Customer Testimonials for General Construction
On the 24th of November 2009 Clint Chadwick, owner of Clann Enterprises, took delivery of a new Hitachi articulated water truck for use at Delta Electricity’s Mount Piper Power Station, located at Lithgow in New South Wales. While the standard power head and chassis of the Hitachi AH250D articulated dump truck was utilised, the tip bin was replaced with a water tank with the capacity to hold 22,000 litres. This is the second AH250 articulated truck Clint purchased during 2009 and it will be put to work laying water on coal ash stockpiles at the power station, replacing the older Bell B25C, which was previously modified into a water truck. Rob Beck, the operator of the new AH250D water truck, was impressed with the handling, comfort and ability to manage all functions from within the cab using the internal cab controls. The truck has been fitted with a hydraulic water cannon, dribble bar, batter sprays and five Magnum sprays, providing the ability to complete all watering requirements. Also adding value to the truck is the inclusion of rear work lights, an in-cab digital water level indicator, safety handrails, reversing camera, rear stair access and an access ladder into the tank itself. Says Clint of the AH250D Water Truck, “the unit is well set-up and satisfies all requirements to get the job done efficiently. Operators are happy with the ease of operation and the high level of comfort provided and we are very pleased with the performance of the truck.” Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia is able to provide a range of articulated water trucks from 22,000 to 45,000 litre capacity.
Some of the truck’s water spraying abilities on show.
Specifications of the vehicle include a water cannon, dribble bar, batter sprays and five Magnum sprays, as well as a staircase to facilitate refilling.