Follow These Tips When Using a Power Washer on Farm or Agricultural Equipment
Farm and agricultural equipment is some of the most expensive equipment a person is likely to ever own. As a result, it is important to keep it clean but it is even more important to do so safely. Keep reading to find out how a hot water pressure washer can help clean off your farm and agricultural equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Then contact Geyser Equipment at 951-509-9269 for help finding the right unit for your needs.
Only wash your equipment on an unpaved surface
First, we recommend that you only pressure washer your machinery on an unpaved area such as gravel or grass. Doing this allows the water to sink into the ground, be filtered by the grass, and be recharged as groundwater. Do not wash the equipment within 100 feet of a wellhead.
Remember that you can only wash it over grass or gravel if you are not using chemicals that can be dangerous to the environment. The good news is that the power and heat of a hot water pressure washer means that harsh chemicals are not necessary in most cases.
How to wash your farm equipment
Now that you know where to wash it, let us cover how to go about it. First, we recommend washing it after every use. Start by attaching your water hose to the power washer then check your oil and fuel levels. Start your pressure washer and use it to spray the equipment. We recommend a safe detergent and that you use a low setting to ensure the detergent does not wash away.
You will want to spray the equipment from two to three feet away. Start low and move up to avoid streaking. You want to use enough detergent that it will dissolve the dirt at the surface but keep in mind that it can take five to ten minutes for the detergent to start working.
Once you have used the water and detergent to dissolve the dirt, you will use high-water pressure and no detergent to actually get rid of the dirt. This requires the use of lots of water. Start at the top and work your way down to ensure that dirt does not run over areas you have already cleaned. For this step, it’s best to use a wide spray angle such as 25 degrees or 40 degrees.
We can help you find the right equipment
Now that you have an idea of how to clean your farm and agricultural equipment, you may be wondering how to choose the right pressure washer. There are many options out there, ranging from hot to cold water, and those with enough pressure to handle residential needs and powerful, industrial options.
If you want help choosing the right option for your needs then we welcome your call to Geyser Equipment at 951-509-9269.