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Get The Most Out of Your Water Truck

by: Niece Equipment / December 17, 2019

Your water truck can be a useful tool in maintaining work sites. For locations that have long roads or dry climates, these tools are not desired, they’re absolutely necessary. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of your water truck.

Plan Refilling and Refueling Routes

It’s important to understand where and when water trucks fill up along these routes. It makes no sense to have one refill station at the end of a 22-mile quarry road. By the time the driver of the truck gets back to refill, he’s more than likely made the problem worse. Having a refill station at both ends allows for proper spraying and dust control. 

On the same hand, having a plan for refueling can greatly improve uptime and streamline the process for all involved. If each person with a water truck or fuel & lube truck knew exactly where to be and when there would be far less waiting and far more productive. This can lead to increased uptime and better worksite morale because the process is working as it should.

Topics: water trucks, preventative maintenance

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Maximize Water Usage

Utilizing your water efficiently at the worksite can limit overrun costs and unnecessary wear and tear on your equipment. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to make these systems more efficient and productive. Most water trucks have few options for spraying. Making small tweaks can have a huge impact on effectiveness from a long-term perspective. Testing different spray heads that come with your machine can let you fine-tune the water truck to deliver the water the way you want it. 

For example, a job site in Texas will need a different set of applicators to control dust than sites located in humid climates. Be sure to test various options and look for further tweaks. Areas to focus on would be the pressure and speed of your truck.

If you want more tips on how to maximize water usage on your site our sales team can point you in the right direction.

Preventive Maintenance

This is a practice that should be employed for equipment operators across the board. Taking preemptive measures to keep your machinery’s uptime at or near 100% ensures you mitigate unexpected downtime and maximize production efficiency. 

Water trucks are no different. Being intentional about shutting down the equipment and cleaning it properly can improve longevity in the long-term and functionality in the short-term. Be sure to take the necessary steps to keep your machine running in tip top shape!