Today’s lawnmowers are not your father’s lawnmowers, especially the riding mowers. They have engines on them that would make your father drool! The same can be said for other gas-powered lawncare equipment, such as leaf blowers and various types of trimmers. Whether you have a lawn care business or are just a homeowner that likes his toys, you may want to consider using an ultrasonic cleaner to make your PM work a little easier.
Why Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner for Lawncare Equipment?
If you read our blog regularly, you know we believe ultrasonic cleaners are ideal for cleaning auto parts… the greasier and more intricate, the better the job that can be done. Because gas-powered lawn care products are very similar, you will quickly realize how much quicker and easier it is to clean the carburetor of your equipment using an ultrasonic cleaner.
For a small business owner who specializes in lawn care, we are not just talking about one machine that needs to be cleaned, especially if you have a larger operation. Even one crew can mean a dozen pieces of equipment that do more work in one day than the average homeowner does in a month.
With that kind of wear and tear, you want these machines well-maintained, which means regular cleaning. Now, if you have done this by hand in the past, you know it probably means a few extra hours in the shop, at least. Or, possibly, an additional worker who does nothing but maintain this equipment.
When you are using an ultrasonic cleaner for this task, there are three major benefits:
- You can clean the equipment quicker
- You can clean the equipment more thoroughly
- Cleaning with environmentally friendly cleaners
If you have ever taken a carburetor apart, you know how tough it can be to clean by hand. Even after long soaking, oil and contaminants can find their way into the smallest of crevices that are virtually impossible to get clean. This can be frustrating when you are reassembling the carburetor, often extending the time it takes to reassemble and get the machine back into working condition.
After cleaning, you have to dispose of the liquid, which can be hazardous to the environment if you use strong chemicals to clean the machines. With ultrasonic cleaners, that is never an issue because all of our cleaning agents are water-based and environmentally friendly.
In most cases, the cleaning process can take as little as 30 minutes, which is far quicker than you are used to, we are sure. The best part this is this is that if you are working on multiple machines, depending upon the size of the tank, you can have ALL of your carburetors cleaned in 30 minutes, not just one of them.
The secret to our success is the cleaning process itself. Ultrasonic cleaners use ultrasonic waves to create cavitation in the tank, which in turn creates microscopic bubbles that implode when they come into contact with the parts inside the tank. These little bubbles carry the cleaning agent to not only the surface of the part, but also every crack and crevice, ensuring that every surface of the part is cleaned like new.
If you think you could benefit from using an ultrasonic cleaner for your business or home to clean your lawn care equipment, give us a call at 888-989-5560 to discuss your options. Be it a tabletop unit, a floor-based unit, or even a custom-built tank, we can help! Give us a call today.