Liable fuel tanks for loaders

In the sector of construction, lifting and handling machinery and other types of machinery, combustion engines still have their place, as many are depolluted.

Loaders are often rented by specialized companies. Therefore, users need reliable, simple and efficient products. For this reason, fuel tanks – and sometimes urea tanks – must be able to work for as long as possible, without having to refill them.

We are therefore looking for tank shapes that allow as much autonomy as possible. Rotational moulding allows us to create these complex shapes, especially for compact machines. The tanks are often close to the engine and hidden by covers.

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Optimal design

A tank for loaders is quite small, from 20 to 150 litres, but can be larger in rare cases. The volume of these tanks is also related to the power of the engine and the desired range.

Certain rules must be respected when installing the inserts, the gauging system and the filling. In particular, everything must be done to avoid pollution of the fuel by external dust, which is often present on building sites.

High quality in material

Being close to the engines, the fuel tanks of compact machines must withstand high temperatures. The fuel can reach over 80°C when it comes back from the engine, and even higher with the so-called “stage V5” generation engines. The heat of the engine near the tank is also an important factor.

For strength and durability, cross-linked PE is the material to use first. It would be possible to use PA, too. Since loaders can be used anywhere in the world, care must be taken with the varying quality of fuel, which can be aggressive to the components. For this reason, seals are suitable, and stainless steel is the best possible material for the metal parts in contact with the fuel.

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