CityWhale Micro bears fruit for logistics operator10 November 2014

Logistics business Tomato Plant has purchased the first CityWhale Micro, which offers jetting and suction capability in one compact vehicle.

Launched by Whale Tankers at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show, the new vehicle was bought by Tomato Plant at the exhibition.

Now sporting the company's livery, the CityWhale Micro is being deployed on underground car park applications, including those at London's Heathrow Airport.

Keith Williams, founder and owner of the Iver, Buckinghamshire-based business, says: "We wanted a small and versatile vehicle that could provide the reliability, performance and flexibility we needed for use in locations where space is restricted, such as underground car parks.

"This new CityWhale Micro – in this case, built on a 3.2-tonne gvw Euro 5 Ford Ranger chassis – meets our needs perfectly."

Also available on a 3.5-tonne chassis, the aluminium tank has a 1,200-litre capacity – divided into 400 litres for water and 800 litres for sludge.

A Jurop PN33 suction pump and a Pratissoli KT22 high pressure triplex piston pump give water flow of 50 litres/min at 250bar with a half-inch steel braided jetting hose.

Tomato Plant's vehicle has been specified at 320bar with a 43 litres/min flow and a 3/8 inch hose.

Whale Tankers will be launching the CityWhale Major this autumn, which will be based on the 7.5-tonne gvw Mitsubishi Fuso chassis.

Laura Cork

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