Fuel tanker driver Bruce Andersen, famous for efficiency in his rig, has done it again.
With his customised DAF CF450 prime mover and 43,000 litre tanker he is able to save about $20k a year in fuel costs, on his route between Hervey Bay and Brisbane.
After a few 600km round trips, his baby needs a bath. And what pressure cleaner does a man famous for efficiency choose? An Aussie Scud 351 Truck Wash Special.
Why I bought Aussie
Bruce tells the story of how he came to buy an Aussie Scud 351 pressure cleaner.
“I was at the Brisbane Truck Show in May, looking to buy a new pressure cleaner,” said Bruce. “After two weeks, nobody had got back to me and I had to call them. They were disorganised and didn’t know my details.”
After this disappointing experience, Bruce saw an Aussie Pumps ad in Big Rigs, and gave them a call.
“I spoke to the boss, and he really knew about his product. I thought I wanted a hot water machine, but we decided a cold water with higher pressure would be best for my needs.
“He said what he would do, then he did what he said,” recalls Bruce. “That’s why I bought the Aussie.”
Half the time
With Bruce’s old 11 Lpm/180 bar machine, it took 4.5 to 5 hours to clean the truck.
But now it only takes him 2 to 2.5 hours to wash down his rig.
Bruce uses the same chemicals he’s always used: Eazy Gleam Rip Off heavy-duty cleaner/degreaser, and Carnauba Wash & Wax.
He only needs to scrub the front if the bugs are bad, and the back to remove road grime.
With the Aussie Scud, the 21 l/min flow at 2600 psi means the lance does the scrubbing for you.
The 30 metre hose means Bruce can walk right around the rig without moving the Aussie Blaster. There’s no need for a ladder because a 2m Aussie Lance has a 20 degree bend and reaches to the top.
Attention to detail
Bruce considered using a truck wash service, but realised he might miss signs that maintenance was required. It was better for him to clean his own rig and be alert to any subtle changes.
Bruce’s attention to detail on his truck and its maintenance has led to direct savings in costs and time.
“I highly recommend the machine and the service we’ve got from Aussie Pumps,” said Bruce.
Dedication runs in the family
Bruce is clearly committed to keeping his rig well-maintained, and it seems that dedication runs in the family. His 12-year-old daughter was looking forward to helping her dad. However it seems the Aussie Scud 351 was so powerful, Bruce wouldn’t let his daughter use it yet. Never mind, the Scud is so durable it will still be working hard for the Andersen family when his daughter has grown up. They last decades.
For more information contact aussiepumps.com.au.