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Quarry Vehicle Cleaning

Quarry vehicles and machinery steam cleaning services for the aggregate Industry.

Probably the biggest part of our business is the nationwide service we provide to the Aggregate Industry. We regularly attend Aggregate sites including Quarries, Industrial Recycling Centres and demolition sites and so on to carry out our steam cleaning services. We are requested to attend sites for various reasons. This can be for the following reasons:

Pre inspection cleans for vehicles and mobile plant machinery

This can include Dumpers up to 100tonne, 10tonne shovels, small mobile plant and anything else that has moving parts (crushers/locomotives) etc. This enables the person carrying out the inspection to be able to do so in an efficient manner and easily identify any problems that may cause a hazard or harm individuals. This can also be regarded as preventative maintenance.

Cleaning of Conveyers and belts

We regularly power wash conveyors in quarries. The amount of dust Debris etc. that these create is enormous. Again With a regular clean the inspection team can identify any potential problems that may occur. This may be a fracture in a vital weld or the deterioration of a steel support due to being exposed to open, moist or corrosive environments. The regular cleaning of such things can actually prevent the loss of a life or a serious accident if discovered early enough.

Radiator steam cleans

Because of the dusty environment within the Aggregate industry we are regularly requested to clean the radiators of large machinery. This is because once there is a build-up of dust it can severely affect the performance of the vehicle or machine in question and hinder output rates causing a slowdown in production.

Locomotive Cleans

Some of the bigger quarries we work with have material transported in via rail. We are asked regularly to steam clean the locomotives and the moving parts.

Drilling Machines/Rigs

On a regular basis we clean the huge drilling Rigs that bore holes in the ground so explosives can be administered. These become extremely dirty covered in grease and oil. It is essential to clean these to carry out any kind of maintenance.

End of Lease/Hire Steam Cleans

Vehicles are not always directly owned by our customers. A vast majority are on a hire/lease basis so when it comes to the end of a lease or hire agreement the machine/vehicle in question requires a deep steam clean to be able to be accepted back by the owning company. Usually being replaced with a new one. The cleaning is vital for two reasons. This is so that if any defects are found before handing back they can be rectified. Also returning a clean well maintained piece of equipment ensures a good relationship with the provider.

IN 2016 WE CARRIED OUT A PRE INSPECTION STEAM CLEAN ON A a100 TONNE DUMPER TRUCK. AS A RESULT OF THIS CLEAN WE FOUND A FRACTURE IN ONE OF THE RAMS. POTENTIALLY THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED SERIOUS HARM OR EVEN WORSE HAD IT NOT BEEN DISCOVERED EARLY ENOUGH.