The Birth of a Titan
Titan Fuel Tanks was started in 2003 in response to the voices of diesel truck owners who wanted to go farther– longer. Without fear, they wanted to be able to go where the nearest fuel station might be hundreds of miles away. Anyone who has towed a trailer knows what it does to your mileage know how far it will be until the next station, you will often end up at overpriced stations that know they can gouge you and get away with it.
Our goal was simple; design a lightweight tank that would fit each vehicle perfectly, not impact cargo space and provide up to double a pickup’s fuel range. The tank had to operate without interfering with any functional parts of a vehicle, including the hitch, and – the real kicker – it had to look good. Because the last thing we want is to make your vehicle something you would be less proud of.
A chemical engineer introduced us to XLHDPE – Cross-linked High Density Polyethylene — we knew right away that this was it. It’s superior to the linear polyethylene used in original equipment tanks because the molecules of the polymer weave more tightly together (thus the term ‘cross-linked’).
The cross-linked molecular weave makes our fuel tanks stronger, safer, and more durable than most anything on the market. It allows us to confidently back each one with our unparalleled lifetime warranty.
With the pieces in place, Titan extra-large-capacity, under-body replacement fuel tanks were born.
Why TITAN Tanks Are the Best You Can Buy
The bodies of all TITAN Fuel Tanks are made of one remarkable material: High-Density Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLHDPE).
XLHDPE is one of those space-age materials which performs amazing feats; such as superior performance in any weather and in extreme hot or cold temperatures. With its seamless design, the TITAN Fuel Tank is one piece – and very tough.
Over the years, we have continually modified our products to make them easier to install and allowing them to hold out longer without needing to be repaired or replaced. Our all-purpose lightweight tanks are so easy to install that a driveway mechanic can do the job himself in just a few hours without needing any serious tools.
The Difference Is Molecular Bond
Linear polyethylene (OEM) tanks are the standard in many of today’s vehicle and replacement tanks. The material is durable, flexible and crack resistant. Titan’s “Cross-Linked” tanks are far superior to the standard linear polyethylene models.
The term “Cross-Linked” means the molecular “chains” that make up the polymer are chemically bonded together, or “bridged” to form a continuous three-dimensional structure. This allows impact energy to be dissipated throughout the chain of molecules.
TITAN (Cross-Linked) vs. OEM (Linear)
TITAN Fuel Tanks provide…
- 20 times the environmental stress crack resistance
- 10 times the molecular weight
- 5 times the impact strength
…of the OEM (Linear) models.
Superior Chemical and Impact Resistance
Compared to commonly used materials such as Linear Polyethylene and many grades of metal tanks, Cross-Linked Polyethylene has the widest range of chemical resistance and superior impact strength. TITAN Tanks won’t corrode, are especially well-suited for bio-diesel applications, and are much less subject to the formation of condensation.
U.S. Department of Defense Standards
On the battlefield, performance is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. That’s why the U.S. Department of Defense uses the very same processes and materials as TITAN for fuel tanks in many of the U.S. Military’s combat vehicles.
Today, we have expanded our product line beyond our under-body replacement tanks to include a growing number of award winning products. Some of these are so innovative they have been recognized as “firsts” in the industry. An example is our unique Spare Tire Auxiliary Fuel System (STAFS) which adds 30 gallons of additional fuel to most any American made diesel pickup without invading the cargo space. We also offer in-bed polymer (XLHDPE) fuel tanks from 15 to 100 gallons.
TITAN has hundreds of dealers across the United States. TITAN Diesel Tanks are sold throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia, wherever American diesel trucks roll.
Titan’s Dream Team
Titan’s extraordinary success is due to a staff that is truly a “dream team” of engineers, technicians, craftsmen, technical service experts, inventory specialists, marketers, customer service professionals and many others. Ken Anderson our General Manager has enjoyed the privilege of leading this team since 2007. Ken’s technical background in design and manufacturing management ensures that Titan’s customers receive the best value for their money. Learn more about some of the other folks that make Titan Fuel Tanks what it is on our Our Team page.