A wheel wash has proven to be an essential component across a variety of industries. It is used on quarry/mining sites, landfills, demolition sites, industrial plants, shipping sites, construction sites, and agricultural and felling operations. It not only keeps the surrounding areas clean, but also minimizes the amount of maintenance a vehicle needs by reducing dust and debris that can cause problems. The key is choosing the right wheel washer. There are five key factors that should always be considered, although some applications may need to include additional criteria as well.
1. The key factor is clogging. Some wheel washers do not offer versatile designs. As result, they will often get clogged during use. To overcome this problem, quality solutions rely on a pump back wash system. This prevents pump clogging by utilizing high-strength pump filters. Typically they are made from stainless steel. The air compressor and solenoid valve are then mounted to automatically back-wash any foreign substances from the surface of the pump filter.
2. A great way to save money over the lifespan of a wheel wash is by taking advantage of recycled water. A quality design allows for used to water to flow back into the water tank at the bottom of the frame after the conveyor removes the sludge. This is a great way to minimize water consumption and slash operating costs.
3. Along with a monolithic structure, a conveyor system is ideal. This allows for the automatic discharge of sludge that will naturally accumulate at the bottom of the water tank. This eliminates the need for periodic cleanings inside of the structure.
4. The first factor to consider is the chute. A quality wheel wash offer a height adjustable conveyor for both long and short chutes. This makes it easy to install and maintain the chute without worrying about the height of the ground. The chute can adjust itself. Not only does this save a tremendous amount of time during installation but also during regular maintenance activities.
5. In most cases, the overall size of the structure is a key consideration. This is especially true in urban worksites. A great way to save space is by choosing a monolithic construction approach. This results in a more compact size because the water tank is built into the frame rather than attaching a separate tank.
Along with these five factors, it is always essential consider any additional options which may be specific to an operation location. By combining the five key factors with the site restrictions, it is easy to choose.