How the Gum Ranger Freestyle works
Simple. Using advanced technology, the specially designed brush attached to the carbon fibre lance, vaporises gum within seconds with the unique, eco-friendly cleaning chemical.
The Gum Ranger Freestyle is ideal for gum removal in public areas and even on steps due to its silent operation. The Gum Ranger cleans gum from most surfaces including hardwood, tarmac, block paving, concrete, entrance matting, commercial seating, sticky labels and much more.
Included as standard:
- Gum Ranger Machine
- 1 or 2 Batteries
- Telescopic Sweeping Broom
- 3x Stainless Brushes
- 1x Nylon Brush
- Weight excl. batteries: 9.4 kg
- Size body (l x w x h) :34.7 x 33 x 50 cm
- Size with lance (l x w x h) :34.7 x 33 x 1127.65 cm
- Tank capacity: 2.5 L
- Max. Temperature: 104 °C
- Power source / battery type: power 14 battery*
- Battery spec: 25.2 V 14 Ah*
- Runtime Smart Battery: 40 minutes
- Runtime Smart Battery+: 70 minutes
- Charger type: Off-board*
- Charger: 110-240V, 50/60Hz
Chewing gum removal
The old method of chewing gum removal was by high pressure washing using around 40 litres of water per minute. There are obvious downsides to this method such as:
Massive volumes of water wasted
Considerable power use requiring large generators
Large number of vehicles/ operatives required
Operating restrictions due to noise (making night time works impossible in populated areas)
Liable to damage paving and stonework
The more environmentally friendly method of gum removal over the last ten years has used steam machines. The detergent is injected into the steam and fed through a lance to a small brush attachment which is used to agitate the gum for around 6 to 8 seconds until the gum is destroyed. This method uses approximately 2 litres of water and 2 litres of chemical per hour as the low pressure combined with high heat allows easier removal.
The downside of using steam is that a large generator is required to provide the 3000 watts needed to ensure constant steam. This causes problems in busy pedestrian areas as there are trailing electrical leads on the ground.
However, the biggest downside of steam machines is that it doesn’t matter which machine is used, they all have the same inherent problem – steam and electricity do not mix well.
Prolonged usage of steam machines inevitably leads to unreliability – loss of pressure at best or failure of circuit boards at worst.
The Gum Ranger overcomes these issues because it is small and self contained. Steam doesn’t need to be pumped over a long distance and never goes near the electrical components.