TWS Hire has added a further six new Fuso 5,000 Litre capacity watercarts to its equipment fleet.
“This latest fleet expansion reflects our business growth by responding to the needs of construction companies and major contractors, said Bill Bastian, TWS Hire’s General Manager.
“Rather than continually upgrade older trucks, it makes more sense to supply completely new equipment which will more than satisfy the needs of our customers. We’re offering the latest generation equipment that is totally site compliant.
“The new trucks feature a 5,000 litre ‘fat’ tank which provides a lower profile at cab level for easier tank filling and greater stability. As well as automatic transmission, these all-new trucks have suspension adjustable operator seats, reversing cameras, reverse squawker, battery isolation switch, hard wired UHF radio, CD radio, air conditioning, fire extinguishers, service records and insurances available via email and much more.
“Our business has a strong safety focus, so all trucks have ABS braking, wheel nut indicators, dashboard and external emergency stop buttons.
“Increasingly, suppliers like ourselves are required to submit equipment for pre-hire inspections where we have to produce mechanical and operability certificates issued by a registered mechanic. Under these circumstances it makes sense to ensure all our vehicles have been maintained diligently in top condition,” he said.
Current service documentation is provided and all safety gear is maintained within inspection time limits and tagged and tested where applicable. A generous sized accessory compartment between the cab and the water tank makes light and fast work of accessing hoses, standpipes and other accessories. Another simple yet useful innovation is a highly visible water level gauge mounted at the front of the tank.
TWS Hire says its compact 5,000 litre capacity trucks have proven to be ideal for most applications.
“These new trucks have been set up so that they can be operated by anyone who has no idea how a water truck works. This means that anyone with a car licence on a construction site can be called on to operate the equipment with minimal introduction and virtually no training, “Bill said.