Tanker Design #5 - 2,000 gallon Tanker - Shelby, Alabama
By President Mark Davis
January 2, 2020

Occasionally on our travels around North America delivering our rural water supply operations seminars we come across some interesting water hauling rigs. During our 2012 seminar in Shelby County, Alabama we had the opportunity to see Shelby FD Tanker 113 in operation...a locally made unit that started off life as a heavy-duty bucket-truck with a power company. The local folks got rid of the boom and associated equipment and replaced it with a 2,000 gallon tank and 250 gpm pump. While not as efficient and perhaps not as safe as an NFPA-compliant tanker, the homemade tanker certainly did the job that it was asked to do.