Equipment Hire

Pump Hire

Huge range of surface-mounted and submersible pumps suitable for any environment

General Purpose Pumps

Our automatic self-priming GP pumps can handle clean water, sludge and slurry, offering flexible solutions in a multitude of scenarios

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

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

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

Submersible Drainage Pumps

Offering variable capacities and easy handling, our submersible drainage range is frequently used on quarries, mines and shipyards

Submersible Wastewater

Featuring more than twenty unique pumps, our submersible wastewater range offers cost-efficient pumping with flow rates up to 440 l/s

Submersible Sludge Pumps

Sykes’ submersible sludge pumps are intended for applications where the fluid present contains solids or has a higher viscosity than water

Hydraulic Submersible

Strong and lightweight, our hydraulic submersible pumps are perfect for hazardous environments where suction lifts exceed nine metres

Air Pumps

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

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

Environmental Equipment

This modern range allows clients to uphold their environmental responsibilities and move water, wastewater and sludge in sensitive areas

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Buy Equipment

Want to buy instead of hire? We've got you covered. Some of our equipment is available to purchase online today allowing you to solve your problem, fast.

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.

Environments & Applications

Find out how we can help resolve your challenge with the right equipment within your specific environment or application.

Case studies

As the UK’s leading specialist hire company, we provide the best pumping, heating and cooling solutions for every conceivable need, location and application.
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Sales, strategy, and step-ups: Here’s a recap of our sales conference

Last week, our sales teams met up in Daventry for a very productive two-day training seminar and strategy meeting. The event provided our HVAC and Pumps Sales Directors – Paul La Roche and Chris Graham – with an opportunity to relay business plans for 2023 onwards, while also allowing all present to engage in dialogue,

Sykes Pumps provides 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


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.

Pumps FAQ

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.

Sales Info


As industry leaders for more than 160 years, our advanced range of pumps and pumping accessories provides customers with an extensive range of solutions for a multitude of environments.

At Sykes Pumps, we are known for quality, performance and reliability, and our products combine efficiency and low running costs with impressive pumping capacities. Capable of unattended operation, our pumps are simple to install and can be instantly functional in situations where immediate action is required.

The following units are available to order online, however we have a much broader range of units that can be purchased or rented, along with a huge range of accessories, hoses and adaptors.

Whether you are looking to pump water, sewage or other fluids, our comprehensive range of sales units ensures that we have the best solution for your environment. If you require larger units or if you are unsure which pump is most suitable for you, please complete our simple online enquiry form, e-mail us at [email protected] or call us today on 0800 211 611.

Pricing & Dispatch

All prices exclude VAT. A delivery charge will be added at checkout depending on quantity of units ordered. For deliveries outside Mainland Great Britain, please email us at [email protected]. We will aim to dispatch the units within 2-3 working days after receipt of your cleared payment. In exceptional circumstances the delivery period may be extended and in this case we will call you to advise as soon as we receive your order.


A restocking fee of 20% may be deducted from refunds for items returned in their original condition within 7 days of purchase. Note that delivery and collection costs cannot be refunded. Any defect or deficiency must be reported within 24 hours of delivery.

Terms and Conditions

All units are offered for sales in line with the Andrews Sykes general conditions of sale or hire. And all units are covered by a conditional Andrews Sykes warranty for a period of 6 months.

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