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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by edcolo, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. edcolo

    edcolo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    One of my employees suggested a cleaner for the mowers. He does not remember the name of the product. He used it while working for another firm. He said, it comes in a gallon, you pour into a spray bottle, spray the machinery , let it sit for 10 minutes and then power-wash. It get all the grass stain and grease out. Do is sound familiar to any of you out there?

    Edcolo Landscaping
    Morris County, NJ
  2. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    maybe Simple Green, i know it comes concentrated and it can be diluted
  3. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 324

    I know just what your talking about but i forget that name. The stuff my company uses is purple in color and you do exactly what you explained. Spray it on, let it sit, and power wash it off............Gets everything off the machine and makes it look great
  4. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Yep, Simple Green. I would buy it in the 5 gallon though, because it isn't cheap when buying small amounts. It works great but it doesnt do all the work for you. Without it you couldnt get the green stains off the paint but with it and a little elbow grease you can get stains completely off.
    I use it full strength for cleaning mowers so it goes quickly.

    Another product which is like simple green is call "Reliable"

  5. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

  6. Grass King

    Grass King LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    If it's purple. It might be Super Clean, made by Castrol.
  7. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Sounds like it'd save alot of time but it's gotta be hard on the finish, wouldn't ya think?

    WINGNUT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    It's called purple power or pure purple....I've seen it at Auto Zone.
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    It could be Zep...it's a bluish/purple color. My Dealer uses it when the guys are pressure washing the equipment.
  10. Q-Team Inc

    Q-Team Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Simple Clean. But I dont spray it near the grease points or near anything that needs grease to operate properly.

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