Regardless of where or why water hauling is a necessity, it is important to choose a water tank trailer designed to stand up to years of use. This is true for oilfield use, municipal use, or for specialized hauling requirements into remote camps or work areas.
Choosing the right water tank trailer for your needs is important, but so is taking a close look at the construction and workmanship behind the trailer being considered. Top manufacturing companies have solid reputation when it comes to designing and building water tank trailer units and bulk liquid tanks for any type of job.
Longevity and Reputation
One of the biggest factors to consider in the choice of a water tank trailer is the reputation of the manufacturer. There are lots of companies producing the smaller water tanks on trailers, but only a few make the large tanks designed for volume liquid transportation.
Choose a company with a reputation for having trailers on the roads for years. You don’t want to put a lot of money into a water tank trailer with a new company which may or may not be around in a few years when problems start to develop.
Customized and Optional Features
In most cases a water tank trailer will be a fairly standard types of trailer, but any industry or specific hauling requirement may need fully customized features. Some companies will call any modification to the standard design a customized feature, which will add to the cost of the trailer.
Other companies have a range of optional features offered with each model or design of water tank trailer. This can include having single or double compartments, various axle groupings and additional volume and length considerations. When changes are made in the optional category there is little in the way of added cost, allowing you to get the tank and trailer you need without going over budget.
Also consider the overall design of the trailer itself. In general a bolster-style design with a suspension frame is considered a top option for all types of water hauling needs. It can be rebuilt as needed at a very low cost and also has a minimal ongoing maintenance requirement over other styles on the road today.
Take the time to do research on the manufacturer and style of water tank trailer under consideration. As a substantial investment this will help to ensure you select the right trailer for your needs.