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When you’re trying to do four or five jobs a day with a 2,200-gallon truck, you spend a lot of time going back and forth to the treatment plant. One or two extra jobs a day can be a game changer and also allows you to fight traffic on your own terms. This could also dramatically save on yearly mileage and fuel consumption.
On the other hand, smaller tank sizes can be ideal for more urban areas or places that are a tight fit, low clearance, or difficult to access. Also, you aren’t restricted by your drivers – meaning you might not need all your drivers to be CDL licensed to operate a smaller tank setup.
Ultimately, it comes down to what makes the most sense for the way you do business. We can help you find a setup that will increase your pumping efficiency. And if you happen to need a size bump, we can get you out-fitted just as easy.
Tank selection is crucial and depends greatly on your pumping application. Aluminum tanks are considerably lighter and great for cold weather climates where corrosion is an issue. This means you can haul bigger loads and stay within you GVW limits.
Selecting a steel tank has the opposite affect. Because steel is much heavier you’ll have to take that extra weight into consideration. Steel does tend to have a longer life span (in non-winter climates), and is easier to maintain with a shine. It also tends to be easier to repair and is more resistant to damage caused by foreign objects.
We’re here to help you find the best working build for your application. Let our experience guide your new truck purchase from start to finish.