The SludgeMaster 3″ (80 mm) submersible, air-powered trash pump handles mud, leaves, twigs, sand, sludge, trash-laden water and soft solids to 1½” (40 mm).

This high-capacity, low-head centrifugal pump provides one of the highest flow rates of any SANDPIPER pump–up to 300 gpm (1,136 lpm)–and safely operates on compressed air and in areas where electric power is unavailable.

The SludgeMaster is made of an aluminum, sturdy construction for rough handling and long life. Other features include:

  • Fully submersible design for fast and complete dewatering
  • Highly mobile–weighs just 59 lbs (27 kg)
  • Won’t clog on small trash
  • Self-priming and can run dry without damage
  • Handles solids up to 1½” (40 mm)
  • Self-draining to prevent damage in subfreezing weather
  • Fits in openings as small as 14″ (0.36 m) diameter
  • Optional rock screen for ½” (13 mm) solids available
  • Foolproof design that handles abrasive substances with less wear
  • Available with NPT discharge connectors


  • Construction
  • Mining (drift, face or longwall dewatering)
  • Steel mills (sump or quench tanks)
  • Barge cleaning
  • Wastewater
  • General use: sumps, pits, etc.
    • Livestock unloading areas
    • Meat packing: poultry, beef, fish, pork
    • Chemical processing
    • Temporary dewatering
    • Municipalities and utilities

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