Umbilical Chopper Pump

Priming umbilical systems or moving your slurry, our range of robust, long-life pumps will see the job done right, every time. 

Featuring the unique, spiral-draw chopping mechanism which is integrated into the impeller, the pump is designed to provide a smooth, consistent feed. 


FarmChief Umbilical Chopper Pump
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FarmChief Bauer Umbilical Chopper Pump
FarmChief Bauer Umbilical Chopper Pump
FarmChief Bauer Umbilical Chopper Pump

Features and Benefits

The frame’s design incorporates strength, durability, and ergonomic features to ensure it is the most robust frame on the market. 

To draw slurry into the pump, a 4.6m, 200mm intake pipe, is supplied as standard – perfect for pulling slurry from the ponds and priming the pump. Once the slurry is in the pump, the tractor PTO can be engaged and the power transmitted via the shear bolt protected PTO shaft. 

Comfortable and complete control over the pump system is guaranteed thanks to the transparent pipe system, 10L vacuum vessel with a 3/4″ ball valve and heavy-duty vacuum primer providing a continuous vacuum rate of 0.5 bar. 

  • Mechanical seal run-dry oil protection
  • High-performance wear parts
  • Frame versatility and parts
  • Standard flexible output pipework solutions
  • Operator friendly

FarmChief provides the full spectrum of umbilical parts and accessories for your solution. Find the rest of our range here. 

Technical Specifications


HP Required

Capacity (m3/h)


Max Bar


Impeller Speed

Bauer SX1000





4, 348mm blades


Parts and Options

Storth Chopper Pump Long Life Assembly

Long-Life Design

The fully galvanised frame ensures durability and long-life usage in demanding conditions. Pump wet end to gearbox security is provided by a silicon carbide mechanical seal reservoir making for a limited dry running capability, meaning reduced hard wear on the pump.
Storth Chopper Pump Primer Pump

Primer Pump

Priming is provided via the heavy-duty primer, driven by the oversized hydraulic motor. The continuous vacuum rates of 0.5 bar and integral ventilator mean it’s not long before you are sending slurry into the field.
Storth Chopper Pump Contractor Plus Pipework

Optional Contractor Plus Pipework

Control starts at the pump. Operated from the tractor, the 6” double-acting hydraulic valve gives the operator the option to send the slurry back to the pond, reducing the pressure in the system when adjusting position or not applying slurry.


Tony’s View.

Fisken Contracting, based in Gore, can tackle fairly much any job there is. From lane maintenance to cartage, baling to logging. Tony Fisken backs umbilical slurry systems because of their efficiency and the fact that they’ll work at high volumes and in conditions where slurry tankers simply can’t. “There’s little or no compaction of laneways or paddocks and it’s a very effective way of moving large amounts of nutrient.” Tony says the system is especially good on softer soils, (and on the shoulder seasons) where tankers could get stuck, as there are only the hoses to be placed down and reeled in. His business works with umbilical on distances up to, and even exceeding 2kms, which, Tony says, accommodates most properties. Some farmers find it so effective they choose not to use their own systems at all. “They just give us a call.”

- Storth Umbilical

Profiline Slurry Tanker

Colin's view

Colin Molloy runs a 420-sow piggery, along with 130 hectares of cropping and livestock, in Sheffield, Canterbury with two large effluent ponds.
Although it was the advanced hydraulics that first drew Colin to his Veenhuis Profiline 16600 litre Slurry Tanker, he is also acutely aware of the need to successfully manage environmental issues and soil fertility. The tanker enables him to recycle the nutrient-dense manure and reduce odour in one go.
His tanker injects the effluent back into the soil providing a great start for barley, wheat, and pasture and removing the nuisance normally associated with conventional “broadcast” systems.

- Veenhuis Slurry Tankers

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Alan Ogden - FarmChief Machinery Specialist - Waikato

Alan Ogden

Sales - Waikato & Upper North Island

Call Alan today: 027 280 4892

Grant Murray

Canterbury & Upper South - Director and Salesman

Phone: 03 349 4450

Anthony Murray

Otago & Southland - Director and Salesman

Phone: 03 215 7750