How to Buy or Sell a Heavy-Duty Water Tanker with Truck & Trailer

Date: 28/07/2021


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Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a Heavy-Duty Water Tanker, you cannot go wrong with Truck & Trailer. You can use Truck & Trailer to buy or sell heavy-duty equipment throughout South Africa. With Truck & Trailer, you can buy or sell equipment and machinery in a couple of ways, namely our normal listings platform where the buyers and sellers connect, or through our timed online auctions.

Let’s go over what a Heavy-Duty Water Tanker is, how it’s operated, and how you can buy or sell one through Truck & Trailer.

How to Buy or Sell a Heavy-Duty Water Tanker with Truck & Trailer

What is a Heavy-Duty Water Tanker and what are they used for?

A heavy-duty water tanker is a type of truck with a large container designed to carry and transport large quantities of water. The entire design of these water tankers is based on transporting water to either remote locations or locations that would have difficulty building water supply lines.

Heavy-duty water tankers are typically used for farming or bringing water to various remote job sites. When it comes to bringing water to remote job sites, construction crews or mining crews will utilise heavy-duty water tankers to transport water to these locations. The use of this water can vary depending on the crews’ needs. Sometimes the water will be used for a specific application, other times it is stored within the tanker as a safety precaution. This use also requires a wide range of sizes depending on the intended application. So, regardless of how much water you need to transport or where you need to transport that water, a heavy-duty water tanker can easily get the job done.

Farmers use heavy-duty water tankers for distributing water throughout their crop fields and to their livestock. Typically, their land spreads too large of an area for a water supply line to be an effective use of resources. So, instead, they utilise heavy-duty water tankers for transporting water throughout their land, particularly during droughts. The size of the farm will determine how large of a water tanker the farmer needs.

How is a Heavy-Duty Water Tanker operated?

Operating a heavy-duty water tanker works in the same way as operating any other heavy-duty dump truck or hauler. However, due to the amount of water these tankers can hold, they typically weigh significantly more than other heavy-duty trucks when fully loaded. This can cause difficulties when driving and operating these water tankers due to the sheer weight behind the engine of the truck.

Otherwise, they’re operated by simply filling the water tank then driving the water tanker to the intended location.

How to find a used Heavy-Duty Water Tanker on Truck & Trailer


From the Truck & Trailer home page, you can select the Machinery option on the search block and select Water Tankers from the category dropdown list. You can further filter your search by application, make or region if needed.

You can also navigate to the Machinery section on Truck & Trailer and select Water Tankers in the category menu. You can then further refine your search by the type of Tanker you are looking for, the condition, make, price, region, and year of manufacture.

On the search result pages, you will be presented with all the results that match your search criteria. You can open each advert listing where you will find further details about the unit and the seller's contact information. Alternatively, you can use the search bar to search for water tankers.

How to buy a used Heavy-Duty Water Tanker on Truck & Trailer

After finding the heavy-duty water tanker you want on Truck & Trailer, you can contact the dealer for more information by calling the number on the advert listing, filling in the form or sending the dealer a WhatsApp. When buying a heavy-duty water tanker, there are key factors buyers should consider:

  • Establish why it is being sold.
  • Try to get some idea of its working past.
  • Understand its maintenance history and establish if it has had any previous damage or mechanical work done to it.
  • Consider if any parts need immediate replacing, what they might cost, and if they are easily sourced.

Extra things to check when buying a Water Tanker

When purchasing expensive equipment such as a heavy-duty water tanker, always make sure you confirm the condition of the equipment prior to purchasing. You can confirm the condition by contacting the dealership and requesting an in-person visit or requesting additional photos and videos of the equipment. This provides you with a way of ensuring the listing accurately describes the available tanker prior to actually purchasing the product.

Here are some details to look out for:

  • Check the tank for rust or leaks
  • Check the capacity of the water tanker to ensure it suits your needs
  • Check that the pipes, attachments, and nozzles seal properly
  • Check the rigidity of the chassis under operation
  • Check the steering, pedals, and controls
  • Check the tyres and tread for wear and tear
  • Check the transmission system
  • Check the engine and its components
  • Check the hours of use to ensure it matches the description provided on the advert
  • Check the general condition of the heavy-duty water tanker

It would be beneficial to have an operator on hand to demonstrate the working order of the unit to ensure you are making a sound investment.

How to sell a used Heavy-Duty Water Tanker with Truck & Trailer

If you have a heavy-duty water tanker you would like to sell, you can do just that by advertising it on Truck & Trailer. To sell a used heavy-duty water tanker, you need to register for a dealer account first. Once you have your dealer account, you can follow Truck & Trailer’s guide on how to use your dealer account to sell machinery and other heavy equipment quickly and easily.

When selling your machinery, it is advised that you give as much information as possible about the heavy-duty water tanker being sold. Information about the following points will go a long way in helping you to sell your machine.

  1. Sellers must provide all the basic listing information relating to application, make, model, price, hours of use, and year of manufacture.
  2. When it comes to providing a detailed description of the unit, sellers should provide information regarding the following components of the heavy-duty water tanker being advertised for sale:
  • The tank - specify damage, rust or leaks
  • The capacity of the water tanker
  • The pipes and attachments
  • The rigidity of the chassis
  • The steering, pedals, and controls
  • The tyres and tread - specify wear and tear
  • The transmission
  • The engine and its components
  • The general condition of the unit

Advertise your heavy-duty water tanker for sale on Truck & Trailer today!

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