SA’s first working water recycling truck
the water recycling unit is the ideal solution for cleaning sewer and stormwater lines
Hino Isando and Werner Pumps & Equipment (Pty) Ltd have together produced South Africa’s first working water recycling truck. Built with quality components on a robust Hino 700 cab and chassis, the water recycling unit is the ideal solution for cleaning sewer and stormwater lines and is the latest edition to the extensive Werner Pumps product range.
Apart from saving time and fuel, the Werner Pumps water recycling truck eliminates the wastage of 168 000 litres of water, per machine, in every 8-hour working shift. Available in various forms and sizes, the unit also has wet and dry suction capabilities.
The hydraulically operated water recycling truck is built on a Hino 700 2838 6x4 chassis/cab which Werner Pumps acquired from Hino Isando, a Supergroup dealership that specialises in sales, service, and parts supply for the complete range of Hino commercial vehicles.
This particular vehicle is privately owned and is rented out to various customers, including to the Emfuleni municipality. It has also been used in the Vaal River clean-up, where two of the company’s combination units are currently being employed by Erwat.
While the high pressure and vacuum pumps are imported from Switzerland, everything else, including the tank and cylinders, is built in Springs, Johannesburg by Werner Pumps.
“Our customers can now jet drains, suck up the rubbish and then reuse the water without having to leave their working sites,” explains Sebastian Werner, managing director of Werner Pumps. Prior to this development, the company’s customers would have to jet drains, suck up the rubbish and then leave the working site to dump the load before refilling the tank and returning.