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BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
This image shows the central ballcock and the handy drain bung
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS
BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS

BALLCOCK PROTECTED LIVESTOCK TROUGHS

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EVERY TROUGH COMES WITH A FREE FITTED BALLCOCK   Hansen 25/20 Hi Flow Ballcock/Float

No More Broken Ballcock Arms

Precast Products now have our two standard Troughs sizes in our range, 1000L & 455L

Contact us for a quote

All of our troughs include our innovative newly designed Ballcock Protection System.

Our aim is to supply a trough to the farmer which provides - 

Strength, Durability, & Low Maintenance.

Our Precast Products Trough design uses good old Kiwi ingenuity. We have created a point of difference with our troughs, and our design is currently under NZ Patent Application No 755783 and AU Patent Application No 201921068.

The Precast Products Trough is totally unique to other troughs on the market. Our design provides stock with full access to the whole circumference of the trough, which means more animals drinking at any one time.

  • The brass water inlet is under the trough, which eliminates damage to the inlet pipe.
  • The brass inlet inside the trough is cast into the base of the trough in solid concrete.
  • The ballcock float is situated in the middle of the trough away from the animal’s heads and the ballcock arm is protected by reinforced concrete in the bottom of the trough.
  • No more broken ballcock arms. 
  • CLEANING. A cleanout bung is situated directly opposite the inlet (ballcock) allowing for easy yearly maintenance. Clean drinking water has a direct impact on milk production and stock performance. You never need to turn the water off to clean a trough again or cart a tank around to wash out the troughs. You can do it all from the ballcock, even hook up a water blaster if you need to.

The other advantages of the drain bung are;

  1. You can feed your break feeding line directly into the water source at ground level and run a smaller portable water trough inside your break feeding area. This stops the need to have your livestock tramping over previously grazed pasture and pugging it up.
  2. Your weed control can be carried out at the same time as your yearly trough cleaning duties. While the drain bung is out you have full access to the water source for filling your spray tank directly from the paddock instead of the long drive back to the shed or pump station. 
  3. You can gravity feed other troughs below from the highest trough using the dran bung as a feed line to the lower troughs 

    TECHNICAL GUIDE:

     Constructed of 40 mpa fibre rich reinforced precast concrete

    • Brass inlet
    • Underground water line feed
    • Reinforced concrete water inlet to the inside of the trough
    • Central ballcock Float
    • Internal Ballcock Arm Protector
    • Drain Bung Standard
    • Fitted Ballcock included with every trough

     WATER USAGE:

    ANIMAL

    TYPE

    LITRES PER HEAD PER DAY

    PEAK FLOW PER HEAD PER DAY

    SHEEP

    EWES

    LAMBS

    4

    2.5

    0.4O

    0.25

    CATTLE

    COWS IN MILK

    BEEF CATTLE

    CALVES/HEIFERS

    70

    45

    25

    14.0

    7.5

    4.2

    HORSES

    WORKING

    GRAZING

    54

    36

    5.4

    3.6

    DEER

    ALL

    3/6

    0.3/0.6

    GOATS

    GRAZING

    4

    0.40

     

    CONSIDERATIONS:

    • Stock Numbers
    • Grazing Habits
    • Stock Spread
    • Fence Lines
    • Break Feeding
    • Possible Cropping Needs
    • Paddock Terrain
    • Water Supply
    • Future Use
    • Safety of installing Trough

    INSTALLATION:

    • CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN TRANSPORTING AND HANDLING TROUGHS
    • LIFT ONLY WITH APPROVED LIFTERS 
    • NEVER OVERLOAD YOUR LIFTING MACHINE
    • ENSURE YOUR SITE IS LEVEL
    • TRENCH YOUR INLET PIPE AT LEAST 200 MM BELOWTHE BASE OF THE TROUGH AND 200 MM INSIDE THE OUTER EDGE OF THE FINAL TROUGH POSITION
    • LIFT YOUR TROUGH INTO POSITION
    • CHECK TROUGH WITH A SPIRIT LEVEL
    • DISCONNECT LIFTER OPPOSITE THE INLET, RAISE TROUGH INSTALL A BLOCK UNDER THE TROUGH TO PROTECT IT FROM DROPPING, INSTALL INLET ANGLE FITTING
    • CONNECT YOUR WATER SUPPLY TO THE TROUGH as per manufacturers instructions
    • CHECK THE CONNECTION FOR LEAKS

     NOTE:

    • Never lift more than one trough at a time and always keep to a safe distance at all times.
    • It is advisable to transport troughs to the destination on your farm on a flat deck or trailer.
    • The lifting points should be used for unloading and positioning the trough only.
    • Do not to transport the troughs around the farm by the lifting points
    • Appropriate lifting chains should be used when lifting troughs.
    All care to ensure the troughs are not hit.
    Photo shows inlet hookup

    Trough Capacity approximately

    CAPACITY WEIGHT DEPTH WIDTH INLET
    1000L 750kg 520mm 1645mm 25mm
    455L 500kg 520mm 1250mm 25mm

    NOTE: Measurements are internal

    Standard drain bung 40mm       

    OPTIONS:

    • Prices on request
    • Substitution to Stainless Steel fittings for hard water on request
    • Coloured concrete can be quoted on request