Sykes Pumps Hire

Everything you need to know about accessories when hiring pumps

Sykes Pumps offers an extensive and comprehensive range of pumps for hire from its locations all around the UK.  In addition to the pumps available for hire, it is important that they are supported by a comprehensive and extensive fleet of ancillaries to provide a genuine pumping solution capability across a wide range of applications.

Accessories should not be taken for granted as the quality and capability of the range are critical for effective solutions to support pumping applications. Some of the key accessories that Sykes Pumps offer are highlighted below, providing safe, environmentally conscious solutions for customers in any scenario.

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Sykes Pumps introduces economical super silenced unit

After many months of market research and product development following discussions with customers, it is with great delight that we introduce our latest pump innovation – the Super Wispaset 80 eco.

This pump offers clients a reliable and compact super silenced pumping solution with exceptional fuel efficiency and a small footprint.

Specifically designed for specialist applications including construction, utilities, civil engineering, marine and quarries, the Super Wispaset 80 eco provides impressive performance capacities and features an acoustic canopy guaranteeing quiet, unobtrusive operation.

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Sykes Pumps Hire provide emergency pumps for Salmon Farm

Sykes Pumps Hire was recently approached by a salmon farm in the Lake District, with the client requiring a solution to prevent and monitor low water supply.

Our client is based near a Cumbrian reservoir that was highly affected by the 2018 summer heatwave, which subsequently caused the availability of water to almost completely dry up. Amazingly, water levels got so low that the ruins of a previously submerged village began to reappear following a massive depletion of water. The small town was deliberately allowed to flood approximately 80 years ago in order to create a reservoir to provide water for Manchester and the North West of England.

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Sykes Pumps provide bespoke pump hire equipment for well-known water sports company

When a well-known water sports company sought a pump hire arrangement to replace their existing pump while repairs were being carried out, our experts were on hand to provide them with bespoke pump rental solution.

The customer in question is a renowned water sports company who host water-related events and activities on their private lagoon. The client’s lagoon is required to be constantly refilled with water from the sea nearby due to natural seepage, preventing water levels from remaining the same without outside intervention.

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Sykes Pumps extend submersible drainage range

We’re delighted to be extending our range of submersible drainage pumps by introducing our latest unit – the P501. All pumps within the Sykes submersible drainage hire fleet have been designed for dewatering and use on construction sites, docks and shipyards, drainage, industrial applications and utilities.

Available with or without a float switch, the P501 is a small, compact unit and is perfect for moving both clean and dirty water. Weighing just 14kgs, the unit offers impressive pumping capacities despite its lightweight frame and provides users with an excellent plug-and-play solution for emergency projects.

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Sykes Pumps provide over-pumping solution for local council

Sykes Pumps was recently approached by a major building and civil engineering company and asked to help assist with the repair of a local culvert.

Before work could take place, our engineers were required to provide an immediate pumping solution to over-pump the stream – cleaning out all the silt build up and then removing old metal sheeting to allow the contractor to replace it with a new one.

Our response was to propose the hire of an 8” submersible alongside a smaller 6” submersible to catch excess water. We also provided a 60kVA generator and a separate fuel tank to enable quiet operation within a densely-populated neighbourhood.

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Sykes Pumps develop new environmentally friendly silt separation system

In the majority of cases, water pollution is caused by the presence and prolonged build-up of sediment, silt and other abrasives which puts mounting pressure on our clients to ensure discharged water is as silt free as it can be before being reintroduced to a natural watercourse.

Increasing requirements for companies to take their ecological obligations seriously has led to Sykes Pumps adding a new environmentally friendly product to our extensive hire fleet – the Sykes Silt Away.

By deploying a Silt Away unit on site, customers can be confident of avoiding substantial fines and adverse publicity, as well as suffering enforced closures. In recent months, a number of organisations have been hit with hefty financial penalties for not taking sufficient precautions – including a major housebuilder who was fined a six-figure amount for negligent practice.

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Sykes Pumps cut emergency reaction times with new innovation

Sykes Pumps are delighted to introduce a new concept in emergency pumping by unveiling our revolutionary Rapid Response unit. The main feature of our latest innovation is its lightweight frame which allows it to be legally towed by vans and other medium sized vehicles.

Complying with all industry regulations, the Rapid Response pump negates the need for delivery lorries, tahcographs and – perhaps most importantly – any additional manpower. The unit can be attached, delivered and set up by a single operative, simplifying the whole process between transportation and installation.

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Sykes Pumps aid culvert repair in Lincolnshire

Following heavy rainfall in the north of England, a client contacted us seeking an emergency pump solution to facilitate the repair of a drainage tunnel that kept collapsing. Large volumes of storm water caused by torrential downpours were, therefore, unable to escape, meaning urgent action was required on our part.

The customer had outsourced a renewal development to an external company, but in order for them to be in a position to mend the damaged culvert, pumping equipment was needed on site. A nearby housing estate meant that any hire package would need to feature units capable of operating quietly, which is why we proposed the use of three Super Wispaset 200mm pumps.

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Sykes Pumps called into action following thunderstorms across southern England

Flash floods have caused chaos across Greater London, Kent and Essex on EU referendum day following heavy and prolonged rainfall overnight. The effects of the water have left at least two polling stations closed, while cars and properties have also become submerged after freak June weather struck in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The London Fire Brigade have already rescued more than 500 people, and that number is expected to rise further with local forecasters predicting more thundery downpours over the coming days.

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