Weed and seed cleaning services

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Ideal for...

  • Domestic Vehicles (incl 4WD’s), Utes, Trailers and Caravans
  • Excavators (high-reach), Boom Lifts, and Attachments
  • Telehandlers and Material Handlers
  • Articulated Dump Trucks and Water Carts
  • Loaders, Rollers, Dozers, Drilling, Piling, and Underboring
  • Services Vehicles and Service Trucks
  • Land Clearing and Mulching
  • Concrete Pumping Trucks,
  • Backhoe, Bobcat, Compactor, Crushing, Screening, and Conveying
  • Graders, Tractors and Harvesters
  • Trenching and Vacuum Excavation
  • Heavy Machinery, Plants & Equipment
  • Taxi Trucks, Semi-Trailers, and Crane Trucks
  • Heavy Haulage, Warehouse Distribution, and Warehouse Relocation
  • Containers, Freight Forwarding and Wharf Transport
  • Fuel Tank, Fuel Cell, Fuel Pump, Water Cart and Water Pump
  • Fork Mounted Trucks
  • Mobile Site Buildings and Accommodation Quarters
  • Mine Spec, Mine Site Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment

Decontamination Planning...

Prior to carrying out a decontamination washdown it’s important to inform the vehicles, machinery and equipment owners about the processes involved prior to carrying out the procedure.

Discussion (in preparation) should include the removal of cover plates, types of chemicals being used, any parts which may need to be replaced such as air filters, removal and appropriate disposal of contaminated waste procedures, the removal of zip ties cables and tapes on wiring and/or hydraulic hoses, removal of excess gross material and grease (by hand prior to washdown), the removal of hand tools in mounted toolboxes, removal of battery from battery bay, removal of fixed engine bay covers, removal of floor coverings, operator cabin seat and floor pan in cabin of excavation equipment and the removal of any items or parts which need to be decontaminated individually.

Decontamination Resources...

Various methods and the use of various tools and equipment will be required to ensure effective and efficient decontamination cleansing. However, resource requirements will vary from task to task depending on location, risk assessment, facilities, and the type of vehicle and equipment being cleaned.

Examples of resources;

  • High pressure cleaner (ideally hot water above 110°C)
  • Specialist access lances and attachments
  • Wet/Dry vacuum cleaner
  • Torch
  • Inspection camera
  • Dust pan and brush
  • Bucket (min 10ltr)
  • Compressed air
  • Broom, brushes, and scrapers
  • Chemical cleaners and disinfectants (70% alcohol)
  • Elevated work platforms for high reach cleaning
  • Creeper (facilitate undercarriage access)
  • PPE (task appropriate)
  • Bunding for stormwater and sediment control
  • Dedicated wash pad
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Volvo A40F Articulated Water Cart Decontamination Washdown
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Volvo A40F Articulated Dump Truck Decontamination Washdown

Weed and Seed Inspection and Cleaning Machinery for Plant, Animal and Soil Material.

Environmental Biosecurity systems have been implemented to protect our unique Australian natural landscapes, native flora and fauna, and the precious ecosystems they provide. Invasive species such as weeds and pests (including all manner of animal and insect), and diseases can harm entire communities economically and socially.

Biosecurity preparedness must be completed well in advance of arriving at an Interstate or Territory border and must carryover post-border arrival to be wholly effective.

The introduction of invasive plants and pests into an agricultural area or community can have a major impact on previously unaffected areas and communities. Introduced invasive plants, pests and disease in every instance will harm our unique biodiversity, natural landscapes and waterways, and displace native species. Invasive species contribute to rapid land degradation reducing forestry, agricultural productivity and social outcomes.

The reported estimated cost in terms of the economic and control of invasive weeds, seeds, and pests in Australia is to be in excess of $13.6 billion/year, in the USA US$120 billion/year, and globally 1.4 trillion/year.

Vehicles are the major cause of the spread of invasive species, particularly commercial vehicles, machinery and earthmoving equipment. A vehicle of any kind in NOT considered clean until all organic material is removed, this includes; dirt, sand, soil, plants including their leaves, roots, branches, bark, flowers, pollen and seeds, insect and animal matter.

Fines may be issued for negligent spreading of noxious weeds or those making false declarations and deliberate non-compliance in excess of up to $40,000.00.

It’s vital a Weed & Seed Inspection and Cleaning service provider has the appropriate training and certification, skills, knowledge, equipment, and are committed to the cause of ensuring invasive species are not introduced into otherwise unaffected areas and communities.

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Volvo EC380DL Excavator Grabber attachment
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Volvo EC380DL Excavator Shear attachment (7ton)
Volvo EC380DL Excavator Travel Motor Cover Plate before/after
Volvo EC380DL Excavator Undercarriage before/after

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