Why your industry needs a water trailer

Water trailers are an indispensable piece of equipment that is versatile across industries. Whether for agriculture, construction, mining, councils or other industries, water trailers can ease the pressure of upkeep. To help decide the appropriate water trailer here are a few basics to consider

(1) Size and water Capacity. Depending on your water storage requirements its important to factor in the trailer capacity in order to make sure that your trailer can hold the right amount of water needed. Durotank’s Poly Water trailers range from 1200l to 2,500L in size, whilst our water shuttle is available in a much larger 22,000L capacity .

(2) Ability to withstand harsh conditions. An important factor determining durability is material. This is why at Durotank we love polyethylene for our Poly Water Trailers. It is a lightweight material, built tough to withstand all industry requirements. Tank design is also reinforced to ensure stability and prevent excess sloshing.

(3) Features that reinforce stability include tough tow hitches, suitable braking to match fully loaded weight, ball baffle system and heavy duty jockey wheels. With tough tow hitches additional stability is achieved by enabling safer navigation on steep inclines, safer turning angles, swivel retraction and optimum ground clearance. Single or dual axle chassis further enable stability.

Water trailers enable easy and effective use of water transportation and dispersion across a range of industries. There are a variety of applications for water trailers with some popular examples including: construction site dust suppression, concrete cutting dust control, firefighting and fire suppression, construction machinery washing and spraying and demolition dust control.

Within the agricultural industry water trailers provide continual solutions to unique challenges. Water trailers can be used for irrigation purposes enabling an even dispersion of water, fertilisers, and pesticides suitable for wineries, orchards and fields that require maintenance. For water transportation, water trailers can assist in carrying water to livestock in remote areas, or as water storage for locations that receive infrequent rainfall. And of course, they can be used for firefighting and dust suppression.

Working within the construction industry there are also requirements that a water trailer can easily fulfill. Whether it’s soil compaction to properly prepare infrastructure foundations, or unsealed road maintenance, a water trailer can assist your project needs. An important factor to consider with construction are the strict rules surrounding dust suppression and worksites. A control measure for this is spraying water onto surfaces, as this prevents dust from being released whilst capturing already airborne dust both of which reduce the likelihood of dust-related diseases. Similarly in mining there is a need for dust suppression, and within the industry an importance is placed on site and machinery compliance which is why for all of our water trailers there is an option to select for mining specifications.

Ground maintenance is another pragmatic use for water trailers and this is applicable to councils, sports associations, equestrian arenas and even livestock shows. For larger areas of grass or greenery that require irrigation a water trailer is a hassle free solution. Also for dirt tracks that need regular maintenance and regulated moisture content this is a practical solution.

Two other notable mentions are water trailers within the firefighting industry especially within arid climates and the use of water trailers as effective cleaning of machinery and equipment.

Durotank’s range of Poly Water Trailers are designed and manufactured in Australia, featuring a polyethylene tank with ball baffle system to ensure stability of liquid when transporting. They require minimal maintenance whilst maximising versatility of use. Our Water Shuttle offers a great option for bulk water cartage. Get in touch with our team today to see how we can assist your organisation with our range of water trailers on 1 300 829 802.

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