A super heavy duty Aussie Hydrotek 5000psi steam cleaner from Australian Pump Industries will be used to clean an extensive range of Caterpillar equipment operating at the Hastings Deering depot in Tabubil in PNG.

The mine site uses a wide range of equipment including dump trucks, D9s and several more plant that all have to be kept in perfect working order in spite of the weather conditions.

Aussie Hydrotek 5000psi steam cleaners are powered by Kubota diesel engines. The steam cleaner can melt grease and dirt with the pressure and flow of the pump, 20 lpm flow at 5000psi, delivering the power to blow the caked mud off equipment so service technicians can maximise efficiency.

Key features of the Aussie Hydrotek 5000psi steam cleaner include a 20hp Kubota diesel engine delivering loads of power to a huge triplex pump with ceramic pistons; e-stop function; specially engineered stainless steel rain cap over the burner exhaust to keep moisture out of the heater coil system; steam delivery up to 130°C with an infinitely variable heat controller enabling the operator to dial any temperature from ambient to 130°C; 1000-litre poly tank equipped with suction filtration; stainless steel hose reel rated to 5000psi and capable of operating temperatures of 130°C; 60m of high pressure, non-marking, 5000psi steam hose; and tank, diesel steam cleaner and reels mounted on a purpose designed, heavy duty, hot galvanised trailer with steel checker-plate floor and heavy duty drawbar.

The trailer has twin torsion tube axles and a mechanical parking system, and features excellent ground clearance for negotiating rugged terrain.

The big trailer mounted Aussie Hydrotek steam cleaners are expected to be useful for big plant operators, hire companies and civil engineers involved in mining, infrastructure and road maintenance.