Water trucks have a cab where the operator sits; the controls are located there. The large tank will have an average of 6 pumps/spray heads, two on the front of the tank, two on the back, and one on each side. Water can be released slowly from the tank or ejected with great force. Trucks will have fill gauges and shut off arms on the tank. Ladders on the back give the operator to access the top of the tank.
How water trucks work
The water truck is filled through an opening in the top of the tank. The truck is driven to the worksite where water is pumped, dumped, or sprayed out of the tank. Water trucks have tanks that hold 1,000-over 4,000 gallons of water.
About water trucks
Water trucks are large tank trucks used to haul and spray water. They are also called water tankers. Water trucks are most commonly used for dust control in construction and mining operations.