Speedy Save Water with a Wash Rack
- 10 June 2012
- Company & Industry News
Speedy, the leading UK provider of equipment rental and support services, has purchased a quantity of DF Ecology Wash Racks for cleaning hire fleet equipment in their own depots. The Wash Rack is a new development from DF Ecology and is a self contained washing system, designed to thoroughly clean a line of plant and machinery whilst protecting the wider environment from contaminates commonly found on construction equipment.
With a hose pipe ban currently in force in many parts of the Country and general concern elsewhere to conserve water stocks, Speedy believe that they have helped to reinforce their sustainability strategy, One Plan, by completing this purchase.
The Wash Rack is swiftly installed on site or in a depot and features a sturdy low angle approach ramp which allows even low profile equipment being swiftly located onto the wash pad. The wash pad has a diamond patterned tread, with grit impregnated surface for to ensure excellent traction, with no undulations or any other trip or slip hazards. The Wash Rack operates from recycled water and therefore alleviates the need to apply for a discharge licence. DF Ecology have estimated that an operator, using a Wash Rack, could save as much as £200 per month from their water bill
To aid the safe disposal of environmentally risky material, the Wash Rack is fitted with a series of separation tanks that securely isolates diesel, petrol, oils, grease and other chemicals, making these hazardous contaminates ready for proper disposal.
The Wash Rack can be installed above ground as a semi-permanent installation and its 2-metre high walls will help to ensure that overspray is kept to a minimum. The complete unit will support plant and equipment up to 1200kg in weight.
DF Ecology products are a brand name for environmental products developed and manufactured by TowerLight Srl, who produce the world's largest range of lighting towers. TowerLight UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary based in Milton Keynes, set-up to stock, sell and provide after sales service for all its UK customers.
Paul Hay, from TowerLight (UK), said, "Speedy undertook some extensive trialling with the Wash Rack before deciding to make these purchases. Their conclusion was that the Wash Rack combines genuine environmental qualities with functionality. The Wash Rack is a more cost effective way to overcome the problems that our customers face when cleaning plant and we are delighted that Speedy have recognised the features and benefits of the Wash Rack system", added Paul.