Press Release Summary:
Tote-A-Lube system replaces 55 gal drums with clean, stackable, and systemized storage and bulk liquid dispensing system. Made of high-density polyethylene plastic with corrugated V-groove sidewalls, 70 and 120 gal tanks can hold 20,000 lb of pressure exerted on top. Tanks have top outer grooves that interlock with bottom inner grooves to secure tanks in place, allowing tanks to be stacked 3 high. Transparent plastic tanks show level.
Original Press Release:
Beating The (55-Gallon) Drum Blues
Do your 55-gallon oil drums have you over a barrel? Tote-A-Lube bulk liquid dispensing systems can turn the messiest shop into an organized and safe work area. Tote-A-Lube systems replace 55-gallon drums with a clean, stackable and systemized storage and dispensing system.
Made of high-density polyethylene plastic, Tote-A-Lube's unique corrugated V-groove sidewalls are designed for extra strength. Each of the 70 and 120-gallon tanks can hold 20,000 pounds of pressure exerted on the top.
"Why didn't somebody invent this 50 years ago?" asked an oil distributor at a Las Vegas petroleum convention.
"One of the most effective aspects of Tote-A-Lube is that it can be stacked," explained Tony Schmitt, inventor of the Tote-A-Lube system. "You can't stack three 55-gallon drums of oil. But you can with Tote-A-Lube."
Oil distributors, jobbers and implement dealers promote the Tote-A-Lube systems to industries that use 55-gallon drums. The transparent plastic tanks allow you to see the level of oil at all times, eliminating product run-outs and downtime. No guessing on oil levels.
Choosing between gravity dispensing and air pump mitigates the common 55-gallon drum dilemma of unused oil at the bottom of the barrel. Two guys lifting a drum and pouring out the remnants-half of it spilling on the floor-is an event of the past. "Companies can lose a tremendous amount of money in bottom-of-the-barrel oil," explained Schmitt.
"Tote-A-Lube ends that problem. It is an operational solution to a strategic business problem." All storage tanks have unique top-outer grooves that interlock with the bottom inner grooves to secure tanks in place when stacked. A unique cutout area allows the lower tanks of a stacked system to be filled.
A Tote-A-Lube dispensing system is a low cost investment that pays high dividends in time saved, efficient use of space and a cleaner, safer environment. Tote-A-Lube systems have been proven by farmers, contractors, fleets, service centers and manufacturers to eliminate the hassles associated with 55- gallon drums.
The Tote-A-Lube bulk liquid dispensing system is manufactured in Minnesota by Davtone, Inc. Introduced in 1997, more than 40,000 Tote-A-Lube systems are in use today.