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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to all Suppliers and Customers

The Government is officially considering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as a moderate risk to the UK.

We would like to reassure all of our suppliers and customers that we are staying up to date with the latest Government instructions and will adhere to any guidelines put in place while supporting you in the most effective way possible. Our aim is to maintain our business performance in this uncertain time while safeguarding our staff and services.

To that end, we would ask that all visitors read the following information before delivery to or attending our site:-

  • Please do not visit our site if you feel unwell or have visited individuals who have been identified as being a close contact of someone with coronavirus
  • Please do not visit our site if you are in a category advised to self-isolate by the latest government guidelines
  • Our staff have been advised that handshaking is not recommended and visitors are advised to keep a 2 metre safe distance where possible
  • Hand washing facilities are available on site so please ensure these are used to maintain good personal hygiene
  • If access to your address is restricted, please notify us and likewise we will notify you of any restrictions to our site

The latest government information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Please familiarise yourself with the latest guidelines from Public Health England and take any appropriate action if you are planning to visit us. We would like to continue business as effectively as possible and the well being of our customers, employees and suppliers is of the greatest importance to us.

We wish you well during these unprecedented times and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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Bailey Truck Engineering is now live!

We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of our subsidiary company – Bailey Truck Engineering.

Our new website will offer a range of services around Truck Mounted Cranes, Vehicle Hydraulics & Electrics. We are incredibly proud to also now be a Fassi approved service and repair centre in our area! Our range of services will include Sales, Technical Support, Installation, Service, Repairs, Load testing cranes & lifting attachments, and Fassi service and repair.

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Christmas 2019!

It’s that wonderful time of year again and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you for all of your custom throughout 2019, we look forward to working with you throughout 2020 and beyond! It has been a fantastic year for us here at Bailey Ltd – we launched our new range of Hydraulic Oil and Fuel Tanks, and have had the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects with some of our valued customers.

We have some exciting plans for 2020 too so watch this space!!


This year we will be closed from 1pm on Monday 23rd December, and will reopen again on Friday 3rd January 2020

Merry Christmas Everybody, from all at Bailey Ltd

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Tank FAQ

Tank FAQ

In this post you will find everything you need to know about our ever expanding range of Hydraulic Oil Tanks and Combination Tanks.

What type of tanks are available from Bailey Ltd?

We can manufacture all types of tanks for diesel and also hydraulic oil. We stock generic tanks but also offer a bespoke tank design service to meet your requirements.

What is the difference between a hydraulic tank and a combination tank?

A Combination Tank is used on a vehicle when there isn’t sufficient space on a chassis to fit a hydraulic tank, so the original fuel tank is removed and replaced with a tank that has two sections – one for Oil and one for Diesel
A Hydraulic Tank would be fitted in an existing space on a vehicle chassis to contain Hydraulic Oil only

What types of applications can these tanks be used for?

The purpose of the tanks are to use tipping gear, which can be used for many types of work including tipping, tip/walking floor, ejector trailer and tipper-tanker.

Fuel tanks can be used for vehicles to increase fuel capacity and also to run diesel engines on trailers

How do I know what size tank I will need?

A combination tank would usually be on a maximum capacity basis to ensure as much fuel as possible for enabled. Normally we work around the 190 Litre mark for tipping gear, but can happily advise on any requirements you many need for different applications and we could also advise and measure your vehicle to accommodate a tank fitment

What type of tank do I need?

This depends on what kind of work you are doing. Usually, if you have a gap on the side of your chassis we would manufacture a side mounted tank. The other options are combination tank to replace the fiel cell or we can offer a rear of cab option depending on the position of your fifth wheel

Do Bailey Hydraulic Tanks come with a guarantee?

Yes, as long as the tank has been fitted correctly and used for the intended purpose of the design they come with a 2 year warranty

What are Bailey tanks made from?

Our tanks are made from Transport 5251 Grade Aluminium – cut, folded and welded in our workshop to your requirements

How are tanks fitted to the vehicle?

All tanks are supplied with black mounting brackets and straps with rubbers pre-assembled. Side mounted tanks are bolted to the side rail of the chassis, rear of cab tanks are clamped or bolted to the top of the chassis (depending on the vehicle type)

Do you supply a fitting service?

Yes, we can fit all types of fuel and oil tanks for you. We are also able to add a range of fittings to your requirements such as alloy bosses for 1/4″ bsp to 3″ bsp, level gauges and tank mounted return filters if required

What is the best way to maintain a tank?

The most important factor is to ensure the straps are tightened periodically to 55-60nm. We recommend this is done weekly. We would also recommend you replace any perished or slit rubbers to straps or brackets and ensure the breathable cap is kept in a good condition (keep it clean so the tank can breathe when in use)

What else can you manufacture?

We can also manufacture combination tank toolboxes. These can either be hydraulic or fuel tank toolboxes

Do you offer painting/powdercoating options?

Yes, we offer a range of options for personalising your tank – please just contact us to discuss your requirements


View our Hydraulic Tanks here and our Combination Tanks here. Or, for further information please contact us.

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Bailey Combination Tanks

Following our recent announcement introducing our Hydraulic Oil Tank range to you, we are now very excited to announce that we gained Type Approval Certification via the VCA for the manufacture of Fuel Tanks! Approval Documentation is available to download here

This means we are now able to offer for sale our own range of Bailey Combination (fuel and oil) Tanks! Alongside our range of standard Hydraulic Tanks, we now stock and supply the following:-

• 550 Litre Combination Tank (350D/200H)
• 600 Litre Combination Tank (400D/200H)

Bespoke sizes are also available on a quotation basis.

All of our tanks consist of a 4mm Aluminium pressed and welded shell, and come supplied with a filler breather cap, outlet flange, return flanges and all brackets and straps required. We can either supply and fit the tanks, or we are able to supply the tanks in kit form for self-fitting. Optional extras include treadplate top plates and steps as required.

Our standard size tanks are as follows:

Bailey Combination Tanks

These products are supplied with a 2 year Tank Guarantee and 1 year Hydraulic Guarantee. All of our tanks are manufactured in house and undergo rigorous testing prior to despatch/fitting.

View our Hydraulic Tanks here and our Combination Tanks here

If you would like further information, or a no-obligation quote, please contact our sales team.