Choose Steel by LMT
CHOOSE STEEL
CHOOSE STEEL
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  • FOR THE PRICE

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    Generally, aluminum alloy comes with a price tag two to three times that of mild carbon steel (see graph). You can also count on aluminum components being nearly twice as costly as their steel counterparts. What does this mean to the average pumper? The more bells and whistles you add to a pumping unit, the wider the cost gap becomes between steel and aluminum.
  • FOR THE STRENGTH

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    With strength roughly three times that of aluminum, steel tanks do not require reinforcement rings or other costly additions to hold up when fully loaded.
  • FOR THE LONGEVITY

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    Under certain circumstances, aluminum is more resistant to corrosion than steel. However, exposure to liquid waste is not one of those circumstances. Aluminum's oxide film layer is what provides its resistance to corrosion. Once that layer begins to oxidize, however, the corrosion process can accelerate rather quickly. Steel, on the other hand, is consistent throughout the material. This allows your tank to gradually wear evenly over time. As additional options, our hot-dip galvanizing and interior epoxy protection will give your tank the strength and durability of stainless steel at a fraction of the cost.
  • TO STAND OUT

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    Before being put to work, so to speak, aluminum tanks are quite vibrant. But after a year in the field, heads won't turn nearly as much as your truck passes through town. The industry takes a toll on the tanks original sheen, leaving you with a less than flashy unit. The alternative, a painted steel tank, will maintain its original brightness and color for years. With greater flexibility in color scheme, your fleet will definitely get noticed.
  • THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

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    Steel has long been the preferred vacuum tank material within the pumper industry. According to this 2009 Cole Publishing (Pumper) survey, 58% of the industry would buy steel tanks. This is a substantial margin over stainless steel and aluminum (26% and 36%).
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