Aluminum vs. Steel Transfer Tanks
Choosing the right Transfer Tank extends far beyond the design and price, but how you intend to use it. Are you the type that uses the tank on a daily basis to keep equipment running on the job site, or do you only have occasional needs to run generators in a time of crisis? These variances may help you make the choice.
Option A – Resilient Aluminum:
Aluminum Transfer Tanks offer non-rusting capabilities to stand the test of time. This is not only important for the exterior finish, but more importantly, your diesel fuel is less susceptible to contaminate rust particles. Aluminum styles feature the classic diamond plate design and a black powder coat option.
Eliminate oxidation concerns by choosing aluminum. Aluminum tanks can handle heavy-duty use on a daily basis or keep your liquids from spoiling if you go longer between fill-ups.
Option B – Rugged Steel:
Steel Transfer Tanks give the rugged exterior that you would expect from durable 14-gauge steel and an attractive price point. Dee Zee protects all steel products with NRT™ (No Rust Technology) texture powder coat in black or white to inhibit corrosion from the elements. While the coating protects the outside, the interior requires a consistently higher liquid amount to keep the steel lubricated.
While you may first notice the attractive price in comparison to aluminum, those who fill their tank more frequently should consider steel as an alternative option. This will ensure the steel is regularly coated with liquid to keep the internal organs operating fully, especially if the tank sits idle. You are afforded more leniencies if you drive the vehicle regularly with the sloshing of the fuel to coat the interior.
By keeping these scenarios in mind, you can ensure the longevity of your tank and make sure works as hard as you.