Wide Selection of Chemical Tank Trailers
We proudly list a wide variety of used stainless steel tank trailers for sale that can handle a multitude of different chemicals, including highly corrosive acids. Chemical and acid tanks are tightly regulated by design. Generally, they consist of two thick layers of bent steel that have been welded together in the center and insulated with thick fiberglass – and with three long pipes running along the bottom – to keep the liquid at the right temperature so it won’t solidify. Whether you are looking for acid or chemical tank trailers for sale with single or multiple compartments, we list only the finest brands, from Polar to Brenner.
Identifying the Right Chemical Tank Trailer
It only takes about 5 days to make an acid or chemical tank trailer, but they can last for 30 years or more with proper maintenance, so choosing the right one is extremely important. The first step is identifying the type of chemical that you’ll be hauling. This will decide what type of internal linings you need, be they rubber, plastic, or special corrosive-resistant spray coatings.
The second major consideration when browsing stainless steel tank trailers for sale is the capacity. You would think that you’d simply fill a chemical tank all the way up to the brim, but this actually puts you over the weight restrictions in most cases. Therefore, you want to choose a chemical tank that actually has a greater capacity than what you need.
However, driving on a less-than-full chemical tank creates what’s known as the "slosh effect". This is where shifting liquids makes braking and turning a little more difficult. Perhaps you might want to invest in tri-axle chemical tank trailers for sale? They might provide extra stability while also letting you haul an even heavier load.