The Bowl is very deep. Does it collect
The high rim of the bucket reduces the
chance of a cow lifting feed into the bucket. The KZS-07
is also self cleaning. The high flow valve scours the
bottom of the bowl to keep it clean. The high flow also
keeps small particles of feed suspended in the water so that
they are swallowed by the cow. Some farmers observed long
hay in the Zero Spill but then when they went to remove it, it
was already gone. They assumed that the cow picked it out
and ate it. Seventy percent of the farms that were
surveyed reported that the Zero Spill waterbowl remained cleaner
than the traditional waterbowl that they had replaced.
Every farm will have unique results because of their feeding
program, stall design and mounting location. Farmers
suggest that the higher that the waterbowl is mounted, the less
debris is collected.
The most common comment from farmers
is that small amounts of long hay need to be removed
occasionally. The most positive comment was from a farmer
who had 6 Zero Spill waterbowls in for 6 months and he had never
even seen a scrap of hay to be cleaned out. He regularly
needed to remove hay from under the paddles of his other
waterbowls. The most negative comment was from a farmer
that noticed more hay to be removed than his old delaval
waterbowls. He said that the cows would keep the shallow
waterbowls clean by splashing the debris out along with the
water. He believed that the inconvenience of picking the
long hay out of the waterbowls occasionally was certainly less
than cleaning wet hay out of the mangers daily.
What maintenance is
Of the 15 parts in the KZS-07 there are
only 3 parts that are considered wear parts that may require
replacement during regular use:
SF2002-4 super flow valve high
grade urethane washer $1.19
SF2002-2 super flow valve spring $0.76
KZS-07-3 rubber bucket $48.95
Who do I talk to if I have a
Customer Service: When you call for
information you can talk to the farmer who invented the Zero
Spill, toll free at 1-866-482-3367.
Will it fit on my stalls?
The KZS will fit on round post from 1” to
3 ½” OD as well as channel or square post stalls. Round
inches OD requires mounting kit KZS-07-4
inches OD requires mounting kit KZS-07-5
inches OD requires mounting kit KZS-07-6
Is it too big for my stalls?
KZS-07 requires a minimum of 4" of clearance above rim for a
total of 16". KZS-13 requires a minimum of 16" of
clearance for a total of 26".
Traditional rigid waterbowls are
shallow to allow maximum space above the bowl for a cow to
fit her head. If the 12” deep Kendu Zero
Spill waterbowl was rigid, most stalls designs would not have
sufficient headroom to let the cow access her water. So
constructing the bucket with a flexible rubber compound allows
the cow to flex the entire bucket towards them as they put their
muzzle into the bucket.
Essentially the cow has her own
personal waterbowl on her side of the stall so there are no
stall dividers to get in the way. When she finishes her
drink the waterbowl goes back to the original centre position
where both cows can have access. This allows the Zero
Spill waterbowl to be even more accessible for a cow than
traditional shallow waterbowls. The flexible waterbowl
will improve the comfort of cows when they are drinking and can
even be used in tight spaces where rigid waterbowls will not
work. If you improve the comfort for a cow when drinking
she will likely take a few more drinks than usual in a day.
See images at left.