Titan Fuel Tanks, a leading manufacturer of high-performance, engineered aftermarket fuel tanks introduced its new 5010060, cross-linked polyethylene, In-Bed Diesel Fuel Tank .

Based upon quantitative field trial data and qualitative feedback from participants, the marketplace is expected to respond very favorably to the new tank’s features, advantages and benefits, according to the company. Distributors will be excited to have an attractive, accessory-rich, polymer alternative to metallic diesel tanks. Installers will find the 51-pound tank easy for one person to maneuver and simple to install. End-users will enjoy better fuel mileage, easy removal and reinstallation capabilities and a limited five-year warranty that is longer than the life expectancy of many steel tanks.

Keystone and other distributors in the United States, Canada and Australia are expected to have the new polymer tanks in stock on or about November 15, 2012.

Titan’s new in-bed polymer fuel tank fits most full-sized, American-made, diesel pickup trucks and is virtually unaffected by the corrosive properties of diesel and bio-diesel fuels, as well as fuel additives that have been known to attack the aluminum linings present in virtually all steel diesel fuel tanks, according to the company. Titan’s new in-bed tank has been specifically engineered to accommodate the broadest array of diesel fuels and to stand up to the rigors of off-road use.

Titan’s tanks are formed from military-grade cross-linked polyethylene (XLHDPE). The durable tanks are fully baffled to prevent load shifting and have safe, smooth, contoured edges with no sharp weld points to rust, fail under stress or compromise structural integrity. In addition to its robustness, the polyethylene material is 200 times less thermal conductive than steel. The polymer’s insulating properties eliminate condensation, while boosting mileage efficiency by keeping fuel cooler and closer to optimal combustion temperatures than metallic tanks, according to the company.

The 60-gallon tank is easily secured to the truck bed via forged eye-nuts and an optional utility riser bracket allows up to four inches of clearance for under-tank storage. Titan’s new tank is sold as a complete kit and, with 15 separate options, it is customizable, according to the company.