Water Tanks

  • Built for Safety - Extensive internal longitudinal and cross baffling and a unique flat-style top.
  • Superior Tank Construction - Built from unique corrosion-resistant high strength steel with a nominal yield of 180,000 psi with a corresponding nominal Brinell hardness of 450+.
  • Rear-mounted spray heads - Include horizontal sprays, optional vertical sprays.
  • Spray heads have infinitely variable flow settings - Normal to narrow, for added flexibility and easy maintenance.
  • Independently Operated Spray Heads - Run one, all, or any number in between to meet your needs.

With the PHIL patented HiVol® Water Tank, you can easily convert your haul truck into a water truck that can typically spray the entire width of your haul road in one pass. Our Water Tank provides maximum capacity and stability. PHIL engineers and builds Water Tanks for any make/model of off-highway truck to assist with dust suppression, fire protection, road construction, washdown and other applications. Designs are also available for insulated tanks used in cold weather climates and for ice road construction.

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Due to the size of most PHIL HiVol Water Tank's, it is often necessary to install them at the end user's facility. Requirements for such installations are below. Two options for Rear Eject Body Installation are available:

  1. Field installation with Supervisory Assistance
  2. Self installation by customer

Field Erection/Installation Requirements:

  1. Mounting of tank to truck chassis.
  2. Installation of the spray system controls in the cab.
  3. Connecting the tank soft-start valve and hydraulic motor to two (2) customer specified/supplied hydraulic sources.
  4. Connecting pneumatic system to tank (if applicable).
  5. Mounting of PHIL/customer supplied accessories to tank/truck. Items such as fill hole funnel, safety railings, etc., which due to shipping limitations cannot be installed at final water tank fabrication point are installed by the customer.

Customer Responsibilities:

  1. Two (2) customer specified/supplied hydraulic sources.
  2. Hydraulic hoses and fittings from truck hydraulic sources to tank soft start valve and rear of tank.
  3. Air hoses from truck pneumatic system to tank (if applicable).
  4. Two (2) service technicians, with welding experience, to assist with tank installation.
  5. Welding equipment available (if necessary).
  6. Lifting equipment.
  7. Miscellaneous accessory hardware as required.

PHIL Supervisory Assistance

PHIL will provide a working supervisor to assist in commissioning the PHIL Water Tank for a nominal charge. This installation Supervisory Assistance is available with a minimum of sixteen (16) days notice, and is preferably ordered at the same time as the Water Tank. Installation time may vary depending upon field conditions.

Approximate Installation Time:

The approximate time required to install a PHIL Water Tank in the field would be as follows, depending on the number of options, the tank size and upon the extend field conditions:

HiVol® Water Tank: 80 – 120 man hours +/-


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