Cheap vs Quality Tanks – Built to Last

Cheap vs Quality Tanks

When deciding on what water tank is right for you, it is extremely important to weigh up the costs and benefits of picking a cheap tank or quality tank. The fact of the matter is many rainwater tank producers cut corners in design and manufacture to provide a tank that is cheap but is lacking in quality. This greatly increases the risk of tank failure – resulting in a devastating loss of your harvested water. This is why so many people choose to invest a little extra, because a quality tank will stand the test of time and down the road, save time and money in not having to deal with a tank failure.

Choosing a quality brand like Bushmans Tanks will ensure that your new tank has a long and healthy lifespan whilst giving you peace of mind in knowing that your tank is guaranteed under the Bushmans 10-Year Guarantee.

What exactly is a quality tank?

  • Superior Design – Bushmans has over 30 years of experience in the water tank market. This means that designs have constantly been updated over the years using computer modelling to ensure that tanks have exceptional strength in design, whilst looking great! Our dedicated engineers have strived to ensure tanks are built using the latest in rotational-moulding technology, which safeguards potential splits as tanks are moulded in one piece meaning there are no seams.
  • Strength in Compounds – When building a water tank, the raw materials you use are of high importance to how the end product turns out. This is why Bushmans only use the highest quality raw materials in their tanks. The polyethylene is locally sourced to maintain quality control and support the Australian market. It is BPA free and food-grade. This ensures that your water is potable and free of any pollutants.
  • Long Lifespan – By using only the highest quality raw materials and compounds, Bushmans makes sure that their tanks can have a long and reliable lifespan, even in the harsh Australian climate. Bushmans have also developed their very own SUNSMART® compound that goes into every poly tank. This allows for the outstanding quality and UV protection across Australia’s sunburnt country.
  • Quality Control – All Bushmans factories are certified to the rigorous AS/NZ4766 Water Tank Standards. This means that each product must undergo a large amount of testing prior to dispatch. This ensures that the customer is receiving a product that they can know they can rely on. Bushmans also has its own quality management system that has been constantly improved and adapted over the last 31 years resulting in unique consistency and standard.


Our combined efforts and over 30 years of experience – design, manufacturing and quality management systems – means that our customers receive a tank of the highest quality tank available – a tank which can be relied on for years to come. Bushmans partners this exceptional product quality with its outstanding service quality, with the ethos that the customer ALWAYS comes first.

If you are interested in Bushmans range of products, feel free to give us a call on 1800 287 462 or fill out a contact form and we’ll get in touch with you!

Author: H Lindholm