Fuel tankers long ago solved the issue of transporting large amounts of volatile substances over long distances. And today they are a common sight on the road, bringing fuel to filling stations, factories, businesses and individuals across the country. Typically with a cylindrical container at the rear and capable of coupling with different cabs up front, fuel tanker trucks are available to buy used for those that are in need of one. And as with any piece of equipment that may have covered hundreds of thousands of miles of open road, ensuring that a second-hand tanker is in a good condition will let you put it to work immediately rather than having to deal with costly maintenance or repairs on day one.
Fuel tankers come in a range of capacities, and this is a good place to start when deciding on which model to purchase. The higher the capacity, the larger the load it can accommodate, but bigger fuel tankers will usually be costlier to run and may also be overkill for organisations that do not require such large quantities of fuel. And capacity is something that can be divided amongst several compartments on board a tanker for added convenience. There are models with a single compartment if just one type of fuel is to be loaded on board, so you will have to make a choice based on your needs.
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Trailer LAKELAND 2004 42,800 LITER 6 POT FUEL TANKER TRAILER
2004 | Fuel Tankers
42,800 LITRE 6 POT FUEL TANKER TRAILER, BOTTOM LOAD, DISCHARGE PUMP, SAF AXLES, DISC BRAKES, AIR SUSPENTION, ALLOY WHEELS, MOT AND TANK TESTED READY FOR WORK,
DAF CF75 6x4 FUEL TANKER 2004 E3 LUB
2004 | Fuel Tankers | 26000kg
DAF CF Series Day Cab DAF 310Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine ZF 8 Speed Manual Synchromesh Gearbox DAF Single Reduction Drive Axles c/w Diff/Cross Locks Steel Drive Axle Suspension Aluminium Fuel Tank 5 Compartment 19,000Ltr Tank c/w Gearbox Driven Drum Pumping Equipment and Metering Unit with In Cab Printer Powered Front Mounted Hose Reel Aluminium Side Safety Rails Isringhausen
Trailer Heil Fuel Tank Trailer
2004 | Fuel Tankers
A used truck from Britcom
Trailer Crane Fruehauf 40400L x 6C
1993 | Fuel Tankers
Fuel trailer. 1993 Crane Freuhauf 40400 L x 6C. Triaxle running gear with pump. Well maintained and cosmetically very presentable. Ideal export. deliverPorts of Tilbury or Immingham with Gas Free certificate within agreed price.
Mercedes-Benz Unknown 2628
1999 | Fuel Tankers
Mercedes 2628 6x4 Double Drive Fuel Tanker 20000 Ltr, Complete with Hoses/Metre etc, Manual Gear Box, Year 1999 Rigid Trucks
DAF CF75 CF 75 380
2005 | Fuel Tankers | 26000kg
2005 DAF CF 6x2FUEL TANKER - TOP LOAD - 5 POT 19000LTR Rigid Trucks
1994 | Fuel Tankers
1994 MERCEDES BENZ 1820 4x2 FUEL TANKER Rigid Trucks
Even relatively compact fuel tankers will have gross vehicle weights of 18 tonnes or more, with the cab included. Meanwhile, eight wheelers will tip the scales at 32 tonnes and accommodate over 100,000 litres of fuel. This puts a lot of strain on both the frame and the container itself, so check that these parts are undamaged and in good shape before buying a used fuel tanker. The type of material from which the tanker is constructed will also be a priority to check, as this will not only impact the weight of the vehicle and thus its fuel efficiency, but also the type of material that it can accept on board. All of these elements need to be quantified and qualified before you make any kind of commitment.
Another important asset of a fuel tanker truck is the pumping system used to load and unload fuel from the rear body. If this is in place and working properly, then a used example will be ready to deploy as soon as you take delivery of it. If there are any issues or there are parts of the hosing and other equipment missing, then this should also be investigated and taken into account. Additionally, the position of the valves that allow the fuel to be accessed can differ, with some tankers loading from the top while others load from the side or bottom. It is all a matter of the age of the tanker body, as well as its original manufacturer. With the right details to hand, you can make an informed decision when investing in this broad category of commercial truck bodies.
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