Recycled Tire Tanks: Great for Winter – and the Environment!

January 6th, 2016 | Posted by Drip-Well

Raising cattle can be really tough, especially in the cold-weather months. That’s why when it comes to their water source, you want to make sure that it’s stored securely and reliably. Cold can cause problems with freezing, and if your watering tank is made of a brittle material, any icing could cause cracks, leaks and spills. To make sure their water source never fails, it might be time to invest in a recycled tire tank.

Now, at first, it may seem silly buying an old tire as a water source, but over time it will prove to be a worthy investment. Whereas other tanks might freeze and crack during extreme weather, the rubber of a recycled tire cattle tank will not. It also will not be easily destroyed by bulls fighting either, one of the most common causes of cracked, dented or bent galvanized stock tanks. Its rubber frame is durable and will not break from animals or even other equipment bumping into it. Recycled tire tanks are produced to last a long time, and provide a large storage reserve of water for your animals whether in the cool weather of winter or the hot days of summer.

Need more convincing on why to purchase one? These tanks or troughs are also approved by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Service. This means that they are safe for use and won’t harm any cattle. As an added bonus, many Natural Resource Districts will share costs with the end users for recycled tire tanks. They also come in numerous sizes, so you can select the volume of tank that you need for your specific operational needs.

Plus, using recycled tires helps give retired farm equipment a new life and helps to keep these items out of landfills. It also means that you won’t need to buy produced plastics or metals, which can cause even more issues with pollution – truly the recycled tire tank is the most eco-friendly option!

L&M Manufacturing is the creator of the Drip-Well System and also offers a wide variety of irrigation and farm equipment. We also offer phone guidance and assistance to ensure that the installation of any of your products is easy and effective. For more information on any of our products, give us a call today at 800-676-3747.