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Ritchie Waterer

Postby ClinchValley » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:37 am

Do you all clean these from time to time? If so, how?
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby TCRanch » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:27 am

I use a rubber spatula to scrape the gunk, drain the waterer and go over everything else with a sponge.
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Postby Supa Dexta » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:38 am

pressure washer
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby TCRanch » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:41 am

Which means I get dirty & Supa Dexta doesn't - plus he has more fun.
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby Aaron » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:27 am

Supa Dexta wrote:pressure washer


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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:55 pm

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.
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby HDRider » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:33 pm

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.

Who? I want to know...
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby wbvs58 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:49 pm

TCRanch wrote:Which means I get dirty & Supa Dexta doesn't - plus he has more fun.


I don't know TC, whenever I use a pressure washer I seem to end up with a lot of $hit over me from all the ricochet.

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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby turklilley » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:33 pm

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.
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby M-5 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:23 pm

Yep, bath tubs are free.
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby Supa Dexta » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:25 pm

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.
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby ClinchValley » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:20 am

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.
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:24 am

I love the tires. Mine has the float maybe 20 ft from the tire inside a culvert pipe. The level in the tire will always be the same as in the culvert. That way even if a cow or calf got into the tire there is nothing to go wrong. And because the culvert is underground the float never freezes.
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:27 am

If you are rotating on a small area the cows will not all come to drink at the same time. Try that and see if it makes a difference. Mine come 2-3 at a time .
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Re: Ritchie Waterer

Postby ClinchValley » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:41 am

Have cut all the fields in half this last year. Still need to cut them in half once more if not twice. Unfortulately the water is my limiting factor as far as cutting pastures up more. That's been on my mind big time since it's cooled down.

Our water sites are on fence lines with the hay fields all but one. Which has not helped us at all. Whomever made that decision needs a good talking to. Haha. The one site not built into a fence line is smack in the middle of a 30 acre field. Now it's on a fence line with 12 acres on one side, 18 on the other. Still too big.

The way this farm was fenced 60 years ago is a real pain in the side! So I'm thinking we need roughly 5 more waterers. Possibly 6.

It worked fine the way they grazed. Probably worked great! But it's been the biggest problem i have contended with.
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