Polyethylene is the perfect material for constructing livestock feeders. All stainless steel hardware is used to secure 2" rings to 3" legs. The standard feeder is 8' in diameter and 46' high, and is lightweight, yet very durable.
A feeder that has PROVEN to be "bull tough" and will provide years of trouble free service at a very affordable price.
Hay ring ends are joined together by using a butt fusion joining system that is the standard for polyethylene pipe. Joints are stronger than the pipe itself in tension and pressure tests.
Polyethylene pipe was developed in the early 1950's by Phillip's Petroleum Company. Polyethylene is lightweight yet extremely tough and durable. It can be cold bent 20-40 times the pipes diameter.
Also for all practical purposes is chemically inert, is not brittle, flexes, and bends and absorbs impact loads over a wide range of -180 degrees F to 260 degrees F. Polyethylene is protected against degradation caused by ultraviolet rays from direct sunlight with finely divided carbon black which is the most effective single additive for enhancing weathering. Life expectancy is conservatively, to be in excess of 50 years.