1997 - Volume #21, Issue #4, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
500-Gal. Portable Watering SystemProviding plenty of water to livestock on pasture is easy with this 500-gal. portable watering system put together by Iowa farmer Mike Reicherts.
He hung two big water troughs off either side of a 4-wheel running gear, suspending them from a couple of 4-in. steel pipes that extend across the width of the trailer. A 500 gal. plastic water tank mounts on the trailer bed. Water gravity-flows from the tank to the troughs.
Reicherts notes that the big watering troughs provide cattle with plenty of water. "The water trailer can be quickly moved from pasture to pasture, making the system ideal for rotational grazing," he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike Reicherts, 2165 120th St., New Hampton, Iowa 50659 (ph 515 364-6776).
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