Water tankers

By: A J Stock  02-May-2012
Keywords: Chassis Mounted Water Tanks, Fiberglass Water Tankers,

For over 100 years AJ Stock has been manufacturing high quality, custom-designed transport equipment. Perhaps best known as a tipper manufacturer, most recently the company has added water tankers to its build capabilities. Started back in 1896 by blacksmith Arthur James Stock, AJ Stock quickly earned a reputation for making steel products that were tough and reliable. When the motor vehicle arrived in Australia, AJ Stock moved with the times doing its best to satisfy an insatiable demand for bodies and trays for trucks, buggies and trailers. Today, the company is owned and run by Mark James, who continues to uphold the company’s proud tradition of building high quality equipment that lasts the distance. “We have built over a thousand tipper bodies Australia-wide that are being used in a range of applications. We supply a variety of customers including local councils, state government bodies, mining companies, water authorities and private contractors,” explains Mark. “We are lucky enough to have a very loyal customer base for our tippers and dog trailers, but one big area of growth for the business in recent years has been our range of water tankers. These can be used in a variety of applications including road-making, tree watering, water cartage and fire fighting. AJ Stock’s builds water tanker systems in fixed chassis, tray-mount or skid-mount configurations. There is a strong market demand for them and we are constantly looking at ways to improve the design.” Traditionally we have built steel tanks but these days prefer to use fibreglass tanks because they are long lasting and their strength and durability make them ideally suited to a variety of applications They are also non-corrosive to handle salt, bore water and most chemicals, and are lighter in weight than steel tanks, ensuring a greater payload and fewer trips to get the job done. “We have been building a lot of water tanker systems for regional councils across South Australia and Victoria and are able to customise designs to suit the desired application. For example we recently designed and built a 15,000 litre fibreglass water tanker system for the City of Bendigo’s waste depot which featured a hydraulic drive water pump, front mounted street washers, rear fan sprays and a cab controlled variable height side fan spray that allowed for washing down the road surface as well as the ability to spray water in an upward trajectory over the refuse heaps. This was an example of how AJ Stock innovation solved a tricky problem for the council says Mark

Keywords: Chassis Mounted Water Tanks, Fiberglass Water Tankers,

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