ACF 041 on the Skoda 706 body,
in Luka pod Mednikem
Excrement is a product of both human and animal life. It is called various words - faeces, excrement, fecal matter, dung, poo and dirt. One popular vulgar
expression is the word: 'shit'. Animals don't seem to find excrement repulsive, and it is also very profitable to nature. However human beings find it abominable, so they want to get rid of it as quickly and effectively as possible.This aversion to excrement led to the invention of sewerage systems in ancient Rome, and in most civilized human settlements today, there is a sewerage system in use. Where a sewerage system cannot be provided, its funcion is supplied by gully-suckers. And this page is just about these vehicles. You can find here a couple of photos of all the common fecal tank cleaners, cruising the Czech roads and few of the foreign countries.
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Praga V3S in Klince
gully sucker Skoda 706 in Mnisek pod Brdy
706 running to work in Cisovice.
A fecal tank cleaner works as follows: the vehicle stands close to cesspool and the crew hauls a hose-pipe down, manually or - on newer vehicles - by a crane - into a tank. Then a pump is turned on. The pump is powered directly from the car´s engine (if based on car body) or by the cardan shaft of the tractor (if based on trailer). The pump sucks the air out off the cistern and the waste start to flow in. The principle is vacual. Filling of the cistern can be checked through a sight glass on the rear side. When the cesspool is empty, the hose-pipe is pulled out and the gully-sucker goes to the nearest field. The crew opens the pipe and the content of the cistern starts to spray out liquid manure to the farmland through the spout. Some vehicles are equipped by special sprayer for uniform diffusion of such fertilizer. Then cereals are planted into the ground and in the end, we are all provided with superior production of food crops.
Tatra 148 CAS-10 in Prague - Radotin
Huge spout of the same vehicle.
Tatra 148, called "Busivka".
gully-sucker on LIAZ-Skoda 100 chassis, running through Cernosice.
Discharging of 706.
gully-sucker - or "Sludge gulper" fecal vehicle, a car or a trailer,
equipped by cistern and pump, intended for cleaning cesspools. Also called
"Sewage truck" or simply "Fecal tank cleaner"
Shits - fecals, excrements or trots
ACF - Automobille Cistern Fecal
ADR - special gully-sucker, suitable to tranport dangerous sewer
(oiled water etc.)
CAS - cistern automobille spray, not only gully-suckers, but some
firetrucks are marked identically
sight glass - a little window for checking fullness of cistern
cesspool - fecal tank, a pool for storing fecals, you know
sprayer - an equipment for uniform diffusion of shits
hovnocuc - "Hovno"=shit, "cuc"=suck. gully-sucker in Czech.
Fecal T-815 of "Cipos"-company.
Three views of CAS-10 on Tatra 148 in Hradec Kralove
The most of photographs to be found on this page is originally from Firestarter and Sysel, who are catching gully-suckers and photographing them as much as possible. Some photos are from you, our readers. Descriptions for pictures, as well as another text, are written by Predseda. Backround and font color is not needed to explain, they are relevant to page content.
CAS ADR on Tatra 815 body
The same vehicle, Ceske Budejovice
Interesting paintings on T 815.
Another car, owned by the same company JVS, Ceske Budejovice.
From the past...
Another ADR, colors are relevant.
ADR, this time blue.
Photo taken in Budejovice.
gully-sucker, photographed in Hurghada, Egypt.
Airport gully-sucker: Avia 31
Iveco TurboDaily at Ruzyne-airport.
Skoda-Liaz 100 of JVS
and Iveco EuroCargo of Cipos.
Airport fecal V3S, Prague-Ruzyne.
One-axle trailer RM4-015
A historical fecal trailer FPT 2,5, converted to... feeding pump for cows!
Two-axle monster tank for tractor pull.