10 August 2018

Air Filter Blaster: Perhaps, the best tool to remove dust

One of the most repeated maintenance tasks in summer is the cleaning of engine air filters of tractors, combines, etc. In summer, without any doubt, working on stubble or fallow fields with chissel or disc harrow creates hostile environments,  fact that generates a lot of dust as you can see in the photos. From out blog, we invite the manufacturers of tractors and self-propelled machinery to make their tests and trials in our area where they will surely find extreme situations of dust, dryness and heat.

These manually tasks take a long time as we need to clean the filter every working day. Even if the tractor is used intensively, it must be cleaned several times a day. In order to improve the technique, we looked for a tool on the Internet that could help us to make this task much easier and, especially, much simpler. It was on the www.armadis.nl website (they are the main distributor for the european market) that we found the Air Filter Blaster. This tool consists in a cleaning cyclone that works with compressed air. The air compressor has to work at a minimum pressure of 6 bar, the recommended preassure is between 8 and 10 bar. Definitely, having a compressor with a large tank helps to obtain a good performance. In our case we use a compressor with a 100 litre tank and the Air Filter Blaster works really fine.

The tool consists of a rotor (the main part) that distributes the air inside the filter (cylindrical or cartridge filters). This rotor must be the size of the filters to be cleaned, so there are 3", 4.5", 6" and 9" rotors available (they are interchangeable). As you can see in the video, the task of cleaning the filter is concluded in a few seconds and in a very simple way.

Versión en español.