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Ritchie Thrifty King Series - Energy Free or Optional Heat

cattle with automatic waterer

Thrifty King insulates the water so well that you can make it through the winter without supplying heat in many areas, and it takes little electricity in those areas where the winter is severe. The water is completely surrounded by fully insulated polyethylene plastic - even the floats are insulated. In summer, the water is cooler and covered water protects against mosquitoes breeding, lowering the risk of spreading West Nile Virus. The covered water also keeps the water cooler and prevent water evaporation during dry months.

Thrifty King Instruction Manual


  • Elliptical closures tip easily so animals can drink without resistance, unlike balls which take a great deal of pressure
  • Easy access for easy maintenance
  • Unique water seal keeps cold air away from valve
  • Finger lift service cover; no tools, springs or clips (CT1, CT2 and CT4)
  • Solid foam insulation completely sealed in impact resistant polyethylene
  • Covers water so mosquitoes dont have a place to breed
  • Optional electric heat, immersion heater and self regulating heat cable
  • 10-year warranty