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Kiama council cleans up

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article image Kiama Council staff steam away chewing gum with the Aussie JAW

NSW Local Government body, Kiama Municipal Council recently took delivery of an Aussie Hydrotek trailer mounted portable steam cleaner, available from Australian Pump Industries to aid in the war on graffiti and to clean public areas in time for summer visitors. The 3,200 psi Aussie Steamer, mounted in a galvanised heavy duty trailer, provides the Council with the ability to carry out a huge range of cleaning chores without the use of harmful chemicals or cleaning aids.

The machine, delivered as part of a package called the Aussie JAW (Just Add Water) is fitted with an 800 litre water tank, enabling the machine to transport it’s own water to the site.

The heart of the system is an Aussie Hydrotek engine drive steam cleaner, powered by a Honda electric start petrol engine, with the capacity to deliver  scorching 130º C steam.  The Aussie Pump system enables the operator to dial up the steam required for the job, from normal ambient cold water, to a maximum temperature at the twist of the wrist.

The Aussie JAW is designed to be ideal for professional cleaning tasks like graffiti removal, steaming and sanitising public toilet facilities, even cleaning equipment in the field.

The kit includes a flat surface cleaner for use on pavements, parking areas or plazas, enabling the operator to remove food stains, oil or grease spills, or paint, quickly and efficiently.

“During the handover of the machine and the operator’s training course, we melted graffiti from a brick wall” said Aussie Pumps’ Ali Hamade. “Put to the ultimate challenge, we even eliminated chewing gum without the machine even raising a sweat” he said.

Australian Pump has developed a range of versatile JAW systems to deal with a variety of requirements from councils, contractors and industry. Available in pressures up to 5,000 psi and with both petrol and diesel engine options these units can be individually tailored to meet a wide range of specialised cleaning tasks.

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