Whale Tankers will be featuring one of the most cutting edge Kaiserwhale dirty water recyclers at this year’s CV show.  Whale’s latest offering is designed specifically for the UK infrastructure and is proving to be one of the most cost-effective and reliable sewer cleaning machines available on the today’s market.

The big draw on the stand will be one of two Mantank Environmental Services vehicles which are currently in build, and are destined to work in some of the UK’s most arduous conditions.  To cope with those conditions, it’s build on a 26t GVW low-emission Euro 6 Mercedes chassis.  Installed within its own compartment, the lightweight KWP 3100i liquid ring vacuum pump, with an operating performance of 3000 m3/hour, partially submerged in its own supply of sealing water, being better equipped to deal with a range of temperatures and noise is also kept to a minimum. The overhead loading boom is a Whaleflexi 150, having 320 degree rotation and a 40 degree hydraulic lift.  The arm extension is a 1325 mm with the 6” hose extending to an achievable depth of up to 8m below ground level.  It can also be fitted with an auto-parking function.

Dave Royle, Managing Director of Mantank, said “We have considered all the options.  We believe the quality of build, service and reliability plus the high residual value of Whale products to be our best long-term option.  And we also feel Whale is the most recognised brand in the industry.”

The continuous dirty water recycling is by the 320 lpm@200 bar KDU 128 pump using a 180m 1” hose on the main reel.  The dual digital meter display shows clearly how much hose is deployed and how much remains on the reel.  The high and low pressure spray bar system keeps the rotamax filter clean and Whale Parts Direct ensure a ready supply of specialist nozzles fit for the job.

For safety and operational ease, the controls can be operated either through a live-time feedback radio control, which is fully remote, or on the body-mounted control panel.  PLC and can-bus technology simplifies the operation and allows external diagnostics.   The operator also benefits from the fully integrated storage and a hygiene package.

Mark Warmington, Managing Director of Whale Tankers, said “We are very pleased to continue to support Mantank; they are one of the most progressive environmental companies in the industry so it’s truly rewarding for Whale to know they view us as the leader in recycling units.”

Last updated on: April 25th, 2017

Whale Tankers has its latest versions of the CityWhale 3 & 7 from partners Baroclean on display at this year’s CV Show.

 The two companies have been collaborating over a number of years resulting in Whale introducing these latest vehicles, with CityWhale 3 featured on the stand and the CityWhale 7 on the outside display area.  Both vehicles are highly versatile offering jetting and suction capability in a package ideal for urban operation.  The 3.2t CityWhale 3 has been incorporated onto the chassis of a 4 X 4 Ford Ranger, Euro 6 GVW 3.2 tonne.  

Bernard Pfister, Managing Director for Baroclean – who will be attending the Whale stand throughout the three days of the CV Show, said: “It is great working with our partner Whale Tankers again as they have the same philosophy as we do regarding supporting our customers’ requirements. Our aim with the CityWhale 3 is to have a vehicle that has been truly developed to suit the urban infrastructure and environment.” 

The CityWhale 3 is a combination vehicle comprised of two compartments with a total capacity of 1,200 litres. The tank and associated equipment have been made from aluminium, thus allowing the operator to achieve an upgraded tank capacity. The tank suction is achieved by a rotary vane vacuum pump having a capacity of 325 m3/Hr. With a jetting pump producing 54 litres/min at 200 bar. The control is carried out by an eight channel radio remote control.

The CityWhale7, is built on a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter, 7C15 7.5 tonne with a 150 hp Euro 6. Engine. It is a Jetvac combination vehicle having two compartments, with a total capacity of 3,800 Litres. The tank and associated equipment are made from aluminium. It will be on display in the outside area at the NEC.

Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale Tankers, added: “Baroclean and Whale Tankers have a very similar approach to business and a shared company ethos.  Specifically, we have a common focus on meeting the needs of our customers by providing a high quality product with excellent aftersales support and back-up services.”

Visitors will be able to get a first-hand look at the new CityWhale 3 & 7 and learn about their many features and benefits from the Whale team. 

Last updated on: April 25th, 2017

Whale Enterprise PVT Limited, a subsidiary of Whale Tankers Limited, has entered into a new distributorship partnership with Stock Sweepers Limited, which will operate across the Indian sub continent.

The long term arrangement makes Whale an exclusive distributor for Stock Sweepers’ road sweeping equipment and parts as well as providing service support in the region, including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.
Jeff Stock, Managing Director of Stock Sweepers, said: “We are thrilled to have entered into this agreement with Whale, who we have known for many years. We enjoy a large amount of similarities in our businesses and areas of operation, as well as having shared values in areas such as quality of product and customer support.

“An important part of the process was for us to go to India to see the Whale site and operations and visit customers. We met with the sales and management team there and we were very impressed with what we saw and heard, in particular the knowledge and expertise of their team. We were there for more than a week and throughout the visit it became increasingly apparent that working with Whale was going to be an excellent fit for us. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale, said: “It was great to be able to host Jeff and his team while they were in India and we look forward to developing sales opportunities and providing service support to Stock Sweepers’ products across the different regions within the Indian sub continent.”

Anees Ahmed, Business Development Manager for Whale Enterprise, added: “This is an exciting opportunity for Whale and Stock Sweepers to work together to develop and support our customer base in these areas. We believe the close similarities and synergies between our companies will result in an excellent working partnership moving forward.”

Whale Enterprise Director Shajahan Hussain, who has been with Whale for ten years and involved with Whale Enterprise since it was established six years ago, said: “We are looking forward to launching the first StockWhale Sweepers in India.

“The Stock Sweepers and Whale partnership will go a long way to benefitting India. It is a perfect time for the partnership to enable road sweepers to lend a helping hand in the Indian Government’s campaign for Swachh Bharat.” (translation from Hindi means ‘Clean India’).

Stock Sweepers was founded in 1998 and is a family owned and run business originally created to recondition and remount used road sweeping equipment, specifically for the company’s own dedicated hire fleet. In 2009 the company launched its own road sweeper products, the S6400 and S84000, which are available in many countries around the globe.

Last updated on: February 22nd, 2017

Whale Apprentice SchemeWhale Tankers is investing in the next generation of engineers as part of the company’s long-standing apprenticeship scheme, where young people are able to learn through a combination of hands-on training and academic study.

One particular success story from the Whale scheme is that of Jake Fletcher, who studied for his degree on a part-time basis following his apprenticeship scheme at Whale. Starting his journey with the company eight years ago, Jake went on to successfully complete HNC and HND qualifications. He gained valuable hands-on experience spending four years working on the shop floor, before working within the technical department and moving on to production design, where he currently works.

Jake has since gone on to obtain a first class BEng degree in mechanical engineering from BCU and is now striving for even greater achievements, currently studying for his masters.  The master’s degree course which Jake is currently undertaking is due to take two years to complete. He has also received his Incorporated Engineer Certification from the IMechE.

“The apprenticeship scheme at Whale is fantastic because it covers a range of disciplines and you get the chance to work within a variety of departments across the business” said Jake.  

“I first looked at other companies for apprenticeships, but after finding out about the scheme at Whale, the exciting variety of work on offer and the combination of hands-on training and academic study, I decided this was the right scheme for me.”

Jake’s Godfather was a toolmaker, instilling into him a passion for technical, hands-on working from a very young age. Like many people starting out, Jake also found the idea of being able to study while earning a living as part of an apprenticeship scheme highly appealing.

“My ambition is to be a chartered engineer.  I love working on projects and the scheme at Whale has put me on the right path to ensure I can make this a reality. I’m not saying it’s easy as sometimes I’ve spent around 35-40 hours per week working on my degree part-time, and if I have a large assignment I often spend an additional 12 hours working on it during weekends”, said Jake.

On the other hand, many of Jake’s contemporaries took a different route, going straight to university and some are now experiencing problems getting employment because they do not have a high enough level of practical working experience.

Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale Tankers and himself a former apprentice, commented: “At Whale we believe that we have a responsibility to bring on the next generation of skilled engineers. The development of young people is not only important for us, but also for the wider manufacturing industry for the future.  

“This approach brings many benefits, such as being able to develop our own people so that not only do they gain engineering skills and expertise, but they also learn about other important areas of business. As part of the structured training programme at Whale, all apprentices spend time working in different departments so as they develop over time, they begin to appreciate and understand all of the elements that make up a successful global business like ours.

“The apprenticeship scheme here at Whale has been running for many years now and has been highly successful. For many years now, Whale has continued to invest heavily in the programme and strongly believe it is not only important for the young people involved, but also vital to the development and growth of talent for our company’s future.”

The Whale apprenticeship scheme has been operating for more than 17 years with 37 men and women successfully completing the programme within this time and a total of 14 former apprentices are employed at Whale today. The scheme is helping many young people to achieve their goals, with a large number of apprentices going on to have very successful careers within Whale and now enjoying the many benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship with the company.

Run in conjunction with IMECHE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers), Whale apprentices attend Warwickshire College to receive their formal training. The qualifications they study for include EAL Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering, City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT. Apprentices are also taught related topics such as Employment Responsibilities and Rights and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Potential candidates for the Whale Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering scheme are required to possess five GCSEs or equivalent grade C and above including English, maths and a core science subject. Stage one of the application process involves an initial assessment with an interview and site visit, with stage two including a one day assessment with basic testing.

Last updated on: January 26th, 2017

Whale Tankers has signed a new agreement with US water jet tooling manufacturer StoneAge, for the distribution of its ‘Warthog’ premier range of rotary jetting nozzles for sewer applications.

Stoneage / Warthog join forces with WhaleThe arrangement makes Whale a distributor for Warthog in the UK and Ireland, as well as in the Middle East and India.

Being showcased at this month’s RWM 2016 exhibition (NEC Birmingham, 13 – 15 September) the expanded Warthog product range is comprised of three main models, the Classic, the Magnum and the new Switcher, which is a water saving environmental product.  The range will be available for order from Whale Parts as well as via the company’s Parts Direct web site and will be held in stock for either collection or next day delivery. 

Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale Tankers, said: “We have known StoneAge and their excellent Warthog products for many years now and with our increased share of the recycler market, the synergies between our companies are now so great, particularly regarding the new Switcher range, we felt the time was right to enter into a formal agreement to market these top quality nozzle products.”

Andrew Birt, European Dealer Manager for StoneAge, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Whale Tankers representing our sales interests in the UK, Ireland, the Middle East and India.  We’ve had informal discussions with them over the last few years and Whale was involved in the original testing of the recycling Magnum range.  They have become so well known in the drain cleaning and recycler market, we believe they are most certainly the right partner for us moving forward.

Stoneage Warthog Switcher Sewer Nozzle

A Stoneage Warthog Switcher Sewer Nozzle

“As part of the negotiation process, our Chief Executive Officer, Kerry Siggins, visited Whale’s UK facility at Ravenshaw and was very impressed with the operation, quality of manufacture and in particular, the knowledge and expertise of their parts and technical team.  We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial working relationship with Whale.”

Whale’s continuous dirty water recycler products are from its renowned and widely proven KaiserWhale range.

Mark Warmington added: “Our recyclers are tried and tested by operators throughout the UK and it is great that we will be able to offer these premier quality rotary jetting nozzles to our existing and new customers to perfectly complement our products.

“The KaiserWhale’s ability to continuously recycle dirty water minimises the amount of water required and preserves precious clean water supplies, while maximising time spent on site for the operational team.”

StoneAge Inc. is based in Durango, Colorado, and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automated waterblast equipment and tooling for industrial companies and contractors. Today the company has more than 150 dealers in 50 countries offering products for industrial, sewer, and coiled tube cleaning as well as custom engineered equipment for application specific challenges.

Whale Parts Direct can be accessed via www.Whalepartsdirect.co.uk Enquiries regarding the Warthog range or any other aspect of the Whale parts and service offering can be made via email on parts@whale.co.uk or by phone on 0121 704 5720.

Last updated on: September 13th, 2016

Gullivers Tanker at RWM Show

Featuring on the Gullivers’ outdoor stand at this year’s RWM is a new 18 tonne High Volume Combination (HVC) tanker from Whale Tankers.

Gullivers’ new HVC is destined for its general hire fleet and will be used for gully cleaning and sewer jetting for a range of customers in the municipal sector.  The company has purchased a total of 238 vehicles from Whale since the relationship was first established in 2003.

This latest addition takes the current quantity of Whale vehicles in the Gullivers’ fleet to 140.  During the last 12 months, the company has ordered 16 tankers from Whale, which include five HVCs, five Medium Volume Combinations (MVCs), two 26 tonne KiloWhales, two 32 tonne KaiserWhale recyclers, and two 18 tonne KaiserWhale dirty water recyclers.

Including a range of equipment for performance and health and safety purposes specified by Gullivers, the RWM show vehicle offers an exceptional jetting performance level of 2000PSI at 58 gpm and provides a primary hose reel fitted with 100 metres of 1” thermoplastic hose and a 10 metre leader hose.  Other key features include a 5” boom fitted with high pressure boom jets for ease of gully cleaning from a separate jetting pump, a Mistral 4 series vacuum pump and a Mistral pump PTO powered for quick gully operation.  Anti-vibration gully handles and soft start and safe on both hose reels are also fitted.

The successful business relationship has been established during the last 13 years and is due to the high level of technical know-how, quality manufacturing, reliability and parts and service back up provided by Whale.

Philippe Harding, Managing Director for Gullivers, explains: “We purchased our first Whale tankers originally due to their excellent reputation in the market place and this has been proven to us time and time again.  We have continued with purchasing their tankers as this has enabled us to deliver the latest innovative equipment to our customers in the waste water market.”

Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale Tankers, added: “It is great that Gullivers are using RWM to showcase their latest HVC from Whale and this highlights the strength of our working relationship and their confidence in our product. We’d encourage visitors to the show to go along and take a look for themselves as well as dropping into the Whale stand to find out more about this and the other tankers we have available for a wide range of applications.”

Last updated on: September 13th, 2016

Featuring on the Whale Tankers stand at RWM is the BioWhale, a new product line created to help the UK better manage unavoidable food waste.  BioWhale will be demonstrated at the show to give visitors the chance to see and learn more about the system.Bio Whale Demonstration

The BioWhale is a vacuum system that collects, processes and stores food waste at customers’ locations. The food waste is deposited into the system via a hopper, where it is shredded, ground up and mixed into a ‘soup’ that is stored under vacuum for up to three weeks. The ‘soup’ is then removed by a vacuum truck and delivered to an anaerobic digestion plant where it is converted into renewable energy in the form of biogas and organic fertiliser.

Available in three sizes, compact – 4,000 litres, standard – 12,000 litres and large – 24,000 litres, BioWhale offers odour and maintenance free operation. When combined with the logistics and management system, it provides an easy ‘just push the button’ option for chefs and catering managers, requiring no up-front investment and providing a full food waste service from the point the waste is created through to 100% recycling into green energy and organic fertiliser.

Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale Tankers, said: “This is a particularly exciting project for us and we’re looking forward to developing this unique opportunity for the UK food service market.

“Food waste disposal is vital to all types of food and catering establishments.  By enabling fewer waste collections, it is possible to reduce the number of journeys and in turn, carbon footprint.  In addition, by making it simpler to recycle food waste, we are playing an important role in increasing the supply of renewable energy in the UK.”

The BioWhale is manufactured at Whale’s Ravenshaw, Solihull, facility.  In addition to manufacturing and supplying the BioWhale system, Whale is providing all aftermarket support including two services per unit per year.

Last updated on: September 13th, 2016

Whale Tankers MVC for Dawson RentalsWhale Tankers will be showcasing a high specification Medium Volume Combination GullyWhale, built for nationwide vehicle hire specialist Dawsonrentals, at this month’s RWM 2016 exhibition (NEC Birmingham, 13 – 15 September).

The vehicle is one of 10 recently ordered by Dawsonrentals specifically to meet increased demand from its customers for gully and drain cleaning tanker equipment.

Glen Carruthers, Sales Director for Dawsonrentals, said: “We only purchase the highest quality and most cost effective equipment for our hire fleet and these vehicles from Whale have proved to be a popular addition to our offering since we introduced them 2.5 years ago.

“In addition, the performance, reliability and support given by Whale is second to none and as such, we now operate more than 26 new combination units and have just ordered a further 10 to enable us to meet high customer demand.”


Chris Anderson, Commercial Director for Whale Tankers, added: “We’re really pleased that one of the UK’s leading hire companies is receiving such a good response to our vehicles from their customers, that they continue to purchase more from us.

“It is becoming increasingly important for councils and local authorities to ensure our roads are kept free from lying water, particularly in light of extreme weather conditions in recent years causing flooding. Gully and drain clearing tankers have a key part to play in this and providers like Dawsonrentals ensure the right equipment is available, when the operators need it.”

The high specification GullyWhale for Dawsonrentals offers a wide range of features and benefits for operators.

Including the latest in health and safety requirements, the 8100 litre capacity tanker has been designed to offer worry-free operation for the user. Safe and soft start jetting functions on the 125lpm and 125 bar jetting pump ensures that there is only a controlled amount of water pressure in the system. A blue 10m leader hose is fitted to the 100m ¾” main reel with a hydraulic 30m second reel fitted on the nearside.

A three stage tipping ram with stainless steel lining in the dirty compartment, fully hydraulic rear door and clamps with dewatering screen are controlled from the nearside, keeping the operator away from harm when offloading.

A 5” gully boom is fitted with high pressure boom jets and anti-vibration handles, making the gullies easier and safer to empty, while the Whale air operated grid lifter gives the operator assistance when removing difficult grids.

Full Chapter 8 requirements are met with 360 degree visibility of amber warning lights and a reversing camera.  A rear highways maintenance board with reflective chevrons, 750mm traffic arrow and high conspicuity markings on the white body and cab make the tanker highly visible and compliant.

For monitoring and management, the Whale Smart Control unit is capable of interfacing with the manufacturer’s chassis and CAN-bus system and provides essential diagnostics. The programmable logic controller (PLC) provides the safety interlock features to keep the operator safe and allows additional upgrades and further options such as the hose reel counter.

The Environmental Package is an option available on all Whale products. An uprated silencer provides noise reduction while the Whale de-odorising unit masks and destroys unpleasant odours.  A coalescing de-oiler further reduces discharged oil from the lubrication system.

For cleaner air, the DAF 18t DAF LF55 Euro 6 chassis is fitted with the latest technology in reducing particulate matter and Nitrogen Oxides.  The AS Tronic gearbox and factory fitted PTO ensures that Whale can provide the operator with latest external control functions at the workstation.

Dawsonrentals was established in 1974 and the Group has expanded into many sectors with a very broad product portfolio totalling over 22000 assets.

Last updated on: September 13th, 2016

Whale and Coventry City CouncilA new drain and gully cleaning tanker from Whale has been supplied to Coventry City Council for the cleaning of highway drainage systems around the city.

Fitted with the latest environmental and health and safety equipment, the new tanker will enable easier cleaning of more than 30,000 road gullies across the streets of Coventry. The gullies, or drains, play an important part in ensuring roads remain free from flooding, particularly during periods of heavy rain.

Offering increased economical operation in terms of fuel consumption and in turn reduced bills, the vehicles are fitted with the latest Euro 6 engines which will also keep the amount of carbon emissions to a minimum.

Brian Martin, Fleet Manager for Coventry City Council, said: “We’ve had Whale tankers before and currently have two operating within our fleet.  We have always been impressed with their performance as they basically run forever and give us no problems.

“Having previously worked with the team at Whale, we not only have complete confidence in the product, but also have a good, trusted relationship with them.  The fact that Whale are just down the road from us is a major benefit in terms of any training and spare part requirements we may have to ensure maximum uptime with our vehicles.”

Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale Tankers, said: “We are delighted to be supplying Coventry City Council with this new drain and gully tanker.  Our customer base covers the length and breadth of the UK, but it is always nice to be working with those ‘on our doorstep’ like Coventry City Council.

“We’ve also recently supplied three new similar vehicles to Solilhull Council in our home town and it is good to know that our vehicles will be playing a major role in keeping our local drains and gullies clean and trouble free.”

Last updated on: July 28th, 2016

Whale Tankers - CityCycler1Whale Tankers will be showcasing its continuous dirty water recycler products with an 18 tonne CityCycler, part of its renowned and widely proven KaiserWhale range.

The CityCycler can also be supplied on a 16 tonne chassis; the recycling range also includes the 26 tonne Urban Recycler and the 26 and 32 tonne KaiserWhale.  It sits on a Daf 4 x2 Euro 6 chassis and has been especially built for established customer Flowline and supplied via Gullivers.  It is destined for use in wide range of water recycling applications for public and private sector customers in the South East.

The tank is manufactured from stainless steel and has a debris compartment of 5,000 ltr with the addition of a clean water tank and discharge is achieved through a fully opening rear door.

The CityCycler provides continuous water recycling using a rotating 500 micron filter. The high performance water jetting is provided by a transformer pump developed for use on recycled water and provides up to 180l/min of recycled water for cleaning. Vacuum is by a liquid ring, KWP 900 providing 900m3/h (600 cfm) and loading is achieved by a lightweight MOLEX spiral boom, hydraulically operated with a hose reach of four metres below ground.

Having multiple stainless steel lockers fitted to both sides of the vehicle thus allowing dedicated storage for both PPE and a specific hygiene section. The vehicle operating control is achieved by both a feedback radio remote and a panel located on the side.

Chris Anderson, Commercial Director for Whale Tankers, said: “Our City Cyclers are tried and tested by operators throughout the UK and as a long standing customer, Flowline have used our equipment successfully in the past, so we are pleased they have come to us again for their requirements this time.” 

“The City Cycler’s ability to continuously recycle dirty water minimises the amount of water required and preserves precious clean water supplies, while maximising time spent on site for the operational team.”

“We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand at this year’s show to discuss their individual and specific requirements and how we can provide the solution to their needs.”

Other key features include rear vision camera, an axle alert system and an LED cyclist warning system and chapter eight signage.

Last updated on: April 25th, 2016