Truck Works LLC multi purpose Water Truck is a perfect example of how galvanizing can be utilized in ways you wouldn’t normally think is possible. Offering Hot Dip Galvanized water tanks to the construction, road maintenance and firefighting industries for the past 10 years in order to provide superior corrosion resistance, longevity and ROI. This patented upgrade gives the consumer another option over the traditional epoxy coated steel, stainless steel or aluminum tanks. These common material options can have their inherent downsides when combating harsh water or salt on the roads. Our HDG tanks are dipped as a fully welded assembly allowing for greater corrosion resistance inside and out.
Superior corrosion resistance, longevity and ROI.
Offering Hot Dip Galvanized water tanks to the market creates a product that will last at least the lifetime of this truck, if not longer, which is not typical for the construction market and a valuable asset for the fire industry. The lifespan of a steel water tank in the rental industry is expected to last 3-5 years before it’s taken out of service for a new tank to be built and installed or sold off all due to the deterioration that begins to take its toll on the rest of the componentry as well as the chassis it is installed on. The option of Hot Dip Galvanizing curbs this cycle of waste, reduces maintenance and downtime.
This 4250 gallon HDG tank is constructed from A36 grade steel and features 48” transverse baffle spacing and dual longitudinal baffles for superior control of the water movement while transporting in on or off-road conditions while providing structure for galvanizing. This reinforced structure including a 5/16” thick belly plate is designed specifically to aide in the dipping process and to allow the substrate to flow in and out of all surfaces to provide a 100% galvanized product. With the galvanizing process stress relieving the fabricated steel, the likelihood of cracking and baffles falling out is lessened, which is a common issue for on and off-road tanks. All external components traditionally welded to the tank are bolted on to allow them to be fully galvanized as well which includes the rear ladder, hydrant fill pipe, bracketing and wireways.
Truck Works went a step further on this truck and galvanized all the schedule 40 piping that is in contact with water. This cost effective option compared to stainless steel piping preserves the life of the pump, spray heads, cannons, and reels because they will not become clogged with the normal corrosion from steel, thus reducing downtime and maintenance costs of the completed truck. The longevity of galvanized piping also has the added benefit of not corroding any of the chassis components such as the frame.
HDG water tanks provides a better return on investment by complimenting a truck that will last with a tank system that will last. This is particularly important to rural fire departments that have limited budgets and rely on the equipment to last decades. Our galvanized tank systems have been very popular among the firefighting industry for this reason and 95% of the Fire Tenders we sell are being galvanized. This truck here is deployed in California, along with the 2 others we have built for this customer and can be contracted out for dust abatement in construction as well as to assist on fires as a nurse tender or direct firefighting due to its internal structure meeting NFPA requirements.
Original Equipment Manufacturing
Phoenix, AZ United States
Corrosion Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, Sustainability
Tanks, pipes, fittings, rails, ladders
Truck Works LLC
Dennis McGill, JuanFernadez, Juan Robles
Truck Works LLC
Truck Works LLC
AZZ Galvanizing - Arizona
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