A custom built water truck is designed to carry water. There is a range of sizes and designs for water tanks for different purposes. To determine the water truck capacity needed, you will need to look at your goals, your area’s possible weight limitations, and the type of licence required to operate different types of tanker trucks. The size of the tank will also greatly depend on the kind of truck and axle chassis it is to be mounted on.
Smaller water trucks
Some residential, local community and commercial projects require a large amount of water but still don’t require the same amount of water as bigger construction or mining operations. For these projects, such as landscaping, small tanks will be used. Smaller water trucks will typically have a carrying capacity of between 5,000 and 8,000 litres.
Larger water trucks
Bigger operations like firefighting, mining and irrigation, or drought relief might call for a larger amount of liquid cargo to be transported at one time. Even though these trucks are designed to transport vast amounts of water with impeccable stability, there is a limit to how heavy large tankers and the maximum carrying capacity of a tanker truck can be. Bigger tanks will hold up to 50,000 litres.
Types of tanks
Different worksite settings have unique needs that need to be considered, and since water trucks can be customizable, it is possible to get one that is ideal for your needs and wants specifically. A water truck pumping system can be power take-off, hydraulic driven, electric, gas or diesel. Water cannons can be installed, different spray heads can be used to control the water output, and water hose reels can be incorporated with adjustable spray nozzles, to name just a few customizable features of these trucks.