Tork Industrial Cleaning Cloths

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Maintaining a fleet of maintenance trucks and equipment is dirty business, particularly when the fleet is flat-out supporting Australia’s largest regional passenger and freight train tracks.

Cleaning up grease is a daily battle and one V/Line Plant maintenance supervisor David Gregson found he was losing until he discovered Tork Industrial Cleaning Cloths.

“We were using rags but they filled up with grease and became useless. We were sometimes using one rag per wipe,” claims Gregson. So four months ago they decided to trial the Tork Industrial Cleaning Cloths. The cloths have efficient absorb and release properties so fewer cloths are required to do the job and they minimise consumption of solvents by approximately 27%. “We found the cloths were very absorbent and tough and they didn’t tear,” Gregson says.

The V/Line plant maintenance department trucks, excavators and back hoes help maintain 3,770 kilometres of passenger and freight railway lines across Victoria and into New South Wales. They travel far and frequently in their quest to keep V/Line operating smoothly. “Everything goes in the trucks so space is at a premium,” explains Gregson. “So one of the huge benefits of the Tork Handy Box is that they take up less space.” He adds. With one Tork Handy Box with 280 cloths doing the job of a 25kg bag of coloured rags it’s easy to see how much space the cloths save.

The plant maintenance crew use the Tork Industrial Cleaning Cloths for cleaning parts and equipment after maintenance activities, to repair a hydraulic engine, cleaning up grease and oils and for wiping hands and even cleaning up the trucks interiors. In fact the cloths have been so well received and used Gregson reveals they have just ordered another ten boxes. So it looks like there’s been a clean, and quick, switch from rags to Tork Industrial Cleaning Cloths at V/Line.

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