Cows have been inside our BACKWOODS water troughs and NO DAMAGE OCCURRED! Aluminum is not effected by UV rays like plastic and fiberglass. BACKWOODS troughs are built on a 4 inch taper from top to bottom to allow for ice expansion. The Top Lip on BACKWOODS troughs are 2"x 2" for strength concrete livestock troughs We started by looking at the available livestock troughs on the market and finding what we did not like about those troughs. We then started our own design process from the ground up and came up with what we think is the best concrete livestock trough that is available on the market today. newly arrived cattle can aid initial water consumption until the cattle learn to drink from small automatic waterers. Open tanks or trough waterers require addi-tional consideration for handling of the overflow water to avoid mud holes and ice around the waterer. All water pipes should be insulated to reduce heat loss to the concrete slab where ...

Dec 29, 2014 · How to make a tire trough. Nov 24, 2017 · Install 1 ¼-inch black poly pipe from the spring to the trough. Use nylon 90º fittings and hose clamps to run the pipe into the trough. Plumber’s strap works well to attach the inlet pipe to a post and rail to prevent cattle from knocking the inlet out of the trough.