The Thrifty King Family

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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 (see energy ratings below). 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.

TIP: Keep white closures 1/2" to 1" below the red rim.  This will allow water to wash off the side of the closure and not pool around the edges.  



  • 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
  • Download Instruction Manual

For energy free usage

  • There must be at least 10 animals that have the Thrifty King fountain as their only source of water. 
  • There must be a good seal against wind between the concrete platform and base of the unit. 
  • The water seal grooves between the base, and top of the unit, and between the top of the unit and the valve cover must be filled with liquid. 
  • The supply water temperature must be at least 42 degrees F.  (This may be an issue for rural or municipal water supplies.)
  • If these requirements cannot be made, please utilize the Immersion Heater 16311 and the Self Regulating heat cable, part number 16276.

Available Models

Thrifty King CT6 #16430

Energy efficient or energy free winter use. Water up to 300 head.

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Thrifty King CT4-2000 #16430

REBATE AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 30, 2014. Energy free or energy efficient winter use. Water up to 200 head.

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Thrifty King CT2-2000 #16299

REBATE AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 30, 2014. Energy efficient or energy free winter use. Water between 1-100 head.

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Thrifty King CT1-2000 #16271

Energy efficient or energy free automatic waterer. Water between 1-30 head.

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Model Part # Length (in/cm) Width (in/cm) Overall Height (in/cm) Shipping Weight (lbs/kg) Drinking Height (in/cm) Heat Capacity (gal/l) Herd Capacity
Thrifty King CT6 #16430 16440 72.5/184 39/99 25/64 210/95 19/48 Opt Imm & Self Reg Heat 55/208 300 beef
Thrifty King CT4-2000 #16430 16430 42.8/109 35/89 25/64 152/69 19/48 Optional Imm & Self Reg 45.5/172 200 beef
Thrifty King CT2-2000 #16299 16299 42.8/109 24/61 25/64 90/41 19/48 Optional Imm & Self Reg 28/106 100 beef
Thrifty King CT1-2000 #16271 16271 28/71 20.3/51 25/64 53/24 19/48 Opt Imm & Self Reg Heat 11.2/42 30 beef