Timing is everything when it comes to agriculture. Some factors may be controlled but others such as the weather, we can only plan around. When a new product is introduced to the industry, there will be some who decide to use it and those who prefer to keep working in a traditional style. For those using any machinery that runs on diesel, diesel exhaust fluid is a necessity. Regulations on high-horsepower engines require the use of diesel exhaust fluid to reduce emission. When time is so valuable, it is imperative to buy the best DEF System for agricultural use.
The following DEF systems for agriculture use are all great. The idea is to be able to fill up the DEF tank of the different tractors and machines, which are in remote locations. It is important to notate that for an agricultural setting a tractor may use anywhere from 5 to 50 gallons of DEF per day.
All of the DEF systems for agricultural use presented bellow have been designed for rugged use in a location that does not necessarily have electricity access. When choosing the best option, remember to calculate your current and foreseen diesel exhaust fluid usage. This will determine the size of the unit which is required.
The main difference between the pump of these systems is the type of pump; vane / diaphragm. Although different both types of pumps work well and are both designed to minimize noise generation.
GPM & Housing
The gallons per minute dispensed for these pumps will be too close to compare, and will likely be the same. Although I was not able to find any GPM specifications on Titan’s spec sheet, I can estimate it is a close number to the 7-9 GPMs. Housing for all three DEF system units is the same with an all poly construction.
The different types of configurations for nozzles are as follows: manual vs automatic, plastic vs stainless steel and with or without a meter. The top configuration you can get is an automatic stainless steel nozzle with a meter. With the basic manual nozzle, you will save some money but there can also be unwanted spills do to having to guess when the tank is full. A nozzle with automatic shut-off will save you the trouble of guessing and will stop once the tank is full. Plastic will also be less expensive but not as sturdy and durable as an all stainless steel nozzle. Noxguard’s P.O.D.S comes with a standard manual plastic nozzle, but it can be upgraded to a full stainless steel automatic nozzle with a meter for a small premium. From the information found online, I found that both Piusi and Titan use a nozzle which is plastic with a stainless steel tip only. Piusi’s portable basic model comes with no meter but can be upgraded to a nozzle with a meter. Titan’s unit does come with a meter and an automatic nozzle.
Dispense hose length can be an important feature for the different applications of a DEF system for agricultural use. It is important to take a look at the units that will need DEF to determine the length of the hose needed. Piusi’s comes with a 19.6 ft hose and Titan’s with a 20 ft hose , in the standard unit. The Noxguard P.O.D.S standard unit comes with a 13 ft hose, which can be upgraded to a longer hose if desired.
Similar to hose length, tank capacity needed depends on how much equipment you have and the DEF used per unit. Before deciding on which unit to purchase, calculate how many gallons of DEF your equipment uses per day/week or month. Also keep in mind how many times you would like to refill the tank. The Noxguard P.O.D.S and the Piusi Portable Tank have two sizes available, 55 and 53 gallons and 110 and 106 gallons respectively. Titan has 4 sizes available, which provides flexibility and more options for the user.
If you purchase the Piusi Portable Tank or the Noxguard P.O.D.S a 2-year warranty will cover the equipment from manufacturers defects. Titan offers a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase. The limited warranty will not cover negligence, improper installation and or use.
All DEF systems come with a lockable lid, in order to secure the pump and its parts.