Thursday, December 29, 2016

Looking to replace your fuel tank? Start HERE!
Need a fuel tank? Need it fast? We’ve got you covered. At SouthTowns Specialties, LLC, our team aims to exceed your expectations with one of our high-quality, efficient International or Navistar fuel tanks, delivered within 5 to 7 business days.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Need a new Fuel Tank ????

Thinking about replacing your fuel tank? Now's the time to do it! Replace your tank before the cold winter months hit! Call or email today for a free estimate! or 716-592-4993

Or fill out the Request for Quote on our webpage.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NEW OEM 35 Gallon open Step GM Fuel Tank

15" x 25" x 31" long - Ditch Side
INCLUDES Sender Unit shown
This tank has never been used. Some surface rust from sitting around.
Inside: clean and oil fog sprayed
Outside: to be cleaned, sand blasted, and repainted.
SALE Price $ 700.00 or B/O
Sender Unit Included

Special Deal !! GM Fuel Tank

R1104009 - 40 Gallon - Gas or Diesel Tank
11" x 24" x 39.5" Long
Rear Fill, Left Hand (w/ 3 Step Clips
New Tank - Slightly damaged - $564.02 or B.O.
Contact Kathy at Mass Diesel - 508-657-1951 or

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Looking to replace your fuel tank? Start HERE!

Need a fuel tank? Need it fast? We’ve got you covered. At SouthTowns Specialties, LLC, our team aims to exceed your expectations with one of our high-quality, efficient International or Navistar fuel tanks, delivered within 5 to 7 business days.
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Steel vs. Aluminum Auxiliary Fuel Tanks

Steel vs. Aluminum Auxiliary Fuel Tanks

Aluminum costs more up front it but can save you money in the long run if you are going keep your truck in your home, or in your fleet.  Given the lighter weight involved with an aluminum tank it means using less fuel for all those miles that you are going to put on the vehicle.  In addition aluminum is going to weather better and is less prone to rust and corrosion.  The elements and especially if the vehicle is going to be used in an area with a lot of salt on the road, like places near the sea or up in snowy areas that use salt to control snow and ice.
The experts at Southtowns Specialties LLC  can help you decide which option is best for you, your truck and/or your business.

Why Keep Your Fuel Tank Full?

I was recently talking to a customer who recalled that her grandfather always told her to keep her gas tank full. “I guess he was always worried about me getting stranded somewhere,” she said. I thought about her story, and how we do tend to worry about our kids, our spouses, our elderly parents, but I also realized that many people don’t understand that there are other reasons we should keep our gas tanks full, too. While not wanting to get stranded is a valid concern, the other reasons have much more to do with preserving the life of your car’s engine.

Why keep your fuel tank full? Here are 3 important reasons:

  1. Condensation – Condensation can form in the empty part of your gas tank. In the winter that condensation can freeze, collect into icy blockages in your fuel lines and create problems with starting your car. The best way to avoid this happening is to keep your tank more than half full during the winter.
  2. Fuel pump failure – The motor of your electric fuel pump needs gasoline, which acts as a coolant, to operate properly. When your gas tank is getting low, the pump can suck in air, which generates heat. Over time, that heat can cause your fuel pump to wear down prematurely or even fail altogether. Fuel pump repairs are expensive; you can prevent them by simply keeping your gas tank at a higher level.
  3. Dirt or rust in your tank – Occasionally, dirt or rust can get trapped in your fuel tank. When you’re running low on gas, that sediment can collect and block your fuel filter, possibly leading to expensive repairs.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Cleaning the Diesel Fuel Tank

Cleaning the Diesel Fuel Tank
Make note of how many gallons the diesel fuel tank holds and gather an equal amount of diesel tank cleaning solution. Make sure that this solution is ultra-low sulfur, or ULSD compliant, to protect the integrity of the tank. Fill the tank with this solution and allow it to sit in the tank for 20 to 30 minutes so that it is able to really break apart the sludge and debris that are in the tank. After this time, simply drain the cleaner from the tank in the same manner as the diesel fuel. Make sure to properly dispose of this cleaning solution because it can be hazardous to people, animals, and the environment. There are usually approved containers and special facilities where people can drop this off for safe disposal.

Monday, June 6, 2016

SouthTowns Specialties Offers Aluminum Replacement Tanks for Freightliner

SouthTowns Specialties LLC  announced new, direct replacement DOT-certified aluminum Freightliner series tanks that can be shipped from stock within 48 hours. The tanks offer significant weight savings and corrosion resistance over steel. The weight savings generate better fuel economy, and the improved corrosion resistance of an aluminum tank reduces maintenance. Many customers are using the aluminum tanks as replacements to the original steel tanks provided by major original equipment manufacturers.

Friday, May 27, 2016

A Top Quality Aftermarket Fuel Tank Is What You Need

In the trucking industry, it can be very difficult to find everything that you want for your truck. A major part of you truck is going to be the fuel tank. It can be very difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. Finding a fuel tank that meets your specifications but is still FMCSA approved for use as a side mounted fuel tank  can be extremely difficult, but professionals can build you a fuel tank that actually exceeds manufacturers’ specifications and is FMCSA approved. This article is going to outline why installing an aftermarket fuel tank will be such a huge benefit to you and your trucking company.   
Go Farther 
While an aftermarket fuel tank is not meant to completely replace your stock fuel tank, it is meant to drastically supplement it. Probably the most common reasons for installing an aftermarket fuel tank is to increase the total distance you will be able to travel before stopping to get fuel. When driving a heavy truck and when hauling a very heavy load fuel efficiency can decrease very quickly. To keep you on the road, install an aftermarket fuel tank that can give you a couple hundred extra miles before you have to stop for fuel. If you are looking to increase the size of your SUV’s or pickup truck’s tank, you can usually take the total gallons from 30 to 80.  
Put It Anywhere
Another fantastic characteristic of putting an aftermarket fuel tank on your truck is that they can be placed many different places on your truck. In fact, because there are so many different ways to mount the tanks, they can be placed almost anywhere. Professional outlets specialize in mounting tanks on GM pickups and other semi trucks. After consulting with their professionals you will find a place to install your aftermarket fuel tank that will work for you. 
Your Fuel Tank Will Last
Some individuals are worried that an aftermarket fuel tank will not be as durable as a stock fuel tank. Simply put, an aftermarket fuel tank is more durable than most stock tanks. Professional outlets, such as those from SouthTowns Specialties, LLC, can build your tank from a variety of materials including Steel and Aluminum. They also powder coat most of their fuel tanks to increase the overall durability of the tank. When exposed to different elements such as weather or mud, they will not erode.   

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Looking to "fancy" up your truck? We now offer stainless steel tank wraps!
Our custom cut Tank Wraps are manufactured using 20 gauge type 304 stainless steel with a #8 mirror finish. This stainless has the finest 3M adhesive laminated to the back side of it making installation to any clean, smooth, dry surface very permanent.
Tank Wraps can be applied to either your Steel Tank or Aluminum Tank to give it that "Jewelry Quality Look"

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Are you a Welder? Looking for weld flanges? We carry Stamped Aluminum, Steel and Stainless Steel weld flanges in sizes from 1/8" to 2". We also have machined aluminum weld flanges ranging in size from 1/4" to 1-1/2". Steel Foraged, heavy flanges available from 1/8" to 4" 
Pricing on our website:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

We manufacture standard/custom aluminum or steel semi-truck diesel fuel tanks for Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, Ford, Sterling, Mack, Volvo, GMC and more. See our website at 
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

3 Reasons To Consider An Aftermarket Fuel Tank

One of the more useful aftermarket parts that you can get for your truck is a fuel tank, mostly because of the many benefits that it can provide. An aftermarket fuel tank is not intended to actually replace your current fuel tank but is instead meant to supplement it. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider an aftermarket fuel tank. 

Driving Range
One of the most annoying aspects of many vehicles is that it can seem like you are constantly having to stop and refuel during a long haul or road trip, especially with high-powered and heavy vehicles like trucks. Sure, your truck is likely to have a very large fuel tank in it already, but that doesn’t really help all that much when you consider just how low the fuel efficiency is on many trucks and SUVs, especially if you have a heavy load in the vehicle or are towing a trailer. In that situation, an aftermarket fuel tank can easily double or triple your driving range due to the sheer size of the tanks that can range in capacity from 30 gallons all the way up to 100 gallons.

Placement Versatility
Another reason to consider an aftermarket fuel tank is that it is really easy to find a spot to place it as there are a number of different sizes and shapes available. For example, there are additional tanks that can fit in the truck bed just behind the cab or on the side of the bed next to or over the wheel wells.
In addition, you can even find tanks that are short enough that you can keep install them in your bed but still take advantage of a tonneau cover. This placement versatility makes it easy to increase your fuel capacity without completely compromising your truck bed space.

Finally, you will want to consider utilizing an aftermarket fuel tank because it is typically going to be very durable. In most cases, a new fuel tank will be made entirely out of steel or comparable materials. In addition, these materials will often be powder coated to make them even more durable by making the tank itself resistant to chipping or corrosion when exposed to the elements.
Contact your local auto parts store or fuel tank supplier today in order to discuss which aftermarket fuel tank would be a good fit for you and your vehicle. These tanks are a good choice if you want a versatile and durable way to greatly increase your fuel capacity and driving range. 
For aftermarket fuel tanks, contact a company such as SouthTowns Specialties, LLC

Monday, May 2, 2016

Does your tank look like the first two pictures?! Call us today to get a free quote for your NEW FMCSA approved fuel tank. Your new tank will look like the last two pictures in NO TIME! Order today!  Southtowns Specialtied, LLC

Monday, April 11, 2016

Fuel Tank Mounting  - J-Brackets ​​
We provide a full line of options to assist in the mounting of a diesel fuel tank in a variety of locations. Please notice that our mounting systems are “heavy duty” and meet the industry standard design with a high-end powder coating finish.

We can provide a full line of standard brackets including Cradle Brackets with Integrated Strap, “L” Brackets, “J” Style Brackets and Basic Cradle Brackets. These brackets can be mounted on frame rails, in-between frame rails, on top or under the deck.

​Brackets, Straps and Rubber Insulators can be purchased individually or as a complete kit. A kit consists of all of the mounting hardware including rubber insulators for the brackets and straps.​
Kit includes:
  • 2 Black Powder Coated Steel Straps
  • 2 Black Powder Coated Steel “J” Brackets
  • 2 pieces of Strap Rubber
  • 2 pieces of Bracket Rubber
  • 4 nuts and washers

Thursday, March 31, 2016

GMC Diesel Fuel Tanks

GMC Diesel Fuel Tanks

You take good care of your GMC or Chevy truck. So when you notice your truck smells strongly of gasoline or diesel fuel, you know it’s time to replace your fuel tank. But what type of fuel tank should you invest in? 

When it comes to fuel tanks, steel is one of manufacturers’ top choices because it is impermeable, which means it helps limit harmful emissions. At SouthTowns Specialties, LLC, we build a wide range of steel GM fuel tanks for both Chevy and GMC trucks. 

Types of Steel GM Tanks 

You can turn to us for tanks of any size, from 30 gallons to 81 gallons. Most of our tanks come with step clips to firmly attach the steps to your tank. We also offer both center step tanks and between-the-frame tanks for gas or diesel engines. 

No matter which tank features you’re looking for, we can help you find the right model. If you’re unsure which type of tank is best for your vehicle, contact us and ask one of our knowledgeable employees. 

Ordering from SouthTowns Specialties, LLC 

SouthTowns Specialities, LLC is your online source for any type of GMC fuel tank. When you buy through us, you’ll pay much less than you would through a major dealer. Our tanks are FMCSA approved and should last for many years. 

We’re happy to answer any of your questions about your specific vehicle. Scroll through the options below, then contact us at 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Stainless Steel Tank Wraps

Our custom cut Tank Wraps are manufactured using 20 gauge type 304 stainless steel with a #8 mirror finish. This stainless has the finest 3M adhesive laminated to the back side of it making installation to any clean, smooth, dry surface very permanent.

Tank Wraps are custom cut to your dimensions and rolled to fit the diameter of your fuel tank. Since our Tank Wraps are self-adhesive, there is no need to take your tank off or loosen your straps. By installing our Tank Wraps on your truck, you help eliminate time consuming upkeep on one of the hardest items to keep looking good.

Tank Wraps can be applied to either your Steel Tank or Aluminum Tank to give it that "Jewelry Quality Look"

Call us for a quote and find out for yourself just how reasonably priced it is to have your tank “Looking Good.”

Thursday, March 10, 2016

How do I Clean a Diesel Fuel Tank ?

  1. Wait until the diesel tank is nearly empty. Then use the drain to remove the remaining diesel into a container that is approved for diesel storage.
  2. Use a fluid extraction pump if there is no drain in the tank. Attach flexible braided tubing to the intake on the pump, then attach a PVC pipe onto the end of the end of the braided tubing. Note that the diameters of the intake, tubing and pipe must match. Insert the tube into the tank, to the bottom, and pump out contaminants into the diesel container. Once clear diesel fuel starts to appear, stop pumping as you have removed the contaminants–which settle at the bottom–from the tank
  3. Determine the capacity of the diesel tank. Add an appropriate amount of a diesel tank cleaning solution. Add a diesel tank cleaning solution that is ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) compliant.
  4. Fill the tank with diesel fuel. Return any clean fuel from the top of the container if you used the drain. The top of the container will have clean diesel if it hasn’t been mixed.
  5. Dispose of any contaminants and unclean fuel in an approved manner. Check businesses listed in phone directories under waste products. If you can’t find any, contact your county government for information about approved methods of disposing of hazardous waste.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

GMC Fuel Tanks  for your

GMC Fuel Tanks Page

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Side-mounted fuel tanks can be another way to help you save money on fuel during a long trip. The type of fuel tank you get will depend on the make and model of your heavy duty truck. Many companies have GM fuel tanks available as well as tanks for other truck brands. One of the main reasons getting a side-mounted fuel tank installed will help you save money is that you won’t have to stop as often to get gas. Stopping and starting your vehicle, along with having an idling engine, can decrease your gas mileage. The longer you can go without having to refuel, the more money you will save. To find the right side-mounted fuel tank for your truck, contact a company like SouthTowns Specialties, LLC