Twin Custom Water Trucks

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.

The more specialized the customization of your water truck is, the better suited it is to fulfill your specific needs. Although the capacity of a water truck isn’t the only customizable part, this is the central part of the truck and getting the right size and type is essential. Some different types of tanks include:

  • Steel tanks, Stainless steel tanks,aluminum tanks and Fiberglass (FRP) and plastic, each with different lining thicknesses and finishes.
  • Potable and non-potable tanks transport either clean, drinkable water or non-drinkable water for varying purposes across different types of sites.
  • Tanks with numerous water truck sprayer options and compartments for storage.
  • Tanks with different types of mounting configurations.
  • Baffles that help keep the forward and backward liquid surge at a minimum and maintain stability.

Before acquiring a water truck of your own, be sure to evaluate the needs that must be met at your work site.  By assessing your needs, you will be able to determine which capabilities and extra features your truck of choice must possess. Once you can choose which type of water truck suits your needs best, you may also want to acquire a range of customized supporting equipment ( custom mobile staircase and custom truck decks) to help facilitate your projects. 

Wabash Mfg. Inc. creates specialized water trucks and equipment solutions for various industries based on their individual demands. Give us a call now for more information about our water tank trucks!