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Many Uses For New Fold-up Water Tank
A portable and collapsible tank, originally designed for use as an auxiliary water supply for fire fighting, is catching on fast with farmers and ranchers who have discovered dozens of other uses for it.
Made by the Fol-Da-Tank Co., Rock Island, Ill., the fold-up tank comes in capacities from 600 to 3,000 gals. It's available in 17 oz. or 20 oz. DuPont Hypalon, that will not rot or mildew; 18 oz, water-proof canvas is also available.
When filled, the Fol-Da-Tank measures 30 in. high and the length varies, depending on the capacity. A 1,000 gal. tank folds to a 99 by 30 by 6 in. package and weighs only 1031bs. It fits in a pickup truck or car trunk, and can be set up by two men in less than a minute. After use, a fast emptying 12 in. dia. drain sleeve lets the remaining water out in seconds. So, even with a full tank, it can be emptied, folded and loaded into a car or pickup in a matter of minutes.
The Fol-Da-Tank is widely used by rural fire departments as an auxiliary water supply for an additional tank truck. However, a company spokesman reports that it's becoming popular among farmers and ranchers for use in irrigation, water storage, livestock watering and other uses.
Tanks with 17 oz. liner range in price from $500 to $1,300. The 20 oz. liner tanks range in cost from $600 to $1,400.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fol-Da-Tank Co., Box 361, Rock Island, Ill. 61201 (ph 309 788-6935).

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