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Fortiflex Flatback Bucket

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

The tried and true FortiFlex's Flat Back Buckets are a favorite among horse owners and horses alike!

Made with FORTALLOY rubber-polyethylene blend for exceptional strength and toughness even at low temperatures. The thick wall construction and heavy duty galvanized fittings ensure long lasting durability.

 Favorite Features

  • It won't wobble on the wall
  • Great for watering, feeding, maintenance and all-purpose use around your farm or home
  • Capacity markings in quarts, gallons and liters
  • Heavy duty bail and eyelet assembly with galvanized reinforcement
  • Fortalloy rubber-PE blend resists cracking
  • Super strong top flange with ribs for added strength
  • Resists collapsing from weight of liquids and the normal abuse by horses
  • Handy bottom handgrip for easier pouring of contents
  • Perimeter rim helps protect the bottom of the bucket from excessive scratching
 Single or Value Pack of 4. 5 Gallon.

Made in the USA

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    Fortiflex Flatback Bucket is rated 4.963636363636364 out of 5 by 55.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical Item Have used these buckets forever. They last well. Only got a new one because I ran over one of my show buckets with my trailer. Recommend these.
    Date published: 2011-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mfg in Oklahoma, USA I bought two new buckets as replacements for some that were very old-probably over 20 years of use. They are safe and easy to clean and carry when nearly full of water. Color choices are nice for leaving horse sitter instructions, like "grain in green bucket and water in blue bucket." Once I came home to find grain poured into the water bucket-oops-horse was a little upset about the missed feeding and it was a messy waste of feed! Comes with detailed instructions, 5 year warranty against defects. Has a horse head etching on the outside, gallon/liter markings on inside. One tip-if your horse is a bucket-banging enthusiatic eater, a flexible black rubber bucket is more quiet, but not so easy to clean as hard plastic. Label says construction is a blend of EDPM Rubber and HDPE. EDPM Rubber is a synthetic rubber compatible with hot and cold water. HDPE is a Number 2 plastic, which is supposed to be safe for food/water use. Some horses prefer to drink from metal buckets, probably for the same reason people don't like the taste of water from a garden hose. There is a lot of concern about the safety of drinking from certain plastics. (Numbers 1,2 4, and 5 are considered safer than 3,6, and 7. The brochure that comes with the bucket states that it may be used for watering and feeding around the farm. Flatback Model FB-120 holds 5 gallons.
    Date published: 2011-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flatback Buckets Excellent Buckets,I use them for either water or Feed in the barn or in paddocks. The Flatback I love.Now all You have to do is get "Tweety" Yellow Buckets:)
    Date published: 2010-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bigger Than Expected This bucket was bigger than my other flat back buckets I've purchased in the past. Good product.
    Date published: 2010-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flatback Bucket Such great quality - so much bucket for so little money.
    Date published: 2010-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy This is a good sturdy bucket and the price is great!
    Date published: 2010-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buckets in cold weather I bought these for times when I can't use heated buckets-like for the barn Labs who chew anything-they are holding up well and the ice seems to slide out. Now I don't have to cart buckets back to the house to thaw which is really nice for me. I would buy these again.
    Date published: 2010-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these! I love the flatback buckets so much better then regular buckets. I highly suggest these buckets! They are very durable.
    Date published: 2009-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our stabling staple This is the only bucket we use in our barn. Buckets get dumped everyday and we have never had a problem with slime from these buckets. Even from the messiest drinker.
    Date published: 2009-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best deal with flat rate shipping! The buckets are great, but the best deal is the flat rate shipping. You can never have enough buckets and I needed some to store in my trailer.
    Date published: 2009-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product These buckets are great. I use them in by barn and I love them.
    Date published: 2009-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Since water is the most important nutrient... You can never have too many water buckets! I keep two in my horse's stall at all times, and two in the trailer for shows and clinics. With the risk of infectious diseases, I never let my horse drink anywhere but from his own bucket. And these buckets are durable, standing up to bites, bangs and kicks without developing unsafe cracks or breaking apart.
    Date published: 2007-01-09
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