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  • Derek McEwenImprove your cleaning, improve your bottom line: the future of heavy equipment wash bays

    Dust, mud, sludge, snow and ice. Working in mining can be dirty, but it doesn’t mean your vehicles should be. In fact, keeping your mining vehicles clean will help extend service life, inhibit rusting, reduce scheduled maintenance times and promote equipment longevity. But, taking workers off the job or having full-time dedicated labourers to clean vehicles can be time consuming, expensive, and most importantly, hazardous to your workers. So what’s the solution?

    Here at Levitt-Safety, we’re a proud partner in Canadian mining. We recognize the importance of getting the job done efficiently and safely, and this includes even the nitty gritty jobs like getting your vehicles clean. I’m excited to share that there’s a new safe and efficient way to get the job done with our newest partner, Magnum Australia, a global leader in heavy equipment washing products.

    washing a truck with magnum wash bags

    Here are the top four ways that Magnum can keep you environmentally friendly, productive and, most importantly, safe.

    1. Conserve Water

    Magnum automated wash systems help reduce water usage by reclaiming water during wash cycles – in fact, 85 per cent of the water can be reused. This is a real game changer for the mining industry. While I’d like to think that everyone is interested in being environmentally-friendly in this day and age, this point is especially important for the mining industry which is subject to stringent water-consumption regulations and monitoring.

    1. Customize Your Cleaning

    Every user can customize which wash cycle best suits their needs. Want a complete autonomous wash? Want to operate cannons remotely? Need the entire vehicle done? No problem. Looking to just have one section focused on? That can be done too. There’s no end to how the user can customize their set up.

    1. Reduce Wash Time

    Automated wash cycles will process equipment through their cycle faster, making them ready for maintenance or returned to production in less time. This all impacts downtime reductions and increases production for your assets to be contributing to your operation. Full-vehicle washes can be completed in eight hours (on the largest of equipment) and partial-area washes can be done in as little as four.

    1. Improve Efficiency

    Magnum’s automated wash cycles reduce the manpower requirements usually needed for cleaning a vehicle. This means better commercial impact by reducing labour costs as well as a high-safety impact since workers are no longer exposed to debris or high-pressure cannons. And, not having to take workers off the job to handle the mundane task of washing cuts down on costs. It’s a win-win.

    Is it time to change your current wash system?

    Reduce vehicle downtime so you can get back to the job at hand. Working in tandem with Magnum, our specialists at Levitt-Safety can take you on the path to new wash bay solutions or upgrade your existing equipment. Join us on the journey to bringing your fleet washing solutions into the future.

    Would you like a free estimate? Let us know. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly at Derek.McEwen@Levitt-Safety.com to learn more.

     

     


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    Derek McEwen | Market Segment Manager, Fire Systems and Mining Technology


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