Hydro Cleansing Whale tanker impresses at CV Show 27 April 2016

Whale Tankers’ bright orange 44-tonne KaiserWhale – designed, engineered and built for national operator Hydro Cleansing for its toughest UK assignments – was among the most impressive of trucks at the CV Show (26—28 Aril 2016, NEC, Birmingham).

KaiserWhale is a proven tanker concept – combining jetting and vacuum operations for continuous water recycling – but this striking monster truck is the first to feature dual Kaiser 4000i vacuum ring pumps.

Hydro Cleansing managing director Steve Hoad, who specified this monster truck, says he will use it to tackle some of the toughest jobs around, including “everything from clearance of big deep shafts and sewers to pumping stations and culverts”.

“We’ve worked with Whale for many years ... They have the right level of knowledge, expertise and understanding of our requirements and those of our customers,” states Hoad.

Other striking features of this beast – aside form the livery – include the dewatering decant pumps, each capable of moving 2000 lpm, and a hydraulically driven screw compressor with 140 cfm at 7 bar.

Lighting is provided via 160 LEDs around the vehicle, with four telescopic light masts fitted with more than 90 metres of LED rope lights, some controlled by phone apps.

“This is the largest recycler we’ve ever built and the first to feature twin Kaiser 4000i vacuum pumps,” confirms Mark Warmington, managing director of Whale Tankers.

“The pumps can work individually or together and there is a third unit – a rotary vane exhauster – that will provide pressure at 1 bar as well as additional vacuum,” he adds.

As for the rest of the stand, Whale was showcasing variants from its wide tanker range, including: a CityCycler continuous dirty water recycling tanker (an 18 tonner); and a CityWhale Major, which sits on a lightweight 7.5 tonne Mitsubishi Fuso Euro 6 chassis.

Brian Tinham

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