View Full Version : Thinking I need to add a nurse tank....

07-17-2011, 08:39 PM
Currently, it's easy enough for me to get water from my clients (I have an unusual client base where hardly any of my accounts are inhabited). I can see a time coming when I won't want to be relying on using client's water for my mixes, though.

I'm "thinking" a 50gal. nurse tank would be sufficient for me. I'd like to mount this on the tongue of my trailer.

Finding the tank, itself, is pretty simple. Finding a way to attach it to my trailer tongue is a little harder.

Suggestions? I've never tried to find anything like this.

07-17-2011, 08:42 PM
heavy duty ratchet straps

07-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Doesn't someone make a tank (sans the sprayer/pump) that's attached to a skid? I could bolt that to the framing.

07-17-2011, 09:00 PM

07-17-2011, 09:10 PM
Looks nice.

But, I don't need the sprayer. I just need the tank and a VERY secure mounting system. Do they sell JUST the tank/skid? I couldn't tell.

07-17-2011, 09:16 PM
i know they sell just the tanks, but i havent seen one i a skid

im sure a couple people on here will know for sure

ive used pallets and ratchet straps for years on a few of mine with no issues

but i doubt that will work for where you want to use it

07-17-2011, 09:29 PM
They make tanks that have straps that hold them down.

Some have flat straps and some have round straps.

Norwesco has tanks with round rod that hold them down.

Ace Roto Mold has tanks with flat straps.

don't know what your using to spray with but i have a 65 gal tank and on a long day that's not enough. And iam spraying a 1/4 gal per th.

search poly tanks or try sprayers.com and look there

Good luck Charles Cue

07-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Thanks Charles. Likely (in the foresee-able future), it'll be a combo of a ride-on and backpacks/hand-helds.

I'll check those out. Thanks, again.

07-17-2011, 10:16 PM
Ratchet straps are good. Steel cables also make pretty good straps. Use cable clamps. Use turnbuckles if you want them extra tight.

07-18-2011, 11:16 AM
Ratchet straps are good. Steel cables also make pretty good straps. Use cable clamps. Use turnbuckles if you want them extra tight.


Poly Tanks you don't want the tie down straps too tight. They expand when full and tie downs that are too tight put undo stress on them. This causing them to crack as they get older and are more brittle from UV sunlight.

$ 50.00 for a 12V 2000 GPH or $ 34.00 12V Bilge pump is rated at 1500 GPH or 25 GPM and available at any Marine supply or even Wally World. I use a ball valve on the end as a shut off while the Pump remains running. There is no danger of pressure build up because the pump is centrifugal. BTW Because they are marine grade, They are Chemical resistant