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What Are Water Trucks Used For?

Water trucks are an important part of mining and construction operations.

Dust control, compaction, and even fire prevention are some of the uses of these powerful machines.

Water trucks are different from normal trucks in that they have special tank specifications, custom chassis design, mounting apparatuses, and necessary pumping equipment.

How Water Trucks Work

Water trucks come in a variety of sizes and designs, with larger trucks able to haul as much as 36,000L.

Some are even specifically designed for mining work and come with off-road tyres, safety equipment and are reinforced for stability over rugged terrain.

The spraying and filling abilities also vary from truck to truck, depending on the purpose.

Firstly, filler pipes are mounted on the truck’s near side or via an opening on top of the tank.

As for spaying capabilities, spray nozzles can be attached on the front, side and/or rear of the truck.

They are typically controlled from inside the driver’s cab.

There are also drip bars, hose reels, water cannons and more.

Water Trucks In Mining And Construction

Dust Suppression

In Australia’s dry and dusty outback, dust control sometimes is a real problem.

This is because it is a hazard to workers.

Dust suppression is particularly important when doing large-scale earthmoving operations such as mining and civil construction projects.

Water trucks such as the Caterpillar 769D are used to spray the dry earth and reduce billowing dust.

Compaction

Adding moisture to soil makes it easier to compact.

Water trucks and big roller compactors are working together to compress the surface, making it smooth and even.

Fire Prevention

As most mining operations occur in extremely remote inland Australia, water trucks are also used to stop fires from spreading.

Sometimes, commercial water trucks are called upon to support fire trucks in controlling bush fires.

Also, when weather conditions pose a severe fire danger, these trucks may also be used to wet the area for fire prevention.

Water Truck Hire Brisbane & Queensland

Read more about water trucks on the official Caterpillar website.

Talk to Grace Peters about all your water truck needs. Call now on (07) 3315 2621.

 

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