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Foamstream

How much does Foamstream cost?

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Can I just buy the foam?

Foamstream is Weedingtech’s patented process therefore the foam can only be used with our machinery – it will not work with other solutions.

Where can I buy Foamstream?

Foamstream is available exclusively from Weedingtech New Zealand. Contact us via our contact form here for more information

Can Foamstream be used around water courses?

Foamstream is safe for use around waterways and delicate ecosystems and is used by water companies around the world. If you’re an organisation working with water, click here to see more about using Foamstream in the utilities sector. For more information on where else Foamstream can be used, click here.

What type of weather conditions are needed to use Foamstream?

Foamstream can be used in any kind of weather.

How many applications are usually required in a season?

Typically, weeds treated with Foamstream require just two to three treatments per season (or as little as one if you’re treating moss and algae). This means that it delivers the lowest cost of ownership for users. By comparison, a hot water system would require between five and seven treatments per season, and a minimum of two for moss and algae.

How do you apply Foamstream?

Foamstream can only be applied using one of our delivery systems. Watch our process video to show how Foamstream works here.

How much training is needed to use Foamstream?

Foamstream is simple and easy to use – no certification is required.

Training is provided and there are a large number of guides and videos available to assist operators, should they need.

Why is foam necessary?

The active ingredient in Foamstream is the heat from the hot water. The foam insulates the hot water, ensuring the heat is not lost to the atmosphere. This ensures the heat covers the plant for long enough for it to kill or severely damage the plant.

How does Foamstream work?

The active ingredient in the Foamstream process is the heat in the hot water. The foam simply acts as an insulating blanket over the top of the hot water, ensuring heat is not lost to the atmosphere.

The longer a plant is kept in the kill zone (temperatures above 57˚C) the better. By providing a layer of insulation, Foamstream holds the heat from the water in the kill zone for long enough to penetrate the leaf’s waxy outer layer, and travel down the stem and into the roots. This severely damages the plant, either killing it or causing it to die back.

Foamstream holds the plant in the kill zone for longer than any other alternative thermal method. Watch our process video here.

 

Product Range

What is Foamstream Clean?

Foamstream Clean was developed to give customers more value from their machines. Our range of cleaning lances enables customers to use their systems not only for vegetation control, but also for a wide variety of outdoor cleaning and sanitisation tasks. This means the capital cost of Foamstream can be spread across multiple departments and organisations.

For more information on the range of applications that Foamstream offers, click here

Which machine should I buy if I want to do both vegetation control and street cleaning?

Our range of Foamstream machines are designed for multi-functional use.

We ensure customers get the most from their machines by engineering a product range that helps with as many green and urban space management tasks as possible. All our machines can be used all-year round for vegetation control and street cleaning tasks such as gum removal and power washing.

Which machine is suitable for my requirements?

The Foamstream M1200 and Foamstream M600 were both built to provide the best possible herbicide-free solution for outdoor space management.

The Foamstream M600 is a compact, lightweight system well suited for use in built-up and noise sensitive areas.

The Foamstream M1200 is a high performance system, ideal for use on all types of large and open areas.

For more information, or to discuss your requirements with one of our team, please get in touch here.

If you have any questions on Foamstream, our products, or moving away from herbicides in your organisation, get in touch today.