When to Rent a Water Truck

An available water supply is essential at job sites for industries such as constriction, mining and agriculture. In many cases, there is no nearby source that can provide mass quantities of water, especially when working in remote areas. A water truck rental is often the most practical and cost-effective solution for transporting water to the location and applying it where it's needed.

What Is a Water Truck?

A water truck is a specially designed vehicle consisting of a large tank that can hold thousands of gallons of water. Most trucks also contain spray nozzles that enable users to connect hoses for fast, easy distribution. They feature a wide range of flow rates and discharge capacities, allowing the user to match the equipment with the project's requirements.

Typical Uses for a Water Truck

Examples of the many job site applications for water trucks include:

  • Dust suppression: Construction sites generate a lot of dust, which can cause costly delays and pose a health hazard to workers who may inhale it. A water truck enables you to wet down the area and keep dust under control.
  • Soil compaction: Compacting loose soil is a crucial process when constructing buildings, bridges and roadways. A water truck provides the water required to establish the appropriate soil-to-water ratio and produce stable compacting results.
  • Irrigation: The lack of rain or prolonged drought can have devastating consequences for a farming operation. A water truck can ensure there's always enough water on hand for irrigation, preventing crop damage and promoting better livestock health.
  • Firefighting: Fire hydrants are sparse in many rural areas. Water trucks provide an accessible source of water for firefighters, no matter where a blaze occurs.

When to Consider a Water Truck Rental

Renting a water truck makes sense if you need a reliable water supply for a temporary project where you don't have access to a public water supply. Your usage patterns also indicate whether renting is a cost-effective long-term solution. As a rule of thumb, if less than 60-70% of your projects require water use, renting may be an ideal option. Another situation for renting water trucks is if you're looking to minimize equipment-related costs such as repairs, maintenance and storage.

Explore Water Truck Rentals at The Cat® Rental Store

Trust The Cat® Rental Store to carry an assortment of water truck rentals at affordable daily, weekly, monthly and long-term rates. We offer carefully inspected, expertly maintained vehicles from reputable manufacturers, ensuring exceptional quality and reliability. Select from numerous tank sizes and discharge capacities. We support our rentals with a host of services, including on-site repairs and maintenance, low-cost-delivery, operator training and more.

Take a closer look at our current water truck selection. If you have questions or need more information, our product specialists are available around the clock to assist you. Feel free to call us at 1-800-RENT-CAT or contact us online to request a fast quote.

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