Kinds of Vacuum Trucks and Their Uses
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. Below, some information is given about vacuum trucks and the services they provide to the community.
Vacuum trucks can have different types of classifications.
Vacuum trucks are classified by the company that manufactured them. 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. Reviewing the service records of the manufacturer can help you determine the right one for your business needs.
These vehicles can also be classified by their overall capacity. The axle’s carrying weight capacity and the vehicle’s tank capacity are the two areas under capacity. It is important to consider tank capacity because this will vary according to the type of service or job the vehicle is designed to handle.
Vacuum trucks can also be classified by the number of axles it has. The number of axles is not the same on every vacuum truck. This number depends on the trucks size and the material that will be contained in the tank. 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. The vacuum systems consists of a pump, a hose, a tank and the operating panel. Below are listed the categories of vacuum trucks 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. These vehicles can handle, solid, liquid, and even hazardous waste materials.
There are trucks that are only for liquid materials. Here liquids which can include hazardous and chemical wastes are sucked into the tanks.
There are vehicles that have high velocity vacuum systems. They are designed for areas which are hard to reach. This type can handle, solid, liquid, non-hazardous, hazardous, fine powdered texture or brick-sized chunks. The vacuum system of this vehicle is capable of vacuuming all types of materials.
There are no other trucks like vacuum trucks. You do not always see them on the streets but they are very valuable to us.