Pictured with the brightly painted show trailer at right foreground are Ed Mansell, vice-president of MAC Liquid Tank Trailers and Jim Maiorana, president. Seated at left are some of the workers at the Kent and Billings plants who attended the Mid-America Trucking Show. (email@example.com)
MAC Liquid Tank Trailers of Kent, Ohio, is a new company under the umbrella of MAC Trailer of Alliance, Ohio. It introduced a brand new petroleum trailer at the Mid- America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
MACLTT is building water tank trailers, crude oil trailers, vacuum trailers, and stainless steel chemical trailers at its 125,000-sq-ft plant in Kent, Ohio. It recently added the Billings, Montana, plant formerly owned by Beall Corp of Portland, Oregon.
Design of the new petroleum tanker focused on lowering the center of gravity for safety concerns, says Jim Maiorana, president of MACLTT. It starts with a low tractor fifthwheel height of 46 inches and a wide wheeltrack of 83½” on single tires with air disc brakes. A Revolver rotating upper coupler is inserted into the trailer frame.
The DOT406 barrel is elliptical and has a double-taper design with a drop of 11 inches for better flow It has quarter-inch bulkheads. The three interior compartments are baffled and double-bulkheaded. Compartment sizes are 4,450 gallons, 1,400, and 3,850 gallons. The 9,700-gallon aluminum trailer has a tare weight of 9,200 lb. It is standard bottom-loaded, but has three 16” manholes at top. The ladder is on the front bulkhead.
The tank is mounted on Hendrickson AANT-230 axles with air disc brakes. The aluminum landing stiff legs are made in the MACLTT plant. Aluminum fenders are by Pro-Tec.
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