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Hippo Type VT - Top Suction Heavy Duty De-Watering Slurry Pump

The Hippo vertical Spindle Top Suction Slurry Pump Range is used in applications where high discharged pressures exist and pumping liquids with entrapped air (Froth Pumping). The all metal pump construction with High Chrome hydraulic design as standard contribute durability and high efficiency. The pump can be manufactured out of all types of Duplex Stainless Steel Alloys e.g. (CD4MCu) for acidic environments. The Hippo pump range can be fitted with wide verity accessories to accommodate the client’s requirements.

Vertical Top Suction Hippo Slurry pump
  • Capable pumping of abrasive and corrosive liquids
  • Capacities up to 1500 l/s and heads up to 110 meters
  • Flame/Explosion Proof Certification to IEC 60079-1
  • Power installed from 3 Kw up to 575 Kw.
  • Voltage supply up to 6.6 KV at both 50 & 60 Hz.
  • Liquids up to 300°C
  • Can “run dry” continuously
  • Shaft lengths designed to customer requirements
  • Accommodates standard flange mounted motors
  • Direct coupled motor (preferred) or V-belt driven
  • No submerged seals or bearings on standard pumps
  • Installation flexibility


The Hippo VT slurry pumps are excellent for de-watering and drainage pumping applications and can be used pumping liquids with entrapped air (Froth Pumping) applications .The combination of compact design with high-pressure capability makes the pumps suitable for use in pits, on pontoons or cab be installed in a temporary or fixed installation. Can also be installed in series for accommodate very high heads like acid mine water drainage the installation design options provide the flexibility requirements to cover all industry needs. Some applications include:

  • General Hard De-watering & Drainage
  • Slag pits
  • Tailings ponds
  • Slurry Froth Pumping
  • Mineral Processing
  • Phosphoric Acid Plants
  • Mine De-watering