- Satisfying Clean is a detailing service that specializes 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.
Reece King: Hi there, my name is Reece, the CEO of Satisfying Clean, and today I’m gonna show you the step-by-step process on how to clean a filthy tractor cab.
So the reason why 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 cab. It’s always good to give back and I actually clean these tractors for free.
The first thing I do is assess the cab and look how dirty it is. Then I’ll work from top to bottom so that anything I clean from the top falls to the floor.
I use an all-purpose cleaner and then just a simple cloth. So I spray it on, it breaks down the dirt, then I use the fingernail brush to scrub off the dirt and wipe with a cloth.
So the next stage of the process is I clean all the control systems. So where the gear stick is and any buttons that control the electronics inside the tractor cab. They get pretty mucky so it’s always good to use an all-purpose cleaner to break down the dirt on the buttons. Then I use a detailing brush to remove the dirt and then use an airline to airline out any of the water so it doesn’t break any of the electronics.
It’s really crucial that the attention to detail is at the highest level. Getting into all the nooks and crannies is super important because it doesn’t give you the best finish if you leave dirt in-between gaps and buttons.
So during this process, I do use a vacuum cleaner called a George. It’s a wet and dry vacuum. After you’ve scrubbed the floor you can hoover up the dirt and the water at the same time.
So just after that process I go back to the top of the tractor and I use something called Sleek from EZ Car Care and I polish all the interior plastics to bring out the best finish possible.
I leave windows until last because you don’t want any excess splashback on the windows. You don’t want to clean the windows, scrub plastics and then the dirt from the plastics goes on the windows then have to wipe them again.
It’s simple. Spray on the windows use a dry cloth buff with one side then buff with another side of the cloth to get rid of smear marks 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 clean on the outside. In the video, you will see the dirt on the windows but I can assure you that the interior windows have been cleaned.
Normally once I finish the inside of the cab I leave the tractor by cleaning out all the door shuts. I just get a wet cloth with some all-purpose cleaner and wipe all the door shuts to get a great finish.
The time it takes to clean the interior of a tractor is right around 2 1/2 hours to three hours depending on how dirty and how big the cab is. The process gets easier every time I do it. It’s the same with anything in life really, the more you do it the better you’re gonna get at it.
The first tractor I did I started with the floor and worked my way up and then I quickly learned that that’s not the best way because you end up hoovering the floor twice and obviously you don’t wanna be doing that. I think it took me like six hours.
So some of the best reactions I’ve had for the local farmers is they can’t actually believe how clean it is. A lot of the replies are it’s cleaner than when they bought the tractor, which is hard to get my head around. But my attention to detail is so high that it is showroom standard and they do really appreciate it. They always say thank you and they always call me back because if they have another dirty tractor they know they’re gonna get it for free.
The next stage of the journey is I want to keep giving back to the community including tractors. I also wanna go international with this stuff and clean other sorts of vehicles and also when I get into boats so stay tuned to see what happens on the journey.
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