2008 - Volume #32, Issue #2, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Propane-Heated Livestock Waterer
"It eliminates the need to break ice on water tanks during the winter," says inventor Roy Yoder, Fredericksburg, Ohio.
Yoder is Amish and also raises whitetail deer in remote pens over a wide area, which is why he came up with the idea. "We have 13 of these propane-heated waterers on our farm, and they work great. No one else was making them, so we decided to," says Yoder.
The burner sets inside a metal box welded to one corner of the tank. The box has a sliding door on one side that can be opened to provide air to the burner. To heat the water you simply open the valve on the propane tank and then hold a match to the burner.
"On our own farm we set the propane tank outside the fence where the deer can't damage it. A 100-gal. propane tank will last 30 to 40 days," says Yoder.
Sells for $250 plus S&H. Does not include propane tank.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roy Yoder, Redoy Acres, 4734 TR 613, Fredericksburg, Ohio 44627 (ph 330 695-4833 or 330 231-0983; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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