Innovative Products of America (IPA) this month unveiled a new Mobile Transfer Fuel Unit, its most recent offering for the heavy-duty transportation industry. Welded on a steel frame and powered by two Group 31 batteries, the mobile unit is designed to transfer fuel from tanks, drums or storage containers at a rate of 20 gal. per minute for up to 9 hours.
The new fuel transfer unit has a resettable flow meter with a lifetime tally, two 6-ft. hoses (extension hoses optional), and a fuel dispensing nozzle. An in-line filter and water separator help to eliminate condensation problems.
According to IPA, the Mobile Fuel Transfer is useful for emptying tanks at roadside accidents and tanks that need repair. It can also be used to transfer fuel from one container to another or by scrap yard dealers who must remove fuel from tanks before disposing of the vehicles.
The company also released a new version of its Mobile Universal Trailer Tester (MUTT), dubbed the SuperMUTT. It is an advanced diagnostic tool developed to quickly test and identify all trailer lighting functions (i.e. cross circuits, short circuits, and open circuits, etc.) and air brakes. Operating on two Group 31 batteries, the compact SuperMUTT comes with rubber tires, a remote control for air brakes and an inlet for full-time emergency air supply. The unit can save a minimum of 20 to 25 minutes per trailer inspection, according to IPA, and from 45 minutes to several hours on problem trailers.