TourTurf® Tank Cleaner
Pesticide users often abstain from using cleaning agents because they think a spray tank thoroughly rinsed with water is free of harmful pesticide residues and other pollutants. In most cases, rinsing with standard detergents is not enough.
TourTurf® Tank Cleaner is manufactured by the world’s leading tank cleanser producer and features the latest tank cleaning technology. Rapid advances in crop protection formulations also require significant advances in tank cleaning products. To avoid later damage and residues in the spray tank, after spraying all traces of pesticides should be removed from the spray tank with Tank Cleaner. By using Tank Cleaner, the risk of cross-contamination with different pesticides is reduced to an absolute minimum.
The function of Tank Cleaner is not based on the effect of a single detergent or a strong solvent. Instead, the product has three components: consisting of wetting agents, a mixture of complexing agents and sulphates.
The tank cleaner attaches itself to unwanted substances and detaches pollutants from the inside of the tank.
Tank Cleaner is a specially formulated liquid spray tank cleaner that removes pesticides and other residues including oily substances from:
- Spray tank
The product can also be used in high-pressure washers to remove debris, dirt, etc. on the outside of the sprayer.
8172 (2 x 10 liter pr. carton)
Use 0.5% TourTurf® Tank Cleaner or 1 litre TourTurf® Tank Cleaner per 200 litre tank volume.
Instructions for use:
- Empty the tank completely and rinse the tank, boom and hoses with clean water. Empty the tank again.
- Fill the tank half with clean water and add the recommended amount of Tank Cleaner, rinse the outriggers and hoses and leave the medium on for 10 minutes with the stirrer switched on. Completely empty the spray tank.
- Nozzles and filters must be removed and cleaned separately with the Tank Cleaner solution. Leave the parts in a bucket of 250 ml Tank Cleaner per 10 litres of water.
Stains on the outside of the spray unit should be removed by rinsing with clean water or with a 0.5% tank cleaner solution applied with a high pressure washer.
TourTurf® Tank Cleaner powerfully and safely removes residues from your spray equipment. It is safe to use on all internal and external areas of spraying systems. It can also be used on other turf maintenance machinery.
Product Features and Benefits
Pesticides and other turf products can bind to the inside of the spray tank, the filters and nozzles, especially when combined with pigments, surfactants or adjuvants. Water alone may not remove these contaminants and therefore TourTurf® Tank Cleaner is recommended as part of the spraying procedure.
Regular cleaning of mower blades may help reduce the spread of pathogens collected on the mower blades or associated machinery. This will help the reduce of the spread of the turf disease to additional amenity areas.
General Cleaning – External
General & Full Decontamination Procedure – Internal
Tank Cleaner has been tested to confirm that no corrosion would be caused by the product and that it would be successful in removing dirt from machinery surfaces.
Components were left in solution for extended periods of time to assess any effects of prolonged or repeated exposure. This was achieved by weighing the components at given time intervals – a significant decrease in weight would be indicative of a corrosive effect. The components used included the following: Bolts and Screws/ Tyre inner tube / Rubber inner tubes / Assorted bearings/ Painted metal.
Tank Cleaner can be used as a machinery cleaner. No significant levels of corrosion were detected on any of the components. The cleaner will successfully remove dirt from machinery parts.
Care should be taken with old machinery for which paint and rust may be flaking. Any flaking on the surface may be removed by the solution. Tank Cleaner should be tested on a small area of any new machinery to be cleaned before full coverage.