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Thunder Creek Equipment introduces two portable tanks to help handle diesel exhaust fluid in the field, including the first combination diesel and DEF transfer tank for pickup trucks, the company says.
The combo tank debuted at ConExpo, along with Thunder Creek’s DEF Saddle Tank, designed to be mounted to a truck’s frame rails.
The steel diesel tank holds 100 gallons and the polyurethane DEF tank holds 18 gallons. The combo tank fits in the back of pickup trucks that are a half-ton or larger, including goosenecks and fifth wheels. Both pumping systems are concealed in a weather-sealed enclosure, and the tank blocks no more than half the rear window. The DEF tank can be substituted for a tank and pumping system for engine or hydraulic oil.
Fill nozzles are on the driver’s side, are available in manual and automatic and extend 10 feet from the tank. For colder climates, an optional 12V Webasto heating system, which runs on diesel from the tank, ensures the DEF tank, pumps and hoses don’t drop below 25 degrees.
Diesel pumps at 15 gpm through an industrial-grade 12V pump, and DEF is pumped at up to 10 gpm. The DEF tank has an optional closed, 2-in-1 system that pumps DEF in and out of the tank to ensure fluid quality, the company says. The company also offers optional diamond plate aluminum doors for the tank system.
The new stainless steel DEF Saddle Tank comes in 60- and 120-gallon capacities. The industrial-grade, ISO-compliant portable system features a lockable, weather-sealed enclosure; a 12V sending unit with gauge; a locking fill cap; and a skid base for mounting to a truck’s frame rails.
Other features include a 20-foot ¾-inch DEF hose with automatic shutoff nozzle, a 25-foot DEF hose reel, an interchangeable auto-trip nozzle and a Micro-Matic reusable stainless valve fill coupler. A digital DEF meter and swivel are optional.
To keep the tank warm in colder climates, a Glycol DEF tank heater, a 120V DEF tank heater and a 12V pump enclosure heating blanket are available.