Durotank 22,000L Water Shuttle trailer

Water Storage and the Benefits of Water Tank Trailers for Farms

Water and fuel are essential resources for any farm and water tank trailers, water trailers and fuel storage tanks play an important role in maximising production and safeguarding assets. With Spring on its way, now is an ideal time to get prepared with the equipment you need to deal with the challenges the hotter weather brings. Here we explore the importance of water storage on a farm and how water tank trailers can assist in looking after farm properties.

Water storage on farms

Water plays a principal role in farm operations, used in numerous settings including irrigation, water supply for livestock, wash down, production management processes and more. Effective water management and water storage is key in ensuring farm activities are not impacted.

Water storage for Livestock: Water is essential for farms with animals and livestock. It significantly impacts the health of the farm population, productivity and profitability.
Water storage for Droughts: Droughts can be devastating for farm operations. During periods where there is a shortage of rain for months, water storage can ensure that the farm, crops, livestock and household have access to water.

Water storage for fire-fighting applications: Bushfires are very unpredictable and can spread quickly. It is vital to have access to water for firefighting usage. Having adequate water storage that is readily available on your farm can mean the difference between saving or losing assets in the event of fire.

How can water tank trailers assist your farm?

Water tank trailers are a bulk mobile water tank that come complete with spraying facilities. They attach to a vehicle such as a UTE with a ball hitch and allow you to easily transport water from one part of the farm to another and to dowse areas that require water. Poly water trailers are used primarily in dust suppression and fire fighting application alongside general cartage, storage and washing down tasks.

Poly water trailers are a valuable bulk water storage resource on a farm holding between 1200L and 2500L of water. They facilitate the management of water supplies through ease of transportation to other areas of the farm.

Water tank trailers are frequently used to spray down areas of land which becoming increasingly dry as the conditions become hotter and rainfall becomes sporadic. They are a good tool to suppress dust and can also be used to aid with small scale fire fighting. They are also very useful for washing down production equipment and other farm purposes.

For widescale dust suppression or fire fighting, a larger option is often needed and this is where a Water Shuttle offers a great solution. With a unique low-line sleek design and 22,000L capacity the water shuttle can be filled in under 8 minutes and offers outstanding bulk water cartage. It can be towed by any prime mover due to its full remote control operation.

Fire fighting equipment

Alongside Poly water trailers and Shuttles, it is useful to have other accessible fire fighting equipment on a farm. Fire Defence Units sit on the back of a ute and act as a ready-to- go mobile water storage unit that can be used to quell small outbreaks of fire on a farm property. Available in 600, 800 and 1000L storage sizes, they consist of a Davey pump, Honda GX160 motor, 36m rewind reel and ball baffles.

With Spring in the air and the warmer days on the horizon, now is the perfect time to get your water trailers and fire fighting equipment ready for the months ahead.

How Durotank Can Help

We have a wide variety of water tank trailers, water shuttles and fire defence units to suit different needs. All our water storage and fire defence units are 100% designed and manufactured in Australia using Australian materials. To see how we can assist your farm or industry get in touch with the team today 1 300 892 802.

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