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 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
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
125mm x 65mm pre-formed channel
2070mm x 500mm x 1050mm fitted with weir plate
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
Two pack polyurethane paint with white gloss walls and black floor
Fitted with 18mm OSB and visqueen for protection during installation
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