Bentonite Pumps

The Sykes bentonite pump range has been specifically designed to pump heavy slurries and is available for hire from Sykes Pumps depots nationwide. Available in both diesel engine and electrically driven versions, these units have been developed for the continuous pumping of bentonite and heavy slurries. This range of specialist units is suitable for arduous applications, utilising tried and tested components selected to ensure maximum reliability and cost effective servicing.



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  • Suitable for a wide range of bentonite applications
  • Hard wearing components for trouble free pumping
  • Designed to pump sludge and slurry
  • Specialist knowledge and free advice
  • Available to hire across our UK depot network
  • Unique on-site servicing regime
  • Fuel efficient
  • Available in diesel or electric motor
  • Solids handling capability
  • Flow rates up to 90 l/s and Heads up to 38m
  • Genuine 24/7 365 day a year service

These pumps are easy to maintain and have been designed to meet the challenging conditions of bentonite applications. Through the use of tried and tested components, coupled with the unique Sykes expertise and on-site service, we are able to ensure maximum reliability.

Manufactured in the UK, our bentonite pumps comply with the most stringent quality standards both British and European, and their robust construction ensures they are suitable for even the most arduous of applications.

Used wherever there is a need for positive self-priming pump, our bentonite range incorporates the unique Sykes vacuum system, enabling the pump to prime and re-prime fully automatically from dry, and operate with the suction intake intermittently exposed to atmosphere.

The 6” (150mm) units are available in two versions, the B150 diesel driven unit or the B150E electric motor version. Both versions have been designed for ease of on-site movement and cleaning with six flushing points as standard on the pump. The B150 has an integral fuel tank which allows up to 39 hours of pumping before refuelling meaning that there is minimal disruption to the job in hand and labour is not interrupted by the need to fuel the pumps on a regular basis.

Flow rates of up to 90 l/s are achieved and the maximum head is 38m, combined with the ability to handle solids up to 52mm these pumps really are versatile.
If you need help in deciding which of our pumps is the right one for your application then contact us and one of our highly trained team will be able to advise you, whether that is over the phone or if you take advantage of our free site survey service.

Simply call 0800 211 611 and you get straight through to someone who can help you.

Why choose us?

Choose us for unparalleled expertise and exceptional service.
Nationwide coverage
Our expansive depot network ensures our clients benefit from genuine nationwide coverage, meaning even the most remote locations can be accommodated with minimal fuss.
Same & Next Day Delivery
With engineers and operations teams on standby at all times, we are able to guarantee equipment is delivered efficiently and promptly.
24-Hour Service
As the UK’s leading specialist hire company, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with 24-hour nationwide coverage including a dedicated out-of-hours service that operates 365 days a year.
Worldwide Locations
Andrews Sykes has a global presence, boasting an extensive network of offices and branches in numerous countries across the world.