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The Better Bucket

Double L/ Miller Mfg. - Item #19839
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Double L's Better Bucket is an ergonomic feeder that is excellent for horses, cattle, and other livestock. The bucket's tapered sides cause the feed to funnel toward the back of the bucket, making feed and grain more accessible and reduces animal behavioral problems. The Better Bucket fits in a corner or on a flat wall and can be hung with either a traditional wall bracket or snap hook. The Better Bucket is built to last with a durable, impact resistant, high-density polyethylene with smooth, finished edges, and a heavy-duty handle.
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  • Flat back provides stability against a wall or fence
  • Fits in a corner or a traditional wall
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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'!).

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We love our products and we're happy to take them back - even custom items. We'll happily take back everything from engraved halters to personalized jackets - even embroidered blankets that have been worn (minus the manure, please). But there are a few things we have to restrict returns on (silly federal regulations).

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That's why we have a Test Ride option for each saddle we carry - so that all of the other saddles can stay in pristine condition, waiting for their new owners. For this reason, if you purchase a saddle outside the Test Ride program, it's still eligible for return, but must be free from any marks or damage.

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    The Better Bucket is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 138.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bucket!! I purchased my first one of these 6 years ago and I have replaced all my feed and water buckets that are hanging in the stalls with these. In the old flat back styled bucket the horse would put their head in get a mouthful of grain and then pull their head out of the bucket to chew. This put grain all over the floor. With these buckets they keep their head in the bucket for chewing. The watch out with these is that they are no good for carrying water in. Unless you are real steady the big slopped opening will spill a lot of water on the way to your destination. Also don’t set them on the floor full of water they tip easy. But the really are the best for the horse to eat and drink out of.
    Date published: 2018-07-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from As advertised Mounts easily, plenty of room for horses head and good price.
    Date published: 2018-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sturdy bucket Very large, heavy duty bucket. It also is very easy to clean & carry.
    Date published: 2017-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bucket! This bucket works perfectly with the Fortiflex Flat Backed Bucket Wall Bracket.
    Date published: 2017-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design for feed bucket I ordered 3 of these and I will be ordering one for every stall. This is a great design and well made, heavy duty. The horses are able to easily get to their food and seem to waste less I have automatic feeders for grain that drop into these large buckets I can easily remove them for cleaning Best feed buckets I have ever found!
    Date published: 2017-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bucket My horse likes to bite his buckets and after a month on use he has yet to damage it. I like the shape and it's easy to clean.
    Date published: 2017-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bucket I bought this bucket for my horse's hay cubes because he would end up with them all over his face and it was impossible to clean during the winter. This bucket eliminated this, and he is able to get all the hay cube mush from the bottom.
    Date published: 2017-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Access I have a horse with a large head. The regular sized buckets that our other horse can eat a supplement from comfortably was too hard for my horse. This bucket makes it much more comfortable for him.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The 20-quart size is too big for most horses This Better Bucket is a great bucket, and I had already found several at my local feed store... I was looking for one more to round out my collection, and wondered if SmartPak carried them. When I found this one, and so reasonably priced, I was delighted! However, it is only offered in the 20-quart size (at least at the time of my purchase), and that is way too big for a normal horse. Possibly appropriate for a big draft; I can't use it, and it doesn't qualify for a free return. So make sure and verify that it is the size of bucket you want. It's perfectly lovely in all other respects, and the price is very competitive. I do hope they start to carry the 10-quart size in the future...
    Date published: 2017-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Believe the Better Bucket hype I bought this bucket as a last ditch effort. My messy eater horse had already flipped every feed pan and the over the door and corner feeders and regular bu let's but he was still flinging buckets and feed all over his stall. This bucket is oversized and the angle allows him to comfortably fit his head and eat without flinging feed everywhere. The handle is long and doesn't interfere.
    Date published: 2016-12-30
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