MODEL SINGLE BOWL DOUBLE BOWL FOUR BOWL
DIMENSIONS L25" x W20" x H24" L41" x W20" x H22 1/2" L39" x W37" x H22"
RESERVOIR CAPACITY 7 GALLONS 14 GALLONS 45 GALLONS
DAIRY 25 HEAD 50 HEAD 125 HEAD
BEEF 50 HEAD 100 HEAD 250 HEAD
SHEEP 75 HEAD 150 HEAD 300 HEAD
WEIGHT 53 LBS 76 LBS 105 LBS
NATURAL DRINKING METHOD
Thanks to the open bowl design and unique draw tube water supply system, animals can see smell clean, fresh water. No learning how to lift flaps or push balls or floats out of the way to get a drink. An animal simply places its mouth in the open pool of water in the drinking bowl and sucks up the water just as it would from a natural water hole.
DESIGNED FOR CLEAN WATER
The JUG Waterer features a weather sealed water reservoir which blocks out sunlight. This virtually eliminates algae growth in the tank. Water is fed to the open drinking bowl through the draw tubes. These tubes are attached to the drinking bowl with a feed trap which keeps feed debris from the animal's mouth out of the reservoir thus reducing any bacterial growth. As an animal drinks from the JUG, a suction/swirling action is created in the feed trap area. This action causes feed from the face of the animal to be consumed as the animal drinks. And because water is "turned over" whenever an animal drinks, there is always clean, fresh water in the bowl.
Even though the design of our units keeps the water free from feed or hay, most water contains iron bacteria which will leave a residue in the tank over time. The external drain plug will allow you to easily drain water from the tank periodically. Once the unit is full again, an internal, pilot operated float valve automatically keeps the water in the bowl at the determined level. The water level is easily adjusted from the outside of the JUG.
THERMAL ENERGY FOR EFFICIENCY
The JUG Waterer relies primarily on thermal energy (not electrical) to help regulate a constant water temperature.
This means warmer water in the winter and cooler water in the summer for your animals to drink. This is accomplished through the following design features:
*Draw Tube Water Supply System: There are actually three draw tubes in the unit, two copper and one CPVC.
As the water gets cold in the bowl it becomes heavier and sinks down the CPVC tube, forcing warm water from the tank up the copper tubes and into the feed trap area and bowl. Since copper is a excellent heat conductor, heat is transferred during this water replenishment process, keeping the water in the bowl from freezing.
*JUG Earth Tubes: Stand alone units are often installed with the insulated and uninsulated earth tubes.
These create a heat well which supplies additional heat from the ground. The insulated tube extends below the frost line, minimizing heat escape to the frozen ground in winter. When heat from the ground flows through the uninsulated earth tube into the heat well, it is used as additional energy to keep the water in the JUG fluid.
In marginal climates you need enough animals to keep the water in the tank warm enough to provide heat energy
(at least 15 head per bowl) Otherwise a low wattage heater and thermostat are available to add.
The average electric cost for a JUG Waterer is $10.00 for the entire season.
The exterior design of the stand alone waterer, coupled with our patented clean water technology inside, promotes a natural drinking experience your animals will enjoy. The durable rotomolded polyurethane construction makes it tough on the outside, while the weather seal keeps the inside free of dirt and debris. The open bowl design is easy for animals to drink. All three models are equipped with an anti siphoning float valve to prevent back siphoning into your water supply. An exterior inspection cover can be easily removed for examination and service to the float valve. An external adjustment screw and drain plug make it easy to maintain correct water height and also ease of maintenance. There is a slight mark on each bowl that shows the suggested level of water to have in the unit.
We added a small mark to show water level in the drinking bowl.
Looking at Fluidmaster Float Valve and Flex Hose in air space area.
Side View of JUG.