A Guide to Vacuum Trucks
Vacuum trucks are tank carrying trucks that help maintain a clean environment by removing things that make the community filthy like cleaning up clogged drainage systems or emptying grease drained traps, to name just a few. Since vacuum trucks are not a common sight on our roads, we wonder what other services they have to offer. If you want to learn more about vacuum trucks, the information below will be helpful for you.
The vacuum truck is a type of industrial vehicle which falls under different categories.
The company brand that manufactured the vacuum trucks is one category. The manufacturer of the vehicle says something about the vehicle that you are hiring. As we do in cars, we can judge a vacuum truck by its name-brand, because if it has a good name brand then we can be sure that this truck has quality parts, durable, with service centers, etc. If your company needs the services of these vacuum trucks, you can simply read reviews about the truck manufacturer to see if it is suitable for your company needs.
The overall capacity of the vehicle is another classification of vacuum trucks. There are two areas here namely, the axles’ carrying-weight capacity and the vehicle’s tank capacity. Every vehicle is designed to handle specific services, and depending on this, the tank capacity is determined, and is varied.
The number of axles is another classification for vacuum trucks. The number of axles is not the same on every vacuum truck. The truck size and the material to be contained in the truck determines the axle number. If these are determined, then it will be known if there is a need to provide an extra number of axles so that it will provide more strength especially when it is used for industrial purposes.
The main service of vacuum trucks lies in its vacuum system and is the key part of the vehicle. A pump, a hose, a tank, and an operating panel make up the vacuum system of the truck. Vacuum trucks can also be classified according to function.
Tanks that can carry liquid and dry materials is one classification according to function. In this case, the vacuum system is used for cleaning wet and dry materials. Solid, liquid, and hazardous waste materials are vacuumed into the tanks.
Some tanks can carry only liquid. The vacuum sucks the hazardous liquids and chemical wastes onto the tanks.
High velocity vacuum systems is another classification of vacuum trucks. They are designed for areas which are hard to reach. Different types and sizes of materials can be handled by this vehicle. The vacuum system of this vehicle is capable of vacuuming all types of materials.
There are no other trucks like vacuum trucks. Although we do not see them around often, but the value that they give to our community is great.