Getting it right: Planning your wheel wash based on the space available  

Many sites require a wheel wash system as part of their permit to work.

When considering wheel wash systems, you might typically think of large structures that require ample space. However, with the Wheelwash team, space limitations need not be a concern. Our expertise lies in designing and tailoring bespoke wheel wash solutions that cater to the unique needs of your site, regardless of its size or space constraints.

We design a wheel washing solution that is convenient, safe, and functional, taking into consideration the available space at your site.

We caught up with Ryan Mellor, Competent Service Engineer, and Martin Hadzik, Sales Executive, at Wheelwash as they share how the team recently designed and installed a wheel wash for a quarry in Derbyshire that had very little space available.  


The problem when the wrong wheel wash solution is installed 

Over the years, our team has gained valuable experience by visiting numerous sites and observing instances where the installed wheel wash systems did not prove to be the optimal solution. Many suppliers of such systems offer only a limited range of options, and some do not even manufacture their own systems, resulting in a one-size-fits-all approach. Unfortunately, this can lead to safety concerns, poor performance, and dissatisfied customers.

For instance, if the wheel wash is positioned too far from the site egress points, vehicles may still spread mud onto the roads, rendering the system ineffective. This is akin to having to step through a puddle to enter your home, even after wiping your feet on the doormat.

To ensure that your wheel wash system performs optimally, it is crucial to consider a range of factors such as available space, positioning, vehicle turning circles, pedestrian access, traffic flow, and types of vehicles. By taking a comprehensive approach, you can avoid the pitfalls of a one-size-fits-all solution and enjoy a wheel wash system that meets your unique needs and requirements.


A custom-built wheel wash solution  


Martin Hadzik shared: “We designed and installed an entirely bespoke wheel wash station for this busy quarry site in Derbyshire. Due to the turning circle of the vehicles getting into the site, a wheel wash with side screens would have taken up too much of the road. So we built a solution that would clean vehicles leaving the site and not get in the way of oncoming traffic.

He added: “The spray platform doesn’t take up much room. In fact, you wouldn’t even know it was there. The wheels are coming out clean, it’s safe and it’s hassle-free.”


Insetting the wheel wash system  

For sites with very little available space, we are able to inset the system. This removes side-screens and the tanks can also be inset.  

Ryan shared: “No site is ever the same, so we tailor each wheel wash to work seamlessly.   

“The system has a drainage chute that goes under the road into the inset tank. It also has a priming pump to make sure the pump doesn’t run dry and burn out. It’s a smart layout that’s been executed perfectly to keep the roads clean around site.” 


Get the best wheel wash: 

Wheelwash provide custom-built solutions for even the smallest of sites. This means that you don’t need to rely on reactive or costly road cleaning equipment and services such as hiring a road sweeper. 

Get a wheel wash that works for your site. 

Our automatic, high-power, high-pressure wheel cleaning technology can be adapted for your site to ensure the highest possible levels of safety and performance.   

Wheelwash designs and manufactures all our wheel wash systems in Cheshire, UK. Our expert wheel wash systems are sought after by companies all over the world, and we have a dedicated exports team and global experts who ensure the safe and secure delivery and installation of our wheel wash systems. 

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