Hog waterer mod

22 Aug

I picked up one of these 100 gallon stock tanks recently after Wayne of Green Acres Farm recommended them.  I had a bit of trouble getting the float to work right in the hog trough, but once I got that straightened out it seems to work just fine.

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The only problem was that it’s just too darn low to the ground.  All the market-weight hogs have to kneel down and shuffle up to the drinker on their knees.  This leads to them wallowing out a big spot to stand right in front of the waterer.  In one case they nearly dug a big enough hole to have the entire tank tip over into it.

So it needs to be a bit higher, and it really could stand to be easier to move.

Enter a few used 6″x6″ posts and a couple of L-brackets.

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The L-brackets hold the 6×6 skids to the bottom of the stock tank, with a couple 4×4’s tying the skids together.
I added a pair of big eye-bolts to make it all easy to pull around with the ATV.

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The pigs seem to enjoy not having to grovel for their water anymore. It’s also much harder for them to tip over when it’s getting empty. Big skids = low center of gravity.

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Slurp!

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