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Portable washout pit

The 3.5-yd., 750-gal. capacity Alpha Dog has joined the Porta-Pit series of concrete mixer or pump truck washout containment vessels. The main body is constructed of industrial strength, cross-linked polyethylene plastic—five times stronger than conventional polypropylene sheet and resistant to concrete mix or cement slurry build up.

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Engineered for concrete producers and their contractor customers, the Alpha Dog is the largest of the Porta-Pit vessels.

A baffled lid design traps washout and slurry in the container with a rubber seal and ratched locking system. Framed in heavy-duty steel runners and supports, the system prevents spillage during plant or site transfer or transport. The Alpha Dog measures 100- x 58- x 45-in., roughly the size of two shipping pallets. Lid options include 1-in. square rubber seal, pack of 26 heavy-duty ratchets with straps, and 10-in. center lid.

Among other Porta-Pit series vessels are the 1.75-yd. Big Dog (50- x 58- x 45-in.); 1.25-yd. Little Big Dog (50- x 58- x 29-in.); and, 1.75- or 1.25-yd. Boom Pump Tray (8- x 4-ft. x 14 in. or 20 in.). — Washout Watchdog, 626/893-4170; www.watchdog.com