Choosing the Ideal Tank Configuration for Your Oil Vac Service Trailer

Getting it Done Right with Lube Service Trailers

Lube service trailers play a crucial role in keeping your equipment well-oiled and running smoothly. Whether you’re maintaining heavy machinery on a construction site or servicing a fleet of vehicles, having the right tank configuration can make all the difference. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty.

Why Lube Service Trailers Matter

Ultimate Convenience

Lube service trailers are a versatile tool for lubrication. They don’t require a dedicated service truck, and they can be left right at the job site or yard. No more hauling heavy equipment back and forth – just hook up the service trailer and go. It’s an economical and convenient option for any operation.

Environmental Standards

Lubricant contamination and fluid spill accidents occur in the field and site, posing unnecessary risks and added cleanup time. Oil Vac service trailers eliminate these risks and ensure that your equipment gets the clean, uncontaminated fluids it needs to run smoothly.

A Versatile Tool to be Configured

Oil Vac Australia offers an extensive range of service trailers designed to accommodate every need, from tank design to easy removal.

Tank Design

The exclusive tank design creates a vacuum during lube exchange. It draws fluid into the tank efficiently, minimising wear and tear. Air pressure (instead of a pump) dispenses fluids out of the tank and into your equipment.

Carrying Options

These trailers can carry large volumes of oil and other fluids in separate tanks. Alternatively, they can vacuum fluid from bulk tanks, drums, or totes. So, whether you’re topping up or draining, Oil Vac has your back.

Broad Range

Choose from small single-axle service trailers with a GVWR of 3500 lbs up to hefty 18,000 lbs GVW fuel & lube combo trailers. Or opt for 2-tank small capacity trailers up to 7-tank service trailers.


How to Configure Your Tank

First, assess your needs. Consider the type of equipment you’re servicing, the volume of fluids required, and the space available. Are you dealing with bulldozers or compact excavators? Do you need separate tanks for different fluids?

Also, consider the tank material. Some tanks are polymer-lined, offering extra durability. Choose based on the fluids you’ll be handling.

If you’re in need of customisation, talk to the experts. Oil Vac Australia can highly customise your tank configuration1. They’ll tailor it to fit your specific requirements – like a bespoke suit for your service trailer.

Consider your air compressor. Don’t forget the core of the system – the diesel motor compressor. It delivers a constant air supply to Oil Vac systems, allowing you to connect air tools to the onboard airline reel and greaser.


Remember, it’s not just about the hardware; it’s about keeping your machinery lubricated and ready for the job site. Next time you’re out in the field, consider your lube service trail and whether there’s a better configuration you could use to get your work done.

For more information, check out our extensive range of service trailers and other field servicing equipment. For inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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