STAR OF A DAY AT GLASGOW
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by ERIC WILLOUGHBY
rr HIS tanker built for Archibald Brechin Ltd. by the road tanks division of Thermotank Ltd., has a total net capacity of 5,000 gal—and will be used for bulk haulage of whisky.
The tank is manufactured from stainless steel (EN 58J) and is divided into four equal compartments—each of 1,250 gal (net)— by corrugated internal divisions. The tank semi-trailer is plated for operation at 30 tons g.c.w. Running gear. York Tandem axletype RG5A suspension unit.
And at Glasgow on Wednesday the tanker was the star of a see-for-yourself visit I made to Thermotank's road tanks division.
The keys of the vehicle were handed over to the 150-year-old haulage contractors by Thermotank.
Its road ,tanks division started up in Glasgow in 1963. Since then the scale of its services has grown.
Major services are new construction, conversion and repair. The shop handles more than 200 vehicles a year. New construction includes design and building of every kind of bulk carrying vehicle—artic or rigid. Running gear is normally supplied in kit form by sub-contractors, but all other parts are made on the shop floor.
The changes in legislation governing tanker capacities and sizes have meant more conversion business for Thermotank.
And Thermotank also rebuilds and repairs vehicles.