When removing tank from the shipping container, the tank-lifting device
must have a minimum capacity of 2500 lb. (1135 kg). This is necessary to
avoid damage to equipment and the tank.
Locate lifting straps around the tank. Insert a lifting bar (2500 lb./1135 kg. minimum capacity)
through the loops of the lifting straps.
g. Remove water tank from crate using lifting bar, lifting straps, and tank lifting device.
h. Transport tank to center of ground cloth located above prepared installation site. Place water
tank on ground cloth by positioning long side of tank parallel with long side of installation site.
Unfold one-half of tank along the length of the prepared installation site and unfold the other half
of the tank in the opposite direction along the width of the installation site.
Tank repair items (sealing clamps, plugs, gaskets, etc.) are packaged in a sealed
container and should be placed in a secure storage area until needed.
Grasp handles along one side of tank and pull the folded sides of the tank towards the side edge
of the ground cloth. Repeat on opposite side. Pull all handles repeatedly until tank is completely
Do not attach handles to a mechanical pulling device or damage to the tank
will occur. Do not walk on the tank unless necessary. If necessary, walk on
tank wearing soft soled shoes wiped clean of all abrasive materials.
k. Move the tank into its final position using the handles.
Smooth out all wrinkles and creases in the tank fabric.
m. Remove vent fitting assembly, filler/discharge gate or ball valve, and two drain ball valves from
cushioning bags. Remove cushioning bags from ends of all hoses. Save all cushioning bags
and packing material to reuse when the tank is put back into storage.
ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE
1. Fold back tank to expose the drain assembly. Dig a shallow trench in the ground from the drain
assembly to the outer edge of the tank to house the drain assembly and drain hose. If the tank is
positioned on hard ground, make a bed of sand or soft soil to support the drain assembly and hose. This
will alleviate stress on the fabric when the tank is filled with water. Trench must allow free drainage when
tank is emptied and folded for repacking.
2. Remove the drain plug.