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Aussie Pumps steam cleaner seeing service at Hastings Deering Papua New Guinea depot

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A super heavy duty 5000psi steam cleaner from Australian Pump Industries has been supplied to the Hastings Deering depot in Tabubil in PNG. 

The Aussie Hydrotek 5000psi steam cleaner will be used to clean the extensive range of Caterpillar plant and equipment operating in and around the mine site, which need to be maintained in perfect working condition.

The Aussie Hydrotek 5000psi Kubota diesel powered steam cleaner delivers 20 lpm flow at 5000psi, melting grease and dirt, and blowing off the caked mud on equipment. The 20hp Kubota diesel engine delivers loads of power to a huge triplex pump with ceramic pistons. The machine comes with e-stop and a specially engineered stainless steel rain cap over the burner exhaust to keep moisture out of the heater coil system.

The Hydrotek delivers steam up to 130°C degrees with an infinitely variable heat controller enabling the operator to dial any temperature from ambient to 130°C. However, most operators prefer to run the machines at around 90°C as it provides a combination of high pressure water and very high temperature without the pressure being dissipated by the flow turning into steam.

Aussie Hydrotek 5000psi steam cleaner comes with a 1000-litre poly tank equipped with suction filtration. The stainless steel hose reel is rated to 5000psi and capable of operating temperatures of 130°C; it comes equipped with 60m of high pressure, non-marking, 5000psi steam hose. This extended hose facility enables the operator to work around the machine without having to move the steamer during the wash function.

The tank, diesel steam cleaner and reels are mounted on a purpose designed, heavy duty, hot galvanised trailer featuring a steel checker-plate floor and a heavy duty drawbar. The trailer has twin torsion tube axles and a mechanical parking system as well as off-road, ‘land cruiser’ type wheels and tyres as standard. The trailer features excellent ground clearance for negotiating rugged terrain.

The big trailer mounted Aussie Hydrotek pressure steam cleaners are suitable for use by big plant operators, hire companies and civil engineers working in mining, infrastructure and road maintenance.

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