Daimer Blog

October 29, 2015

Dump Truck Washing Systems

125836876_xlMaintaining a motor vehicle can be difficult, but when you take it to the extreme and try to maintain a dump truck, you are taking on a completely different monster. Dump trucks are large, to put it lightly. They come in many different sizes, but the bottom line is that they are huge, and that means you need to put some extra time and effort into making sure they are not only passable, but functional.

The thing to remember with larger trucks like this, is that dirt, dust, grime, and all manner of other nasty debris can cause the truck to stop functioning normally, and that is not something that you want to deal with. Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule for your trucks is paramount to ensuring that they are not only ‘pretty’, but that they stay on the road, doing their job properly. Some of the trouble spots when it comes to dump trucks include:

  • Grills
  • Oil Cooling Fins
  • Tires
  • Hydraulic Assemby(for the lift)
  • Hubcaps
  • Chassis
  • Drainage System

The last part brings up a point that many people may be a unaware of, actually. You see, the chassis on a dump truck generally features a drainage systems to deal with liquid, and if these drainage points are blocked, there could be a serious problem. This is where pressure washers come into the picture. You can use these washers to effectively remove the dirt in question, freeing the holes up to breathe. That being said, pressure washers are without a doubt one of the most important items you can have in your cleaning arsenal.

There is a considerable amount of pressure needed in order to get the job done, and the majority of industrial cleaners, at least those under the right power will spray at around 3000 psi. Something to keep in mind is that there are many pressure washers on the market that simply are not up to the task. For one thing, electric pressure washers, while more environmentally friendly, simply do not spray at the same rate. These lower powered units are better for other situations, such as car cleaning or even spraying down of factory equipment. When you are working in an outdoor environment however, you can feel free to open with both barrels and start using gas powered devices. It won’t be long before your trucks are not only clean, but ready to take to the road once again.

Gas Powered Glory

The gas powered units have a number of benefits. They have more power, and they are definitely more portable than their electric counterparts. That being said, you have many benefits to look forward to when it comes to using these devices. In addition to being more powerful, they typically have a heating element that can be used to heat the water, allowing the already powerful stream to cut through the dirt and grime while ridding it of the bacteria that may have grown on the exterior. There are so many reasons to use these industrial cleaners, and hot water definitely makes the cleaning easier. Unlike electric powered cleaners, the gas powered models utilize propane tanks which allow for temperatures up to 330 degrees Fahrenheit for wet steam, and 210 degrees Fahrenheit for hot water. Three temperature settings make life far easier, and this is just the exterior.

Moving on to the interior of the truck you can expect to find similar problems, all of which can be solved with a good steam cleaning. Getting rid of dirt, dust, and grime inside will help your vehicle to reach its full potential,  start looking into steam cleaning systems today.

When you are dealing with dirt and dust, you may find that it is difficult to get out of the cab with a mere vacuuming. This will apply to the seat, all the way down to the carpet. Dirt, unfortunately, is an adhesive, and as a result it will stick to the fibers in both the carpet and the seat. The only way to fix this is with steam cleaning which will loosen the dirt and allow it to be easily sucked into a vacuum system. It might sound complicated, but it is actually far simpler than you think.

Now would be a great time for you to start taking a look at the available options and making sure that you are ready to take on the challenges that dirt and mud represent to your truck both inside and out. It’s an expensive solution but a money saving one at the same time.

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