The Ritchie Industries® Story…
Iowa native Thomas Ritchie patented his first water device in 1921 by connecting underground running water that used automatic float-controlled watering equipment, heated with a kerosene lamp. Farmers liked the labor-saving qualities of Thomas Ritchie's patented waterer, and a new business was born.
Today, over 85 years later, Ritchie Industries offers a complete line of animal watering products, and can point with pride to an unmatched reputation for quality and integrity. We get orders from farmers who tell us they're still using an original Ritchie fountain they bought 30, 40 years ago, that history of quality is what guides us in the manufacturing process today, so when you buy a Ritchie, you know it's going to work for a long, long time.
What Is The Ritchie Philosophy?
Fresh water on demand, 24 hours a day describes what our fountains deliver. 10 year limited warranty!
Fresh Water – To provide fresh water, Ritchie uses a shallow trough so when your animals come to the fountain, there is a minimum of standing water, and when they start drinking, they will be getting water fresh from the water line. Ritchie's fountains are also quick and easy to clean for your animals' well being.
On Demand – Animals will not have to wait for water from our fountains. Ritchie's rapid refill valve will keep up with your animals drinking demand, they will not let the trough run dry. We understand our fountains will be placed in locations with a variety of water supply pressures, and we offer alternate valves to compensate for these conditions.
24 Hours a Day – That includes in the coldest winter days. Ritchie's superior, design, insulation, and heat components keep water flowing under the worst conditions. We created our patented Water Seal to provide an air tight seal between the fountains working parts and the outside elements on our poly units. All of our fountains are manufactured tough to withstand the environments they will be serving. We carry the best warranty in the business,
Water Matic Family Of Out Door Waterers
We've taken all we've learned over the years and put the top value, best performance, easiest operation, and maintenance in the WaterMatic Family!
The 100 is our smallest poly fountain with a single trough. The 150 and 300 have two troughs; either one or both can easily be closed off simply by changing the position of a drain plug. The 1000 has a 13 foot perimeter, and an all around drink area.
What Features Does WaterMatic Offer Horse Owners?
The WaterMatic Family features Ritchie's drop-in cover design, with the ease of finger lift service, and the insulation of the patented water seal. All surfaces slope to the drains for easy clean out. Drain plugs can be moved to the valve chamber openings for short-term trough shut-off during cleaning, when your pen is empty, during excessively cold nights, or when you don't want your animals drinking.
* Quick and easy to clean
* Ritchie's tried and true valve for quick refill
* One-piece rugged fountain body
* Generous access panel
* Polyurethane insulation sealed inside polyethylene parts
* Anchor holes accommodate drills
* No gaskets to crack, tear, or leak
* Some units available in green
Does Ritchie Offer Wall Mounted Fountains?
Yes! Ritchie offers two wall-mounted fountains. The Standard STALL FOUNT delivers fresh clean water to your horse using Ritchie's time proven valve for rapid refill. If you need freeze protection for your water, choose the STALL FOUNT 125, which adds a 125 watt trough heater, supply line heat cable, and insulated shroud to protect your fount and supply line from freezing. (If you wish, you may add the supply line shroud to your Standard Stall Fount.)
* Trough is 304 stainless for long life
* Trough features smooth rounded edges for your horse's safety
* Easy to keep clean - water cleans trough surface as it swirls out
How Can I Order?
There are Ritchie Distributors throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Holland, Italy, and the Ukraine. They are happy to answer your questions, take your orders or just pick up the phone and call Ritchie Fount office today!
Contact: Our Friendly Staff
P.O. Box 730
Conrad, Iowa 50621
Phone: 800-747-0222 or 641-366-2525
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