The Great Debate.
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.
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 and ensure your liquids don’t become contaminated if you go longer between fill-ups.
Steel Transfer Tanks give the rugged exterior that you would expect from durable 14-gauge steel and offers an attractive price point. Dee Zee protects all steel products with trade marked NRT™ (No Rust Technology) texture powder coat in black or white to inhibit corrosion from the elements. While the coating protects the outside, we suggest some different fill habits compared to aluminum.
Steel tanks depend on the interior fluid as a lubricant avoid internal rust. The tank should not remain stagnate for long periods of time to avoid particles forming that contaminates the fuel. If the vehicle is driven regularly, the interior of the tank is healthier with the sloshing fuel.
By keeping these scenarios in mind, you can ensure the longevity of your tank. If you want your tank to work even harder, check out our various Transfer Pumps or Auxiliary Tanks that can be connected directly to your OEM fuel line.