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that’s an improvement BY TERRYN DRIELING Giant Rubber Water Tanks H2 WHOA! These watering systems are dripping with cool features GIANT RUBBER WATER TANKS, INC. Giant Rubber Water Tanks are salvaged truck and loader tires turned into sturdy livestock waterers. The result of frustration paired with rancher ingenuity, the fi rst Giant Rubber Water Tanks were the developed in the 1980’s by Gerald Mahoney. Giant Rubber Water Tanks range in size from 6 to 13 feet in diameter and water capacity from 200 to 1800 gallons. They can also be customized - cut to almost any height and fashioned with smaller drinker holes around the perimeter, leaving the tire top intact. The thickness and color help Giant Rubber Water Tanks resist freezing in frigid weather. In addition, things like tank placement, installation of an insulated rim cover, and adding manual or automatic petcock valves can help make these tanks virtually freeze-proof. And because they are literally recycled thick rubber truck and loader tires, Giant Rubber Water Tanks are able to withstand the abuse of unruly bulls and the occasional run-in with a tractor tire, giving them the ability to last for generations. To fi nd a dealer and learn more about Giant Rubber Water Tanks, visit www.giantrubberwatertanks.com. TRU-TEST™ Tru-Test now offers a range of Tru- Test Livestock Waterers in addition to the weighing systems they’ve been designing and manufacturing for more than 30 years. Tru-Test currently offers four waterers ranging in size from 7 gallon to 60-gallon capacity, all backed by an 8-year warranty. Tru-Test WaterWell Waterers for beef cattle feature multipurpose fl otation balls. The balls act as a visual cue indicating water level from a distance. The balls also help seal the waterer, reducing evaporation and virtually eliminating algae growth in the summer. They come in two different colors to help with water temperature control. The white balls refl ect heat in the summer months, keeping the Spring is near, but if you’re like us here at WR, the winter chill and all the ice you chopped to keep livestock water open is still far too fresh in your mind. And if, like us, chopping ice really isn’t your thing, it might be time to reevaluate your watering systems. We researched a few companies with a lot to offer – here’s what’s out there. 22 I WORKING RANCH I MARCH 2018


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