A new high pressure water blaster designed specifically for truck wash applications has been released by Australian Pump Industries.
An extension of Aussie Pumps highly successful Scud range, the new Truck Wash Special is equipped with a “Big Berty” Bertolini slow speed heavy duty triplex pump that delivers 21 litres per minute flow at 2600 psi pressure.
“We have a lot of our Scuds for hire at every major rental company in the country, with its 4000 psi, 15 litre per minute pump. The machines, either Honda petrol engine drive or Yanmar diesel, are widely used in earthmoving, transport, professional cleaning and similar applications,” said Aussie Pump’s chief engineer John Hales.
The Aussie Truck Wash uses higher flow and less pressure to get big muddy jobs done faster. That makes service work easier and enhances appearance.
It’s driven through a gearbox from a Honda 13hp engine.
The Big Berty pump offers real advantages with a huge finned crankcase to provide cool running, solid ceramic pistons and a unique valve arrangement comprising 316 stainless steel valves to prevent corrosion and enhance high fluid dynamic efficiency.
“The pumps are made to last and come with a four year warranty,” Hales added.
The machine is encapsulated in Aussie’s unique stainless steel welded frame with its registered Scud design.
The Scud is a big success not just in Australia but around the world. It features OH&S friendly advantages, obvious with its unique curved configuration and virtually no “sharps”.
The big 13” steel wheels with flat free tyres is another big advantage. It makes the machine easy to push around.
Another big advantage of Aussie’s Scud Truck Wash Special is having the advantage of being able to fit it with an optional stainless steel high pressure hose reel, rated to 5000 psi maximum pressure. It’s supplied with up to 30 metres of high pressure hose. This gives the operator a major advantage in terms of reach.
Loads of other accessories are also available including long wands for under carriage cleaning, turbo lances for enhanced effective working pressure and even a telescopic wand that gives the operator the ability to clean up to 5 metres in height without the use of ladders.
“We have studied the trucking industry and interviewed many owner operators and big corporate transport lines as well,” said Hales.
“We think this is a great result and will follow it up with putting on the market high pressure electric drive steam cleaners and cold wash machines with similar capacity for static installations in transport depots or workshops.”
Hydraulic drive options
Hydraulic drive high pressure washers are also becoming more popular, especially for water carts and tankers with hydraulic pumps fitted to the PTO.
The company produces a range of hydraulic drive high pressure water blasters from 2000 to 5000 psi, enabling serious performance for mobile cleaning applications.
“There are many reasons why hydraulics is preferred. A hydraulically driven motor that is close coupled to the pump can operate with minimal maintenance because components are bathed in hydraulic oil,” said Hales.
Hydraulic power also delivers consistent power and is not subject, like internal combustion engines are, to ingress dust or water. For more info, please visit aussiepumps.com.au.