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    Did a search and didn't have any luck. Our department is going out for bids in the next couple months for a vacuum tanker. We have a Water Master (E-One) and I have seen Firovac and EAM Siphon. Any others out there that you guys have heard of?

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    Only one I've heard of in the Mid Atlantic area is Firovac....... Apparently not a lot of interest in them here in my area.......
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    Those are the major players that I've found. Biggest choice is aluminum verses steel tanks and dealer support. We have a few Firovacs in Mass and the depts seem to like them. dealer is nearby in Vt. which helps. I just put in again for a vac. tanker grant. Here's hoping.
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    Firovac does aluminum too. And they coat the aluminum tanks inside just aas they do on their steel ones. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Firovac does aluminum too. And they coat the aluminum tanks inside just aas they do on their steel ones. T.C.
    When I first spoke with them a few years ago the were pushing the merits of all steel tanks. I guess with E-One competition they have relented and also sell aluminum.
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    Oh,I think Larry still PREFERS steel.But I did talk with him at length about the aluminum so I know how he does those too. I suspect ours will be an Aluminum tank when we build it. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Oh,I think Larry still PREFERS steel.But I did talk with him at length about the aluminum so I know how he does those too. I suspect ours will be an Aluminum tank when we build it. T.C.
    The aluminum certainly looks nicer and would be lighter for our two lane bridges. I just wonder with all our road salt in NE would it still look as nice in a few years although the milk tankers seem to be alright.
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    Aluminum polish and LOTS of elbow grease,hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penman View Post
    The aluminum certainly looks nicer and would be lighter for our two lane bridges. I just wonder with all our road salt in NE would it still look as nice in a few years although the milk tankers seem to be alright.
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    Milk tankers are stainless for them to meet the sanitation requirements of the health department.

    Vacuum fire tankers come in steel or aluminum and both should be coated on the inside to prevent corrosion from the minerals in water . Most vacuum sewer trucks are painted steel tanks.
    The outsides will develop a layer of crud on them with road salts & chemicals , so plan on a lot of time with a buffer and polish to keep them looking good.

    Thats a good way to keep a whole bunch of Jr's. on the dept. occupied and out of trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    Milk tankers are stainless for them to meet the sanitation requirements of the health department.

    Vacuum fire tankers come in steel or aluminum and both should be coated on the inside to prevent corrosion from the minerals in water . Most vacuum sewer trucks are painted steel tanks.
    The outsides will develop a layer of crud on them with road salts & chemicals , so plan on a lot of time with a buffer and polish to keep them looking good.

    Thats a good way to keep a whole bunch of Jr's. on the dept. occupied and out of trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    Milk tankers are stainless for them to meet the sanitation requirements of the health department.

    Vacuum fire tankers come in steel or aluminum and both should be coated on the inside to prevent corrosion from the minerals in water . Most vacuum sewer trucks are painted steel tanks.
    The outsides will develop a layer of crud on them with road salts & chemicals , so plan on a lot of time with a buffer and polish to keep them looking good.

    Thats a good way to keep a whole bunch of Jr's. on the dept. occupied and out of trouble.
    Who knew!! Many thanks for that clarification Islandfire03. No wonder they always look good. That's what like about this forum-at least sometimes.
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    Check with some of the drilling outfits. All of the large water tankers operating on the Marcellus shale Gas drilling rigs are vacuum tankers. Most of the rural fire companies in Northern Pa. have begun to carry adapters to the "Cam-Loc" systems employed by the drillers. These rigs carry both the incoming water for "Fracking" wells and the blow-back water contaminated with salt that needs to be treated before releasing back to the environment. If the tanks can hold up to the brine, they surely can handle regular water.

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    We are going with a painted aluminum tank. We have a Water Master (E-One) that has the unpainted tank and it is a maintenance nightmare in regards to keeping it looking good. Going painted to make it easier to care for.
    I knew of the three I listed, just wanted to know if there was someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFWALT View Post
    We are going with a painted aluminum tank. We have a Water Master (E-One) that has the unpainted tank and it is a maintenance nightmare in regards to keeping it looking good. Going painted to make it easier to care for.
    I knew of the three I listed, just wanted to know if there was someone else.

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    Is that an option with E-One or do you have to farm it out yourself ? Sounds like the better way to go, especially with small depts. Please keep us informed on your purchase and good luck.
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