For those that work on a farm, heavy machinery is essential to getting the job done quickly and effectively. In today’s modern world of production, there’s simply no way around it, especially when it comes to commercial farming. Tractors plow the fields and harvest crops, trucks carry produce and livestock between locations, and even regular transportation vehicles are necessary to get from one part of the farm to another.
Farm equipment may be a vital part of the job, but even it is not immune to its environment and the condition of its surroundings. Everything from heavy machinery to small vehicles can pick up a layer of dirt, grime, and other hazardous materials over time. Equipment is constantly exposed to potential contaminants, including pesticides, fertilizer, and manure. If a vehicle were to pick up one of these contaminants and leave the premises of the farm without sanitation, then the contaminant could spread to the surrounding area and affect the delicate balance of the ecosystem. There would be no controlling it once it left the area and could no longer be monitored or prevented.
Even moving between the different sections of a farm can spread bacteria and disease if you’re not careful. Cross-contamination should be avoided at all costs, as it can directly influence the yield of your crop. Moreover, insects and other pests can latch onto a vehicle and sneak into unauthorized areas undetected. Any of the above scenarios can cause serious damage to production and profits in the long run.
So, how do you wash your farm equipment to ensure minimal environmental impact? If possible, begin by dismantling the machinery. This will give you easier access to all the internal nooks and crannies that can harbor contaminants and build-up. If it’s not possible to disassemble the equipment, then be sure that your cleaning is thorough. Before cleaning, use a high-powered blower to get rid of the layer of dust and dirt on the exterior. This will make the soap and disinfectant foam more effective when you begin the washing process.
Here at Neptune Wash Solutions, we understand that manual washing can be difficult. Not only does it take a great deal of time, but it’s less effective and less thorough than any machine will ever be. Our catalogue of automatic wash stations can solve that problem for you. Fully featured and customizable, these wash stations will ensure the protection of your farm and the surrounding ecosystems. See our full lineup on our website, and contact us to receive a quote!