The UK’s leading
supplier of
pump hire
Diesel pumps
from 50mm to 300mm
Huge range of
submersible pumps
for wastewater
or drainage
Local depots,
delivery, 24/7
More than
160 years of

Pump Hire

Silenced Pump Hire & Silent Pump Rental | Sykes Pumps

Super Silenced Range

The Sykes range of silenced pumps provides clients with a number of durable units suitable for deployment in noise-sensitive applications

High Performance Pump Hire | Sykes Pumps

High Performance

Capable of flow rates of up to 375 l/s, these high performance pumps are ideal for specialist applications including jetting, pipe flushing and firefighting

Bentonite Pumps - Sykes Pumps

Bentonite Pumps

Our Bentonite range features heavy duty pumps that have been manufactured with slurries and testing environments in mind

Air Driven Pump Hire | Air Powered Pumps | Sykes Pumps

Air Pumps

Known as pneumatic pumps, these hardwearing air units are recognised for their exceptional reliability and capacity to operate dry

Pump Hose and Accessory Hire | Part Rental | Sykes Pumps

Hoses and Accessories

We stock a full range of ancillary equipment including hoses, valves, control panels, steel pipes, polythene tubing, flow metres and road ramps

Repairs Services

Repair, Service & Spares

In addition to market-leading pumping equipment, we also offer an extensive repair service and can provide spare parts sourced from trusted manufacturers

Pumps by Environment

Choose By Environment

As the UK’s leading provider of pump hire solutions, you can rest assured that we have experience working in virtually every industry and sector

Pump Sales

Whether you are pumping water, sewage or other fluids, our pumps for sale provide the best solution for your environment

From Our Blog

Rising to the challenge: adapting to overcome market obstacles

Rising to the challenge: adapting to overcome market obstacles

At Sykes Pumps, we take pride in our ability to overcome challenges and provide innovative solutions for our clients. Recently, in Macclesfield, North Cheshire, we undertook a challenging project for the local council. They required a new headwall to be installed on a concrete culvert, necessitating the removal of water from site to create a

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Heavy rain is not a problem for Sykes Pumps

Heavy rain is not a problem for Sykes Pumps

Sykes Pumps recently executed a highly effective dewatering operation in Essex. The operation aimed to manage the rapid influx of groundwater into a lagoon after heavy rainfall. The location’s lagoon posed a significant challenge to the customer due to its tendency to accumulate substantial amounts of nuisance water during intense rainfalls. This rapid accumulation not

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Watch our video

We have produced a series of videos outlining our product range, explaining how our equipment works and outlining the many scenarios in which our assistance might be required.

About Sykes Pumps
MINIVAC eco pump

Sykes Pumps are delighted to introduce the new MINIVAC eco pump - the most recent addition to our comprehensive selection of pumping equipment, providing a robust solution for pumping applications

Sykes Pumps unveil new concept in emergency pumping

Sykes Pumps are delighted to introduce our new Rapid Response unit – a robust, towable unit that will change the emergency pumping landscape forever! Easy to deliver and install by one person, the latest addition to our ever-expanding hire fleet has been designed with utility companies, contractors, local authorities and the Environment Agency in mind.

Super Wispaset 200 Ecotec super silenced pump

Sykes Pumps are delighted to introduce our groundbreaking new Super Wispaset 200 Ecotec super silenced unit, which we believe will prove a major asset to clients looking to enhance their environmental compliance. Offering maximum heads of 43 metres and a maximum flow rate of up to 161 litres per second, the Super Wispaset 200 Ecotec features a cutting edge in-built telemetry system capable of comprehensive performance monitoring and location tracking. A British-made JCB Ecomax engine guarantees optimum performance on every project while its ability to operate quietly makes it ideal for use in residential areas or other noise-sensitive environments.

Sykes Silt Away

As part of our commitment to complying with growing environmental obligations, Sykes Pumps have developed a new Silt Away unit which can be used in conjunction with our range of 6” (150mm) pumps.

160 Years of Sykes Pumps
Sykes Pumps - Pumping solution for de-silting and slurry removal

The Sweepax hydraulic pumping system is the ideal pump for the de-silting of ponds and lakes. A recent project required silt to be removed and placed in a holding lagoon 600mtrs up a steep ravine some 60mtrs in height. The use of trucks to transport the silt was not acceptable due to the distance and also the steep route required to the holding lagoon. The only option was to Pump using the Sweepax unit and a second pump to boost the silt the full 600mtrs. Although the project took longer than anticipated due to the amount of silt, the cost and the lessened impact of not using heavy trucks, was a major environmental advantage, in what was a very sensitive location.

Sykes Pumps – our Stage V commitment

Chris Graham, Sales Director at Sykes Pumps, explains the significance of Stage V legislation, what it means for our industry, and the measures we’re taking to ensure we remain on track to reduce our environmental impact with each passing year.

Worldwide Service

Pump Hire

Pump Hire

Sykes Pumps has more expertise in providing pump hire services than any other supplier. Our diverse range of pumps are used across many industries for ground dewatering, over-pumping and fluid movement applications. Our clients choose our 24/7/365 services for everything from a one-off pump hire to the design, installation and on-site management of complex schemes.

The need to hire pumps can be driven by many factors but the key elements of the decision making process often involves balancing the convenience of hire against the capital cost of purchase and ownership. A good example of this is the water and wastewater sector which has many installed pumps and systems which require regular maintenance and which also, despite the maintenance regime, sometimes fail putting the process at risk.

In these circumstances, intervention in the form of additional – or replacement – pumping is needed.

Obviously most businesses would prefer to keep contingency plans in-house and would probably see hire as an unnecessary cost but in most circumstances hire is actually cheaper than the cost of ownership.

Pumps are not a throwaway commodity and the initial purchase price reflects that. The level of expertise required to service and maintain pumps is not always readily available in organisations and, if it is, that expertise is normally gainfully employed in a full-time role anyway! When the capital costs are added to wages, service vehicles, specialist tools as well as storage and distribution costs it quickly becomes more cost effective to hire pumps from a supplier who already has that expertise and is based in multiple convenient locations.

If a company does decide to hold a standby fleet there is also the risk that the closest pump available will be used in an emergency as opposed to the right pump for the job. This can increase fuel costs or put the process at risk.


As well as Pump Hire we offer:

At Sykes Pumps, we guarantee our customers premium rental equipment that includes the latest technology whilst also complying with leading industry standards. With fast nationwide delivery 365 days a year, we also offer free site surveys and quotations in addition to recommendations on which equipment would befit your application or process.

Widely recognised as market leaders, Sykes have been at the forefront of the pump industry for more than 160 years – developing the expertise and commitment required to ensure that when a problem arises, we can provide the correct solution.

Our fleet is one of the most extensive available and with depots nationwide, all with the ability to deliver, maintain and install our equipment, you are never far away from the solution you need. A genuine nationwide presence allows us to guarantee round-the-clock support to customers located anywhere in the UK, offering four-hour delivery times when necessary.

We have pump specialists across the UK ready to advise on pumping solutions based on years of training and experience. They can offer tailored solutions to meet virtually every need, whether that be at the initial design stage or the installation and commissioning phase.


Where is my nearest depot?

Andrews Sykes has a nationwide network of depots and delivers across the UK. Click here to find their exact locations and the closest to you.

What is the basic information required to size a pump?

The amount and type of liquid to be pumped plus the height and distance it will be transported.

Which type of pump should I choose?

This depends on the liquid you are pumping and what the estimated head and flow requirements are, as well as what access and space is available (weights and dimensions shown on the web pages).

Do I need a power supply?

Diesel and hydraulic pumps require fuel, whereas electric submersibles can be run off a suitable fixed power supply or generator.

Can you tailor a pump hire package to suit my budget?

Yes, we offer free site surveys to determine the most efficient solution for clients.

Do you have an emergency out of hours service?

Yes, we guarantee a 24/7 emergency service by calling 0800 211 611.

What are your delivery times?

In emergency situations delivery can be made the same day. Our team is able to respond quickly and adapt to your needs.

How much does a pump rental package cost?

Our prices are dependent on several factors including the length of the hire period, the accessories required and the type of unit. To receive detailing on our prices please call us on 0800 211 611 or fill in out an online enquiry form.

Which forms of payment do you accept?

The simplest form of payment is by opening an account with us. To do this simply call us on 0800 211 611 and we can advise on the necessary documents to provide.

What services are included in the pump hire package?

At Sykes Pumps, our quotations consider all services required as well as the pumps themselves, including: all piping, flanges, return transport costs, installation and set-up, maintenance throughout the hire period and damage waiver.

What is the minimum rental period?

Your hire period can be anything from a day to several months/years. The minimum billing period is one week and after that billing is set up on a day-by-day basis.

Andrews Sykes
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