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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:22 pm
by mooo
Bath tub like some one said an old hot tubs just keep water trickling through it works on slope

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:51 pm
by Supa Dexta
ha. Fancy pants would need gold faucets on them if he's gonna put a tub in his pasture.

Tire tanks too ugly... :lol2:

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:43 pm
by bball
Heck, I need to get a couple of those to go with my blue barrel mineral feeders! :D

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:25 pm
by jedstivers
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
jedstivers wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Believe it or not some folks think waterers are an unnecessary extravagance and waste of money.

I am not one of them but they do exist.

Used Combine tires are free, 1/4 yard of concrete is 25 bucks, Jobe float is 40 bucks. Will last my lifetime. The boys will push all my cow stuff up in a pile when I'm gone so its all good.


And that's freeze proof?

It is if you put a thick piece of rubber over it or put a small hole in the overflow pipe so a little water keeps running and that is cheaper than heat.
Here we don't even have to do that. Noe I'm sure when you get close to Canada you could freeze one solid but they use lots of them up there.
I love them, once we build them we are done. I'd really like to have some of those big loader tires but I'm not paying for one or driving several hundred movies to get them.
Combine tires will have to do.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:00 pm
by greybeard
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
greybeard wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:That hideous. I wouldn't have it in my pasture.

The cows don't care what it looks like or who it impresses and even less, who it doesn't.



Post a picture of yours.

I don't have one, but only because I don't have tires big enough. No combines anywhere in this area. Have a cement one, a galvanized one, and 3-4 poly tanks, but if I ever find an old skidder tire, it'll be a water trough before it knows what happened. Them cows won't care one bit how much tread or lugs are left on it either--neither will the water.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:04 am
by cfpinz
Supa Dexta wrote:
HDRider wrote:Who? I want to know...


Likely the same people that will feed any old feed to a beef cow, and any old water is good enough.


Me, for one. Don't care for them whatsoever other than lots and dry pastures.

They're fine and dandy if all of your waterers are within sight of your house, but rent a couple farms a half hour or more drive from home with them and see how much you like them.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:06 am
by HDRider
cfpinz wrote:
Supa Dexta wrote:
HDRider wrote:Who? I want to know...


Likely the same people that will feed any old feed to a beef cow, and any old water is good enough.


Me, for one. Don't care for them whatsoever other than lots and dry pastures.

They're fine and dandy if all of your waterers are within sight of your house, but rent a couple farms a half hour or more drive from home with them and see how much you like them.

Help me out with a little more detail. What is it you don't like?

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:11 am
by cfpinz
When the float sticks, well pump pressure switch goes bad, mice chew thru the cord to the pressure tank heater in the winter, etc...

I check cows once a week, and those things tend to bother me.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:02 am
by dun
cfpinz wrote:When the float sticks, well pump pressure switch goes bad, mice chew thru the cord to the pressure tank heater in the winter, etc...

I check cows once a week, and those things tend to bother me.

You should otta ride your horse over there every day.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:14 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
cfpinz wrote:When the float sticks, well pump pressure switch goes bad, mice chew thru the cord to the pressure tank heater in the winter, etc...

I check cows once a week, and those things tend to bother me.


Ours are on city water, no wells, no pumps, just efficient delivery of a needed element with no evaporation or waste.

Works for us and that's my number one objective.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:37 am
by cfpinz
dun wrote:
cfpinz wrote:When the float sticks, well pump pressure switch goes bad, mice chew thru the cord to the pressure tank heater in the winter, etc...

I check cows once a week, and those things tend to bother me.

You should otta ride your horse over there every day.


Nowhere for the dog to ride!

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:42 am
by cfpinz
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Works for us and that's my number one objective.


That's the thing here, there's no one size fits all in farming.

From my point of view, Mother Nature provides us with plenty of good water hassle free. And I've got a pretty good feel for when those creeks/springs will dry up each year, if so. Not so much with mechanical delivery methods.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:57 am
by dun
cfpinz wrote:
dun wrote:
cfpinz wrote:When the float sticks, well pump pressure switch goes bad, mice chew thru the cord to the pressure tank heater in the winter, etc...

I check cows once a week, and those things tend to bother me.

You should otta ride your horse over there every day.


Nowhere for the dog to ride!

Hook a travois or a side car on the nag.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:43 pm
by Ruth_at_ritchie
turklilley wrote:Why does Richie not put the drain in the bottom of their waterers? I scrub mine with a stiff brush and cleaner, but then you can't drain the crap out.


Hi - Ruth from Ritchie here. We do have models available that have the drain plug on the bottom of the trough and the others are located on the side with a slope. What models do you have? I would be happy to pass your suggestion on to engineering.

Re: Ritchie Waterer

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:45 pm
by Ruth_at_ritchie
ClinchValley wrote:Its nice to have water where you need it. But i really do hate these waterers. There always seems to be something going on with them. Two of our three are constantly having to be tinkered on. The float assembly gets worn out in no time. Flexes and bends. I have been exploring the equipment tire idea. Any of y'all do the tire route? Any other ideas?


Our 2 site Richie's don't allow enough animals to drink at a given time. When we get numbers where we want it will be an issue i am pretty sure.


Hi, Ruth from Ritchie here! Sorry to hear that you are having issues. It sounds more like a water pressure issue, which is becoming more and more common in Tennessee. Give our engineers a call and they will be happy to help.