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No More Broken Ballcock Arms
Precast Products now have our two standard Troughs sizes in our range, 1000L & 455L
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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;
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.
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.
You can gravity feed other troughs below from the highest trough using the dran bung as a feed line to the lower troughs
Constructed of 40 mpa fibre rich reinforced precast concrete
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
LITRES PER HEAD PER DAY
PEAK FLOW PER HEAD PER DAY
COWS IN MILK
Possible Cropping Needs
Safety of installing Trough
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
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
Standard drain bung 40mm
Prices on request
Substitution to Stainless Steel fittings for hard water on request