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Handle heavy slurries with this portable pump unit

| By Mary Bailey

Gorman Rupp Pumps

The SludgeKat is a self-priming, positive-displacement, hydraulic-piston pump (photo) that is designed to handle applications involving heavy sludges and slurries. The SludgeKat has 4-in. (100-mm) suction and discharge ports and is capable of flows up to 226 gal/min and heads up to 118.9 m. Depending on the product being pumped, SludgeKat can pass up to 2.4-in. diameter solids without damaging or clogging the pump. Units are equipped with the latest in Kohler Tier IV diesel-engine-driven technology. The pump end frame is mounted to a 52-gal fuel-tank base and offers a full-load run time of 25.5 h. The pump end frame can be detached from the unit, and when connected to optional 150-ft hoses, provides increased portability around the job site. The SludgeKat is appropriate for use in clarifying pits, wastewater treatment, loading and unloading railcars, oil-and-gas drilling, mud-pump applications, environmental cleanup and a variety of other heavy-duty industrial and construction applications. — Gorman-Rupp Pumps, Mansfield, Ohio