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Efficiency means bigger profits for portable restroom operators. That’s why Imperial Industries developed a unit that performs as two trucks in one — for delivery and service — the 1,000-gallon stainless steel Flatvac.

“This product gives the end user an advantage in that they can service their toilets and haul at the same time,” says Tyler Vanderloop, Imperial Industries’ commercial sales rep. “With the boom option, they have the capabilities to do service on both sides of the truck with only one intake hose. This option (gives) the end user the ability to service multiple units at one stop.”

Up to six portable restrooms can be transported on top of the unit’s 1,000-gallon flat vacuum tank. The tank is divided to provide 700 gallons of waste capacity and 300 gallons of freshwater capacity. In addition, the package offers dual-sided bucket filling, two Hannay hose reels with 50 feet of hose, a Pumptec X-5 washdown pump, Masport HXL4 vacuum pump system, Thieman liftgate, and a 3-inch stainless steel boom with 30 feet of 2-inch intake hose and a suction nozzle. The Flatvac rides on a 2019 Ford F-650 chassis, offering a 6.8-liter V10 engine providing 320 hp. The package comes in under CDL requirements.

“It also has clearance lights built into the skirting along both sides and has full baffling throughout the freshwater and waste compartment to prevent sloshing and instability with driving,” says Shane Herdt, Imperial Industries’ lead engineer on the project. “Because of the baffles and possible waste-clogging on the inside of the tank, we also installed multiple ports for cleaning via hose or pressure washer in the belly of the tank.”

According to Herdt, the water compartment is in the front of the tank, with the waste in the rear, wrapping around the freshwater compartment like a horseshoe. This way when the tank leaves in the morning full of freshwater, the center of gravity remains equalized regardless of how much waste is in the tank, helping maintain stable handling for the driver.

“The unit lets the operator maintain optimum performance for work, allowing for a full tank while hauling portable restrooms without a trailer,” Herdt says. “That increases time efficiency, allowing for more work completed and ultimately more profit.”



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