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.
Types of Tanks That Work on a Tender Spray Trailer
Before choosing a tank for your tender tank trailer, its important you understand all the options available. This will allow you to choose the right poly tank for your application.
Flat Bottom Horizontal Leg Tank:
These horizontal leg tanks have a flat base. They are mounted to the trailer at the base of the tank.
- Capacity: 100 - 4,500 gallons.
- Dimensions: The largest tank is 179" L x 95" W x 84" H.
- Shape: Low profile and long. Have a flat base.
- Cost: MSRP $368 - $7,890 USD.
Sump Bottom Horizontal Leg Tank:
These horizontal leg tanks have a sump in the bottom. These are the most popular choice because 100% of the liquid can be drained from the tank. The shape of the base channels all the liquid to the center where there is a sump. Because these shape tanks have a sump base, they must sit on a frame or custom shape trailer bed.
- Capacity: 100 - 3,200 gallons
- Size: The largest tank is 145" L x 97" W x 84" H.
- Shape: Low profile and long. Have a sump in the base.
- Cost: MSRP $508 - $6,460 (These prices include frames for the sump)
Pro Tips: Choosing the Right Tank/s for Your Spray Tender Trailer
There are four questions you must answer to ensure you choose the right tanks for your spray tender trailer.
- How much space do you have - If you are adding horizontal tanks to a trailer that you already own, you must consider how much space you have. If you want to haul chemical totes or even your sprayer on the same tender trailer, you may only have room for one tank.
- What liquids will you be hauling - While this will help you decide what color tank to get, it will also help you choose whether you need a flat bottom or sump bottom. If you are hauling more than one type of liquid, you will need to thoroughly drain your tank to avoid mixing chemicals. You will need a sump bottom tank to do this.
- Do you have weight restrictions - Learning what size tanks to choose, can depend on your trailer axel weight restrictions or even state laws. To learn more about weight restrictions, click here.
- What size is your sprayer - Knowing what size tank is on your sprayer, will help you choose the right size tanks to make you more efficient. Below is an example of how many acres you can spray with if you have an 800 gallon tank on your sprayer.
Now that you know how to choose the right size tanks for your spray tender trailer, it's time to plan your mixing and plumbing configuration. To view ideas on how to set up your tender tank trailer, read this helpful article that has been constructed from real customer feedback.