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Aussie Pumps’ portable engine drive steam cleaner provides
high pressure steam capability with compact design and low
entry point price. Called the Heatwave, the unit has been
designed to compete with complex European style machines.
Manufactured in the US by Hydrotek, a world leader in
engine drive steam cleaners, the machine offers 4,000 psi
pressure and temperatures of up to 130 degrees.
“There’s already a lot of interest in this new unit,” said
Aussie Pumps’ chief engineer John Hales.
“We’re seeing an opportunity for contractors who would
traditionally choose a cold water unit switching to hot
water cleaning with all the benefits that steam brings in
terms of efficiency and results.”
The steam cleaner’s power is provided by a Honda GX390
13 horsepower electric start engine with a 14 amp charge
circuit. This enables the unit to operate efficiently without
separate generators or alternators, and provides sufficient charge to run the diesel powered burner.
The Heatwave also comes with a heavy duty battery, waterproof battery case and a stainless
steel frame with integrated handles. The unit’s pressure comes from a direct drive industrial
triplex pump that features a brass head and solid ceramic pistons.
“The new Aussie Heatwave is revolution in terms of value for money for a top quality
portable engine drive steam cleaner,” said John. “It is a great quality machine served up to
Australian users at a value packed price.”
Standard inclusions include 15 metres of top quality R2 double wire braid hot water, a high
pressure hose, a heavy duty 5000 psi gun and a stainless steel single lance. Quick tip nozzles
are also provided to give the operator a range of different nozzle angles to suit specific tasks.
Kärcher is extending its range of walk-
behind scrubber driers without traction
drive with the addition of a new model that
comes in two versions.
The BD 43/25 C Bp (battery operation)
and BD 43/35 C Ep (mains operation) have
a consistently simple design, high unification
and are designed for areas of 200 to 800 sq
m respectively. Each version comes with one
disc head for attaching disc brushes or pads.
“The main focus of the development
was on our customers’ requirements for a
scrubber drier in the lower price segment
with low service costs and high efficiency,”
explained the company.
Both versions have a working width of
43 cm and a large, easy-to-fill fresh water
tank in order to work more efficiently.
The mains version has a filling capacity of
35 litres and the battery version has a 25
litre filling capacity. The compact design,
good manoeuvrability and clear view of the
working area also help make work easier
for the operator.
All essential functions can be selected via
rotary switch on the centrally arranged
control panel to allow easy handling and
use by cleaning operatives after brief
The BD 43/25 C has also been designed
with features to provide excellent
ergonomics such as simple battery
replacement, filling level indicator, easily
accessible filling opening for fresh water and
removable dirty water tank.
For ease of maintenance, all important
machine components and electronics are
easy to access and designed in a robust
way. The small number of standardised
components and simple construction style
makes these machines affordable together
with consistently high quality and greater
When purchasing a new vacuum cleaner, it can be difficult
to know which one will be the right fit for your premises. To
help out, Sebo has provided some of its top tips on what to
consider when purchasing a new vacuum cleaner.
Upright vs. barrel vacuum cleaner
Upright vacuum cleaners are great for large carpeted areas
since they are easy to manoeuvre, whereas a barrel vacuum
cleaner is more suited to small areas with lots of furniture
and hard floors. Most vacuum cleaners, however, can do
both jobs as many premises have different floors.
What floorcoverings do you have in
It’s not just about the difference between carpet and hard
flooring; it’s also about the type of flooring. For example,
if you have flocked flooring such as Flotex, you’ll want
a model with a rotating brush roller such as the Sebo G2
Who will be using the vacuum cleaner?
Remember to think about who is using the machine. If the user is small-framed, a lighter,
more nimble machine is the way to go, like the Sebo D8 Professional Barrel.
Bag vs. bag-less
Bag technology has come a long way and, if you suffer from allergies or simply want a clean
emptying process, look for a machine with micro-fibre high filtration bags which keep all the
dust and particles inside.
Sebo’s top tips for purchasing
the perfect vacuum cleaner
Aussie Pumps introduces
portable engine steam cleaner
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