Tractor fuel tanks moulded to the every shape and size
At the start of a tractor parts, such as fuel tanks project for a tractor or other agricultural vehicle, the structure of the vehicle plays an important role in defining the available volume. The complex shapes that can be achieved by rotational moulding can guarantee maximum fuel volume. Certain rules must be respected, such as wall thicknesses, the position of inserts, tank ventilation, and the placement of gauge systems. The mould that is created takes into account all the technical data to meet the process requirements.
At Rotovia, we have created tooling with up to seven removable elements for complex shapes that no other technology can offer. We are able to take care of the engineering of tractor gas tanks, urea tanks and fuel tanks from less than 50 liters up to 1000 liters.
The best material for the premium tractor fuel tanks
A hydraulic oil tank for a tractor engine must last a long time, which is why it is so important that it is durable and robust. The best materials for reliable tractor fuel tanks and tractor gas tanks are polyethylene-based materials, which have exceptional resistance to the aggressive effects of diesel fuel. The double walls of the tank guarantee not only high durability, but also safety in use.
Generally, diesel fuel, even when hot, does not exceed 70°C. However, the latest generation of engines show that fuel backflows are sometimes higher and may require the use of more temperature resistant materials. Rotational moulding can still meet these requirements with suitable materials. In addition, polyethylene fuel tanks are durable and resistant to mechanical damage and changing temperatures, which is important when using machinery in a dynamic agricultural environment.
Fully integrated fuel tanks – a ready to use solution
Tractor fuel tanks must be equipped with several components, depending on their design:
- A filler cap that complies with current standards, either vented or sealed
- A fuel level gauge, connected by cable to the dashboard computer
- Additional ventilation systems if the gauge is not sufficient
- A drain at the bottom
- Connections to an additional tanks if required
- Moulded inserts to allow equipment to be fitted
Our rotational moulding process allows additional tank components to be attached directly during product manufacture. These components are integrated into the fuel tank, providing an airtight seal as well as a high level of safety and performance. All tractor fuel tanks or tractor gas tanks are tested before they can be approved and put on the market. They are all checked for leakage, visual appearance and dimensions before being delivered to the customer.
Since the 80’s we have integrated lots of solutions to improve our custom products and get the right suppliers of accessories for our tractor fuel tanks.