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What is a Water Tanker?

A water tanker is a piece of equipment that is used for the storage and transportation of water. These truck-mounted tankers are used in a number of different industries and come in a range of sizes. Water tankers are most commonly found on sites or areas that don't have access to water and this is why the water tanker trucks are such a valuable piece of equipment.


Truck Mounted Water Tanker | Truck & Trailer


Smaller water bowsers/tankers can be fitted to trailers for towing and can also be attached to small trucks and bakkies. Larger tankers can be fitted to truck tractors.


What are Water Tankers used for?

Water tankers are used across many industries, and for a wide range of applications. Water tankers are used in the aviation industry to supply fresh drinking water to passenger-carrying planes. They are essential pieces of equipment for farmers who require water for irrigation, dust suppression, and to supply drinking water to cattle out in the fields. They are also used on construction sites to suppress dust on sand roads and to supply water to construction sites for drinking, building, and cleaning. The marine industry also uses tankers that are fitted with high-pressure washers for maintenance and cleaning.


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

The best place to find a used truck-mounted water tanker is on Truck & Trailer. As the leading digital marketplace for commercial vehicles and heavy equipment in South Africa, our website is home to a great number of truck-mounted water tankers for sale.


How to find water tanker trucks for sale on Truck & Trailer


Our category is easy to navigate and our users are presented with several filters so that they can find the correct water tanker for the correct job application.


When looking for a Water Tanker, users will find new and used units for sale and can filter their search by make, price, region, year of manufacture, and the all-important maximum mileage.


When a user selects their filters, the search results are automatically updated in the adverts display window located alongside the filter navigation pane.


Once a user has reviewed the initial search results, which display the basic relevant information related to the Water Tanker being advertised, they can then select the specific advert to view a more detailed advert listing. This then expands the advert to reveal a full product description, images, and lists of product-relevant specifications or information.


The listing will also show the relevant seller's contact information.


Water Tanker Truck makes listed on Truck & Trailer:

  • FAW
  • Hino
  • Isuzu
  • MAN
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Powerstar
  • Renault
  • Sinotruck
  • TATA
  • UD

How to buy a used Water Tanker Truck




When buying a water tanker truck, there are key factors buyers should consider:

  • Establish why the water tanker is being sold or 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 out if you are a buyer:

  • Check the tank for rust or leaks and make sure it is in a good condition.
  • Make sure the capacity of the tanker suits your needs.
  • Check that the manhole, pipe attachments, and nozzles seal properly.
  • Inspect the rigidity of the chassis.
  • Check the steering, pedals, and controls as well as the general condition of the interior.
  • Check the transmission.
  • Check the engine and its components.
  • Check the tyres and tread for wear and tear.
  • Check the mileage.

How to sell a used Water Tanker Truck




When it comes to selling a used Water Tanker, the best place to do this is on Truck & Trailer.


It is advised that as much information as possible is given about the Water Tanker Truck being sold. Information pertaining to the following points will go a long way in helping you sell your water tanker truck or trailer:

  1. Sellers must provide all the basic listing information relating to application, make, price, mileage, 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 unit being sold:
    • The condition of the tank
    • The capacity of the tank
    • The manhole and pipes attachments and the nozzles
    • The integrity of the chassis
    • The Steering and controls
    • The transmission
    • The engine and its components
    • The tyres and tread
    • The mileage


Truck & Trailer has various advertising options for water tanker sellers. Advertise your new or used water tanker trucks on Truck & Trailer today.

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