Technology Catalog - Vendor Detail

Vaughan Company Inc. - Chopper Pumps
Manufactured in the USA

Company Description:

Vaughn Company is driven to find ways to continually increase product reliability and efficiency in the most severe environments.


To maintain their position as the industry leader, Vaughan Company takes full advantage of cutting edge technology. They incorporate in-house 3-dimensional computer modeling, which allows them to create exacting fits and precision castings for all components. With Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), they analyze flow patterns and velocities within our pumps, looking for ways to maximize performance. And their Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) automated machining ensures that every Vaughan replacement part fits precisely and consistently.


With more than half a century of experience, Vaughan Company remains committed to giving customers outstanding service and the most dependable product solutions in the world.


Technology Description:

Jim Vaughan invented the first chopper pump back in 1960, after working on local dairymen's pumps in his repair shop and realizing the need to "chop" the solids while pumping. Since then, Vaughan chopper pumps have been successfully applied on dairies where high reliability and low maintenance are demanded. Applications for Vaughan chopper pumps on dairies included:

  • Barn Flush Pit
  • Separator Feed
  • Lagoons
  • Digester Mixing
  • Scraped Manure

Over the years, Vaughan has introduced a series of unique pump configurations specialized for the agricultural industry, including vertical wet well, submersible, dry well pumps.


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Vaughan Company Inc.

364 Monte-Elma Road

Montesano, WA 98563

888-249-CHOP (2467)


Technology Type

  • General Support and Other


  • Equipment Vendor


  • Other


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Technology Strengths,Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

NOTE: There are multiple technologies that that are used as part of integrated manure management systems and yet are not manure management types on their own. The impact of these technologies on their own would be minimal or very difficult to quantify.

General Support & Other:

  • Can be an integral part of many manure management systems
  • Most projects have at least some equipment that supports operations of the main technology
  • This technology is not evaluated on its own, the NEAT Matrix for this technology is neutral unless utilized with other technologies.

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Vaughan pumps are an established line of heavy duty chopper pumps that are used on many farms across the country. They have several models and series for every application. The pumps are reliable and built to last, they stand up to the conditions and provide years of service when properly maintained.


Vaughn pumps are sold through distributors and they are supported by an engineering team out of the Pacific Northwest where their headquarters are located.


Newtrient will continue to work with Vaughan to further refine the cost and performance information in the catalog. As more information comes we will update and expand and add to their profile.

Comments added 12/29/2016

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