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    Default Re: Tire tank waterer

    Quote Originally Posted by ehchvac View Post
    Interesting article. They mention not trying to cut across the bead, I bet they are not kidding. I have cut up dirt bike tires with a sawzall and there is a thick wire in those, I end up cutting it with a cold steel chisel and a hammer as it ruins the sawzall blade. It in a tire that size it must be pretty big and really tough.


    As a side note around here they turn tires inside out and use them for feeders. This eliminates the 'cup' on the bottom side which will hold moisture and makes a larger opening. They generally don't put any kind of bottom in them, it gets moved around enough by the animals to eliminate any kind of moldy hay build up in the bottom.

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    Default Re: Tire tank waterer

    A combine or tractor tire is kinda flimsy. Typically they use a earth mover type of tuff tire. Yours might not last real long.

    Saws all will do about the best.

    Up here in MN, you can just cut out a hole or 2, not the whole way around. Make a cover of sorts over the middle, to insulate it some.

    I like the Cobett type wateres, no fuss, no electricity.

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    Default Re: Tire tank waterer

    Quote Originally Posted by ehchvac View Post
    something like this setup.

    http://magissues.farmprogress.com/MO...y09/mor018.pdf

    I also cant find an article, that said someone was using tires from strip mine dump trucks cut in half like a bagel and each half held around 300 gallons.
    He claims they give them away and are happy to get rid of them.
    It must take six men and a boy to move them.
    Thanks much article was just the trick,kind of planed on doing things that way just hated to do it twice if someone had some info thanks again

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    Default Re: Tire tank waterer

    I'm surprised by the ability to cut these with a Sawzall. Maybe because you are cutting sidewalls? I once tried to cut blocks from a "gator", thrown recap from the side of the highway, and it shook me so violently it made me dizzy.

    So much for using them to isolate the air compressor!
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    Default Re: Tire tank waterer

    Here's a step by step demo of making a tire water trough:
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    Default Re: Tire tank waterer

    I don't know how it would work on thicker tires but I've cut out a lot of sidewalls on light truck tires for tire gardens with a good sharp knife. The hardest part is getting the knife through in the first place. After getting it started, just pull up on the bead near the knife and it zips around like nothing.

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    Default Re: Tire tank waterer

    I talked to a rancher in the forest this summer that is converting over to these. He likes them because they handle bullet holes real well (typical bullet will not penetrate) -- and they are cheap. He plugged his with concrete after setting it in place, and runs a piped in spring to it for water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massey driver View Post
    I've cut lots of rubber belting and some sidewalls out of tire's as well as face of tire's and all I used was a olfa knife the one with the blades that you break off as the blade gets dull.Don't know how a saw will work as never tried one.Had a Uncle who tried cutting belting with his bandsaw and said it was a pain so I told him and showed him how the knife worked.He thougth it was a better way to go.Just take your time as you'll have to take a few small cuts getting deeper each time but it does work.Larry
    If it is just a tractor tire I agree that a sharp boxcutter knife is fine, just take your time and run the blade through the same line three or four times and you will be through. We regularly cut tire sidewalls into rectangular, flexible hinges for lobster trap doors (nail one end to the trap and one end to the door). We avoid steel belted tires to make it simpler, but most bands are fiberglass these days and the knife goes through those easily as well. Wear gloves and goggles just in case the blade snaps.

    On a big tractor tire you can make a 2 or 3 foot cut in one smooth motion following the shape of the tire, and then just run the knife along the same cut a few more passes to get all the way through. Probably faster and less bouncing around than a sawzall. Also likely to leave a smoother edge than a sawzall would. YMMV, but either approach is likely to get the job done.



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    Default Re: Tire tank waterer

    That's okay zing. Never hurts to bring up good ideas. I don't ever remember seeing this thread before, and it turns out there's a link in it my build thread on another forum.

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    The thread was started 3 years ago today.
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