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How Will My Tank Be Delivered?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole

How Will My Tank Be Delivered?

Before you can think about the installation of your tank and how much money you will save harvesting rainwater, you need to consider how your rainwater tank will be offloaded. This varies depending on the size of the rainwater harvesting system. 

In domestic systems, our water tanks are sent out on a pallet. So GRAF strongly recommends offloading with a forklift. There are also lifting eyes on top of the tank, where a crane can be used to offload. 

With the larger rainwater harvesting systems, which arrive on a specialized vehicle, you will need to have a crane on site to offload your tank. All of GRAF’s tanks come pre-fitted with lifting straps in dedicated places to ensure that the tank can be offloaded safely. Read on to find out more about the different types of delivery and offloading methods.

What Type Of Vehicle Will My Rainwater harvesting System Be Delivered On? 

If you haven’t had many large items delivered before, you may be wondering how your rainwater harvesting system from GRAF will be delivered to your door. This may be by flatbed or trailer. Getting such a large tank to its destination can be a challenge, so GRAF makes it as easy as possible with the following delivery options.

Flatbed – Flatbed shipping is transportation for cargo that may not require the enclosure of a dry van, cannot be loaded or unloaded from a dock or does not fit within the dimensions of standard truck trailers. A flatbed’s design allows for cranes and forklifts to load goods from all angles.

Trailer – Similar to Flatbed delivered but usually for smaller tanks. A lot of shippers and businesses have decided to use trailer pick up and delivery services so that they can easily and effectively deliver their shipments from one location to another.

Advantages Of Flatbed And Trailer Deliveries:

  • Saves time and energy – You can focus more on other important tasks that need to be accomplished.
  • Cost efficient – These tend to be priced more competitively and will lessen your expenses.
  • Smooth and effective process – It will save you the hassle of handling everything and you can trust the experts to do their job.
  • Ensures safe and fast delivery – Your tank will be delivered to you or your client’s specified location.
  • Easy and stress-free -No need to stress about the project! We will take care of it for you.
  • Convenient – It is convenient for you and your customers, we will get the job done for you with no issues on your end.
  • Highly trained drivers – Highly experienced drivers.
  • Consistent communication – We will keep you in the loop regarding the delivery and pick up service to make sure the project will run smoothly as possible.

Types of offload:

Once you have your item delivered to your home or site, your tank will need to be offloaded using one of the following methods. In domestic systems, our water tanks are sent out on a pallet. So GRAF strongly recommends offloading with a forklift. There are also lifting eyes on top of the tank, where a crane can be used to offload. 

With the large rainwater harvesting systems, which arrive on a specialized vehicle, you will need to have a crane on site to offload your tank. All of GRAF’s tanks come pre-fitted with lifting straps in dedicated places to ensure that the tank can be offloaded safely. 

  • Forklift – A forklift is a type of vehicle categorized as a powered industrial truck. They are used to lift and move various materials over short distances. A typical forklift is defined by a small truck frame with a front-facing mast assembly that is responsible for raising and lowering the carried load.
  • Digger with an eye attached – Lifting eyes, also commonly known as eye bolts, have widespread use in industrial plants. They are commonly used in moving rainwater or water tanks to facilitate and stabilise their movement, either when being installed or moved to a different plant location.
  • Crane – A crane is a machine that is used to lift and move heavy loads, machines, materials, and goods for a variety of purposes. They are used in all different sectors of industry, from construction to manufacturing to shipbuilding and material loading. A crane will easily pick up and place your water tank in its designated site. 
  • Tail lift – A tail lift is a mechanically-operated platform mounted to the end of a vehicle. The platform is raised or lowered so it is either level with the body of the vehicle or the ground. With this in mind, awkward or bigger items can be unloaded easily without the risk of injury or incident.

If the site doesn’t have offload facilities:

  • Moffit – A Moffett is a forklift truck that is mounted to the back of a lorry. It can perform a number of tasks that regular forklifts can, such as carrying loads, but it is light enough that it can be transported on the back of a truck.
  • HIAB – A HIAB truck allows you to load and unload heavy objects without requiring too much equipment, saving you time and large amounts of money. It’s made up of a crane mounted on a modified truck chassis, forming a vehicle that self-loads and unloads. The vehicle engine powers the crane’s hydraulics.

We will get your water tank delivered safely to your door with our delivery options and vehicles so you can start collecting rainwater and reducing your energy bill!

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