Water Tank and Stand

John Harvey’s Tanks have been molded from strong, robust, 8mm thick polyethylene. The bases have pre-molded slots for easy lifting and moving using forklift tines. They have also been designed to vertically interlock with each other for space-saving transportation and storage.

Tank Stands can be fixed to 3mm steel Chequer Plate Bases which are available with a painted finish in the sizes listed below. Depending on the size of the Tank ordered the standard bases ensure they remain upright and stable when in-situ.

All Tanks come with a screw-on lid with float level indicator allowing the stockman to gauge, from a distance, the level of water remaining in the Tank (Tank water level should be checked daily).

Our wide range of options ensure there is a suitable tank for all set ups involving Farrowing, Weaners and Dry Sows. We offer the following sizes of Tanks with the below Nipple arrangements as standard:

(Bite Nipples are available in ½” x ½” or ½” x ¾” sizes)

In order to create a product tailored to your individual needs we provide variations on our standard equipment. These options are detailed below.

Size Guide

Height (mm): 920

Width (mm): 900

Depth (mm): 390

Nipple Arrangement: 2 off Bite Nipples* on 1 side only

Height (mm): 1245

Width (mm): 890

Depth (mm): 380

Nipple Arrangement: 2 off Bite Nipples* on 1 side only.

Height (mm): 920

Width (mm): 960

Depth (mm): 800

Nipple Arrangement: 3 off Bite Nipples* on 1 or 2 sides

Height (mm): 1185

Width (mm): 1200

Depth (mm): 1000

Nipple Arrangement: 3 off Bite Nipples* on 1-4 sides

Additional Options


Stand options are available to suit each individual customer’s need and site, the below are offered in both fixed and adjustable height:

  • 4’ x 4’ steel chequer plate base
  • 8’ x 4’ steel chequer plate base

Adjustable Height Stands are made of folded 4mm heavy duty sheet steel and 50 x 50 x 5mm equal angle. The sheet steel is plasma cut with 5 height options at 50mm increments which are simply fixed using M12 x 16 bolts and nyloc nuts.


We can tailor each individual tank to suit specific Nipple numbers and arrangements according to customer requirements. Our Bite Nipples as mentioned above are available in 2 sizes – ½” x ½” and ½” x ¾” both of which fitted with our modified plastic inserts are able to withstand a flow rate of 2Ltr/min (as set out by Freedom Foods).

Galvanised Stand

As with a large proportion of John Harvey products, there is the option to finish Tank Stands with hot dip galvanise for longevity. This stand also incorporates a lifting frame.

1500Ltr Tank

If a greater capacity of water is required, we manufacture a Stand with Lifting Frame capable of holding 3 off 500Ltr Tanks. As standard 1500Ltr Tank Stands come with Bite Nipples on 2 sides, finished with our zinc-based green paint and are delivered fully assembled.

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