Titan to Introduce Polymer, In-Bed Diesel Fuel Tank
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Titan Fuel Tanks, a manufacturer of high-performance aftermarket fuel tanks, is introducing its new cross-linked polyethylene, In-Bed Diesel Fuel Tank.
The 60-gallon tank has a patent pending.
Titan's new in-bed polymer fuel tank fits most full-sized, American-made, diesel pickup trucks and is virtually unaffected by the corrosive properties of diesel and biodiesel fuels, as well as fuel additives that have been known to attack the aluminum linings present in steel diesel fuel tanks.
Titan's new in-bed tank has been engineered to accommodate the broadest array of diesel fuels and to stand up to the rigors of off-road use.
Titan's tanks are formed from military-grade cross-linked polyethylene. The durable tanks are fully baffled to prevent load shifting and have safe, smooth, contoured edges with no sharp weld points to rust, fail under stress or compromise structural integrity.
The polyethylene material is 200 times less thermal conductive than steel. The polymer's insulating properties eliminate condensation, while boosting mileage efficiency by keeping fuel cooler and closer to optimal combustion temperatures than metallic tanks.
"In-bed steel tanks can weigh up to 250 pounds empty and installing or removing one can be a real hassle," said Adam Craig, of Thoroughbred Diesel. "At just 51-pounds, our customers will be able to remove and reposition the Titan tank for optimum bed space utilization."
The 60-gallon tank is easily secured to the truck bed via forged eye-nuts and an optional utility riser bracket allows up to four inches of clearance for under-tank storage. Titan's new tank is sold as a complete kit, and with 15 separate options, it is extremely customizable.
Keystone and other distributors in the United States, Canada and Australia are expected to have the new polymer tanks in stock on or about Nov. 15.