Regular water tanks with open tops



Sealing the Bottom


There are three basic ways to seal the bottom of these rubber tanks.


Steel Plates - Putting a steel plate bottom in a tire tank is a PERFECT way to seal the bottom and make the tire tank portable at the same time. The plates have a handy hook in the center for ease of movement. They are more expensive than concrete.


Concrete - Pouring concrete in the bottom of the rubber tanks is something you can do without needing the cement truck to come to your place. Simply buy your own Portland cement mix, combine it with gravel and water, and pour it into the bottom of your tank yourself. It takes about 1/2 yard of cement to cover the bottom of an 8' tank.


Tanks are also available in any size with the concrete already poured in the center. Included in this set up is a 4 inch coupling for the overflow, a 10 or 12" PVC riser pipe in the center, and 4 lifting eyes. Also available with a 6 inch PVC riser pipe, cap with Apex float valve and a drain hole and plug.




Bentonite - Bentonite can be used as a temporary way to seal the bottom when it may be too cold to pour concrete or the tank is going to be moved after a short period of time.

Tank Sizes


Tank Diameter and Approximate Gallon Capacity


5' - 200 gal.

5.5' - 250 gal.

6' - 325 gal.

6.5' - 350 gal.

7' - 400 gal.

7.5' - 450 gal.

8' - 575 gal.

8.5' - 650 gal.

9' - 750 gal.

10' - 1000 gal.

11' - 1100 gal.

11.5'-12' - 1200 gal.

12.5' - 1300 gal.

13' - 1700 gal.

Watering Valve Assemblies


We carry two kinds of valves for all your application needs.


Robert Float Valve

The Robert Float Valve is made by Robert Manufacturing Co. It features a unique stem and swivel arrangement float assembly that prevents damage from livestock nuzzling. The assemblies consist of a valve, stem, swivel and float ball. They are a high volume valve and are available in 3/4" and 1" sizes. The 3/4" valve puts out 21 gallons per minute at 35 PSI. The 1" valve puts out 43 gallons per minute at 35 PSI. These valves also carry a 5 year warranty.


Hudson Valve

The Hudson Watering Valve can be used when using a hydrant to fill your tank. The unique patented design of the Hudson valve uses fluid pressure, as opposed to a lever arm and ball, as the force to close the valve. The valve body is made of durable glass-filled nylon 6/6. Internal parts are of ABS plastic, silicone, and stainless steel. This valve also has a bracket that allows for quick, easy mounting at the end of a standard 3/4" water hose. The Hudson Valve is guaranteed for two years when used under normal operating conditions.


Apex Float Valve - click to view details





Cement Pads:


Over time livestock tend to drag the back fill away from water tanks. This not only makes it hard for cows and calves to reach the water, it also creates a mud hole around the tank. Place these pads around your tank and you will never have to back fill dirt or gravel again.  Quick, easy and much cheaper than pouring a concrete pad. They measure 4' by 10' and weigh approximately 1400#.






Improve calf access to water:


In order to make the tank accessible to calves. Cut a railroad tie in half and to nail it together. The calves will then be able to step onto it to reach over the tank. The cows will stay off the tie, making room for the calves.


Railroad ties make excellent calf access points



Why use rubber tanks instead of others?


  • Cement, bentonite or steel plates are used for bottoms.
  • If steel plates are installed, they have a handy hook in the center to pick them up and to move them around.
  • Portable tanks are made with steel bottoms.
  • You can lag screw floats to the side of the tank.
  • Easy to install center feed and heat riser with drains and overflows.
  • Livestock can't damage when pushing or stepping on them.
  • Safe on livestock - fabric tires are used in production.
  • They can be installed in the winter no matter how cold, by using bentonite.
  • Water tanks are 4 to 6 inches thick for good insulation during cold months.
  • We have several stocked dealers. Delivery is also available from our Production Headquarters.
  • 5' to 13' sizes are available. We can also produce tanks to your specifications.


40425 252nd Street

Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

Randy: 605-730-0550   Kip: 605-770-0114  Julie 605-730-1455