Choosing the right Transfer Tank involves decisions about design, price, and how you intend to use it. Are you the type that will use 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 important for the exterior finish, but even more importantly, it means 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, as well as keep your liquids from spoiling if you go longer between fill-ups. Option B – Rugged Steel Steel Transfer Tanks have the rugged exterior that you would expect from durable 14-gauge steel, along with an attractive price-point. Dee Zee protects all steel products with t 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. Those who plan to fill their tank more frequently should consider steel as an alternative option. In addition to having an attractive price when compared to aluminum, having a fuller tank means the steel is regularly coated with liquid to keep the internal organs operating fully, especially if the tank sits idle. It also helps if you drive the vehicle regularly because the sloshing of fuel helps to coat the interior of the tank. By keeping these scenarios in mind, you can maximize the longevity of your tank and make sure it works as hard as you do.