You don’t want to mess about when you’re choosing a cartage tank. A quality cartage tank can make all the difference, and when you’re transporting important substances such as pesticides, molasses or feed, you want to make sure it’s up to the task.
We’ve put together a list of things to look out for when you’re buying a cartage tank, to ensure you’re investing in a product that will last.
The Australian climate is hot, and this often affects cartage tanks of all kinds, as well as their contents. Heat intensifies when it hits metal, so steel cartage tanks will naturally heat its contents when the temperature rises. Global’s plastic cartage tanks, however, are all UV stabilised to suit Australian summers.
If you’re going to be carrying feed in your tanks, you’ll need to ensure that they meet all food grade safety regulations. The same goes for drinking water. This is possibly one of the most important factors to take into consideration, as unsafe storage of food and water will have a drastic effect on your livestock.
Outlets, sprays, pumps and sumps
Make sure your tank has the correct outlets that will allow you to use it for everything you need. If your tank comes with sprays or pumps – great! If not, make sure the connectors you want to use will fit into the outlets.
If you’re purchasing a tank that holds between 6000 and 15000 litres, you’re going to want to ensure that it is easy to clean. A smooth internal tank surface will aid drainage.
The size of your tank will depend on the type of mounting you will need. Many smaller tanks will be free-standing, however, larger ones can be pin-mounted or have their own separate feet for extra stability. Global’s Bigfoot range of tanks (2000 to 15 000L) include moulded in hold down points, the feet have added strength because of their dual skin moulding, and you even have the option of installing a water holding tank in the feet! Make sure the mounting of your tank will support the size and load you plan on carrying.
Correct balance is important for tanks carrying over 2000L. Ensuring that you implement products in conjunction with the Load Restraint Guide criteria is essential to maintain safety when turning and braking a vehicle bearing a tank. We recommend our Baffle system, which is low in volume but high in surface area, ensuring that your vehicle and its contents remain balanced at all times.
Looking for a top quality cartage tank that will suit a wide variety of uses and withstand the Australian climate? Check out Global’s range of cartage tanks!