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ATE Tankers News

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2020 from ATE

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2020 from ATE

20 Dec 2019 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

Merry Christmas to all from ATE. As we close off another busy year, we have rolled out a Pocket Road Train setup with Conventional Dual Product Dispensing System. The latest ATE unit has been designed and built for West Australian roads along the coast with a huge capacity of 85,000 litres for maximum delivery efficiency.

A different day, a different tanker

A different day, a different tanker

21 Nov 2019 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

At ATE, we enable manufacturing flexibility and provide choice to our clients. This variation is managed across three adjacent production lines, with advanced IT systems that synchronise orders and schedule for the right on-time delivery. For example, our six new ATE tankers were all completed within tight time frames in close succession. 

It's a Blokes Thing

It's a Blokes Thing

09 Sep 2019 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

We all compete for the work, yet when there's an important cause to raise awareness for prostate cancer through It's a Bloke Thing campaign the industry can come together. ATE are proud for our A-Double to be featured within IOR Petroleum's recent feature for a fantastic initiative.

A new way of transportation, a new way of thinking

08 Jul 2019 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

The new ATE Tri-Axle Vacuum Tanker range have been ingeniously designed with the end user in mind, focusing on efficiency, useability and longevity. As per ATE’s bespoke approach, all aspects are customisable according to client’s complex requirements.

Built to general purpose, EPA and DG dress, the vacuum system can be driven by either a stand-alone auxiliary diesel engine, where power output and operating revs are matched to required vacuum performance, or power generated via PTO from the prime mover. We offer a range of high vacuum, liquid ring pumps or blowers across a range of CFM air movement.

Aluminium, 350 Grade, AS Pressure Plate and 304/316 stainless steel are all available for vessel construction (application dependant). If a single tri axle isn’t big enough, we also offer these vacuum tankers in 25m B-Double combinations, which can be fitted with a super heavy-duty full-length chassis (available for Tipper and none-Tipper) or a heavy-duty running gear (none-Tipper). 5 stage tipping and full opening rear doors available across the range.

From an environmental point of view, we consider the tankers holistically. We source as much local content as possible, to support the local community and have the smallest possible carbon footprint. We then engineer each design to maximise performance and longevity without adding unnecessary weight, this reduces the amount of fuel required to pull our tankers. Our production processes utilise state of the art software to maximise weld torch efficiency, which in turn reduces electricity consumption. When we hydrostatically test our vessels, the water is filtered and recycled, so we don’t waste a critical natural resource.

The vessels themselves have integrated wear plates at known vacuum tanker wear locations; these plates are replaceable and greatly extend the life of the asset. This thinking has been applied to our internal surge baffles, which have been designed to be none structural and easy to replace in service. Regardless of application, our tankers use the dangerous goods design code. This means that the integrity of the tank minimises spills to ground, which benefits the environment.

If you make the best, you'll know how to best repair them

03 Jun 2019 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

The ATE service and repair centre offers a very wide range of services across multiple industries. The team undertakes everything from SLP compliance checks through to major accident damage repairs. In addition to providing service and support to our fuel industry customers, we also undertake chassis / wheelbase modifications, vacuum and pressure tanker service / repair, structural weld repairs, general trailer upgrades, pump installations, pneumatic / hydraulic / electrical services.

We have clients that we have created specific preventative maintenance regimes for, who now benefit from superior uptime. We are always happy to work in with clients that have out of hours requirements. We understand that equipment breaking down prevents you from earning your living. We will always do whatever we can to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

The team is lead by Paul and his right hand man, Team Leader, Kent. They are very conscientious in regards to the safety and quality of work that they put out. Paul can be contacted on 03 9310 2722 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Breaking through to new innovation

29 May 2019 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

At ATE, we’ve continued to strengthen our capability and processes, which has enabled us to grow and diversify our product range.

Our heavy duty vacuum tankers are built to the highest Australian standards – we’ve been accredited with the Australian Made certification and designed a product that solves the challenges our clients face.  We offer the following:

  • Choice of PTO or auxiliary engine derived power;
  • Liquid ring or positive displacement vacuum pump with between 1000cfm and 2400cfm and high vacuum;
  • Options to include tipping barrel, opening rear door, lift axles, steer axles, integrated and interlocked mass cut-off, Dangerous Goods (DG) specification;
  • Standard build utilising 304 stainless steel, with 316 stainless steel / mild steel pressure plate or aluminium as an option.

We aim for nothing less than continuing to improve the way we do business and expand our product offerings - and our clients are always at the forefront of our thinking. 

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