What is a deep drop trailer?

A deep drop tank trailer is a tank trailer made typically from a stainless steel composition (304 SS / 316L SS). These are typically non code tank trailers which are not rated for pressure. These trailers are designed to haul heavier non code products such as liquid feed, molasses, fertilizers, such as Urea and other non-code products used in the agricultural field

 Most commonly in the United States, non-code deep drop trailers will range from 5000 to 6000 gallons. They are typically center discharge, but sometimes you can find someone who is using a belly line to the rear. These trailers need a pump to push the product off and you will find the pump either mounted to the trailer or on the tractor.

What to know when buying a stainless steel non code deep drop tank trailer?

1. Product compatibility

a. Will this tank work with the product I am wanting to haul?

2. Discharge Location

a. Center discharge

3. Capacity

a. Range from 5000 to 6000 US gallons.

4. Reliability

a. Is the manufacturer familiar with designs, strength, and product capability? Do they have a proven track record? Will they stand behind their product with a warranty?

What is the difference between a deep drop and a double conical tank trailer?

The difference between what most refer to as a deep drop, is a deep drop is typically 24"-30". A double conical is around 8"-12" depending on the manufacturer's design.

Figure 1: 30" Deep Drop Tank Trailer
Figure 2: Double Conical tank trailer.

Will I need baffles for my deep drop trailer?

Yes. It makes your haul safer and smoother when hauling with a trailer that has baffles when you are hauling heavy and viscous products.

If you are interested in purchasing a new or used stainless steel deep drop tank trailers give us a call at 281-949-7235, email us, or visit our website www.trailersoftexas.com