Liquid Storage & Transport

Matthew Firth

Matthew Firth
I really enjoy teaching people about topics that I am passionate about.

Recent Posts

Liquid Storage: Cone Bottom Tanks vs Flat Bottom Tanks

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2019 9:44:54 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Vertical Storage Tank

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When setting up a tank storage yard, the number one question asked is, do you choose cone bottom or flat bottom tanks? Both options have pros and cons. However, based on the liquids you are storing, the wrong decision can cause you a lot of pain and money. In this article, I compare both options and explain how to make this decision right the first time.

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Buyers Guide: Poly Horizontal Leg Tank

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2019 7:51:00 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Horizontal Leg Tank

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Choosing the right poly horizontal leg tank for your truck can seem like hard work. In fact, there is a lot to consider. However, the decision process does not have to be difficult. I put together a complete buyers guide that includes helpful tips about choosing the right design and choosing the correct color. In this article, you will also discover 3 must-haves for a horizontal tank that you may have overlooked.

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Pro Tips: Choosing the Right Size Tanks For Your Spray Trailer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2019 8:46:00 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Setting Up a Tender Tank Trailer

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Choosing the right tanks and components for your tender spray trailer will save you a lot of money. It will help make better use of your trailer deck space while hauling as much liquid as possible. There are a lot of styles, shapes and sizes of liquid transport tanks available. In this article, you will quickly learn how to match your requirements to the right tank. After speaking to many farmers and growers, we have learnt what tanks work best for different spraying applications.

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Helpful Ideas for Setting up your Tender Tank Trailer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2019 8:45:00 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Setting Up a Tender Tank Trailer

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The main reason farmers that do a lot of crop spraying build a tender tank trailer, is to be more efficient. In most areas of the country, the window of time for spraying can be short, so time means everything. Improving your bottom line by working smarter can make a huge difference. We often get asked by many growers to help them build their spray tender trailer. After working with many types of customer, we have learnt a lot. To give you some ideas and inspiration, I decided to put together a quick reference guide that includes some must-haves on a tender tank trailer.
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Poly Tank Plumbing: Why You Should Use Flexible Hose

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2018 7:43:05 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Installing a Vertical Storage Tank

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It is very important to plumb a poly vertical or horizontal tank correctly. Having the right tools and following the correct process will help lengthen the life of the tank and significantly reduce the chances of cracks or splits. In this article, you will learn why you should always use flexible hose rather than rigid pipe.

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How to tell if your Nurse Tank Trailer is DOT Approved

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Nurse or Cone Bottom Trailer

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Let's face it, the Department of Registration or DOT is here to stay. Complying with their laws and regulations can sometimes be tricky as little details can easily be overlooked. Everyone would admit that getting pulled over by a DOT official is annoying and a waste of time. To help prevent this while pulling a nurse tank trailer full of liquid, I decided to make a simple list of all the essentials needed to ensure it is DOT approved.

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Does a Horizontal Leg Tank really need Hoops or Bands?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 11:23:35 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Horizontal Leg Tank

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A horizontal leg tank is used primarily for transporting liquids from one location to another. These liquid types include fertilizer, salt brine, water and livestock feed. Some of these liquids can be considerably heavy, due to the material that they contain. That's why a proper mounting system is critical for your safety. We get this question a lot. So, I did a some interesting research to find out what the real facts are.
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How Important are Internal Baffles in Horizontal Leg Tanks?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 12:23:09 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Horizontal Leg Tank

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This is a popular question asked when it comes time to make a final decision on what horizontal leg tanks are the best. When hauling or transporting liquid, you may not always consider how important internal baffles are. While you are continually speeding up and slowing down in transit, the liquid inside the tank is constantly sloshing back and forward.

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Enduraplas Vertical Tank vs 4,500 lb SUV

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 11:11:23 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Vertical Storage Tank

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The myth that a plastic tank is a commodity and that they are all the same design, has finally been busted. With force. To be honest, we were sick and tired of people comparing our Ribbed-Wall™ vertical storage tank with every other tank on the market. For years we have said that, you are not comparing apples with apples. We asked questions like, have you considered the strength of the side walls, have you considered the roof construction and do you really want to risk a cheaper option?
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Can you use Poly Tanks for long term Fertilizer Storage?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2016 9:18:00 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Storing Liquid Fertilizer

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Storing liquid fertilizer in a poly tank can sometimes end up being a longer period of time then you planned. This is often because you pre-ordered your fertilizer and got an early delivery or, you ordered to much. This is not an issue if you have the right tank to store it. A lot of farmers and growers have questions about the strength of poly tanks for there liquid fertilizer. Understanding what poly tanks are made from and how they compare with other materials is important.

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