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Yes. The tanks can carry salt water and other liquids. You do need to be aware though that salt water is very corrosive and can corrode your external taps and fixings if you do not install the right type. Please call us on 0800 098 8407 for more information.
Here at GrippaTank we highly value our international customers and have made made our full range of products available globally.
And we don't stop there - if you know that one of our products would be perfect for your market, but certain logistical adaptations need to be made for your locality, then let us know. We will work with you to design and manufacture a range that works effectively in your environment.
Here are just some of the ways can we help:
To become an international distributor or to arrange a consultancy for bespoke items, simply contact a member of our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are part of a government department or a local authority, we will help you to fulfill your contracts and improve your services.
Any item from our substantial range can be adapted to suit the needs of your authority. If a bespoke item is required, our design team can work with you to create the perfect solution.
Here's just some of the ways we can help:
We at GrippaTank appreciate that our stock products may not meet the requirements of every environment which is why we offer a bespoke design service enabling us to create a product to the design of your choice, while encompassing the core principles of our readily available product range.
Products can be manufactured in the following materials:
We pride ourselves on offering a confidential service for patented products and prototypes and have been directly involved in the manufacture and supply of a number of high level products.
How does the service work?
Projects can be managed from start to finish with minimum impact on your business. Please call us on 0800 098 8407 to discuss your specific requirements and arrange a consultation.
We have developed a complete range of products specifically to meet the demands of the public sector.
Whether you're responsible for purchasing or facilities management and want to save money or are looking for a convenient way to grow your business, we have a solution for you.
Here's how can we help:
To find out how we can help you meet your particular business objectives, call us on 0800 098 8407 to arrange a consultation with a member of our management team.
Our expert installation service is available nationwide, enabling you and your customers to get on the road with peace of mind.
From Thurso to Truro, Llanelli to Lowestoft, our experienced team will travel to your chosen location. You don't even need to leave your front door! Alternatively you can opt for one of our fitting centres in England or Scotland.
Don't leave your safety to chance, let the professionals fit it for you!
Are you looking to make budget payments and gain maximum benefit from a cost effective leasing package?
Does your business need a high quality GrippaMAX Cleaning System?
All businesses need equipment but they also feed on capital. Leasing enables you to get the first without compromising the second.
Of course to stand out from your competitors you need the latest technology. Leasing is a long established, tax efficient method of financing a wide range of equipment.
If the equipment you are purchasing will be a profit centre for your business it's easy to work out how many hours / jobs per week that it needs to do to pay for itself!
The equipment that is being leased is the only security that is generally necessary. No property is used as security, however, occasionally the finance company may need Directors Guarantees for some Limited Companies.
We, at GrippaTank, appreciate that our stock products may not meet the requirements of every environment.
We offer a bespoke design service, enabling us to create a product to the design of your choice, whilst at the same time, encompassing the core principles of our readily available product range.
Products can be manufactured in the following materials:
We pride ourselves on offering a confidential service for patented products and prototypes and have been directly involved in the manufacture and supply of a number of high level products.
How does the service work?
Projects can be managed from start to finish with minimum impact on your business. Please call us on 0800 098 8407 to arrange a consultation to discuss your specific requirements.
Once you have found something on grippadirect.co.uk that you want to purchase, simply add it to your shopping basket and go through the checkout process.
All goods can be delivered either to your home address, to an alternative address or to your work address. We will deliver to addresses throughout the globe. However, for deliveries to non-mainland UK and international addresses, there may be an additional delivery charge and longer delivery lead-time.
We offer FREE Next Day Delivery on all retail orders over £50.00 (this applies to items in stock only).
We also offer a Premium Delivery Service, where you can choose from Next Day, named Day or Saturday service, please call 0800 098 8407 for a bespoke quote.
The delivery charge for each item is listed on the product detail page underneath the ‘Add to Basket’ button.
When you add products to your shopping basket the appropriate charge will be added automatically. All delivery charges will be shown clearly throughout the checkout process.
We make every effort to keep our delivery charges as low as possible. The delivery charge depends on the size and weight of the product ordered and the delivery service option you choose.
Standard delivery of stocked items is normally within 5 working days. Delivery times are calculated in working days - i.e. Monday to Friday inclusive (working days do not include weekends or national Bank Holidays). In case of Bank Holidays please allow an extra 2 working days.
Some items are delivered directly to you from the manufacturer and may incur a longer delivery lead-time.
For Premium Next Day Delivery, orders must be placed by 12 midday.
For Saturday Delivery, orders must be placed by 12 midday Friday.
Deliveries to non-Mainland UK or international locations may take longer.
Please note that if your order is made up of a combination of items, deliveries may, on occasion be made separately.
Risk in the goods will pass to you on delivery. We reserve the right to alter or amend delivery times in exceptional circumstances.
We do everything we can to meet the delivery time specified in this section, however occasionally delivery times may be affected by factors beyond our control and cannot be guaranteed. We will inform you if we become aware of an unexpected delay. In the event that we fail to meet a specified delivery date you will have the option of either cancelling your order and receiving a full refund, or continuing with the order and accepting a refund of any additional delivery charge we have made.
All payments must be cleared funds before delivery of goods.
All goods are subject to availability.
Delivery times quoted above can vary depending on stock availability and delivery location.
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We supply high grade brand name batteries to many different industries.
Please call 0800 098 8407 to discuss your requirements
You need to be sure that the generator you choose can cope with not only the power of your applicance but also the natural power surge that occurs when starting up the applicance and when under strain.
The general rule is the applicance power should be at least 1/3 of the power of the generator.
For Example - Our GrippaVAC gutter vacuum is 2400w, so It is recommended you use a 6kva generator (1/3 of 6kva = 2 or 2000w)
The numax brand of batteries come with a 3 year warranty.
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Please read these conditions carefully before placing an order with GrippaTank Limited.By placing an order from GrippaTank Limited, you signify your agreement to be bound by these conditions.
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the suitability of any goods for any particular purpose or use whether or not the purpose or conditions were communicated to the Seller.
any alleged defects must be notified by the Buyer to GrippaTank within 48 hours of delivery. Any defective goods should be held for inspection.
* Money back guarantee is only applicable on goods returned undamaged and in original packaging, unless the goods are faulty and covered under our 6 month warranty. Goods must be returned within 30 days from date of invoice, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Authorisation must first be obtained from GrippaTank before goods can be returned. Postage will not be refunded on goods returned which are not faulty.
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Whilst there is not a "black and white" law stipulating that only a crash tested professionally fitted system should be fitted, there are some clear guidelines provided:
The DoT have a code of practice on the safety of LCV's carrying loads which is fairly generic in nature based on the 1000s of variety of load carrying vehicles on the roads. However, Regulation 100 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 as amended, requires that a vehicle should not be used or loaded in such a way that it endangers either those using the vehicle or other road user. The DoT also mention within their load carrying guide that the centre of gravity of the equipment being carried should be a low as possible as well safety secured by adequate means to match the load being carried.
A water tank based system is classed as a dynamic force load. This means rather than the load being static, the water within a tank is moving and thus dynamic - thus meaning more velocity. WIth this in mind, more strength and force is required to secure a dynamic load than a static load. The combined strength of the load restraint system must be sufficient to withstand a forwards force not less than the total weight of the load to prevent the load moving under severe braking, and half the weight of the load moving backwards and sideways. Even at low speeds, the forces acting on a load when the vehicle is moving can be high enough for the load to move.
Whilst as we mention there is no law that insists you must have a crash tested system, with the above information in mind, the following should also be considered:
Whilst none of us like to think of the worst case scenario, the potential for a 1000kg worth of volatile water and equipment to cause injury to yourself, an employee, or a member of the public is high.
So by having a professional crash tested system installed, you not only adhere to DoT standards and regulations, but more importantly, you have the peace of mind of knowing you have not cut corners. Risking injury, insurance invalidation, or possible prosecution is not worth it for the relative low cost of a professionally crash tested system.
Read more reasons here as to the benefits of a professionally installed system.
We have standard metal hose reels, plastic molded hose reels and high quality reinforced hose reels.
Yes. We supply many bespoke tank systems to various industries from the fishing industry to the fire & safety industry. The systems are designed for any company or individual that needs to transport liquid safely.
The problem with ratchet strapping a water tank in to your vehicle full of water is that the actual load is unpredictable. Unlike a solid load of bricks or the like, water moves in different directions during the duration of your journey.
Whilst a ratchet strap may be rated up to 5000kg this doesn't actually mean anything if the fixing point is not rated. Many cargo points (also called anchor points) are rated to 'break point' i.e the material will withstand up to 1000lbs of pressure. Once again, this can almost become irrelevant if they are not fixed into a solid surface.
Most van floor pans are only between 2mm and 3mm in total thickness. If your cargo strap is embedded in this standard floor pan, it will happily cope with everyday cargo and luggage. Once you start using it to withstand the pressures of a heavy water load (1000ltr of water is in effect 1 ton of water), things can be very different.
It would be a bit like building a house on jelly. Even if you used the most solid of materials above the jelly, steel, granite etc, we still couldn't escape the fact that the house is built on jelly and sooner or later it will fail.
Our systems are designed to reinforce the pressure areas and fixing points. In fact they 'sandwich' the floor pan between our spreader plates (that sit under the vehicle) and our lateral bars and T-Loks that sit inside the vehicle to secure the tank.
Because many compact vans are car-derived, it means that their chasis is a dual skin. This creates a 6 or 7 inch void behind the drivers seat (underneath the floor pan).
To access this area you can pull the seats forward in the cab, and access from underneath the bulkhead. This will enable you to get fixing points for your T-LOKS and under floor spreader plates. This is the same on most car derived vans. Always check before you purchase to ensure your payload is adequate and that you have the correct fixing points under the vehicle.
*Available on all Delivery PRO, DI, & RO Systems.
**Available on DI & RO systems.
There is some sceptism with regards to crash tested products in some quarters and in truth is it is right to do your homework and make a well informed decision before purchasing anything.
Some feel that by using the term 'Crash Tested' or 'Crash Worthiness Tested' companies are just using it as a marketing ploy.
We can genuinely say that our aim in getting crash worthiness tested certification from MIRA was and still is to produce safer systems for anyone transporting liquid in their vehicle. In fact this is one of the reasons why we have made our systems cost effective.
Our overwhelming feeling was that too many companies and individuals were being priced out of the crash worthiness tested market. Unable to afford the cost of a crash worthiness tested system, they had to look elsewhere for cheaper alternatives. Our GrippaMAX Systems can be purchased simply as a tank unit and frame, because we believe you do not have to be a window cleaner to benefit from crash worthiness tested certification. We are confident that you will see immediately the difference between a standard cleaning system and our GrippaMAX System and why it is MIRA certificated. Water can generate a great deal of energy known as inertia when a vehicle brakes or worse hits an object. Because of this force the tank and framework has the 'urge' to push forward towards the object that has been hit. Our GrippaMAX Systems come with reinforced frames and underplates to give the user complete peace of mind.
We would be more than happy to demonstrate the benefits of our system - to arrange a demonstration please call 0800 098 8407
The waste valve situtated on your system, is a regulator - NOT an ON / OFF valve. So when in the 'CLOSED' position is causes the filters to pressurise, allowing a regularated amount of brime (waste) to exit.
To maintain the life of your filters you should ensure you are regularly flushing the system - simply operate the system fill as normal, but open the waste valve fully. Leave for about 20 minutes and then close to produce water.
Yes, finance is available on any order over £500 subject to status. Simply contact us and let us know what you want to order and we will get the finance company to contact you for a no-obligation quote.
We specificially chose the Hyge Sled test for our GrippaMAX system.
This is because the energy from a HyGe sled test is transferred immediately to the tank unit rather than being partly absorbed in a head on crash test (i.e a van against a wall). The tanks and fixings are subject to the most force on a HyGe sled and therefore give a fuller understanding of the strength and capabilities of the tank unit itself. See our video by clicking here for more details.
No. Experience in the engineering industry tells us that fixing a system into the chassis of a vehicle could weaken the structural strength and integrity of the vehicle itself. For this reason our GrippaMAX Systems were developed and tested by fixing into the main floor pan of the vehicle. We believe that by fitting a system to the floor pan (one of the weakest parts of a vehicle) and forcing it to withstand the pressure created by the HyGE Sled Test and 850ltr of water gives the greatest proof that it has reached a 'crash worthiness test' standard. All systems come with high strength under spreader plates and fixings.
Yes. Our tanks can withstand hot water up to 70 degrees. In fact the Polymer has been tested up to 85 degrees but we prefer to work within the guidelines and recommendations.
The GrippaMAX Systems were tested at MIRA's high tech test facility in the UK. The test was carried out using the HyGe sled - see http://www.mira.co.uk/our-services/hyge
Click here to see the video footage of the test:
Both tests demonstrate the force that is generated by water inertia. In a head on crash test the crumple zones of the vehicle will absorb some of the energy created on impact. This means that the full force will not be transferred to the tank unit itself. The HyGe sled test is a 'bare' test and transfers the energy instantly to the tank unit and fixings, thus, giving a fuller understanding of the strength and capability of the tank and it's fixings.
We don't believe in scaremongering, but do feel this is an important issue. At the end of the day, there is a key difference between carrying a solid load (i.e bricks or gravel) and water. This is because of the weight and movement of water. Water moves in a way that a solid load does not, thus distributing weight to different parts of the vehicle at different times during your journey. Our GrippaMAX Systems are designed to contain and control the water making it react more like a solid load. This is due to the high strength frame, plates and
T-LOK Bolt System and twin baffles.
The GrippaMAX actually incorporates twin baffles, both molded baffles and honeycomb for extra reassurance.
To enquire further about this product please click here: PRODUCT ENQUIRY
There are two important points here - the shut off valve and the level switch must BOTH be plumbed in correctly in order to work, as the controller relies on each for the signal to turn the valve on/off.
If you are installing it with our V-Series Liquid Logic you will need to do the following:
Once this is all completed and you have connected the controller to the battery, you will need to press the two 'up' and 'down' arrows together to activate the shut off valve to the open position. You will hear the valve open if you have turned the mains water on. Test the level switch by placing your hand in the tank, and pushing the float up. You will see the 'FILL' message disappear and the valve will shut.
Yes. If you purchase a GrippaMAX, you will receive a copy of the MIRA Crash Worthiness Test Certificate. If one of our engineers has fitted the system for you, you will also receive an engineers certificate.
Yes we do - we offer nationwide fitting within the UK, including Northern Ireland and the outlying isles.
We also have fitting centres in England, Scotland, Ireland and Holland.
Please call 0800 098 8407 to see whether we fit in your area.
Our GrippaMAX Systems have been designed to fit between the wheel arches of all vans on the market (please note it is vital that you check your vehicle payload before purchasing any cleaning system).
All of our systems come with simple plug & play technology and easy to read gauges. We don't believe in blinding you with science.
Our GrippaMAX Systems incorporate the frame into the tank itself, making it a very secure unit. They also feature lateral slider bars giving more flexibility when it comes to fitting. The lid is a unique design that features the same technology that is used on submarine hatches. This means that in a crash the lid will not permit water escape.
We don't believe in scaremongering, but do feel this is an important issue. At the end of the day, there is a key difference between carrying a solid load (i.e bricks or gravel) and water. This is because of the weight and movement of water. Water moves in a way that a solid load does not thus distributing weight to different parts of the vehicle at different times during your journey. Our GrippaMAX Systems are designed to contain and control the water making it react more like a solid load.
Yes. All of our GrippaMAX Systems can be quickly upgraded at sensible prices. This means that when your business expands and grows you can add on another pump and controller at a price that won't break the bank!
Calculating which system your vehicle can legally and safely take is a very important decision. If you do not spend time on making this decision wisely, it will potentially cost your business both from a financial point of view as well as from a health and safety point of view. An over-laden vehicle is very dangerous, and the risk of causing injury is high.
So understanding the various abbreviations as well as what that actually means in practice for you and your vehicle is very important. The following information aims to assist you in your decision process:
So with the above in mind, GVM or GVW could be 3500kg. The kerb mass is 2213kg. This gives you a payload of 1287kg. If your system weights 551kg with water, you are left with 736kg. Then remove the weight of the driver and passenger - 76kg each if 12 stone each. You then have 584kg to carry the rest of your equipment with. However if your vehicle is highly modified with optional extras, this may be less. That is why the GVW or GVM is the bottom line figure you must keep in mind.
Ensure to check with the manufacturer of your vehicle, as the above information is designed to be a guide, but does and can vary over the many ranges on the market.
Yes. In fact all of our products are tested for between 6 months to 1 year in the actual work environment before we sell them.
We also listen carefully to what our customers have to say and if a product needs improving then you can be sure we will work hard to make it happen!
LLDPE tubing can be used in environments up to 65c.
If you are using the tube for any other application than cold water, to be safe, we would advise that inserts are used.
The John Guest installation guide is a little vague on this subject, it just says - 'if tube is used in a warm water system then inserts must be used'.
We offer full customer support from start to finish. We don't believe in just making sales, we would much rather you to be a long term customer. For this reason, if you have any questions you can contact us from 9:00am to 5:00pm every week day or email us at email@example.com
The GrippaVac is an excellent piece of kit, I am well impressed..... certainly getting something worth the additional cost compared to "other Makes" Nigel Kipping
Our GutterLite modular poles are 100% high modulus carbon fibre, unlike many low cost imitation versions on the market which use a mixture of inferior materials. Each pole section comes with overlap markers and stop-indicator tape on each section. Our poles are the lightest on the market and made by world renowed Gardiner Pole Systems.
All poles feature an insulated handle section for maximum safety.
Each pole section is 6ft 1” (1.85m) and can be connected together to give a total pole height of 60ft (18.2m).
Our range of GrippaVAC vacuums all come with 2400w motors which give a massive 2600mm of suction – proving that large motors doesn't equal suction, rather the correct management of airflow gives high suction whilst not requiring any specialist power sources.
If you have ordered a complete pole kit, on commencing work, you will need to fit the relevant tools to the pole as follows:
If using the V1 Alloy tools:
If using the V2 lightweight tools:
A wide range of additional tools can then also be added to the gulper or 40 degree gooseneck tool, including brushes, scrapers, & extension tools. Simply push fit the relevant addon tool kits onto the end of the gooseneck. Before first use, it is advisable to check the adjustment on all of the poles – each section should grip its adjoining section firmly.
Your vacuum comes ready for work apart from the three following simple tasks that need to be carried out on initial assembly:
It is important to clean, maintain and service your gutter cleaning system in line with the guide below in order to maintain the maximum working life of the pole vacuum and to preserve all of its features.
All of our modular poles are covered for 12 months against any manufacturing defects. Should such a defect be found then the pole will need to be returned to base for workshop assessment and if found faulty the item will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of GrippaTank in connection with the decision of Gardiner Pole Systems Ltd. A returns number (RN) will need to be issued prior to return of the item. If goods are received without a returns number, no action will be taken and the goods will be kept in storage for three months before being disposed of. All goods must be adequately packaged. Carriage will be refunded if fault is deemed to fall within our guarantee. We can arrange collection of bulky items but this will be charged to you until reason for fault is established. We shall not be liable in any way for consequential damage or loss or injury. Any modifications or adaptations or fitting of non-approved accessories (goosenecks, non-approved brushes etc) render the above guarantee null and void. This warranty does not cover ‘wear & tear’, glued items or serviceable items such as joint-indicator tape or silicone sleeves. This warranty will only be valid if the pole has been regularly maintained in line with the instructions contained within this user guide. Poles that are used outside of normal operating parameters will not be covered. All consumable parts such as goosenecks, brushes, hoses, vacuum handles, wheels, connectors, and side entry fittings, and filters are warranty for 90 days.
Vacuum motors and body are warrantied for 2 years, subject to the above warranty stipulations.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 0800 098 8407 during UK Office hours.
These poles are Utility Patent Protected under US, UK, Chinese and European Laws
Yes. We have supplied many kits to companies and individuals who already have a vacuum kit. Obviously our poles have been designed to work to the maximum with our vacuums but we understand if you already have a vacuum that you may just simply want to buy the pole kits as an add-on.
Instead of offering retro fit kits or heavy weigh aluminium poles, we offer incredibly light high modulus carbon fibre poles that enable you to work up to 60ft. Our vacuums are manufactured by Numatic International in accordance with our specification in order to provide the best suction without the need for bulky and unweldy machines.
Yes we are official distributors of the GoPRO camera range. The GoPRO is a high quality wireless camera unit (11 mega pixels!) that records at the camera head and then transmits the video direct to an App on your phone or an IP address.
Please call 0800 098 8407 for more information.
You need to be sure that the generator you choose can cope with not only the power of your vacuum but also the natural power surge that occurs when starting up the vacuum and when lifting heavier debris. The general rule is the applicance power should be at least 1/3 of the power of the generator. It is recommended you use a 6kva generator.
No the opposite is in fact true. They are manufactured from high modulus carbon fibre and are very strong. In fact you can stand on them without any adverse consequences! Not that we're encouraging you to do that as it is a suction tube not a ladder.
It is not actually the size of the motors that is the most important factor for gutter or fine dust vacuuming, but rather the air management which creates the best suction. The means of getting the air from the vacuum to the top of the pole units without air leakage is hugely important, along with the diameter of the vacuum entry and hose - which should be 51mm.
The wattage of the twin motor GrippaVAC is 2400w, which is far lower than our competitors machines - but for a very valid reason.
Wattage doesn't equal suction, rather the management of the airflow corrects effective suction. So whoever you decide to purchase with, please first ask for the suction (h2o/mm or mbar measurement), as you can have a low wattage machine with a very high suction.
Our machine is 2400w with a 13amp plug (allowing you to plug into standard house mains without any fiddly transformers or risk of blowing fuses). The h20/mm measurement is 2600mm (i.e how strong the suction is, like the torque on a car). The h20/mm measurement of a competitors 4000w machine on the market is just 2400mm, thus has less suction than our machines!
All of our GrippaVAC systems have been designed to maximise airflow and suction using our high modulus tapered poles.
Yes. There are though some tiles that are porous. In other words instead of the air hitting the surface of the tile and returning to the vacuum head, thus creating suction, the air runs through the tile. Always exercise caution when sucking and lifting tiles from guttering if you are unsure of the tile type. An example of a non porous tile is slate.
Our vacuums have a shut-off installed. This means that when your vacuum is full suction drops.
The benefits of this are:
These are specifically designed for high level dusting in the roof spaces of airports, shopping centres, hospitals, printeries and factories.
Our high reach vacuum kits eliminate the need for expensive scaffolding and can be used from the safety of the ground. One of our clients at NEWSQUEST saved thousands by purchasing one of our kits instead of resorting to expensive cherry pickers and scaffold.
Did you know that many insurance companies now require that companies clean the high level areas of their premises at least once a year?
They can be used up to 55ft although it has to be said one of our clients has used them at over 72ft!
No. It has been specifically designed to handle debris from gutters and soil. Unlike a standard wet & dry vacuum or a vacuum that has a side cyclonic entry and metal float, our high level vacuum equipment prevents debris getting into the motors, which can cause the unit to explode.
What this means in layman's terms is that a standard wet & dry vacuum has a front entry with an internal T-piece. If you were to vacuum gutters using a standard wet & dry vacuum, you would quickly find that it gets blocked up and becomes ineffective. Our vacuums use a side entry. This means that as the debris is sucked into the vacuum it runs round the inside of the drum (like a cyclone) and prevents clogging at the main entry point and inside the actual drum.
Key difference between our vacuum and a standard wet & dry vacuum:
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