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    Default Folding Tank Storage Rack

    I need some help. We have two tankers that each carry a 2100 gallon folda-tank. They are stored above the compartments on the passenger side of the vehicle. Each tank is stored in a diamond plate tilt down box. Our problem is that they are high in the air and are heavy when tilting down. I recall seeing someone manufacture tankers with an electric winch to lower the tilt down tank holder. This way the winch is taking the heavy load and not the crew.

    I know there are several tilt down assist devices on the market but our trucks were built short and squatty due to station limitations and there is no room for these devices.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    check with zicomatic products for an electric tank rack

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    Nikiski Alaska FD uses track system with a small electric winch to raise and lower drop tanks; they also use same system for hard suction hose. See attachment.
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