I bought this bucket about 4 yrs ago, and I am very thankful that I did. We had an Artic Blast that came through. My horses water bucket was cold, but no ice. That alone is worth the price. I had 2 horses at the time. Since then I have added another horse. The first thing I did was buy another 16 Gal Heated Bucket. This bucket does what it is suppose to do, de-ice. 260 watts and 120 volts.
I bought mine at Southern States for $85.99, I just did a search and found this bucket online and on sale, for about $75.
The construction is superb. None of my horses have been able to ruin them in anyway. Very easy to clean. The bucket does come with built in handles as well as a cord that runs out through the back and underneath the bucket.
My only complaint, if you can call it that, is that I have not been able to find another color besides blue. It says Heated bucket, but the water is still very cold, but no ice. It should be called a de-icer rather than heated.
I highly recommend this product to all horse owners.