How do common deep-well hand pumps compare to the WaterBuck Pump? 1

Modern or traditional fulcrum and lever hand pumps cannot compare to the WaterBuck Pump. The output per stroke of conventional shallow and deep well pumps is measured in a few ounces.

cylinder picThe capacity per stroke of our pump, so far, for a deep well application, is measured in quarts and ounces with a maximum of 3 quarts and 15 ounces in one stroke with a 4″ cylinder. In an application with a 6″ or larger cylinder, with static levels 60′ and under, the output per stroke is measured in gallons and quarts.

We have a video of a 64-year-old grandmother pumping 7 gallons a minute from a deep well using the WaterBuck Pump. She pumped that much water with only 19 half-strokes of the handle and it was easy for her. To get the same yield of 7 gallons from a commercial deep well hand pump with the same application, a fit, tall, strong man weighing around 200 pounds would have to pump the lever 140 times. I doubt he could even get to 60 strokes and yield 3 gpm before he became exhausted.

A common simple and easy to use deep well hand pump uses a much smaller cylinder and are much like a squirt gun according to Grandma.

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