Question: What is a ground heater?
Answer: A ground heater has many applications but is most commonly used to thaw frozen ground during the winter season. Some other applications include curing concrete, wrapping oil pipeline, HVAC equipment glycol circulation, and provide temporary heat to enclosures with the air exchangers.
Question: How many feet of hose is on a Wacker Neuson ground heater?
Answer: That depends on the model. The Wacker Neuson E3000 is equipped with two separate spools of hose that can be operated independently. Each spool contains 1,500 feet for a total of 3,000 feet of hose. The Wacker Neuson S2200 is equipped with a single spool that contains 2,200 feet of hose.
Question: How much frost can I thaw per day with this system?
Answer: That depends on the size of project, project budget, and ambient air temperatures. The recommended line spacing for thawing ground is 24 inches on center. With average temperatures, proper covering/blanketing, it is normal to thaw up to 1 foot per day. If the hose spacing is increased to accommodate a larger area, excessively cold temperatures are present, or the area is not blanketed properly, results may vary.
Question: How large of an area can I thaw with the Wacker E3000?
Answer: If the recommended hose spacing is used, it is possible to thaw up to 6,000 square feet per unit. This will be dependent on the overall size of the project and requirements. A reduced area per unit will results in faster thawing while an increased area will result in slower thawing.
Question: How many units do you have available?
Answer: We consider ourselves as pioneers of the industry and have specialized in this field since the 90’s. As one of the largest rental providers in the Midwest, we will be able to service your project needs.
Question: What type of fuel should I put in my winter rental equipment?
Answer: Always put in off-road dyed diesel #1 – No exceptions!
Question: How much fuel will the Wacker E3000 consume?
Answer: The fuel consumption is variable depending on your application and ambient temperatures. Expected fuel consumption will be discussed during the layout consultation.
Question: How large is the fuel tank on the Wacker E3000 and will it stay running over the weekend?
Answer: The fuel tank holds (240) gallons and will run through the weekend if it is filled on Friday. However, we do recommend the equipment is still checked on daily, especially when being used to cure concrete.
Question: We have power onsite, do I still need to use the onboard generators?
Answer: No, the generators are available for use when onsite power is not available. You will need two 110 volt circuits with a 20 Amp breaker on each circuit. These are the requirements for each E3000 unit.
Question: How far will you rent and deliver equipment?
Answer: Currently we will delivery anywhere within the continental US. However, when operating outside of the Upper Midwest, you may have to provide your own routine maintenance.
Question: If I rent several units or have a unit for an extended amount of time, can I get a better deal?
Answer: After a full consultation to determine your project needs, lower pricing or packages may be available.
Question: Can I setup my rented equipment on a RPO?
Answer: Yes, please call for additional information on how to setup an RPO.