In-bed polyethylene diesel fuel tank reduces weight, prevents corrosion

In-bed polyethylene diesel fuel tank reduces weight, prevents corrosion

The 60-gallon, polyethylene, in-bed diesel fuel tank from Titan Fuel Tanks is made to resist the corrosive properties of diesel, biodiesel fuels and additives. The 51-pound customizable tank is fully baffled to prevent load shifting. It can be secured using eye-nuts or the optional utility riser bracket, which provides up to 4 inches of clearance for under-tank storage.

“What makes this different from aluminum or steel tanks is weight,” says Klint Anderson, design engineer with Titan. “It installs a lot easier and decreases the amount of weight that you have in your truck bed.” One person can install or remove a tank, which gravity-feeds into the vehicle’s fuel system. An insert at the top of the tank enables it to accommodate an auxiliary transfer pump.

Made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLDPE), the tank is designed for durability and eliminates the possibility of lining failure. The polymer material also is 200 times less conductive (heat or cold) than steel. The added conductive properties prevent corrosion and helps keep fuel closer to optimal combustion temperature.

Made to fit most full-size, American-made pickups, the molded tank can withstand the stress of off-road use and requires little to no maintenance. The tank’s seamless design and contoured edges add to the truck’s overall appearance. “When you put one of our in-bed tanks in the truck, especially if you have a bed liner, it matches the bed liner extremely well. And you get a finish that holds up over time,” Anderson says.

Features include a toe-clamp, eye-bolt mounting system that provides tie-down locations, free-spinning locking fuel cap to prevent theft and a mechanical fuel gauge (in-cab electric available). Molded lifting handles on each side of the tank offer ease of movement from truck to truck.

Options include diamond-plate for enhanced appearance and bolt-on tool boxes (short and tall models in aluminum and black finish). A motorcycle bracket with wheel chocks offers additional carrying capacity, while a rollover valve atop the tank and in the fill system provides added safety in case of an accident. 800/728-4982;


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