Soon, a very important period will start for the horticulture industry; the crop rotation. In a period of two to three weeks, breeders will work intensively to remove old plants from their greenhouses, disinfect their greenhouse and clean them afterwards. "During the crop rotation, it is very important to prevent diseases and pathogens from spreading in greenhouses", says Wouter Steenks with Steenks Service.
Different types of machines for rent
"During the crop rotation, you have to clear out a lot of materials. Especially in this busy period, it is very helpful if you can count on machines to make your job easier."
Because some machines are only useful during the short period of crop rotation, the company, therefore, offers the option to rent a machine. "By renting a machine, you do not have to worry about the high upfront costs that come with buying a machine, or the additional costs that are related to maintenance."
Renting a pipe rail trolley
"One of the most useful machines during the crop rotation is the pipe rail trolley. This multifunctional machine is very well suited for working at heights. For example, when you want to repair the roof of your greenhouse, during the clearing out of crop gutters or during the cleaning of greenhouse lights. The maximum platform height that the Steenks Service pipe rail trolleys can reach is no less than 5.5 metres, and you can rent a pipe rail trolley for almost every track size."
Internal transportation with the tow tractor
Another very popular machine is the tow tractor. "Our tow tractors are widely known for their enormous pulling power. As they will make moving heavy loads that much easier, these machines are perfect for internal transportation purposes."
Clean your machine with detergent
Clearing out old paprika and tomato crops from your greenhouse can cause a green layer of dirt on your machines. "The detergent from Frekofix helps you remove this dirt layer; just spray the detergent onto your machines, let it sit for a while, and then spray it off. All the green dirt will be gone! Also, the Frekofix detergent is very effective in removing greases, algae, stains caused by exhaust fumes, and soot."