Recycled open-pit haul truck and loader tires find new life as cattle water tanks that will last you a lifetime. These troughs are approved by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service in most states for use in cost share projects. Ranging in size from 6 to 13 feet in diameter, these troughs can hold from 200 – 1800 gallons and can be custom cut to almost any height. Unfortunate circumstances that would destroy other troughs (freezing, fighting bulls, equipment intervention, target practice etc…) don’t make a dent in these sturdy investments. All this adds up to significant time and replacement cost savings for you.
The Bottom Line Is:
You can’t break them, and they won’t break you!
These tires are made from heavy-duty rubber and unexposed steel. The rubber material absorbs heat in the winter so the tires are freeze resistant. The tanks weigh a lot and have a large capacity. Each one can weigh anywhere from 700 – 4,000 pounds (roughly) and hold 400 – 1,800 gallons (roughly) depending on the size. They are a great alternative to metal stock tanks because the rubber is sturdy enough that livestock cannot damage it. The tire tanks come with one side cut for access but the center will need to be filled in order to hold water. The tires can be used for water or as hay feeders. Unlike the water tanks, the hay feeders are ready to go, as is.