Frequently Asked Questions
This will depend on the quality of water you are using. The more sediment the more abrasive it will be on the orifice. You should get 12 to 18 months.
No it doesn’t the DrumBlaster uses approximately 700 lts or 167 gallons per 5 minute clean or 400 lts or 95 gallons for a 3 minute clean so the jets can still penetrate the ID of the drum.
In the operation manual is a list of the regular maintenance that should take place. Follow these simple easy steps to keep your machine in tip top performance.
3 to 5 minutes depending on the length of the drum and the type of concrete to be removed. The speed of the nozzle is fully adjustable to increase or decrease the time to clean.
130 lts or 31 gallons per minute.
You can use either, the system was designed to use reclaimed/recycled water.
Depending on individual plant costs, with a fleet of 10 trucks the system will pay itself in under 2 years.
Yes with its adjustable boom and tilt function and boom length it will accommodate all types of drums.
Between the bottom of the hooper and the second blade, if this is not big enough alternatives include, either a small notch in the bottom of the hopper or a In Liner placed in the loading hopper, see photos on website.
If you are using reclaim/recycled water a Y Line Strainer with a 30 to 50 stainless steel mesh is advisable. Place before header tank or in-between header tank and pump.
DrumBlaster comes with a additional Fleet Management System (FMS) This records the time of all trucks using DrumBlaster, you could use this information to charge contractors.
Yes you can have the stairs directly behind the DrumBlaster or at a right angle along one side of the DrumBlaster.
The boom is about 4 inches so approximately 6 inches of clearance is required.
4ft x 8 ft with the option for a 26 ft or 32 ft boom.
Yes it is as simple as turning the switch from auto to manual.
Yes it can via the control panel key switch.
Yes via plugging a modem into the PLC and talking to DrumBlaster.
Yes by speeding up or slowing down the boom travel via the hydraulics valve.
What our customers think
Drivers really appreciate the DrumBlaster’s capabilities when they are cleaning up after delivering high-strength, kerb or coloured loads. The following is some of the feedback from drivers:
I bought the DrumBlaster over 6 months and found the machine easy to program when new trucks are added and the drives like it because it is simple to use and allows them to finalise paperwork or start cleaning their trucks. With over 4,200 individual cleans now I would recommend DrumBlaster to anyone, DrumBlaster is saving me a lot of time chipping out trucks.
DrumBlaster has been in operation for 1 year at the Halkitis Bros Concrete Plant. The results speak for themselves – the performance of the DrumBlaster Concrete Washout system definitely works. Over the six month period the trucks inspection hatch was opened and trucks have gained zero buildup with DrumBlaster. The comment from the drivers is its quick, easy to work and keeps the rear of their trucks very clean.
We washed out an aggi the old way. Jonathan and I inspected inside the barrel. The blades had residue of semi hardened slurry on the front of them. We then re-washed the aggi using the DrumBlaster and re-inspected the barrel. The blades were clean.
We have had our DrumBlaster in operation for over two years now and the results speak for themselves. In the past before the DrumBlaster our standard wash out operation consisted of a two rinse cycle and that was it. Then we would have to get in a de-dag once every 6 months depending on the truck and the driver sometimes sooner. Post DrumBlaster our washout/rinse cycle consists of min of 5 to 7mins on the machine then discharge into reclaimer then onto a final rinse at the standard washout point. We encourage our drivers if they are asked to “give it a rinse” you use the DrumBlaster, also when the vehicles are on kerb mix we limit the loads to two kerb loads then DrumBlaster before doing another load. We aren’t having to get inside some of our barrels for 18 months and even when we do it’s very minimal compared to before we had the DrumBlaster.
The DrumBlaster machine has been in operation at our Coffs Harbour plant since March 2019. Our drivers have found it easy to use and have implemented use of the machine each day. Drivers who have been in the industry have noticed a significant reduction in build up. Drivers who use the machine diligently have had no build up in their trucks. I would encourage more companies to invest in the machine to reduce de-dagging exposure.
Machine is going well, all the guys love it and they appreciated not having to get into the bowl to chip off the concrete from the fins.