We are shipping Bison Pumps all over the world!
Bison Pumps are designed as a water pump. Any other liquid is not advised.
They have been, but we do not sell solar components. We do not recommend this as Bison Pumps were not designed or tested in such an application.
The answer to this question is yes. Bison Pumps has gone to great lengths to assure that our hand pump is sealed to eliminate the possible introduction of contaminates into your well. The flange which bolts to the well seal is water tight. The lift rod through the top of the well head is also a water tight connection. A pitcher pump, a split top well adapter or anything resembling any open type pitcher pump should not be installed on any potable water supply. Your water supply is a precious commodity and should be protected against any possible contamination. In your haste and anxiousness to get a hand pump installed in your well, please do not sacrifice quality and durability in selecting your deep well hand pump. Bison Pumps recognizes these water quality concerns and we have designed our pump to address them.
Yes. All Bison Hand Pumps, with the exception of the utility pump, have a 1" female IPS thread with a stainless steel hose adapter in the outlet of the pump. All of our Bison Hand Pumps are shipped with the hose adapter fittings already installed in the outlet of the spout.
If you have some mechanical ability, you can install the pump yourself. However, we do recommend the assistance from another person to help assemble the pieces and lower them into the well. See our videos for installation instructions.
The overall height of the one-piece shallow well head itself is 24" tall and the utility pump is 21" tall, measuring from the flange that mounts on the counter top to the top of the handle of the pump.
The overall height of the Stainless Steel well head itself is 35" tall, measuring from the flange that connects to the well casing to the top of the handle of the pump. If your casing is 12 – 18" above the ground, the overall height of the pump mounted on the casing is a very comfortable pumping position.
We believe every private water supply is a candidate for a Bison Pump. During these unsettled times of severe weather and frequent power outages, a Bison Hand Pump will provide you with uninterrupted access to your water supply in any situation. A step towards self sufficiency is achieved by installing a Bison Deep or Shallow Well Hand Pump on your water supply.
Typically our product ships within 1-3 business days. Custom orders may take longer.
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The Bison Pump well head comes with a well adapter to fit your specific well casing size. The adapter has (4) stainless steel nuts on the top tighten to allow the rubber gasket to seal the inside of the casing. There are (4) additional locking screws that tighten against the outside of the casing for extra rigidity. The installation instructions offer a detailed explanation. We also custom fabricate well connectors to meet specific needs. Call us at 1-800-339-2601.
Our Bison Pump well head is made of 304 Stainless Steel pipe and 304 Stainless Steel fittings. The pump is completely enclosed to prevent contamination and is also lead-free. The Bison Pump cylinder is made of 304 Stainless Steel with non-corrosive components. All of the pump cylinders are also lead-free. The lift rod connected to the well head handle is stainless steel rod. The lift rod in the pump cylinder and for the remainder of the 8′ sections from the pump to the well head is 3/8″ Stainless steel rod.
Using stainless steel lift rods create slightly more weight than fiberglass, but not enough to notice a significant difference. The standard cylinder for a Bison Pump is a 3" cylinder which lifts more VOLUME and will be harder to pump than using an 1 1/2" cylinder. So when you purchase a hand pump, then consider who will be pumping the hand pump. If you want more volume and don’t mind a little more weight, then increase the size of your cylinder. If you want easy pumping, decrease the size of your cylinder.
Although fiberglass is a lighter rod composition, it is not approved to be used in potable water by either the NSF or FDA. In some literature, you will see it as approved, but that is just the stainless steel rod ends NOT the fiberglass rods. Also, with their potential for breaking, we do not feel it safe to put these in your drinking water.
Yes! All Bison Pumps have always been able to pressurize tanks.
Our Bison Deep Well Hand Pump will lift water from a static water level 300' or less.
The maximum depth for the Bison Shallow Well Pump is approximately 25'.
The static water level is the distance from the top of ground level to the top of the water level in your well. Static water level is important because it determines whether or not you need a shallow well pump or a deep well pump. The actual pumping depth is from the static water level, not the overall depth of the well. If you have a 300′ deep well and a static water level of 20′, you are actually pumping from a 20′, not 300′. In order to determine whether you need a deep or a shallow well hand pump, base your decision on the static water level.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-339-2601. We will be happy to answer your questions and will add them to our list of FAQ’s to share with all who visit this site. Thank-you for your interest in BISON PUMPS.