Skip Nav

Availability

K-Line Irrigation products are sold through a network of established irrigation dealers that specialize in the installation and support of pastureland products. Selling through a network of retailers across North America helps us offer a cost-effective product by decreasing shipping costs, assures our products are readily available to local markets and permits our customers to have the best experience possible given localized expertise and installation services.

Not all K-Line retailers carry stock tank inventory. Inquire about availability with your local dealership or shop online with our eCommerce partner, Soft Rain Irrigation.

Find A Dealer Shop Online

Trough Options

Having waterers strategically located is important for achieving maximum use of a pasture in a managed grazing system and for keeping the ground covered with vegetation to prevent erosion. - University of Missouri Extension

 

Both livestock watering options were designed for rotational grazing situations and can be conveniently integrated into a K-Line Irrigaiton system, or used as stand-alone products. Other situational uses for these products include the following...

  • Dry lots
  • Grazing cover crops
  • Temporary pasture
  • Rented ground
  • Rodeos
  • Stock shows
  • Long-distance hauling

 

For more specific livestock watering information, you may find these resources helpful:

Nebraska Extension: Fence and Water Development for Effective Grazing

K-line Blog Article: Water Requirements for Grazing Livestock

NRCS Guide: Watering Systems for Serious Graziers

U of MO Extension | Gerrish, et al. : Pumps and Watering Systems for Managed Beef Grazing

 

Portable tanks and tubing allows for expanding water infrastructure without the major expense of permanent installations. The tanks can be moved with the livestock rotation, which provides a water source near the livestock and minimizes issues of trampling (compaction and mud) that would otherwise occur in areas surrounding permanent tanks.    -Nebraska Extension

 

Previous

Although portability and durability don’t often go hand-in-hand, the PortaTank is an exception! The tank itself weighs less than 26 lbs. but, because of the proprietary blend of low-medium density polyethylene, is incredibly shatter and crack resistant. The combination of portability, durability, and high-capacity recharge rate is sure to make this tank a favorite for rotational livestock graziers.

 

It's lightweight enough to toss in the back of the truck or drag behind an ATV (even across gravel) but strong enough to hold up to freezing/thawing stress and repeated hoof action. No more buying a new plastic trough every year!

 

One PortaTank should be suitable for 60-100 head of cattle in most situations. For larger herds, an expansion kit and additional tank(s) can be purchased so multiple tanks can run off the same water supply. This will also help minimize hoof action around a single tank and assist in preventing excessive soil compaction.

 

Scroll down for more information about the PortaTank.

 
Previous

K-Line, North America's Drag Trough is built to last a lifetime. All fittings are protected under or inside of the structure. The skid frame is wide at the base, giving more stability to the width of the tank, making it difficult for livestock to disturb. Additionally, the trough body is tapered from top to base which prevents livestock from standing in it and keeps the center of gravity in the middle of the skid, permitting supreme stability. The float is contained in it's own protected compartment in the middle of the tank and the compartment's lid is easily removed for float repairs or replacement.  

Portable Trough Details

 

 

 

 

 

The Portatank

CompleteThe PortaTank comes complete with everything a livestock owner will need, including...

  • High-flow valve from RX Plastics with 3/4" male inlet and float.
  • 1 1/4" tow cap/drain plug
  • 14" section of flexible 3/4", 200 PSI rubber hose
  • 164 feet of 20 mm (3/4") K-Pipe feedline 

 

Expandable

One PortaTank should be suitable for 60-100 head of cattle in most situations. For larger herds, an expansion kit and additional tank(s) can be purchased so multiple tanks can run off the same water supply.

This will also help minimize hoof action around a single tank and assist in preventing excessive soil compaction.

 

Specifications

Material: Polyethylene

Capacity: 47 US Gallons

Dimensions: 33" diameter x 22" high

Open Water Surface Area: 3.35 sq. ft. (access for 3-4 cows to drink at once)

Empty Weight (tank only): 26 lbs.

Empty Weight (including K-Pipe): 54 lbs.
 

   
   

 

K-Line Drag Trough

 

K-Line, North America's Drag Trough is built to last a lifetime. All fittings are protected under or inside of the structure. The skid frame is flared at the base, giving more stability to the width of the tank, making it difficult for livestock to disturb. The float is contained in it's own protected compartment in the middle of the tank and the compartment's lid is easily removed for float repairs or replacement.  

 

Features

  • Wide base prevents tipping.
  • Long lasting stainless steel container and heavy steel frame ensure longevity.
  • Center placement of fittings and float valve permits ease of placement on sidehills.
  • External fittings are attached directly to the frame via a bracket. This places less strain on the fittings while being towed, ensuring connections are less likely to break and saves time by not needing to disconnect the water source with each move.
  • Quick access lid protects float and connections in the middle compartment.
  • Designed to connect to durable, long-lasting 1.25" K-Line tubing (K-Pipe). K-Pipe is designed to be drug around pastures (even rocky ones), and walked on by livestock, without wearing down as other types of poly tubing will. 

 

Specifications

 

Material: Stainless Steel

Capacity: 15 US Gallons

Dimensions (skid base): 50" L x 33" W x 23" high

Open Water Surface Area: 3.2 sq. ft.; 2 openings measuring 16.5" x 14" (access for approx. 4 cows to drink at once).

Empty Weight (tank only): 115 lbs.