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Cleaning Inside Dry Bulk Tanker

Dec 20, 2023 at 11:18 AM CST


i have a question regaurding Dry Bulk Tankers.

Does anyone physically go inside and sweep/clean the inside of your dry bulk trailers? if so, what broom or tool do you use that is most effective?

We haul a product that seems to be sticking to the walls and dividers in the trailer and we need a good solution to keep the inside as clean as possiable and also make sure the customer gets the most delivered product as well.

i know a washout is an option, but we want options to do it in house as well. keeps the shop busy.

thanks for any tips or advice!

Replied on Thu, Dec 21, 2023 at 07:57 AM CST

It depends how contamination sensitive the crossing loads are, which I am sure you know. If you just want to sweep what adheres to the walls down to the bottom of the hoppers, I have done this with an extension pole truck wash brush. I don't go inside the trailer but just reach down with the extended brush from each manhole and push everything down to the bottom of the hopper. It's not something I love doing as the angles can be goofy and its just a pain, but it works to get what is left in the trailer truly down to just dust. You can't get the ceiling of the trailer this way, but the sides and hopper walls can be done pretty well.

Replied on Thu, Dec 21, 2023 at 08:06 AM CST

1) Cold water washout

2) Skinny guy in the trailer with a pressure washer

3) You build a proper truck wash with high volume water and a spin system.

Replied on Sat, Dec 30, 2023 at 08:11 AM CST

All i have is a broom and a blow gun it works well for what i do.