The horizontal legs plastic tanks are a type of cistern mainly designed for transporting potable drinking water, waste water, maple sap, urea, fertilizers, pesticides and other chemical products. They are made of food grade FDA compliant polyethylene.
They are very versatile and depending on their dimensions, they can be installed on a trailer, in the box of a truck, on an ATV, in a van, etc.
They are not DOT approved for the transport of dangerous goods, but can be used for the storage of different chemicals.
The molded legs act as baffles which help to reduce the sloshing of liquids during transport.
The steel bands are required on cylindrical tanks of 725 US gallons and larger and are required on all elliptical tanks to prevent the walls from swelling under the pressure of the liquid, but also to tie the tank securely to prevent it from sliding with the water movement.
The steel hoops are practical and advantageous, because they offer greater flexibility for the positioning of the tank, since there is no obligation to fix it according to the anchorages of the vehicle.
The steel bands are inserted directly into the molded grooves that surround the tank and they must be bolted to the ground.
Compared to nylon straps, the steel bands allow to clear the space around the tank because they stay close to the side walls and are bolted to directly to the ground, while the straps, that rest only on the top of the tank, spread away on each side of the tank to reach the anchorages of the trailer, limiting the space available around the tank.
SERIES FEATURES :
Cylindrical shape / Density 1.5 (white) or 1.9 (blue) / molded-in legs act as baffles / The most popular models / Metal hoops are required on models of 725 US Gal and more
Elliptical (egg-shaped) / Density 1.5 (white) or 1.9 (blue) / molded-in legs for anti-wave / Offer a lower center of gravity / Metal hoops are required on all models
All horizontal plastic tanks are equipped with an FNPT threaded outlet (drain), a screw-on lid with vent and a molded scale in US gallons.
The blue models can hold any liquid with a specific gravity up to 1.9 and the white ones can handle up to 1.5.
Both colors are translucent and show the level of the liquid through the wall.