Lymm Truckwash is Europe’s largest truck wash, cleaning more than 60,000 vehicles every year. Founded in 1967, the family run business has recently opened a new £2.3m plant in Cheshire just off junction 20 of the M6.
The site’s pressure washers all use a traffic film remover to improve the quality of the finished wash, but it was uneconomical for them to each have a separate 25 litre drum. The solution was to install an external 20,000 litre bulk chemical tank to supply all units. The chemicals are now replenished every month without interruption to the wash programme.
Their old site ran five conventional 3-brush rollover machines and several mobile pressure washing units, but they were deemed too old and inefficient to move to the new site. With the added problem of water supply issues, Lymm called in Kirton to offer water management and chemical transfer advice.
Kirton installed tandem 25m3 bulk mains water store tanks next to the plantroom which fed an internal day store tank from which the wash equipment drew its supply. This eliminated problems caused by the town’s mains water supply which often dropped off pressure and flow during peak periods, thus enabling all four wash bays to be used concurrently.