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Transport the fuel

Transporting goods on pick-ups between comfort and efficiency

11/12/2021

No need to worry if you need to transport materials and a car is too small but a truck results to be too big: an excellent alternative are pick-ups, a hybrid and versatile solution that guarantees efficiency and comfort. The great merit of these vehicles, usually designed for professional use, is in fact the presence of a large compartment, physically placed where ideally there would have been the luggage compartment, and sometimes of the rear seats. This is the space in which to place the goods to be transported, which is also separate and inaccessible from the cockpit. This, combined with the presence of a performing engine that makes it possible to ride easily even on rough grounds, creates a perfect mix.
The diffusion of these vehicles is growing all over the world as they are conquering new market shares. There are new horizons for pick-ups to discover beyond the Usa, although they remain the first market for this kind of vehicles as the share on the enrollment is 18% at the moment. It is no coincidence that the main car manufacturers in the world have been launching their own models in recent years: this is because, contrary to what one might think, pick-ups are not "exclusively" (so to speak) professional vehicles suitable for work or construction site, but can ensure important advantages even for those who use them for private needs.
An example? Those who have to transport materials for personal reasons and need space, having the aim of making the most of the generous 5 meters space that represents the standard dimensions of pick-ups. It is no small thing, don’t you think? Each country, then, has its own regulatory perimeter linked to the terms of homologation: in Italy, in fact, flatbed vehicles are equated to trucks of category N1, which have to stay under a total mass of 3.5 tons, and are generally registered as such by the Civil Motorization (to which reference should be made for regulatory information).
On pick-ups, therefore, you can load almost everything (not people, for example, except in exceptional situations), always of course in compliance with materials’ transport regulations, and among the goods that can be handled there is also fuel. However, remembering that road transport of liquids such as diesel and petrol shall comply with well-defined international regulations (the Adr agreement), it often happens that fuel tanks do not fit in truck bed space. Placing tanks on the truck bed floor runs the risk of occupying a far greater space than what actually needed. How many times has it happened to you, making you waste precious cubic centimetres?
This is exactly the reason why Emiliana Serbatoi has launched a line of products designed for fuel transport on pick-up vehicles, acknowledging the market demand for an ideal installation system. What is proposed is a dedicated version of the Carrytank® range, the plastic tank for transporting and dispensing diesel fuel that makes ease of transport a strong point: thanks to their versatility and ease of use, they allow an unlimited range of uses for supplies on the street both in the professional, sports and leisure fields, for any type of vehicle or tool.
There are three available versions of the Carrytank® Pick-up (in total Adr exemption): 330 liters, 440 liters and the 400 + 50 system which combines the storage of 400 liters of diesel and 50 of AdBlue®. In particular, these models have slimmer sides to allow installation at the height of the wheel arches; furthermore, the presence of breakwater bulkheads facilitates stability. In short, a solution that makes the pick-up even more precious.
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