Rubber Tire Tanks
Energy Free Rubber Water Tanks
With energy free
rubber water tanks, you don't have to worry about heating your tanks
except maybe in extremely harsh winter cold snaps. Drink holes are
custom cut into the top of the tire for your livestock
to drink from. Up to 4 holes can be placed in any position to suit
needs. These tanks are available from 6' to 11' wide.
Our water tanks
with open tops can be covered with a homemade cover or left open.
The valve assembly can also be covered with an insulated box to prevent
freezing and keep cattle away from it.
There are three basic
ways to seal the bottom of these rubber tanks.
Steel Plates -
Putting a steel plate bottom in a tire tank is a PERFECT way to seal
the bottom and make the tire tank portable at the same time. The
plates have a handy hook
in the center for ease of movement. They are more expensive than
Pouring concrete in the bottom of the rubber tanks is something you
can do without needing the cement truck to come to your place.
Simply buy your own Portland cement mix, combine it with gravel and
water, and pour it into the bottom of your tank yourself. It takes
yard of cement to cover the bottom of an 8' tank.
Bentonite can be used as a temporary way to seal the bottom when
it may be too cold to pour concrete or the tank is going to be moved
after a short period of time.
We carry two kinds of
valves for all your application needs.
Robert Float Valve
The Robert Float
Valve is made by Robert Manufacturing Co. It features a unique
stem and swivel arrangement float assembly
that prevents damage from livestock nuzzling. The assemblies consist
of a valve, stem, swivel and float ball. They are a high volume valve
and are available in 3/4" and 1" sizes. The 3/4" valve puts out
21 gallons per minute at 35 PSI. The 1" valve puts out 43 gallons
per minute at 35 PSI. These valves also carry a 5 year warranty.
The Hudson Watering Valve can be used when using a hydrant to fill
your tank. The unique patented design of the Hudson valve uses
fluid pressure, as opposed to a lever arm and ball, as the force
to close the valve. The valve body is made of durable glass-filled
nylon 6/6. Internal parts are of ABS plastic, silicone, and stainless
steel. This valve also has a bracket that allows for quick, easy
mounting at the end of a standard 3/4" water hose. The Hudson Valve
is guaranteed for two years when used under normal operating conditions.
calf access to water:
to make the tank accessable to calves. Cut a railroad tie in half
and to nail it together. The calves will then be able to step onto
it to reach over the tank. The cows will stay off the tie, making
room for the calves.
Railroad ties make excellent calf access points
rubber tanks instead of others?
- Cement, bentonite
or steel plates are used for bottoms.
- If steel plates
are installed, they have a handy hook in the center to pick them up
and to move them around.
- Portable tanks are
made with steel bottoms.
- You can lag screw
floats to the side of the tank.
- Easy to install
center feed and heat riser with drains and overflows.
- Livestock can't
damage when pushing or stepping on them.
- Safe on livestock
- fabric tires are used in production.
- They can be installed
in the winter no matter how cold, by using bentonite.
- Water tanks
are 4 to 6 inches thick for good insulation during cold months.
- We have several
stocked dealers. Delivery is also available from our Production Headquarters.
- 5' to 13' sizes
are available. We can also produce tanks to your specifications.
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