Pressure Wash Trailers


On the highway, tractor-trailers are kings of the road. They are big, fast and haul you know what across the miles. But just how do those big rigs stay spic and span? Can someone really reach that high to scrub? Probably not. The days of hand cleaning are over. The quickest, easiest and best result-oriented method to pressure wash a trailer is to use a pressure washer.

If you are an owner-operator, chances are you take a lot of pride in not just getting your load to its destination on time, but also in how your truck looks on the road. You love to get compliments over the CB radio about how shiny your truck is. Perhaps, you too have jumped on the pressure washing bandwagon. But if you have not followed other drivers and large truck companies, read on.

Tractor-trailers definitely are the brunt of the minor perils of the road. Foes such as dirt, salt, mud and other debris are attracted to all parts of the rig- especially in the winter. These grimy items not only make your truck just scream for a prankster teenager to etch out “Wash Me!” with his fingers, but could also very well make you look unprofessional to those who share the road with you. Perhaps you are hauling a trailer with a company’s logo plastered on it. Your truck is at that point not just your job and your vehicle, but also a mobile message advertising what may be inside. You would not want to cover up that message, would you? And, aside from aesthetic values, a pressure washer can also clean and degrease under the hood and under the truck keeping the engine, wheels, frame and other parts clean and in tiptop shape. Pressure washing trailers may seem to be a difficult job, but with adequate gear this mission becomes just an ordinary task.

As mentioned above, the best way to do all this is with the help of a pressure washer. To pressure wash trailer, one would need a heavy-duty pressure washer of 2000 PSI or more. First, you will need to pick out a good soap- one that will take care of the debris you need to get rid of. There are even degreasers which you can also use. Some soap is more powerful than others, so keep that in mind when browsing. Super film remover is excellent for this type of job. Good quality soap properly applied, is not only inexpensive, but may be the cheapest and easiest investment you can make in excellence and profitability in the truck washing challenge.

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You could have driven through just a dirty area and are covered with dust. Or perhaps you are caked in mud or black, salty slush after driving through rain or snow. Pick the cleaner that will work the hardest for you. Next, you will attach the hose to you washer, and apply the soap. Let the soap soak for several minutes, perhaps five to ten. The dirtier the truck, the longer you can let it soak. Next, you will begin to pressure wash trailer, starting from the top, working your way down. In order to reach high points of the trailer try one of our telescoping wand extensions. These helpful tools can reach as much as 24’ high areas. Telescoping wand extensions come with the trigger gun, so all you need to do is quick connect the pressure hose to the gun and pressure washing trailers becomes an easy task. Once you covered the entire area, rinse the surface with fresh water. In this case, also start from the top and work your way down towards the bottom, so that the dirty water does not go over the clean area. Then, you can clean under the hood, and even under the truck. But perhaps under the hood, you should presoak with a degreaser. If you want to expedite your work and save your back, consider the flex tubing extension tool. This tool can bend up to 90º, so that you can clean underneath the truck without kneeling and breaking your back. Once you’ve cleaned all those area you are ready to hit the road. A big truck is a big job, but when pressure washing, it is like a Mini Cooper compared to hand washing!

One does not just have to be an owner operator to purchase their own pressure washer, but perhaps a trucking company would benefit from having some of their own, rather than pay professionals to do the job.


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