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What do you all think of this VERY innovative watering product???

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  • What do you all think of this VERY innovative watering product???

    Came across this very neat new product:



    And I am looking at getting the Canadian rights to it and could probably also ship orders to the States until if/when they get a distributor set up in that country as well

    Retail price point would be in the $15.00 - $20.00 range - max.

    Would you buy one for the farm and/or home?

    I think its brilliant. I have 3 water troughs that are out of reach of the hose and 2 of those entail 8 buckets of water to fill them each (so either 8 trips with a single bucket or 4 trip with double buckets) and 1 entails 20 single trips or 10 double trips.

    I know when we sunk the posts out front for our new sign, we did EXACTLY what that funny video showed - very carefully and gingerly took buckets of water out to mix the cement in and had most of it slosh out in the process before we got there ...

    Would appreciate any and all comments - good, bad or otherwise!

    Thanks so much ...

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  • #2
    I agree. It's brilliant! And much more attractive price-wise than the algae free trough!
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    • Original Poster

      I agree. It's brilliant! And much more attractive price-wise than the algae free trough!

      Yeah - I really loved that idea but am so glad that I did post that thread and heard comments from everyone about it before I took the plunge and ordered a bunch in to sell ...

      Im grateful that no one held back on THAT idea and let me know exactly what you all thought about it!!!

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      • #4
        I love it, and the price is right!

        It also kind of reminds me of this, which is marketed for the developing world but could probably serve a horsey purpose, too. http://www.qdrum.co.za/about


        • #5
          Um, that looks AWESOME! In order to fill the troughs in my lower fields, I need to put large barrels in the bed of the RTV, fill up with the hose, drive down to the field, and then dip buckets in to the barrels and dump them into the trough. This looks way easier and less time consuming! I like the price point as well.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by TrueColours View Post

            Would appreciate any and all comments - good, bad or otherwise!

            Thanks so much ...
            with water weighing 8lb/gal it looks like a good way to hurt my back (again)

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            • #7
              I think its brilliant as well ! Tamara, I get what you're saying, but the fact remains....for those who NEED a way to haul water somewhere, with no source, its still better on the back than hauling buckets. Now, what I will interject is this: anyway to incorporate a screw on/watertight SHORT hose addition connection with an on /off vaulve? I would think this would alleviate any 'waste' pour off/etc, as in: one thing the bag pix/video does not show is what happens when bag gets low? is it 100% accurate in pouring even then? an attached short length hose with on off vaulve may be a great addition.
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              • #8
                The problem that I see is that most troughs are taller than the wheelbarrow, so you wouldn't be able to pour it into the trough.


                • #9
                  They have had those collapsible water bladders in all sizes for long time.
                  We used to have a pillow tank that fit in the back of the pickup, about 250 gallons, I think it was.
                  They sell them for potable water, those are blue and for "gray water", those are orange:




                  • Original Poster

                    Bluey - great idea I guess if you need a lot of water and can drive the truck as well to where you are going.

                    But - the 25 gallon one on that site is $245.00 and 25 gallons = 94 litres

                    The H2GO one is 80 litres, so just underneath that capacity, and is $15.00 - $20.00. A HUGE difference in pricing

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                    • #11
                      200 lbs is a LOT of weight to push on a wheelbarrow, even on level ground, so that would be about 25 gallons. It holds about 20. I have not tried to slowly dump something that heavy, so that would be a question - would it try to pull you right over, dumping it fast? Holding it for that long would also be a challenge to dump slowly. So maybe 15 gallons, comfortably?


                      • #12
                        You may contact local manufacturers of those products and see what they would make what you need for.

                        Retail prices for plastic products are generally 100s of times the cost, middlemen know that.


                        • #13
                          If I can drive my truck to where it is needed, I just put an empty water trough on it, and siphon or dip & dump from there - easy to fill water troughs.


                          • #14
                            A cube cooler on wheels also works great, and holds about 15+ gallons


                            • #15
                              Good point about holding it pour into a bucket, Fairview.

                              It to me seems like one of those things that looks way cool at first but in practice it would quickly be set aside and not used because of how much more work it is to use in the long run.

                              Fill it and push the wheel barrow to trough that is too high to pour it directly into so you pour into a bucket (that you some how have to monitor while you balance the wheel barrow while it pours). Pour bucket into trough and repeat until bladder is empty and wheel back and start over.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by TrueColours View Post
                                A HUGE difference in pricing
                                Depends if you compare quality and longevity.


                                • #17
                                  Another not so new idea - water bags can be purchased in almost any RV dealership or camping supply store. Range from 5 gallons (imp) to 50 gallons and more for water storage in RVs and camper trailers.
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                                  • #18
                                    Might be worth buying one and trying it? I think it looks great for those buckets where you can't get a hose to - because in reality those are the only buckets you really need to carry - but I do wonder how 1) readily the wheelbarrow would tip with that weight in it and 2) whether it wouldn't do your back in anyway.

                                    Have you reached out to the UK folks to see if they have ever either heard or it or used it.

                                    We are facing having a pasture where we can't get water run to it, but are looking to put one of these on the back of the truck, take to pasture and fill trough. You can attach a hose to these. Obviously not the same as for buckets but definitely for troughs.



                                    • #19
                                      I solved our watering problems year around by converting an old sprayer tank into a water cart. I plumbed a water line from the tank to a "trash pump" with a main line to two over sized spray nozzles in the rear. I also T'd into the main line for another separate discharge line. I then put on/off valves for each line. One to fill water tanks with and one to spray a 30 foot wide area to water the indoor for controlling dust. We use this to fill outside water tanks in the winter or water tanks away from hydrants year around. It takes about 5 minutes to fill a 200 gallon water tank. We have 6 outdoor water tanks. We spend at most 10-15 minutes each day filling tanks in the winter. Fortunately our barn is heated so we can keep the cart filled in the event of a power outage.

                                      Our arena is 90 x 120 and 200 gallons makes a near perfect moisture content in the footing. The best part is an even distribution of the water with no puddling.

                                      Here's a picture:

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                                      • #20

                                        I saw them last year or so in a magazine in Germany. Didn't have net access at the time and forgot I had written the webside down.

                                        I think those are awesome!