July 28, 2017

Ritchie Livestock Waterers VS. Concrete troughs


Ritchie Waterer VS. Concrete

One of our largest competitors of Ritchie fountains in feedlots and dairies are the Concrete Waterers.  In order to help explain the value of Ritchie waterers and how they compare to concrete, we have created a helpful flier that you are welcome to use.

concrete vs ritchie

Ritchie Waterers

  • Designed with energy-ef ciency in mind.
    The durable casing features insulation that is fully sealed for long life. Combined with our thermostatically controlled heat, Ritchie waterers create an energy-ef cient environment often recognized by electric companies and local government extension of ces.

  • Corrosion free, fast-re ll valves and oats.

  • The casing is built for tough environments and

    will not pit or crack under long-term usage or

    from animal abuse.

  • Ease of installation is key to Ritchie waterers.

    Our largest waterers are considered light-weight

    yet durable in terms of their size.

  • Several options for winter protection ranging

    from Constant- ow, supplemental heat, or

    overall, built-in heat coverage.

  • Easy to maintain and clean.

  • Large access panel for ease of maintenance and

    access to the waterline and electric service.

  • UL/CUL approved.

  • Best-in-the-industry 10-year warranty, 1-year on parts. Waterers often used well beyond warranty


Concrete Waterer

• Expensive to heat - Even the smallest models can require a 1,000 Watt heater.

• Floats and valves are subject to corrosion
• Concrete is not a exible material which means

that over time they can weaken. This can cause the casing to pit or crack making cleaning dif cult while decreasing the life of the waterer.

• Concrete waterers are extremely heavy making them very expensive to install and remove.

• Warranty often not published

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