What You Need to Know as You Consider Water Hauling in North Dakota

October, 2013 by

The benefits accrued from water hauling in North Dakota spread into many other industries and it is pleasantly surprising how much good can come from water, little or a lot. However, for truck owners, the big question is how they can ensure that their trucks are well equipped for carrying water. Well, below are a few things that a driver new to the field should remember. There is a lot more to it, but this list covers the basics for beginners:

* All vacuum pumps have a handle for pushing water in a particular direction, pulling it from the other and it is considered neutral in the middle.
Some designs on these pumps do tolerate slam action from pull to push (and vice versa) while others do not. If for no reason at all, a driver seems to be damaging a number of pumps, it is vital that you check his or her technique.

* In the majority of cases, water is taken on for delivery from either of two 4″ pipes located in the rear of a trailer.

* During delivery, the pressure gauge should always be in an easy to see spot close to the driver located at the back of the trailer.

* In order to withstand the immense pressure, you will have to use a set of heavy-duty hoses specifically designed for water haulage. At least 50 psi will do, and the driver should never leave a truck yard without, at the very minimum, 30 feet of 3″ hose plus 60 feet of 4″.

* It is important to have all your fittings in order. The best way to ensure you are on the right path is by talking to an old hand, getting a detailed list of fittings and purchasing them at a local store that specializes in industry specific equipment.

* Since most trailers have sight tubes, which show the level of water, it is crucial to ensure that the trailer is in a sitting position to get accurate readings.

Another important tip for drivers involved in Water Hauling in North Dakota is to always leave space at the top of the tank, pump pressure down to 5 psi, and then protect your ears from to the loud hissing noise.

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