How a dirty farm tractor cabin is professionally cleaned

How a dirty farm tractor cabin is professionally cleaned

  • Satisfying Clean is a detailing service specializing in cleaning cars, trucks and tractors.
  • Owner Reece King gives back to his community by deep cleaning local farmers’ tractors for free.
  • He cleans the interior from top to bottom using detailing brushes, sprays and a specialized vacuum.

King King: Hi, my name is Reece, the CEO of Satisfying Clean, and today I’m going to show you step by step how to clean a dirty tractor cab.

So the reason I clean tractor cabs is simply because they are probably the dirtiest vehicle you can get your hands on.

Farmers in my local area give a lot back to the community. They spend a lot of time farming and don’t have enough time to clean their own cabin. It’s always nice to give back and I actually clean these tractors for free.

The first thing I do is assess the cabin and see how dirty it is. So I’m going to work from the top down so that anything I clean from the top falls to the floor.

I use an all-purpose cleaner and then just a plain cloth. So I spray it, it breaks up the dirt, then I use the nail brush to scrub the dirt and wipe it off with a cloth.

So the next step in the process is to clean all the control systems. So where is the gear lever and any buttons that control the electronics inside the tractor cab. They get very dirty, so it’s always a good idea to use an all-purpose cleaner to break up the dirt on the buttons. I then use a detailing brush to remove the dirt and then use an overhead line to remove the water so it doesn’t break any of the electronics.

It is really crucial that attention to detail is at the highest level. Getting into every nook and cranny is super important because it doesn’t give the best finish if you leave dirt between the gaps and the buttons.

So, during this process, I use a vacuum cleaner named George. It is a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. After mopping the floor, you can vacuum up the dirt and water at the same time.

So right after that process I go back to the top of the tractor and use something called Sleek by EZ Car Care and polish all the plastics inside to get the best finish possible.

I leave the windows for last because you don’t want any excess splash on the windows. You don’t want to clean the windows, rub the plastics, and then the dirt from the plastics goes to the windows and you have to clean them again.

It’s simple. Spray on windows use a dry cloth buff with one side and then buff with the other side of the cloth to get rid of stains and stuff. I only do the inside of the windows because the dirt on the outside of the tractor is super thick, so it needs a really deep cleaning on the outside. In the video you will see the dirt on the windows, but I can assure you that the windows inside were cleaned.

Normally, once I finish the interior of the cab, I get off the tractor cleaning all the closed doors. I just take a damp cloth with an all-purpose cleaner and clean all the closed doors to get a great finish.

The time it takes to clean the inside of a tractor is around 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on how dirty the cabin is and how big it is. The process gets easier each time I do it. It’s the same with anything in life, the more you do it, the better you’ll get.

The first tractor I made I started with the floor and went up and then I quickly learned that this is not the best way because you end up vacuuming the floor twice and obviously you don’t want to do that. I think it took me about six hours.

So some of the best reactions I’ve had to local farmers is that they can’t believe how clean it is. A lot of the answers are that it’s cleaner than when they bought the tractor, which is hard to understand. But my attention to detail is so high it’s showroom standard and they really appreciate it. They always say thanks and they always call me back because if they have another dirty tractor they know they will get it for free.

The next step on the journey is that I want to continue giving back to the community, including tractors. I also want to go international with this stuff and clean other types of vehicles and also when I get on boats so stay tuned to see what happens on the trip.

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