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Mobile Watering System Stores Tubing On Cord Reel
Jordan Lantz, Zanesville, Ohio, says 500 ft. of 1/4-in. dia. poly irrigation tubing, stored on an extension cord reel, works great in his rotational grazing system. He hooks the tubing up to his garden hose.
“I use it to fill my water trailer. It saves time because I don’t have to drive home to refill the tank,” says Lantz. “The tubing is lightweight and cheap. I bought it on eBay for about $25.”
He installed a fitting on one end of the tubing that attaches to the garden hose. Lantz carries a 275-gal. IBC tote tank on a trailer to provide water on pasture and runs the tubing into the tank to fill.
“The flow is about 1 pint per minute or 180 gal. per day, depending on the water pressure. That’s enough for my 10 to 20 head,” says Lantz, who backgrounds calves by rotating them on pasture and then fattening them on grain. “I leave the water running 24 hrs. a day so I can keep the tank full all the time. It’s quick and easy to roll up the hose when we need to move.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jordan Lantz, 1863 Pleasant Valley Rd., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 (ph 304 290-0139; Jordan.lantz6@yahoo.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6