The largest member of the CityWhale range will be on the Whale Tankers stand at this year’s CV Show, highlighting the success of the range since its launch at the exhibition just two years ago.
The CityWhale Major sits on a 7.5 tonne Mitsubishi Fuso Euro 6 chassis and one of its key advantages is that it offers exceptional tank capacity for the operator, which is due to the lightweight body being manufactured from 5mm aluminium. The tank is divided into two compartments, providing a total capacity of 3,800 litres and the vehicle has a jetting pump performance of 80 litres/min at 200bar.
Whale developed the CityWhale range, which comprises the ‘Micro’, ‘Midi’ and ‘Major’ versions, in conjunction with French partner Baroclean. Offering reliability, performance and flexibility, it is based on the European concept of deploying a lightweight combination tanker in areas such as congested town and city centres. These include car parks, where access may be restricted or difficult, and the range has been designed and built specifically to meet the demands of this type of urban operation.
Visitors to the Whale stand will also be able to see the smallest vehicle in the range, the CityWhale Micro, which has proved to be a popular choice with operators. Built on a 3.2 tonne Ford Ranger chassis it provides a highly versatile combination unit with exceptional suction and jetting performance.
Its aluminium tank has a 1,200 litre capacity, which is divided into 400 litres for water and 800 litres for sludge. A Jurop PN33 suction pump and a Pratissoli KT22 high pressure triplex piston pump, gives a water flow of 50 litres/min at 250 bar with a ½ inch steel braided jetting hose.
Speaking at the show Mark Warmington, Managing Director for Whale Tankers, said: “The CityWhale has enjoyed great success since its launch at the CV Show two years ago. On a number of occasions now, we’ve had vehicles literally being sold from the exhibition stand as operators can see for themselves the compact flexibility and many benefits it can give them.
“We wanted to showcase the Major alongside the Micro at this year’s CV Show – as the largest member of the CityWhale family, it retains the compact and lightweight operational concept while at the same time giving excellent high capacity for the user.”
Built on the Nissan Cabstar chassis, CityWhale Midi sits neatly between the Micro and Major, while sharing many of the same features and benefits. It has a 2,000 litre capacity aluminium tank (600 litres water, 1,400 litres sludge), and a Jurop PN58 suction pump with the same Pratissoli KT22 high pressure pump as the Micro.
Mark Warmington added: “Whale and Baroclean share a common philosophy on innovation, quality and attention to detail. Our work together on the CityWhale series continues to go from the strength to strength as increasingly customers see this concept, and in turn the range, as the solution to their restrictive urban operational requirements.”