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Epic Advantage #7: Stainless Steel Tanks

Over time, landscapers and contractors incur continuous maintenance costs that associated with their hydromulching equipment that affects their net profits. From replacing belts and chains to maintaining the steel holding tank, it can add up to be a great sum of money that no one wants to pay for. With that being said, Epic has taken a few costs out of that equation so you can keep more money in your pocket. One of the most popular and sought-after options available on hydroseeding and hydromulching equipment by Epic is the stainless steel tank.

The stainless steel tank provides users with superior attributes that features extreme durability, longevity and no maintenance. But what is the difference between a steel tank and a stainless steel tank? For starters, the contents of the slurry mixture can be very corrosive and abrasive which is known to breakdown and wear the interior walls of a steel tank. Typically, steel tanks will have a coating to protect the physical properties of the steel but once this coating is worn away by the corrosive elements in the slurry, the exposed steel will suffer and begin to rust.

However, if steel tanks are regularly maintained, rust can be prevented but this will be an ongoing process during the entire lifecycle of the tank. For example, some manufacturers will coat their steel tanks with a
coal-tar epoxy resin that must be reapplied every single year due to wear and it may need to be reapplied more often if the hydroseeding equipment is used more frequently.

This type of reapplication involves the contractor sending two employees into the tank and can cost in upwards of $700 or more to complete. They enter the tank and scrap off anything that is loose with sand and then re-coat the interior with the coal-tar epoxy. But during the process, the person inside the tank might be overcome with the noxious fumes and can easily experience unconsciousness. Not only is this a costly and time-consuming process that must be repeated each year, but it poses a significant health risk. Additionally, steel tanks need to be sand blasted every few years and that can be priced well into the thousands of dollars range.

Stainless Steel Tank Benefits

This leaves the question, 'how can I benefit from a stainless steel tank?' and the answer is that a stainless steel tank does not require that type of exhaustive maintenance. When you factor in the downtime, maintenance costs and health hazards, it makes sense to go with Epic's stainless steel tank. You won't have to spend money on the maintenance-free tank and you'll be able to get more work done throughout the year. By eliminating all of the above issues associated with steel tanks, you have nothing to lose when choosing a stainless steel tank for your hydromulching equipment by Epic.