There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to operations at mining or construction companies. One of the most important aspects to consider is quality equipment. The success of a mine relies strongly on the equipment that works within it. One essential piece of equipment is the water truck.
Where can these vehicles be used?
Water trucks are used for various vital purposes across mining and construction, such as soil compaction, dust suppression, road construction and fire prevention/control.
Road construction and maintenance
Water trucks can quickly and efficiently compact any terrain into an even surface by working in unison with a compaction roller or grader. These trucks will help to ensure a smooth finish to any road, simplifying an otherwise laborious and complicated task. Over time, eventually these roads will also need maintenance, which is why it is so beneficial to own your own water truck.
With the various safety and health risks that uncontrolled dust particles pose, a water truck can be a necessity on some dry and dusty sites. Excessive dust can lead to serious health concerns for construction workers and miners, contribute to air pollution to neighbouring areas, and make a worksite unendurable due to lack of visibility. Water trucks can assist with dust control by spraying water, by utilizing hose reels and spray nozzles, and prevent dust particles from filling the air.
Fire prevention and control
Although fire control isn’t one of the primary purposes of a water truck on construction and mining sites, they are important to have should an incident occur. Having a water truck on standby can assist in fire control and prevent irreparable disaster. Water truck use for fire prevention control could avert costly expenses associated with site damage and could even save a life.