by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

PRESSURE WASHING TRUCK

PRESSURE WASHING TRUCK

If you are new to the pressure washing business, you will need to decide how to set up your equipment.  There are either open or enclosed trucks, trailers, and vans.  I have a 2013 Ford F150 long bed, which is an 8 foot bed.  My pressure washing truck set up is a skid system.  Obviously, the larger the truck, the more room you will have to store and haul equipment.

EQUIPMENT DETAILS

First, we have the 10 GPM KINGSLINGER soft wash system.  Next, there is a 5 GPM 3500 PSI pressure washer as well as an 8 GPM 3500 PSI pressure washer.  It’s very helpful to have both systems in the event that one of them fails for some reason and you are unable to complete the work.  However, over the years, I found this to rarely ever be the case.  If I had it to do over again, I would most likely eliminate the 5 GPM pressure washer.  This would provide more usable space on the shelves which provide extremely easy access.

OTHER ACCESSORIES

Check out the video for all the pressure washing truck setup details.  But  you’ll notice a 50 foot hose that provides air to the Kingslinger.  This is also very helpful for other uses such as inflating automobile tires.  You will notice 4 electric titan hose reels.  I cover each hose specification and how they are connected in the video at about 5:30.  On the back of the truck is our ladder rack.  In some cases, I have notice that you need a step ladder to get to the ladder.  These racks are easy to reach and we have both a 16 foot and a 24 foot ladder.  There are three 80 gallon tanks which are vented, plumbed and connected as explained in the video.  Venting is very important when it comes to protecting the investment you have in equipment.  If you are new to the industry and considering my online video school, check out these reviews.

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Ball Valve Installation

BALL VALVE INSTALLATION

All of our trucks and trailers now have a ball valve installation that we recommend.  It is a three way valve that allows us to make a switch.  We can switch from the tank fill to a garden hose quickly and easily.  Some of examples for using this include filling a bucket, or the need for a high wash station.  If we need light pressure for anything like rinsing off the truck or anything else, it’s much easier than using a drain hose.

HOW BALL VALVE INSTALLATION WORKS

Water arrives to our rigs through the garden hose reel.  It then flows directly into the ball valve.  It can easily switch from filling the tank to a rig mounted garden hose.  With several different nozzles, you are able to use it in different ways.  For example, we have a fireman’s nozzle that can be purchased from Home Depot or Lowe’s.  This nozzle provides a wide range or garden hose pressure from a pretty long, straight stream to nothing more than a trickle if needed.  It’s ideal for filling a soap bucket without creating a lot of splashing suds.  In addition, we have a second nozzle that provides stronger pressure and a longer stream.  It’s the same nozzle that we use for just rinsing houses using a dedicated pump.

TRAILER VIEW

In this video, we also provide a quick view of the entire trailer.  I have been testing a booster pump, but eventually concluded it’s not really worth using.  I was not impressed at all!  So if you have any questions about this ball valve installation, just shoot me an email and I’ll answer as quickly as I’m able.  Be sure and subscribe to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL for more helpful videos.  Perhaps you would enjoy another post about a newer pressure washing truck rig.