The Load & Go Ready Mixed Truck Wash is an automated drive-through concrete truck wash system that is highly specialized to thoroughly clean the entire mixer in 45-60 seconds, using around 35 gallons of water.
- PRODUCTIVITY & PROFITS
- ABOUT LOAD & GO
- HOW IT WORKS
- IMPROVE SAFETY
- SAVE WATER / IMPROVE QC
- IDEAL CUSTOMER
PRODUCTIVITY & PROFITS
The Load and Go Ready Mixed Truck Wash® is an automated concrete truck wash system that will thoroughly wash a mixer truck in 45-60 seconds. This is a drastic time saving from the typical 5-10-minute wash down process. You will pay for the system within the first 6-9 months in most cases with labor savings alone! Additional benefits include reduced water use (30-35 gallons on average), increased QC (consistent water in the mix), increased driver safety (no climbing/stretching), as well as much cleaner mixers (fewer cracked windshield claims and better public image). Take a minute to put your data into the ROI calculator to see just how quickly this system will begin to add to your bottom line. Then CALL US FOR A QUOTE TODAY! 800.326.9349
ABOUT LOAD & GO
The Load and Go Ready Mixed Truck Wash® is the result of 30 years of industrial high-pressure wash experience. The system has been designed to completely replace the need for a mixer driver to exit the truck in order to wash down after the loading process. Since 2008 we have been effectively cleaning mixers (both front and rear discharge) at wet and dry batch plants across the country. Concrete producers of all stripes have proven this system makes sense for almost all ready-mix operations because it:
- Speeds delivery/Reduces labor cost
- Improves QC by tightly controlling the volume of wash down water entering the mix (5.5-6.5 gallons of water)
- Thoroughly cleans the mixer (45-60 seconds)
- Improves safety
- Reduces fuel costs
- Reduces maintenance costs
- Reduces chemical costs
HOW IT WORKS
The Load and Go Ready Mixed Truck Wash® is an automated drive-through wash system that is highly specialized to thoroughly clean the entire mixer in 45-60 seconds, using around 35 gallons of water. These amazing results are achieved by utilizing 72-88 high pressure nozzles to deliver 1,200 PSI water jets to the entire mixer. Various types of nozzles are specifically designed and precisely aimed to remove cement dust and concrete build up from all areas of the roller pedestal including the drum, hopper, chutes, fenders and even the discharge blades in the drum. The system’s PLC is triggered and controlled by the Interactive Mixer Position Recognition (IMPR), which relays truck position to the driver through an intuitive red/yellow/green signal light. Utilizing up to 6 different wash stages, the Load and Go Ready Mixed Truck Wash® ensures that every part of your mixer (cab included if desired) is clean when the driver pulls through. Compare that to a normal plant washout station with a single high-volume, low-pressure hose using a gallon every 1-2 seconds for 5-10 minutes!This patented system is greatly reducing cycle times and increasing driver safety around the world. By placing extreme high-pressure water directly to the point where it is needed; we can now completely clean the mixer with far less water in much less time. Most systems average 34 gallons of water during a 45 second cycle compared to a driver using a gallon every 1-2 seconds over 5-10 minutes: depending on flow rates, that could be anywhere from 150-600 gallons!
Load & Go Frame
- Manufactured using stainless, galvanized, and auminum
- 72 – 88 nozzles directing 1200 psi water
- Can be mounted on galvanized steel bases or concrete walls
- Footprint 12′ long x 15′ wide
- Can accommodate front and rear discharge mixers
- No moving parts = low maintenance
- Winterization mode and HUDS are standard
Load & Go Pump / Motor Assembly
- 30 hp motor powered by 240V, 480V or 600V
- Cat Pump delivers 45 gallons per minute
- 50 gallon water reservoir with float valve
- Spin-down filter
Load & Go Panel with PLC
- Touch Screen PLC by Siemens
- Has the flexibility to accommodate any style mixer and/or other vehicles in your fleet
4-Stage Wash Sequence
By automating the wash down process you will be cleaning every mixer the same way every time… very, very thoroughly. The Load & Go achieves these results through its patent pending mixer position system which requires every mixer to use the Load & Go the same way despite the driver’s personality.
Consistent Results are a Product of Consistent Processes
1. Entry Wash
A series of fanned out nozzles creates a 270-degree arch cleaning the cab, the wheels and the drum as the mixer slowly moves into position.
2. Primary Hopper Wash Cycle
The light will turn red and mixer will stop moving – if it passes the “Red Zone “the light will flash red telling the mixer to back up. Only when the mixer is completely stopped in the “Red Zone” will the hopper wash cycle begin. Note – This is the cycle that adds water to the mix.
3. Rear Pedestal Wash Cycle
Light stays Red, mixer holds as rear pedestal wash hits those hard to reach places.
Performance StatisticsTotal Water Use Per Wash:
Complete Mixer: 45 gal.
Gearbox Back: 37.5 gal.
Water introduced to mix: Less than 10 gal.
(Example: 10 sec hopper wash = 6 gal.)Wash Time:
Complete Mixer: 60 seconds
Gearbox Back (rear): 50 seconds
The wash down process is statistically the most dangerous part of a mixer driver’s job. The Load and Go Ready Mixed Truck Wash® completely eliminates the need for the driver to exit the cab to wash the mixer. Gone are the days when a driver was required to exit the vehicle in a high traffic area, climb a wet ladder and lean over a spinning drum to reach all the hard to access points. Now instead of paying drivers to waste time in a dangerous spot, producers across the country are keeping them in the cab and getting them out the gate.
Additionally, by keeping the mixers extremely clean with high-pressure water there is reduced need for dangerous chemicals benefiting drivers and equipment. Less residual buildup also means less chance for concrete debris to come loose while mixers are on the highway causing cracked windshields and other damage.
This is one of the rare times in business when the safest way to do a job is also the better way as well as the fastest way!
SAVE WATER / IMPROVE QC
Reduce EPA concerns. With the Load and Go Ready Mixed Truck Wash® you’ll be using less water – typically between 30-35 gallons. This system has greatly reduced washdown water usage in every operation that has installed it. By using high-pressure water, the system consistently does a much better job of cleaning mixers with far less water. Less total water used means less to divert, capture, store and treat. In today’s climate of ever-tightening environmental oversight, managers need to consider any tool that can offer relief. Simply put, this is the right tool for the job.
- You have ready mix trucks
- You wish your fleet looked better
- You would like to reduce your “cost per yard”
- You would like to reduce exposure to slips/trips and falls
- You would benefit from an operation that uses and creates less water
Since the inception of the Load & GO in 2008 we have seen a wide variety of customers benefit from the automating the wash down process. Contrary to our initial projections, a majority of Load & GO systems are installed in dry batch plants with fewer than 20 trucks.
If you have never seen a Load & GO first hand we will put you in touch with someone close to you…every customer is a reference.
The Load and Go Ready Mixed Truck Wash® can help any concrete producer deliver more concrete faster – load after load and year after year. Contact us by phone or email for current pricing including professional installation that comes with a 1-year written warranty. A short conversation with one of our staff will provide all that we need to prepare a customized proposal for your operation. After your approval, we can conduct a site visit to further solidify installation plans and time frame. Typically, we can begin a 2-day installation process within 3-4 weeks from the date of order. Given average concrete production and average system costs we expect your system to easily pay for itself within the first season of use.
Contact us and we can begin preparing the customized proposals for your locations. ([email protected]) 800-326-9349
- Increases Productivity
- Increases Safety
- Better Quality Control
- Increases Profit/Yard
- Reduces Labor Costs
- Reduces Fuel Costs
- Reduces Maintenance Costs
- Reduces Water Waste
- Reduces Capital Expenditures