Water blaster breakthrough
Aussie Pumps has launched a new engine drive pressure cleaner. The Aussie 30 Scud comes in a compact well designed frame trolley with four big 10-inch pneumatic tyres and steel wheels. The unit is attractive in appearance, robust and designed to be “bulletproof”.
The water pressure provides real whack and achieves cleaning tasks with less water than conventional machines of the same size, claims the maker.
The heart of the machine is a Bertolini triplex pump developing 3000 psi performance from a dynamite Honda 6½ HP petrol engine. The machine is backed by Honda’s three-year engine warranty along with Bertolini’s threeyear pump end warranty.
Standard equipment includes 10 metres of top quality high pressure water blaster hose, a top quality 4,000 psi rated gun and a Vario lance. The machine is also fitted as standard with a safety protection kit that includes a thermal dump to prevent damage from extended bypass operation, and a safety valve that protects both machine and operator from pressure spikes.
The machine offers integrated detergent injection to speed the cleaning process. It enables the operator to apply non-caustic cleaning chemicals to the job at low pressure and then to blow the dissolved dirt or grease off at a full pressure.
Safety is a big issue and Aussie has made sure that the machine complies with the new Safety Pressure Cleaner Standards for Class A machines. The Scud frame lends itself to safety with virtually no sharp edges on the machine.
The machine is available in three versions. The standard version comes with a 10 metre high pressure hose but versions 2 and 3 offer high pressure hose reels as standard equipment.
Hose reels make cleaning safer by storing high pressure hose on the machine when not in use. Hose is a major obstacle in the workplace. Correctly stored hose on the reels also extends hose life as abrasion and wear is minimised. Statistics show that 90 percent of pressure cleaning injuries are generated by high pressure hose failures.
Turbolances that build the effective working pressure of the machine up to 4,800 psi are an essential and low cost option. A grit blast kit is also available as well as telescopic lances that extend reach up to six metres and flat surface cleaners.