So, found my little farm - dream property... Drove a well, 220' deep, 150' from the house (far away because the second and final house will eventually sit there). I will just be pumping over to a reservoir in the house this year, don't want to fuss with trying to put a fullblown heating system or pressure tank yet.
I am only going to have a 2k generator this year for power, and a few batteries (haven't sized the system yet because I don't know exactly what loads I'm gonna have yet, first house/cabin under construction).
My brain is spinning with the options, and then someone suggested a mechanical-drive windmill or a bicycle attached to a pulley driven pump. Well heck yeah, I'm all for a bicycle-driven pump!
So, what I'm wondering is, what sort of manual options (including brand!) have people used on deep pumps? What about windmill- driven pumps (including brand, climate used)? I am in a good spot for wind, will likely do solar thermal and a windmill for power eventually, but once you get into a decent sized tower, you're talking an awful lot of money.
I was looking at the Bison hand pumps, they are just barely rated for the depth I need to go, and I can install an electric submersible below it for when I do get power...
There's gotta be somebody from farm country on this forum! Look forward to hearing your tips or pointers on good resources for the info.