When considering the purchase of a water blasting system for paint removal and runway rubber removal, there are several factors that should be reviewed to ensure you make an educated investment in your new piece of equipment. Below are some important factors for consideration:
Gallons Per Minute (gpm) – More gallons per minute translates into more production since water is the mechanism that does the removal. Take the total cost of a water blasting system and divide it by the gallons per minute: $600,000 / 6 gpm = $100,000 per gpm. This would give you a cost per gallon per minute.
Water Capacity – How much water will the system hold?
Vacuum Capacity – How much storage space is there for recovered water storage and how much for recovered debris?
Drive Speed and Road Worthiness – Can the vehicle be driven on the road or is it limited to only airport grounds?
Spray Bars – Bigger is not always better. Using a 36” spray bar to clean a 6” wide surface is a waste of energy, time and money.
Dewatering Capabilities – Can the system separate the water from the debris?
Debris Handling – Is the machine capable of dumping off site or in a dumpster?
Pump Maintenance – High pressure pumps can be very complex. Waterblasting Technologies has the only pump in the industry that does not require a torque wrench or an advanced college degree to work on it.
Spare Parts System – Waterblasting Technologies offers a spare parts systems that ensures you always have the parts you need before you need them.
Operator Licensing Program – A licensing program gives peace of mind that the machine purchased is being run in the most efficient and effective way possible. Waterblasting Technologies offers the only licensing program in the industry.
Continuing Education – Vitally important to long term success of your water blasting system.
Customer Support Team – Having an experienced team ready to help you 24/7/365 is a resource that has no price tag when you are on-site and in need of immediate assistance.
Production Cost – A lower priced water blasting machine may not always be the best decision because you have to factor in the cost to operate the machine and the production value received for that cost.
Buying a new water blasting machine is a major decision. If you are thinking about buying a new water blasting machine, contact one of our experienced sales representatives at 1-772-214-1714. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you make an educated decision when it comes to investing in a Stripe Hog Waterblasting System!