At this week’s PAWRS exhibition, Whale Tankers will be highlighting its innovative and versatile new vehicles that have been designed and developed in conjunction with some of the UK’s leading waste disposal and tanker services providers.
One of the most recent vehicles from Whale that will be at PAWRS is a 26 tonne vacuum tanker built for self-drive hire company Bridmin Tankers of Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. The tanker is built on a MAN TGM Euro 6 chassis and is to be hired out and used by customers, including councils, local authorities and utilities, as well as private operators. An additional 26 tonne vacuum tanker with the same specification from Whale will be available for hire from July 2014, with a further currently in build for delivery in February 2015. Bridmin’s fleet is comprised of rigid vehicles ranging from 2,000, 3,000 and 4,000 gallon in size as well as semi-trailers. The company also has two more trailers on order with Whale for delivery later this year.
Dave Bridges of Bridmin Tankers said: “We’ve been a Whale Tankers customer for more than 25 years and virtually all of our existing fleet has been purchased from them. We’re an established West Midlands business, which has recently undergone a restructure and change of ownership, and as such we like to work with other companies in the region that offer quality products that meet our needs, while sharing a similar philosophy and values, and this is what we’ve found working with Whale.”
Also on the Whale stand at PAWRS is the CityWhale Micro, which has been very well received since its launch at the recent CV show. CityWhale is a range of lightweight vehicles designed for city jetting and suction operation and is a joint development project between the company and its French partner, Baroclean. The show vehicle will be in Tomato Plant livery, as the company saw it at the CV Show and liked it so much, they purchased the exhibition version. A larger model of the CityWhale, the Major, is scheduled to be available later in 2014.
A new video featuring the CityWhale is being shown at the Whale stand and is also available to view on http://youtu.be/lOHjJyO7kSA.
On show at PAWRS is a KaiserWhale continuous dirty water recycling machine which, along with another vehicle made to the same specification, is destined for delivery to the Clancy Group.
The vehicle exhibited is based a 26t Euro 6 MAN chassis and the KaiserWhale brings together high performance jetting and vacuum operations with a fully integrated filtration system, providing continuous dirty water recycling. By effectively reusing dirty water for jetting, it maximises time spent working, while minimising time wasted tapping into clean water supplies.
The two new KaiserWhales will join the plant hire division of the business, which has more than 6,000 pieces. These include transportation vehicles and will bring the dirty water recycling fleet up to seven vehicles in total and cover operations in Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Another of Whale Tankers’ most recent vehicles on show is the latest addition to the TIP Tanker Services fleet, the Whale MVC (Medium Volume Combination). The vehicle features a number of new and innovative options, including Whale’s ESN (Emissions, Smell and Noise) Environmental Package.
Chris Anderson, Commercial Director for Whale Tankers, said: “We’re excited to be showcasing some of our most innovative new products at PAWRS, as each is very different having been designed for the individual requirements of our customers. These are all excellent examples of how our team of engineers work closely with each customer to deliver the best possible solution for their specific needs.”
In addition, the WhaleCompact will be on display at PAWRS. The unit is designed to be van mounted and features a high pressure triplex pump that delivers a flow and pressure of 72 litres/min at 200bar, with 60 litres/min at 160bar also available as an option. The highly compact unit features a HDPE water tank with a 600 litre capacity, with the hose reel pivoting outside the vehicle through 180 degrees, providing all round operational flexibility for drains up to 500mm.