Designed by UNICEF, the Shallowell Handpump is a simple and robust suction pump constructed almost entirely of cast iron. The piston uses a moulded PVC cup seal and the check-valve is a weighted leather flap. Repairs are simple to carry out and require only basic tools.The suction handpump is generally used for lifting water from a depth not exceeding 7 m
Material of Construction
The pump body is made of cast iron. The piston rod is made of bright bar, electro-galvanized, The flapper valve is made out of chrome/vegetable tanned leather. The total weight of the complete suction pump is approximately 30 kg.