Karcher develops new truck washing system

Karcher Australia gains traction in truck washing market with aid from Linfox.

Karcher develops new truck washing system
Traditional washing systems can take up to five hours, Karcher says


Karcher is best known for its high pressure water hoses, but recently it has joined up with Linfox to design and install a new automated truck cleaning system in Port Hedland, Western Australia. 

Continuous exposure to iron ore dust and mud can pose a real threat to trucks and trailers working in the Pilbara, but traditional washing systems are very time consuming, it says.

Linfox initially approached Karcher to develop a system that would save time getting its trucks clean whilst recycling the most amount of water possible.

Over 12 months, the system went from the design stages to being fully operational at Linfox’s Port Hedland site.

The new system is said to take just 15 minutes to completely wash a B-double, a task that Karcher says used to take three people up to five hours to do. The new system also recycles over 85 per cent of the water used in the cleaning process.

Karcher says that Linfox plan to roll out more wash stations around the country in the future.

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