1977 - Volume #1, Issue #4, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cheap Way To Haul Water
Then look into the new Flexitanks from Fabrico Mfg., Chicago, Ill. Made of reinforced polyvinyl chloride, they can be used to keep drinking water for more than a year (with chemical additives) and convert virtually any vehicle into a "water wagon". The collapsible tanks can be used free standing for short periods of time, or as permanent storage with adequate side support, such as a bin or pit. When not in use, empty tanks take up very little space. Gravity-flow fills ground-level or underground tanks from a vehicle-level transport or nurse tank. A pump may be used to lift water, or to speed delivery.
In addition to hauling drinking water for humans or livestock, or for spraying, the tanks can also be used for liquid fertilizer. They can't, however, be used for gasoline or diesel fuel. (Similar collapsible tanks made of material suitable for hauling fuel are available on special order).
Flexitanks are available in five models ranging from 500 to 1360 gal. capacity. Model P-101 for pickups measures 60 by 96 by 20 in., holds 500 gals., weighs 27 lbs. and retails for $235.90. Model P-102 holds 805 gal., measures 72 by 108 by 24 in. and sells for $287.90.
"Costs for Flexitanks generally run about one-third to one-fourth less than comparable size metal tanks. What's more, Flexitanks are easier to handle and are much more versatile," explains Charles Carboneau, director of marketing. Each Flexitank comes with a repair kit for patching any small puncture holes that may develop, and a 1 1/2 in. plastic on-off valve, 25 ft. of 1 1/2 in. plastic hose, and a tie-down kit.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fabrico Mfg. Corp., 1300 West Exchange Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60609 (ph.312 245-4211).
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