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Old 02-16-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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What truck mounted portable water tanks is everyone using? Looking at potentially getting one. It would be something that I can hook some kind of pump to, and something that I can fairly easily remove/add back in even though I have a ladder rack on my truck. Not sure on how many gallons yet, although it would be useful to find out the size and what it is used for from everyone so I can guesstimate based on that.

I saw a bunch at Tractor supply, but, curious what everyone is using.

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Old 02-16-2018, 01:21 PM   #2
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Non-potable water? I don't think there's a standard for that, at least where I am. You see all kinds of interesting tanks being hauled around here. We're a farming community, so most guys use empty herbicide/pesticide tanks. Rinse them out a couple times and they're fine for construction-use water.

None of that applies to water you would want to drink, though.

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Right, non potable water.
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Trailer...water is 8.34lbs per gallon. 200 gallons is going to be over 1,700 lbs with container. Plus you can unhook it and leave it onsite. Many will have a gas water pump mounted on them too. It is what we use on the farm for water only. We have far larger sprayers.



Otherwise something that can be removed full with a forklift. Also hope you have a 1 ton truck. Those square tanks work really well, but they will make a vehicle unstable and have a saggy butt.



How many gallons are you specifically looking for?
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I don't have a specific number of gallons in my head. This will be for wetting down fill prior to compaction, cleaning off equipment and whatever else is needed prior to having running water at a site.

Payload capacity for my Silverado is 1575lbs, so maybe 100 gallons so I can have my truck box w/ equipment, etc in there as well?
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