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Old 03-27-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Tank Stands on the Cheap

A couple of cheap, but effective, tank stands I thought I’d share with you. Some of the poly tank manufacturers make their scrap rings available. If you can get one for the next tank size up then you have a lip to work with, just fill it full of dirt and away you go.

The best ones are the base rings, but the ones without a bottom are still effective. The second version is if you can track down some haul pack tyres from a mine. A bit harder to get these days with the rubber shortage of a few years ago, but lay three or four together in a triangle or square and then again fill with dirt.

Will outlast the tank!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:57 AM   #2
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how high/solid can you get your tyre "mounds" to go?

Any issues with water over time eroding the soil you pack them with?
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:01 PM   #3
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Hi Dean,
I haven't seen them higher than a single tyre, however, I imagine if you were to allow a wide enough base you would be able to go at least two, if not three high. The key would be ensuring there were no air "bubbles".
Because of the lip there isn't much issue with water, though a good overflow pipe certainly helps!
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