Michael Longhurst of Three Humps Nursery knows that keeping machinery clean is an important part of routine maintenance. The company uses an Australian Pump Industries BB400 4,000 psi pressure cleaner to keep plant and equipment looking good and easy to service.
The Aussie pressure cleaner is powered by a 13 HP Honda industrial petrol engine, and comes in a heavy duty galvanised steel framed trolley arrangement. The trolley is fitted with four 13 inch steel wheels with pneumatic tyres for ease of movement, suitable for use on construction sites.
The heart of the machine is a heavy duty “Big Berty” Bertolini triplex pump capable of developing pressures of up to 4,000 psi. These pumps feature big bearings, double seal system and stainless steel “Tenifer” plunger rods and are designed for long trouble free running even in adverse conditions.
The pump is protected by a unique ASP (Aussie Safety Protection) system that consists of a thermal dump valve that protects the machine from overheating. It also comes with a safety valve which protects both the machine and operator from pressure spikes. The machine comes with integrated detergent injection.
“Using 4,000 psi cuts cleaning time down fast, and saves water” said Longhurst. “That way I know when I’m doing cleaning, I’m not only getting the job done, but I can have a clear environmental conscience” he said.
The machine comes with an ergonomic gun and stainless steel lance combo that enables the operator to switch from high to low pressure by the twist of a wrist. Low pressure detergent application makes the cleaning tasks more efficient. A 10 metre high pressure hose is supplied as standard, but long length hoses for cleaning a big plant, mounted on hose reels, are available.