We’ve just made a very useful addition to our fleet. A 26 tonne bulk water tanker which has the added bonus of rear wheel steering allowing it to access where our larger tankers may have difficulty for example, farm gates.
The cultured amongst the Tardis fanbase may notice the likeness of our H2o tanker graphic to a famous woodblock print from the Japanese Edo period.
Katsushika Hokusai was an artist from the school of Ukiyoe. And he created this.
It is a woodblock print where each of the composing elements of the picture are carved by hand, ink is applied in the relevant colour and then the block pressed down on to paper. The process is repeated with typical unerring accuracy many times until the finished picture emerges.
You can buy an original woodblock print today, it will have been made recently, but still using the blocks carved almost two hundred years ago.
Today’s prints use modern ink pigments, whereas the ones made during the Edo period would have been vegetable based.
Rather like these prints, our rear wheel steer tanker is highly sought after in this case for bulk water deliveries, having a capacity of 16000 litres.
The tanker carries 60 metres of hose and the usual high level of safety equipment for vehicle and driver and we think a nice paint job too!
Now you know all about Japanese woodblock prints, you can learn more about our nifty 26 tonne beauty by clicking on the thumbnail woodblock print spec sheet.