Using Pressure Washer Equipment on Farms
A basic cold water machine is perfectly fine for most agricultural applications, where the high pressure levels (up to 5000 psi) compensate for lack of heat. Besides being lighter and cheaper, a cold water machine consumes less electricity or fuel. A good green chemical facilitates better cleaning. To avoid harm to bodies of water and land through runoff, use a plant based, eco-friendly detergent, such as the Eco-Green® line sold by Daimer®. Apply the solution a few minutes prior to cleaning. This allows for the softening of dirt and grease, which the spray of water will clear away. To further enhance the cleaning power, you may wish to consider a hot water or steam pressure washing system, as higher temperatures greatly increase cleaning proficiency.
In general, agricultural implements can withstand high pressure levels as they are made of solid metals. Be more careful with electronic or mechanical devices. If you are working outdoors, away from electricity sources, you should purchase gasoline or propane pressure washers.