The MoneyMaker Hip Pump is unique to KickStart; developed to create a lower cost and lighter weight, portable pump. It debuted in stores in 2006. Sales and marketing efforts began in 2008. The new pump sells for about $30, is very light (only 4.5 kg or less than 10 pounds), and can irrigate an acre. A great deal of work went into designing a super efficient valve box, but the genius of the design is a simple pivot hinge.
By attaching a “Hand Pump” to a hinged platform, we’ve changed the body mechanics-- allowing users to use their leg, body weight, and momentum, rather than the small muscles of the upper back and shoulders. This allows the pump be easily used to irrigate an acre or more.
Like our Super MoneyMaker, the Hip Pump can pull water from 7 meters and push water an additional 14 meters above the pump.
As of June 1, 2011, over 26,300 have been sold.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): 20 to 50 USD
Available online: yes
Weight: 4.5 kg