December 3, 2015


We are sure you don’t settle for the status quo with what you do and we don’t either when it comes to our equipment. This constantly drives us to think of ways to make our machines better and more efficient. It is this way of thinking and doing business that has led to one of our newest innovations: a bladder.

Yes, bladder control is a topic around here and for good reason. It will save our Stripe Hog® owner’s time and money. Let’s dissect these bladders for a moment to show you how they work.

The Stripe Hog’s tank system has been engineered to provide maximum run time by the use of a collapsible, military-grade rubber bladder.

The empty bladders are installed inside the fresh water tanks. Below you will see this represented right above the blue water in the fresh water tanks. At this point the bladders are collapsed and occupy minimal space. The fresh water tanks are filled with potable water (again, represented below in blue), and that water causes the collapsed bladder to float to the top of the tank.

As the water blasting process occurs, the recovered water from the blasting heads are vacuumed into the debris tank, which is the tank directly behind the three modular fresh water tanks.

Inside the debris tank the water is continuously filtered from the debris and is pumped into the bladders, which begin to fill with the recovered water.

The same tank that held the clean water is now holding the recovered filtered water without having to be emptied. The fresh water tanks have a valve to easily empty the water in the fresh water chamber or the bladder at any time during the process.

This allows continuous blasting operation until all of the fresh water has been used.

To find out more about having your Stripe Hog® upgraded with the Hog Bladder…