Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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First Bobcat pressure washer attachment working in Spain
The first Bobcat 250M pressure washer attachment in Spain has started working at Altrasan Alquiler de Maquinaria, based in Tui in the province of Pontevedra.
Designed for use on Bobcat compact loaders, the new pressure washer was supplied by Talleres Turquino / Grupo Epromext, the authorised dealer for Bobcat in the Galicia region of Spain.
The Altrasan group began business more than 20 years ago and specialises in the rental of machinery in Pontevedra and the north of Portugal, as well as the sale of machinery in both national and international markets. Altrasan is one of the largest purchasers and sellers of machinery in Spain.
Marco Alonso, owner and manager of Altrasan, believes the pressure washer will be a great cleaning tool for urban areas, where there is little room for cleaning tanks to be used. The compact package of the loader and the pressure washer allows for greater manouevrability on the narrow roads and cobbled pavements in these areas, where cleaning needs to be more precise than on smooth surfaces such as asphalt. The hydraulic power offered by the Bobcat compact loader carrying the attachment guarantees deep cleaning with high pressure water without losing any power, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity.
"This will be a good attachment for use in places with older town centres and reduced access streets," explains Marco. "In addition to the application on public roads, street furniture can also be cleaned, including park benches, street signs and for Covid-19 disinfection work, in addition to cleaning our own machinery.
"We are thinking about the advantages that we can offer our rental clients who usually use tractors to pull huge bowsers, as there are many areas they cannot access, such as the historical centres of the Roman cities and towns that abound in Galicia, such as our home town, Tui."
The plug&play design of the new Bobcat pressure washer attachment provides total peace of mind. This ensures it is quick and easy to connect it to the Bobcat loader, allowing the operator to begin work with the new attachment immediately. The new pressure washer is also very versatile, as the operator can either operate the sprayer from the cab or with a handgun for more targetted high-pressure water cleaning or sanitisation of various objects.
The washing handgun and accompanying 20m hose reel facilitate an easy switch from the front sprayer to handheld washing, providing an alternative solution for cleaning apartment entrances, corners, statues, machines, cars, benches, signs or in any tight spaces. Excellent results can also be achieved when cleaning facades and roofs, to clear waste and moss/lichen, for example.
"We currently own 30 different Bobcat compact machines - two S70 compact loaders, the smallest model in the Bobcat range, several S130s and half a dozen S450s, plus S530 and S630 loaders," adds Marco. "The Bobcat mini-excavators in our fleet include two E10z, two E17z, a E35z and two E50 models, as well as two E85s we've owned for several years. We also have two new E26s on their way."
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