Portable Fuel Bowsers (Skid Bowsers)

Mobile Fuel Bowser For Sale

RPM Fuels & Tanks, the UK’s premier fuel tank supplier, are proud to offer an extensive range of portable fuel bowsers, including skid-mounted, mobile fuel bowsers for sale. We offer a competitive price point in a wide variety of capacities, materials, and designs.

The most common mobile fuel bowser design tends to be the tow bowser – a trailer fitted with a tank designed to carry a variety of substances including diesel, petrol, kerosene, and water. Designed in both single skin and bunded formats, portable fuel bowsers most commonly take the form of a cylindrical steel tank mounted on an A-frame chassis, with two, or four wheels, used across a number of industries including agriculture, events management, and construction for refuelling.

Skid bowsers are similar to towable bowsers – but lack the towable functionality provided by a wheeled trailer. Instead, skid-mounted mobile fuel bowsers are more suitable for transport through lifting with a forklift, or through attachment to larger trailers.

Whether you’re seeking a skid-mounted diesel bowser, a bunded fuel bowser, or simply a method to transport your fuel from A to B, RPM Fuels & Tanks has the right mobile storage tank for you. Our selection includes a number of cube, poly, skid base, and tow bowsers available in both plastic and steel in capacities up to 3000 litres, from trusted fuel tank manufacturers including Carbery, and Atlantis.

For further advice regarding your mobile fuel bowser purchase, contact one of our knowledgeable advisors on 01473787787, or contact us via email at sales@rpm-fuels.co.uk. We’ll be happy to assist you.

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Skid Bowser FAQs

  • What is a skid bowser?

    Skid bowsers are similar to towable bowsers – but lack the towable functionality provided by a wheeled trailer. Instead, skid bowsers are more suitable for transport through lifting with a forklift, or through attachment to larger trailers. They consist of a tough steel chassis – generally equipped with pockets for lifting, and groves for fixing, and a cylindrical steel tank (available in both single skin and bunded format).

    RPM Fuels’ wide range of skid bowsers includes road legal, UN Approved, skid base diesel models for the safe and environmentally responsible transportation of diesel fuel on the highway.

  • How much are skid bowsers?

    The price of a skid bowser will vary depending on the size, type, and features required.  Whilst single skin versions suitable for site and private use only tend to be the least expensive offering on the market, UN certified skid bowsers are typically placed at a higher price point.

    RPM fuel’s range of steel and plastic skid bowsers ranges from approximately £395 to £3195 in accordance with the above factors. In addition to this, RPM fuels provide bespoke steel skid bowsers constructed to your exact requirements. Estimated prices for these tanks will be provided upon consultation.

  • What can skid bowsers be used for?

    Fuel specific skid bowsers are most commonly used as a transportable refuelling station within the agricultural, transportation, and construction industries, or for general fuel transport from one location to another (depending on the skid bowser’s UN certification status).

    Skid bowsers able to hold water can be used for transportation, and, when fitted with the correct equipment, dust suppression, plant watering,  and pressure washing. For the above reasons, skid bowsers able to hold water are commonly seen in agriculture, site maintenance, and construction.

  • What is the difference between a skid bowser and a towable bowser?

    A skid bowser is a portable fuel bowser (or water tank) that is best suited to being moved around on-site by a forklift truck. They can also be transported on a trailer. A towable bowser often features integral wheels, and so can be connected directly to a vehicle for transport.

    Oftentimes you’ll see that skid bowsers feature slots in the bottom for the tines of the forklift truck to be inserted into for moving. This enables them great portability around construction sites, and other various agricultural, commercial, and industrial settings. The lack of wheels on a skid-mount portable fuel bowser also helps provide stability in place once it has been placed where it is needed.

  • What is a UN Approved portable fuel bowser?

    A UN Approved portable fuel bowser is a transportable storage tank that has been designed, constructed, tested, and certified to store and transport dangerous materials on the highway, such as diesel, kerosene, and oil. This ensures that potentially hazardous fuels are moved with safety in mind in quality-built storage tanks.

    With RPM Fuels and Tanks, you can buy with confidence. Our UN Approved skid bowsers are built with robust steel construction, with only the highest quality craftsmanship as standard. Additionally, our skid bowsers are PPG02 compliant where noted. We put health and safety at the heart of what we do and show this with the products in our vast range.

  • What portable fuel bowser sizes does RPM stock?

    RPM Fuels and Tanks proudly stocks a range of portable skid bowsers at a range of capacities and competitive price points. Available in materials ranging from poly to steel, our range covers all needs, ranging from the 200 litre Titan TruckMaster to the 3,000 litre, UN Approved GT Generator Tank.

    The diversity of capacities available make portable fuel bowsers an attractive choice for the safe, convenient, and accessible storage of diesel fuels. Whether you are looking for a smaller fuel cube to refuel vehicles or machinery away from base, or you need a large, portable fuel dispensing solution for many vehicles on-site, RPM has you covered.

  • What is a fuel bowser?

    A “fuel bowser” is a term to describe a portable fuel tanker which is a trailer fitted with a tank designed to carry a variety of substances, most commonly including diesel, petrol, kerosene, and water. They will usually be a two or four-wheeled cylindrical steel container, but not necessarily always.

    Fuel bowsers can be used to deliver fuel to machinery plants, airports and refuel boats. It can also be used in this instance to fuel agricultural or construction equipment and vehicles. You are usually allowed to tow your fuel bowser along public highways but will need UN approval beforehand.

    Remember that you can always consult a member of our team by getting in contact, and one of our venerable fuel tank experts will get in touch with you and analyse what your tank specifically may need in terms of cleaning and give you specialised advice. Also, check out our fuel spillage equipment to prevent a large mess.

  • What portable fuel bowser brands do you stock?

    Here at RPM Fuels & Tanks, you will find that we proudly offer a featurette of some of the most illustrious and versatile fuel bowsers. From Carbery to Atlantis to Harlequin to Titan, some of the most prestigious names in the fuel bowser business are here. We put quality first.

    RPM Fuels stock the following brands; Atlantis, Fill-Rite, Carbery, Titan, Harlequin, Piusi, and FMT. All of which are well-renowned brands with the fuelling industry and many of which offer a selective range of portable fuel bowsers and tanks, towable and mobile fuel bowsers, highway tow bowsers and site tow bowsers. The products we sell from these brands are of the highest quality and could be exactly what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to start shopping today!

    If ever you do find yourself lost in regard to what brands are incorporated here at RPM Fuels, do not hesitate to get in touch with our venerable team of experts who can guide you on what we have to offer.

  • How do you clean a portable fuel tank?

    Firstly you want to remove the fuel pump and then empty your portable fuel tank of fuel completely. Then rinse with a degreaser and empty again for extra precaution. Afterwards, insert a hose into the fuel tank and pour clean, hot water and then empty allowing it to dry completely.

    Remember that you can always consult a member of our team by getting in contact, and one of our venerable fuel tank experts will get in touch with you and analyse what your tank specifically may need in terms of cleaning and give you specialised advice. Also, check out our fuel spillage equipment for when you want to prevent a large mess.

    We also recommend that clients inspect their tank once a week for any early signs of problems such as corrosion to the tanks walls or sudden dips in oil levels. Obviously, you will want to extend your portable fuel tanks lifespan as much as possible but you may find that, after several years of build-up, you may have to consider replacing it. If such a situation occurs, don’t hesitate to browse our site for a suitable replacement.

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