Big Kenworths come clean with Steamy Stella


Water Trucks Direct run one of Australia’s bigges fleets of water tankers with machines being built and designed in the company’s Sydney head office for use all over Australia.

Keeping the fleet well maintained and looking good is a challenge considering the machines are used on construction sites and road maintenance plants for dust suppression as well as for conventional water carting applications.

The company chose an Aussie Stella TS 3000 steam cleaner as the key cleaning tool for the Sydney wash bay.

The big Aussie steamer provides a whopping 3,000 psi pressure, allied to hot water and steam temperatures of up to 130°C.

The heart of the system is a “Big Berty” Bertolini triplex pump designed for continuous professional service. It features solid ceramic pistons, stainless steel valves and an exclusive double seal system to prevent leaks.

Water Trucks chose the Aussie machine because of its simple robust design.

The machine has no electronic hardware but relies on a conventional heavy duty pressure switch to control the automatic Total Stop that protects the unit from the dangers of extended bypass operation.

The Aussie Stella has a chrome steel frame and heavy duty steel base that forms a chassis.

The diesel tank, that provides the heating element with fuel, is fully protected inside the frame. The pump unloader and other key elements are easily accessible for service and are clearly visible to the operator.

The tubular frame comes with “click on” side covers for ease of service.

Australian Pump Industries
Ph: 02 9894 4144