Leading liquid waste tanker and jetting equipment manufacturer, Whale Tankers, has been toasting a successful start to its partnership agreement with French company Baroclean at the recent Commercial Vehicle (CV) show.
The two companies have collaborated on a joint development project for the new CityWhale – a range of highly versatile vehicles offering both jetting and suction capability in a package ideal for urban operation. The launch vehicle – a 3.2t CityWhale Micro – was particularly well received by visitors to the show and one customer, Tomato Plant, liked it so much they purchased the actual display version from the stand.
Bruno Philippe, Managing Director for Baroclean visited the show with Quality Manager Pierre-Marc Najiotte, said: “It was great to accompany our new partner Whale Tankers at the CV Show and to see the new CityWhale Micro attracting so much attention on the stand. Our first project together has proved to be very successful and we look forward to undertaking many more mutually beneficial ventures with Whale Tankers in the future.”
Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale Tankers, added: “Baroclean and Whale Tankers have a very similar approach to business and a shared company philosophy, in that 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 service.”
Bruno Philippe brought a special case of Pierre Gerbais champagne with him from France to celebrate the partnership at the CV Show. The champagne is from Gelles-sur-Ource, which is a vineyard situated a short distance away from the Baroclean facility.
For customers wanting to see the CityWhale Micro for themselves, the vehicle will be attending a series of exhibitions and events across the UK, starting at the APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds event in Aviemore (6 – 9 May 2014).
Visitors will be able to get a first-hand look at the new CityWhale and all its features and benefits.
Following the APSE event, the CityWhale Micro will move on Tank-ex Harrogate on 29 – 30 May and PAWRS in Paignton on 10, 11 and 12 June.
About The CityWhale Micro
The new CityWhale is designed and manufactured to offer reliability, performance and flexibility in situations where accessibility is restricted, the CityWhale also comes with the assurance of support from one of Europe’s leading liquid waste tanker and jetting specialists.
Based on a popular European concept of deploying a lightweight combination tanker in areas such as congested town and city centres and car parks, CityWhale is built to an exacting specification to meet the demands of urban operation and features aluminium tanks right across the model line-up.
The CityWhale will initially be available in two versions – the Micro (3.2-3.5t) and the Major (7.5t) – which will be available later in 2014 and offering customer choice for a variety of applications. The range joins the already established WhaleCompact range of van mounted equipment.
Built on a 3.2 tonne GVW Euro 5 Ford Ranger chassis (it can also be specified on a Land Rover chassis at 3.5t), the new CityWhale Micro is a highly versatile combination unit, offering exceptional suction and jetting performance in a compact-sized vehicle. With the added capability of four wheel drive, it can be operated in even the hardest to reach areas without the need for an HGV licence.
The high quality aluminium tank has a 1,200 litre capacity – divided into 400 litres for water and 800 litres for sludge. It features, as standard, a Jurop PN33 suction pump and a Pratissoli KT22 high pressure triplex piston pump, giving a water flow of 50 litres/min at 250 bar with a ½ inch steel braided jetting hose. The show vehicle has been specified at 320bar with a 43 litres/min flow and a 3/8 inch hose. Both pumps are hydraulically driven by the vehicle engine through an OMSI 210MKG transfer box.
An eight channel radio remote control unit, a hydraulically-driven 100m high pressure hose reel and integral lockable aluminium storage cabinets are included in the comprehensive specification.