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Ritchie Thrifty King CT2 #16299

SKU Capacity 100 head 16299
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The Ritchie Thrifty King CT2-2000 is a double sided livestock waterer featuring energy efficiency or energy free use for a fence line or a stand-alone application. Waters between 10-100 beef cattle. Drink height 19".

The Thrifty King series is known for their fully insulated casing allowing them to be used energy free (under the correct conditions- see below) or incredibly energy efficient with the supplemental heat system. The removable drain plug and sloped bottom allow for easy cleaning and the water seal grooves create a seal in the winter without gaskets.

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  • ThermalEqualizer design in patented drinking well eliminates cold spots in water storage
  • Elliptical closures tip easily so animals can drink without resistance, unlike round balls which take a great deal of pressure
  • Easy access for easy maintenance
  • High capacity valve, protected from cold by patented drink well
  • Finger-lift service cover; No tools, springs, or clips
  • Optional electric heat, immersion heater and supply line heat cable
  • 10-year warranty


Thrifty King fountains are intended to be energy-free; however, a number of factors must be met for this to be the case:

  • There must be at least 10 animals that have the Thrifty King fountain as their only source of water.
  • There must be a good seal against wind between the concrete platform and base of the unit.
  • The water seal grooves between the base, and top of the unit, and between the top of the unit and the valve cover must be filled with liquid.
  • The supply water temperature must be at least 42o F. (This may be an issue for rural or municipal water supplies.)
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