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‘Super sucker’ truck for hazmat applications

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WERNER Pumps has announced a new vacuum truck designed specifically to handle hazardous material applications.

“We’re calling our super sucker truck the Mammoth Vac as it has stronger suction power and filtering capabilities than any other unit in our range,” said MD Sebastian Werner. “It is also designed to be spark-proof and explosion-proof and can be remotely operated for additional operator safety.”

The first Mammoth Vac is currently being built at the Werner Pumps manufacturing facility and is due for completion in the first quarter of 2021. The company has used the same principles applied to its other vacuum truck units but undertaken a complete redesign to meet the requirements for safe spillage vacuuming and other potentially dangerous applications.

The Mammoth Vac has suction capability of 3 980 CFM, twin-cyclone filtration and a 6″ 360-degree suction boom. With two spark arrestors that remove any sparks that might come from the sludge tank and a PLC controlled electric system with touch-screen operation and wireless remote control, Werner said the unit is ideal for applications in the mining, construction, refinery, oil and gas and chemical sectors.

“The tank top dish-end door makes for easy cleaning of the filter compartment, and we’ve included two toolboxes for easy storage, six suction hose carriers for hoses from 3″ to 611 2.sm per hose, a box to store dirty PPE and couplers, and two tank-side logo boards for branding the vehicle,” he said.

“We’re very proud of this unit – it’s something we’ve been wanting to develop for some time now, and we’ve worked to make it more affordable than other imported options.”

Like all the Werner Pumps truck units, the Mammoth Vac will be available with or without a maintenance contract. The company is also able to provide financing options, and to source a suitable truck chassis for customers across all available vehicle brands, according to their requirements and preferences.

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