Vaughan Chopper Pumps

Vaughan Centrifugal Chopper Pump

The Vaughan Chopper Pump is a centrifugal pump with the unique ability of chopping all incoming solids prior to pumping. This not only protects the pump from clogging, but also provides added benefit to downstream components, processes, and the environment.

All wear components are cast steel and heat treated for maximum impact and wear resistance. Combined together, these heavy duty patented components create the ultimate pump for handling severe solids.

This same basic concept has been used in Vaughan’s vertical wet well design for almost a half-century.

Chopping is accomplished by the scissor action of the leading edges of the impeller vanes cutting against the opposing edges of the cutter bar.

All solids are chopped as they enter between the cutter bar and the impeller vanes. The smaller solids are easily pumped by the centrifugal action of the impeller.

Vaughan Chopper Pumps – Features & Benefits:

  • Dry suction lifts up to 22 feet
  • Flows over 13,000 gallons per minute
  • Hydraulic efficiencies OVER 70%
  • Discharge sizes from 3″ to 16″
  • Heat-treated and hardened components
  • Direct or belt-drive configurations available
  • Over 50 years experience
  • Non-clogging guarantee on all Chopper pumps

Chopper Pump Configurations

A number of different options for your project. Contact us today 1-877-624-5757 to help identify your specific pump needs.


Outline Self Primer
  • Self-priming up to 25′
  • Heavy duty cartridge design assures dependability
  • 4″ – 10″ discharge available
  • Available in direct or belt drive

Wet Well

Outline Wet Well Vertical Wet Well
  • Vaughan’s most popular sump pump.
  • Reliable mechanical seal/oil bath design.
  • Eliminates suction piping.
  • Keeps motor and wiring out of the pit.
Cantilever Wet Well
  • Eliminates submerged seals and bearings.
  • Best for severe abrasive service.


Electric Submersible E-Series
  • Popular for sewage lift stations.
  • Retrofits to most guide rail systems.
  • Ideal for deep sumps.
  • Available with rail system or portable.
  • Also available in HP-series configuration
Electric Submersible S-Series
  • Adaptable to most guide rail systems.
  • Explosion-proof motor.
  • Available with rail system or portable.
Hydraulic Submersible
  • Portable pump for tank cleaning.
  • Lighter weight than other submersibles.
  • Ideal for mobile equipment.

Dry Well

Horizontal Dry Well
  • Various sealing systems available.
  • Direct or belt drive.
  • Adjustable back pull-out design.
Pedestal Dry Well
  • Used primarily in dry well applications where floor space is limited.
  • Various sealing systems available.
  • Adjustable back pull-out design.

Specialty Recirculators

Vertical Recirculator
  • Allows Wet Well and Submersible Pumps to be used for mixing and pump out.
  • Ideal for mixing of floating or settled solids.
Submersible Recirculator
  • Adjustable back pull-out design.
Vaughan Chopper Pumps from John Brooks Company

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Vaughan Chopper Pump

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