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Water Truck Tree Water Boom

  • 1.  Water Truck Tree Water Boom

    Posted 30 September 2020 19:08
    Good afternoon all,

    With summer fast approaching, I'm in the process of gaining quotes to install a tree water boom to the front of our Isuzu NPR 75-190 truck, an issue I have encountered is the SRS / airbag sensors may be compromised with this installation. How can we water street trees without compromising driver safety or ADR compliance?

    Any feed back / advice greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Tony


    0418847222 or (08) 85229256

    Antony Bizzai
    Town of Gawler
    Fleet Officer

  • 2.  RE: Water Truck Tree Water Boom

    Posted 01 October 2020 20:49
    ​G'day Tony

    we are looking for a tree watering truck as well and the new NHVR seem to have put a bit of a dampener on the idea as pedestrian impact and air bag operation could be compromised .

    If you find any information or designs that address the issue I would know .

    Regards Terry

    Terry Malone
    Warrnambool City Council
    Team Leader


  • 3.  RE: Water Truck Tree Water Boom

    Posted 05 October 2020 21:00
    Hi All,

    Perhaps the team at Ausroad systems can offer some information regarding the airbags, as they have been installing snorkels to the front of their jetpatcher trucks for many years,


    Graham Pritchett
    Workshop Supervisor
    South Gippsland Shire Council
    Leongatha Vic
    0409 192 545


  • 4.  RE: Water Truck Tree Water Boom

    Posted 05 October 2020 21:00
    Good Morning Anthony,

    We have remote control water cannons mounted high on rear.
    To answer your question on the issue you are having with anything front mounted and compromising airbag deployment, we went to the top on this one and engaged Isuzu chief engineer with a design we implemented for front/under mounted gutter sprayers which you can also be redirect to water grass/plants etc. We purchased Isuzu bull bars and integrated pipes for spray mounts within the structure and received approval from Isuzu that the airbag deployment would not be compromised - we did not have to arrange crash testing for this to occur. I shared our journey with other fleet managers.

    Cheers Tom

    Thomas Brayley
    Logan City Council
    Manager Plant Fleet Services