Wash Pits

Everquip manufacture, supply and install a range of vehicle pits allowing commercial vehicles to drive over and be inspected, maintained, repaired or under chassis washed in this instance the easiest and safest way.

Before wash pits, vehicle ramps were the only option for under chassis steam cleaning of commercial vehicles. These however, are expensive and take up a substantial amount of space in the yard for the vehicle to be washed. 

As part of the DVSA specification for MOT, every commercial vehicle needs to be under chassis washed before being presented, to enable a clear examination of the vehicle during testing.

Vehicle inspection and wash pits were typically made out of brick and left numerous hazards for when working underneath a vehicle such as:

  • Ingress of water
  • Poor lighting
  • Slippery entrance and exit
  • Unsafe flooring 
  • Poor working conditions 

The introduction of an Everquip steel fabricated vehicle inspection and wash pit solved the above by producing:

  • Non-slip entrance and exit to BS5395
  • Non-slip floor 
  • Zone 2 lights 
  • Centrally fitted sump 
  • Steel fabrication of pit with skeletal frame internally and externally welded to ensure no ingress of water.
The Everquip Wash pit is designed with water flow in mind. The pit is built to a depth that allows a false floor – to be fitted internally to allow a non-slip surface for H&S.

The design is that when a vehicle is washed under chassis, the water hits the wash pit floor (grated galvanised steel flooring) runs underneath and with the fall in the bottom of the pit runs to a weir which transfers the waste water via a pump into an interceptor, to be cleaned.

The wash pit benefits from being structural calculated and load bearing, once installed into the ground requires no ongoing maintenance unlike wash ramps.

Everquip pits are coated in a specialist marine based paint which stops any corrosion or rust from occurring during the busy life cycle a wash pit has – it is also backed up by a 10-year structural warranty.


Standard width 1050mm standard working depth 1450mm pit depth 1500-1800mm


20000kg per axle backed with full design calculations

Building regulations:

Manufactured to BS EN1090 – 1:2009 +A1:2011


Open tread galvanised stairs manufactured to BS5395


Ladder to full depth of pit manufactured to BS5395


Suspended Galvanised Mesh flooring fitted at 1450mm

Pitjack rail:

125mm x 65mm pre-formed channel

Drainage sump:

2070mm x 500mm x 1050mm fitted with weir plate

Services connection:

110mm spigot for connection of duct work for fresh water

100mm spigot for connection of duct work for waste water discharge

50mm spigot connection for supply of electric for pump

External Paint :

Zinc phosphate black primer

Internal paint:

Two pack polyurethane paint with white gloss walls and black floor

Pit protection:

Fitted with 18mm OSB and visqueen for protection during installation

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10 years structural warranty

10 years structural warranty

BS EN 1090 CE Marked

BS EN 1090 CE Marked

3750 + pits installed

3750 + pits installed

Installed vehicle pits in 14 + countries

Installed vehicle pits in 14 + countries

ISO 9001 – quality control programme

ISO 9001 – quality control programme

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We often work with

We often work with Business Owners, Mechanics, Architects, Quantity Surveyors
& Senior Management from the following sectors…

Commercial Vehicle Repair Workshops

Commercial Vehicle Repair Workshops


Transport / Hauliers


Bus and Coach sector


DVSA MOT / ATF testing stations

Councils & Local Authorities

Councils & Local Authorities

Construction Industry

Construction Industry




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Everquip Garage Equipment Limited were formed in 1995, we can supply the expertise to design, install and supply the after sales care to your Vehicle Maintenance Unit. From our range of Pre-Fabricated Steel Inspection Pits to the very best Commercial Garage Equipment, we supply a full range of capital equipment from Air Compressors, Commercial Roller Brake Tester and Mobile Column Lifts. We offer full consultancy and design for your new or existing VMU.

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Our Clients


…The attention to detail was first class from the beginning to the end of the job. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all staff at Everquip for the extremely smooth operation and attention to detail, and would not hesitate in recommending Everquip to future prospective clients."

Ralph Douglas
Buyer, Scottish Borders Council

Your staff have been punctual, friendly and extremely professional in carrying out their work. They have done an excellent job."

Dave Cass
Proprietor, M&D Travel

Our Services Department and Engineers are very pleased not only with the installation but with the obvious benefits as opposed to a conventional concrete pit. May I also commend your Company on the installation of all of the new garage equipment fitted within the Workshop. "

Duncan J Lambert
Services Manager, Rix Petroleum Limited

Meet the Directors

Stuart Everard, Managing Director

Stuart has been with Everquip all his working life, 35 years and counting. Stuart is a very keen motor sport fan, married to Andrea and has two daughter Jessica 25 and Emily 19.

His favourite daughter though is his beloved Mabel, an 18 month old Boxer dog

Lyndon Blackburne, Eng. Tech MIMech MIEDTechnical Director

Lyndon has been part of Everquip for over 30 years, Lyndon is a huge aviation fan, married to Julie, he has two children Krissy 25 and Joe 21 (Joe also works at Everquip as a Welder Fabricator)

Lyndon is currently restoring a Canberra cockpit to original specification

Carl Crisp, Installation Director

Carl is the longest serving of the three with 37 years service at Everquip

Carl is engaged to Jane who works within the company and has one daughter Danielle who is 27. Carls life motto is “We arnt here for a long time, we are here for a good time”


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