How to Set your Water Tank

    Thrive Green Ag provides the tire tank only.  Some of our dealers will set tanks for you and others will just sell you the tank and give you some practical advice so you can do it yourself.  If you are working with a NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) office they will often have specifications for you to follow.  Click one of the following to view some specifications from our home county NRCS office:

NRCS 1       NRCS 2

    The tire rim hole measures from 33- 63 inches in diameter.  Many of our customers pack dirt and gravel up to the bead in the rim, mix their own concrete and apply 4-5 inches of thickness into the bead of the tire, then cover wet concrete with water to slow cure ensuring a good seal.  It is essential that the concrete cure under water to prevent shrinkage and leaks.

Other methods of sealing the tire include: bentonite, rubber belting, fiberglass or metal plate lag bolted into place and sealed with silicone caulk.

Here's how we set the tanks with concrete:

Step 1: Set the tire tank over the plumbing.


Step 2: Pack with dirt & gravel underneath the bead, up to the bottom of the bead.

Step 3: Put 4-5 inches of dry concrete mix like Quikrete in the bead.

Step 4: Level concrete mix and inspect for and remove any voids.

Step 5: Cover the concrete mix with water, being careful to not erode the mix.

Step 5: Add your float valve and fill the tire tank with water.

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