 85 meters give or take 3 meters on either side

It is important to get motor sized correctly because it burns out in time if it is too shallow or too deep it is called “middle of the curve”

Now that we got an electric motor organized let’s choose a pump that attaches to it and again it is easy. 99% of all Boreholes or wells in South Africa us a 2 Series “wet-end” 2/8 or 2/10 and 2/14 this series are common across all brands. The two in front means 2000 Litres on hour and as South Africa is a dry country most holes or wells can not produce more than that in water so you can’t go wrong by choosing a 2 Series however we do stock 4/8 and even 12 series for the fortunate few. The next number 2/8 means impellors and that depends on the size of the motor and an impellor more or less only makes a slight difference.

So 2/8 or 2/9 will go on 0.37KW and 2/10 on 0.55KW and 2/14 on 0.75KW and there you have it very simple and we know you are smart so you can extrapolate for 1.1,1.5 and 2.2 KW

Now for your electrical cable 1.5 mil meter 3 and 4 core will work, the difference in why there 3 wire versus 4 wires is the earth so people would like earth to control box and others are happy to use the water that motor sits in as earth so its by choice.

Control boxes and chosen by the size of the capacitor which starts up the motor and you can always use one size up like 0.55KW control box on 0.37 but never the other way round. All control boxes and pretty much made equal they have a capacitor and a voltage trip switch rated for the motor to stop it from burning out as voltage climbs due to a blocked pump. A voltage trip switch do not last and in time will create faults and we recommend using a smart control box.

The next question we are asked often is can Hurricane pumps or motors be used on other brands the answer is yes all pumps are made to a universal standard. We do however no matter which brand you choose is that when you replace a motor that you replace Pump (wet-end) at the same they are often tied to the hip in terms of life span.

Borehole Pumps we stock from the following:

  • 2 Inch Borehole Pump, Motor and Control Box 0.37 KW
  • 2.5 Inch Borehole Pump, Motor and Control Box 0.18 KW 
  • 3 Inch: Borehole Pump, Motor and Control Box 0.37, 0.55, 0.55, 0.75, 1.1, 1.5, 2.2, 3, 4, 5.5, 7 KW
  • 4 Inch 2 Series 220V 0.37, 0.55, 0.55, 0.75, 1.1, 1.5, 2.2
  • 4 Inch 2 Series 380 Volts 0.37, 0.55, 0.55, 0.75, 1.1, 1.5, 2.2, 3, 4, 5.5, 7.5 KW
  • 4 Inch 2 Series 220 Volts Full Stainless Steel0.37, 0.55, 0.55, 0.75, 1.1, 1.5, 2.2
  • 6 Inch models

If you need something specific pump like the 4, 8 and 12 series please let me know. If you need any support at any time call us and we will help. 

Follow the link to purchase Hurricane pumps on delivered to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Water Petrol Pumps – Hurricane has a selection of two petrol water pumps otherwise known as trash pumps.
Self Priming Jet Pumps – Hurricane has three models of self-priming pumps, Jet Pumps in 0.75 KW, 1.1 and 1.5 KW and after 6000 units sold in last 3 years this the best in the market.
Centrifugal Pumps Need to run your irrigation, put water n your school field or irrigate a crop we have a range from 0.75 KW to 5KW 380 Volts
Swimming Pool Pump
Amazing Swimming Pool Pumps We offer affordable swimming pool pumps with a great extended warranty.
Borehole Pumps – Hurricane supplies 3 inch, 4 inch and 6inch Borehole motors and soon to be introduced 2-inch borehole pumps
7 DRAWER 221 PIECE R 7500.00 – Hurricane has range of top-quality tools at affordable prices.


Need Help Selecting a Borehole Pump

Do you need help selecting the correct borehole pump for your borehole?
Look no further go to our pump selection page for all the help you will need, or contact one of our expert staff on Tel: 015 004 0190 for assistance in selecting the perfect pump for your needs.

Selecting a motor depends on the depth of your hole and the pump or wet-end would correspond to the motor with variations according to about water available in the hole.