"We've seen these trucks out there and know that it's a good cause," said Dave Barrett, owner of Patriot Propane. "Breast cancer is close to many of us in our company; my wife has had it, my mother-in-law had it, a woman in our office is currently going through treatments."
The bobtail was designed and built by Jarco, Inc., of Salem, Ill., which produces bobtails for propane-transporting operations.
"Dave (Barrett) told me about the members of his family and the employees that have been touched by breast cancer, so right there, I knew it was heart-felt," said Nancy Coop, owner/president of Jarco. "You don't expect a propane truck to be pink and when you see it, there's sort of an 'a-ha' moment, then you realize why."
The bobtail is equipped with the Blackmer Model TLGLF3C Propane Pump and BV2 Bypass Valve. The TLGLF3C is a three-inch pump designed to flange mount directly to a commercial internal control valve in combination with the tank of a bobtail. The pumps have an internal relief valve and patented cavitation suppression liners that reduce vibration and wear that can affect performance and shorten pump life. They are also equipped with a double-ended drive shaft for clockwise or counterclockwise rotation.