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  • Are We There Yet? Liquid Storage Tanks for Industries on the Move

    When you're industry requires you to travel long distances, you need a liquid storage tank that's up for the challenge. Not all tanks can do this – pick the wrong one and you'll end up with a miss on your hands. Let’s examine some of the tanks that are ready to get on the road so you can think through might be the best option for you.

    PCO Liquid Tanks

    PCO Liquid Tanks may be most known for their use with agricultural pesticides and herbicides, but they also make for an excellent way to transport fresh water – or any type of liquid for that matter. Ranging in sizes from 30 gallons to 300 gallons, the rounded bottoms of the tanks make them easy to empty. This means – should the situation arise – you could make your trip, empty the water to where it needs to be, and head back to get another load without wasting time waiting around.

    Hauling Tanks

    We’ve spent a lot of time talking about hauling tanks in the past, but it bears repeating because these tanks are incredibly versatile. It doesn’t matter if you’re running an industrial job or just errands for your home or farm – the right water hauling tank can give you the support you need when transporting large amounts of liquid in your rig.  Structurally, they’re designed with reduction ribs to minimize sloshing while you traverse across bumpy roads and travel at highway speeds.

    Pickup Truck Water Tanks

    It’s important to know the limits of what you’re working with. If you know your water tank is just going to be used in a pickup truck, there’s no need to go with a larger scale PCO tank or a heavier duty hauling tank (though, as mentioned, some smaller sized hauling tanks may suit your needs). Go with something you know will work with the resources you have. A pickup truck water tank is, by its very name, crafted with the intention of fitting perfectly in your truck. There are a variety of tanks for your truck to consider – from water caddies to utility tanks. You can even consider looking for a mount for your truck or trailer. Whichever route you take, you can have peace of mind that it’s made with your truck in mind.

    Looking to improve the way you or your company transports water and other liquids? Go To Tanks can help. Within our massive array of water tanks and mounts, we can help you find the perfection option for your transport job. Give us a call today and we’ll talk through some of the options you might want to consider.

  • On The Move: Portable Truck Mount Tanks for your Truck or Trailer

    Portable Truck Mount Tanks for your Truck or Trailer

    When you're constantly on the move, especially for state DOTs, you need a water tank that can keep up. Whether it's a pick-up truck, a semi truck, or a tractor, you need something that can haul the large quantities you need without holding you back or taking up too much space in your vehicle. Do such tanks exist? Absolutely – and then some. You have a variety of different options to choose from, meaning you can find the right fit for your vehicle without having to compromise.

    Below we break down a few different options you might consider for mounting onto your truck or trailer to make your job a whole lot easier.

    Pick Up Truck Water Tanks

    If you’re looking for something that will fit perfectly in your truck, why not just get something that’s specifically designed to fit into your truck bed? Seems obvious, right? Pick up truck water tanks do exactly that. These flat, rectangular tanks are designed with the intent of transporting water with ease. You can even find ones designed specifically for your truck, like these 205 gallon tanks that are sure to fit in your Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Dodge Dakota or Chevrolet Colorado.

    Water Caddies

    Much like the pick up truck water tanks, different sizes of water caddies can be a major asset when you’re trying to carry liquid for a great distance without losing space in your truck. The half moon lay down water caddy in particular is efficient, fitting either in a truck bed or mounted to a trailer. You can also invest in a hay rack water caddy to put on top of your larger rig or RV. Some water caddies even come with storage space to keep your tools, so you can venture off to your next job with everything you need wrapped together in one tank.

    Tear Drop Tractor Mounted Tank

    Trucks and trailers have a lot of versatile options, but what about larger industrial vehicles like tractors? You’ve got some great options there as well, especially with a tear drop tractor mounted tank. The tank is designed with strap recesses, making it especially easy to anchor to your tractor as long as you have the bottom fully supported and cradled. A vented lid and santoprene gaskets come standard on these tanks, making them heavy duty and ready for whatever task you might come across on the road.

    Think one of these mounted tanks will work for your DOT job? Or do you have specific requirements for your job and need help finding a tank that meets your specifications? Reach out to Go To Tanks and we’ll help you find the perfect tank that haul in your truck or trailer.

  • So Fresh and So Clean: The Best Power Washing Tanks on the Market

    So Fresh and So Clean- The Best Power Washing Tanks on the Market

    Power washing is dirty business. When you're cleaning up on a large scale, like on a construction site, you need something heavier duty than what you might have at home. Aside from the power washer itself, you need a supply of water that can keep up with what you want to do. We'll look at some of the best tanks on the market that construction companies should be using now.

    Applicator Tanks

    If you’re looking for something with capacity and functionality for your pressure washer, an applicator tank may have everything you need. Most models come pre-equipped with pumps and mount inserts, so you can attach your pressure washer and get going in no time. They even have drain-out sumps so you can empty them faster and get back to work. The translucent walls make it easier for you see how much water you have left, with indicators on the side to give you a better idea of the amount of gallons you still have to complete your job before you need to refill.  

    Designed to be portable, these water tanks can hold from as little as 20 gallons to as much as 500 gallons of water. Portability is key here, and you need to consider what type of work you’re doing before you commit to a size. A 500 gallon tank may sound like it has everything you need, but if you don’t have a rig that can haul it around, it poses more of a problem than a solution. With just a little bit of discretion, you’ll easily find an applicator tank that fits your needs and get you running your pressure washer in no time.

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    Rectangular Utility Tanks

    Rectangular utility tanks aren’t necessarily designed just for pressure washers. They have a variety of uses, including food storage, water transport, food grade applications, etc. So not only do these tanks make excellent pressure washing tanks, you can get more bang for your buck and repurpose them for other uses.

    Unlike applicator tanks, these types of utility tanks don’t always come with the pumps and mount inserts built-in. Depending on your intention for the tanks, this may or may not be a problem. If you’re looking for something you can reuse for a variety of purposes, a rectangular utility tank can be a perfect fit for you. They also come in much larger sizes, ranging all the up to 1,750 gallons – something that might be great for an industrial level job, but maybe a little overkill if you’re just cleaning the sidewalk by your house.  

    Looking for the right size tank for your pressure washer? Give GoToTanks a call and walk us through your project’s needs. We can guide you to the tank that will help you best get the job done.

  • 3 Things to Look for in Fire Suppression Water Holding Tanks

    3 Things to Look for in a Fire Suppression Water Holding Tank

    “Fire suppression water holding tanks" may be a mouthful to say, but they're no joking matter. Particularly in rural areas, these tanks can be important safety measures to have in place. Given the large responsibility they carry in the case of an emergency, you want to make sure you're getting a tank that's going to last long, serve it's purpose, and keep your water ready to go when needed. We'll look at a few of the main characteristics to look out for with your holding tank.

    Capacity That Meets Your Needs

    First things first, your tank must be able to hold the amount of water you’re actually going to need. Fire suppression water holding tanks are all about being prepared should disaster strike unexpectedly, so you need a tank that can stand up to the task of any issue that might arise. That’s why you’ll need a large vertical tank, capable of holding up to 12,500 gallons of water. The best case scenario is that you never have to use that much water and it sits in your tank. But you always want to know that it’s available to you, in case the worst happens. Don’t skimp on size for price – without enough water to put out a fire, you could see yourself losing a lot more assets than just the cost of a tank.

    Durability That Reduces Stress

    You want your tank to hold a lot of water and you also want to keep that water in the tank. Since most fire suppression water holding tanks are kept outdoors, they’re going to be heavily exposed to the elements. Make sure your tank is something that can withstand the weather and anything else that might get thrown at it. A fracture or leak can be disastrous and leave you in a terrible spot when you actually need to use your tank for an emergency. Plastic/polyethylene tanks are designed to withstand both physical and chemical attacks to their exterior and interior, meaning you can have peace of mind that you won’t have a mess to clean up should your tank get exposed to harsh elements.   

    Low Maintenance Levels

    Do you really want to spend your time checking in on and taking care of your tank all the time? Some tanks require more maintenance than others – make sure you get something that won’t drastically interfere with your day-to-day life. If you can get a tank that only needs to be refilled once every few years, you’re doing well.

    Need some help finding the right fire suppression tank for your needs? We can help. Reach out to Go To Tanks, walk us through what you’re looking for and we’ll help pair you up with the perfect fire suppression tank. While you hope you never need to use it, it’s not a decision that should be taken too lightly. Let us help you pick the right tank the first time.

  • Behind The Nozzle: Storage Tanks That Make for Better Sprinkler Systems

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    Sprinkler systems are crucial safety measures that shouldn't be taken lightly. They’re something you hopefully never have to use, but should an emergency happen you’ll want to make sure it’s equipped to handle the situation and have enough water supply to put out the flames. Aside from the nozzles and making sure the piping is properly installed, there's one major factor to consider: where the water's coming from. To have an effective sprinkler system, you need a water storage tank that can handle your needs. Here are a two different options to consider when installing a storage tank for sprinklers on your next construction job.

    Low Profile Tanks That Fit In Your Crawlspace

    Narrow and low profile tanks are some of the most versatile options you can utilize for a sprinkler system. Their compact shape means that they fit well in crawlspaces. Whether it’s a 110 gallon tank or something larger like a 1,100 gallon tank, low profile tanks can be surprisingly versatile in your building. Different projects will call for different sizes. When you’re dealing with a larger office building or warehouse, you’ll need one of the larger tanks to supply water to cover the entire area in case of an emergency. The fact that you can contain this much water within your ceiling means more space elsewhere for other installations in your project.

    Vertical Storage Tanks To Harbor a Larger Supply

    If being discreet with your water supply isn’t a crucial matter for you, a vertical storage tank kept just outside the building can be a great way to harbor even more water for your sprinkler system. With sizes that go all the way up to 12,500 gallons, you won’t have to worry about running out of water anytime soon. These are great for larger residential systems and massive buildings. If you have extra space outside your building, you can have a constant supply available – complete with drainage nozzles so you can refill and replace the water as needed.

    Are you installing a sprinkler system on your project and looking for a storage tank that can stand up to the task? Go To Tanks can help you find the perfect tank for your job. Whether you want to go with the discreteness of a low profile tank or the volume of a vertical storage tank, we can help you find an option that will work for you and your project. Give us a call today and walk us through your specific needs. Sprinkler systems are your first defense against a fire – make sure your tank is ready to handle a disaster should it happen.

  • Finding the Right Water Hauling Tank for Your Truck

    Finding the Right Water Hauling Tank for Your Truck

    Having water readily available on your construction site is vital for getting your work done. Whether it’s providing drinking water for your employees or having water ready to go for power-washing concrete, you’re gonna need a serious amount of H20 make it through a project. That’s where you face the biggest obstacle – how do you even get all that water to your site every day? Water hauling tanks alleviate this problem, but you have to find the right one for your rig. That’s not as cut and dry as it may sound – different jobs and trucks will require different water hauling tanks. Let’s break down a few different types so you can find the one that’s right for you.

    Truck Bed Water Tanks

    Judging by the name alone, these tanks can often be just what you need for your pickup truck to haul water. Truck bed water tanks, like these water caddies, will fit snug in your rig. The sizes vary massively, from 63 gallons all the way up to 450 gallons. The benefit of these tanks is how well they fit into your truck bed, so you’ll want to ensure the dimensions align with your truck. With the right fit, you’ll be able to access your water supply without even removing it from the truck. Just open up the back and open up the tap, making them super convenient.

    Low Profile Water Tanks

    If you’re not so much concerned with getting a tank that fits your trunk bed space perfectly, low profile water tanks can be a versatile option. You still get the shorter height that you do with truck bed water tanks, but you’ll be able to rearrange them better with the other tools and gear you’re hauling around. They won’t stick up from the back, meaning you can still see well out of your rearview mirror, and still move a ton of water. With the design not being limited to typical truck bed sizes, you can get a lot more water for your buck. Sizes can get up to 2,500 gallons, so if you have a bigger rig for a bigger job you can use that bigger tank.  

    Flat Bottom Utility Tanks

    Flat bottom utility tanks aren’t designed exclusively for trucks, but many of them are meant to be portable. With a little creative ingenuity, you can utilize these to move a ton of water. The flat bottom means they’ll theoretically work for any truck bed – whether your truck can hold a 6,800 gallon tank is a question for your truck’s manual and manufacturer. If you’re driving something more akin to a semi or have a large trailer, you can maximize your hauling capacity and get multiple tanks to your construction site. The options are out there. Whether it’s a small supply or a massive amount of water, there’s a water hauling tank that will meet your jobs needs. Still unsure about which route to go in? Go To Tanks can help. We get it, not everyone is as passionate about water tanks as we are and sometimes you just need answers. Reach out to Go To Tanks and tell us your project needs and truck specs and we’ll help you find the perfect tank.  

  • Cone Bottom Tanks and the Local Grower: What You Should Know

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    With the passing of legalization in states all over the US in the last decade, the marijuana and hemp industries are booming. As sales for recreational marijuana soar through the roof, it’s easy to forget that there are whole other sections of the market being ignored. If you are growing in order to produce medical or commercial products such as rope, lotions, and clothes, then you probably feel at times like that old family friend that gets invited to a wedding, but no one really remembers you: you’re at the party and eating the food, but you’re not getting much attention,

    That’s okay, though. Let everyone else get all the news and hoopla while you silently go about the business of making the world a better place. But, how do you do that? If you’re a grower looking for techniques and equipment to grow more efficiently, than you might not know everything that’s available to you. Hopefully, we can help.

    One of the hottest (and most effective) trends right now in growing is what is called compost tea.  If you’ve never heard of it, then you owe it to yourself and your business to learn a little bit more about this alternative to commercialism.

    What is compost tea?

    You’ve heard of compost, right? Compost has long been a staple for gardeners, farmers, and growers. It’s cheap (I mean, you are literally just using your own garbage), it’s a very green way to fertilize, and, even better, it works. Chances are, you’re already using compost at least a little in your own operation. I’m guessing you’ve also heard of tea - that drink that you make by steeping a bag of tea leaves in a hot beverage.

    Well, combining those two ideas pretty much tells you everything you need to know about compost tea. Rather than just keeping a compost heap and spreading it around, you “steep” the compost in water for several days.  This allows the nutrients from the compost to seep into the water, turning it into super plant food. Then, you just dilute the water a good bit (which stretches out the compost tea even more for wider use) and use.

    At the same time, the solid stuff that remains after this process are still compost, so you can still use it for fertilizer! Meanwhile, you’ve avoided harsh chemicals and costly fertilizer bills, among other benefits, and, as I said before, you’ve created a super plant food.  Because it is so full of nutrients and water, your plants will be healthy, large, and productive.

    Many industries benefit from this process - the marijuana and hemp industries are just two of the many.  Really, just about anyone can use and reap the benefits of compost tea. If you are a socially-minded grower or gardener, then there’s no reason you shouldn’t be making and using your own compost tea.

    Why are we talking about this here?

    That’s a good question. See, we at GoToTanks have tanks for just about any occasion and purpose, and we have tanks that are especially good at making compost tea for your growing business. It doesn’t matter what size of business, or plants, you have - we have a tank that can fit your needs. For a job like this, we’d recommend a cone bottom tank for brewing your compost tea.

    A cone bottom tank is exactly what it sounds like: a large tank, but the bottom of it is cone-shaped, tapering off to a point for easy drainage. That way, you can brew your tea and easily manage it when it’s time to drain. We carry cone bottom tanks in a number of gallon capacities to suit the size of your operation. If you’re a smaller operation, than you probably need ranging from our 60-gallon all the way up to our 110-gallon model. Both of these tanks drain from the bottom to allow you to get every drop of your compost tea out of the tank and where it needs to go.

    A larger business might need something even more substantial, which is great because we can provide tanks that are even bigger, even up to 1,000 gallons or more! Whatever size works for business, we can supply just the right tank for you. And if you’re looking for other tanks to store your finished, but unused tea or compost, we can also help out there.

    The bottom line is this: if you are looking to cheap, efficient, environmentally-friendly ways to grow your product, then you need to be using the best techniques with the most practical equipment. Compost tea is a cheap, efficient, and environmentally-friendly way to get the most out of your compost, but it won’t work if you don’t have the right equipment.  Getting the right sized cone bottom tank to brew your tea, and the right storage tank to hold it until you need it, can go a long way to helping your business do even more good for your customers and the surrounding community.  

     

  • Underground Storage Tanks Uses

    Underground Cistern Water Tanks - GoToTanksWhether you're a rancher, gardener, or a homeowner, you will most likely be using a lot of water. Now, we all have seen our water bills in the dead of summer and know how much it takes to maintain your yard and plants. But is there a way to reduce this bill and also help conserve water? With a little research per your state laws and the information in this article, you should be well on your way to reduce your water bill drastically. Not just that, but you’ll also have a surplus of water at your disposable.

    Rainwater Harvesting

    Rain falling from the sky is one of the greatest wonders on Earth. Bringing pure H2O from the heavens and creating streams to rivers throughout the land. But it can also create massive erosion and flooding when downfall is too great. Rainwater harvesting has been popular in rural areas but is becoming even more popular in urban areas with laws passing collection. Collecting rainwater runoff through an underground Cistern water storage tank ables people to slow down the influx of water while having a surplus to use for irrigation or other methods.

    Urban Living To Stop Flooding

    Steel, asphalt, and cement are what we typically use in urban environments, but they aren’t so great with absorbing the onslaught of rainfall that comes down without warning. While storm drains, grassy swales, and detention basins are used to retain or route the water outside the city, sometimes it’s futile with the sheer amount of rainfall that floods the city. Now countries and cities alike around the world are taking a step forward and endorsing people to collect rainwater with their underground storage tanks.

    Drought Times with Livestock and Crops

    Owning a farm or ranch has a high need of water due to livestock and irrigation. While most properties have some sort of water rights via pond, lake, stream, river, or well – it’s not always a viable option year round. Not to mention if a drought happens. This is where underground water storage tanks come in. Most states let ranchers hold up to 1,100 gallons of water for their personal use. Although there is more to it than that, you will have to check about get the right permits needed before adventuring into storing water underground.

    Reusing Greywater

    The term greywater means already used water from your bathroom, sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines but does not come in contact with feces. Some people collect this type of water in underground storages system and use it for watering landscapes. With reusable water or standing water, some people have concerns about health risks. But with 8 million greywater systems in place in the U.S. and 60 years of tracking by the Center For Disease Control, there hasn’t been one documented case of greywater transmitted illness in the US. If you like to learn more about Greywater, GreyWaterAction will have more information to help you decide if collecting greywater is right for you.

    Ready for Underground Storage Tanks?

    If or when you are ready for getting your underground water tank, GoToTanks can help you select the perfect tank for collecting and storing water for your underground needs. Make sure to always check your local laws before purchasing.

  • How to Clean and Prevent Algae Growth in Your Water Tank

    Cleaning Water Tank - GoToTanks

    If you’re in the market for water storage tank or already have one, you’ll quickly find out that there’s a bit of maintenance involved to keep your water as pristine as possible – at least if you’re buying a white or translucent tank. These white tanks are typically used for chemicals, food syrups, and fuel. While they can be used for storing water, it’s typical for indoor use. Continue reading

  • Tanks Suitable for Storing Deicing Solutions

    Deicing Solution Storage - GoToTanks

    Winter is coming. Or rather, winter is here. With the cold weather comes legitimate concerns for icy roads and dangerous driving conditions. When temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s time to start taking safety measures. Traditionally, this has been solved with salt trucks. But even more lately, ethylene glycol and magnesium chloride used by local Departments of Transportation (DOT) and even airports as a deicing solution. But in order to take care of such massive amounts of ice, you need the ability to transport large amounts of deicer. That’s where tanks come in. Continue reading

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