Gum Ranger™ Gum Removal System
GumRanger Freestyle and GumRanger Challenger - A Product Comparison
- Average 300 gum pieces removed per hour
- Light weight
- Very mobile
- No trailing leads
- Silent operation
- Can be operated whilst in public areas
- Anytime maintenance even on steps
- Average 500 gum pieces removed per hour
- Heavy duty
- The world's first battery powered gum machine
- Completely 100% maintenance free battery powered
- No LPG gas or generator requirements
- Very easy to operate
- Silent operation
- Typical full shift operation on one charged battery
- Locking castors
- Flashing operation light
- Styled heavy duty stainless body
Gum Ranger™ FreeStyle - Portable Gum Removal System
The Gum Ranger™ Freestyle carbon fibre lance has a built in gas-powered burner, which vaporises our unique, environmentally friendly cleaning chemical.
The backpack is worn by the operative and this contains the LPG, unique gum removal chemical, rechargeable battery and pump.
The Gum Ranger™ chewing gum removal system includes:
- Carbon fibre lance
- High visibility backpack
- 12 volt pump
- Lithium rechargeable battery
Price: £2,995 (£3,594.00 inc-vat)
Gum Ranger™ Freestyle Service Box
The Service Box includes enough consumables for 8 hours of chewing gum removal.
- 4 x Bottles of cleaning chemical
- 2 x LPG aerosol cans
- 3 x Brass brushes
- 1 x Nylon brush
Price: £80.00 (£96.00 inc-vat)
Gum Ranger™ Challenger - Industrial Gum Removal System
The Gum Ranger™ Challenger
The world’s first battery operated gum removal machine
Never has a gum removal machine been so easy to use. Simply add the environmentally friendly gum removal solution, switch it on and remove gum.
Designed in Great Britain, made in Germany
The Gum Ranger™ Challenger specification:
- Power Supply 2 x 12v cell battery 125AH
- Net Weight 89Kg
- Shipping Weight 99Kg
- Vaporisation Chamber Capacity 10ml
- Max Vaporisation Chamber Temperature 140°C
- Autonomy Up to 6 hours
- Output Self Regulated
- Machine Dimensions (WxDxH) 58cm x 107cm x 84cm
Price: £3,950 (£4,740.00 inc-vat)
Gum Ranger™ Challenger Gum Remover Solution
5 Litres concentrated 4-1 gum remover solution
Price: £52.00 (£62.40 inc-vat)
Gum Ranger™ Challenger Replacement Brass Brushes
Pack of 6 replacement brass brushes for the Gum Ranger Challenger™
Price: £24.00 (£28.80 inc-vat)
◊ How the Gum Ranger works
The Gum Ranger is worn over the shoulder of a cleaning operative and contains a small gas aerosol can, a small lithium rechargeable battery, our unique 12 volt pump and a bottle of gum removal solution.
The pump supplies 30ml of cleaning solution per minute via a flexible hose to the cleaning lance where it is vaporised by a hollow coil made with aircraft grade stainless steel. This provides a constant supply of vaporised chemical at the point of contact.
The combination of pressure, heat and cleaning solution means that a wad of gum can be removed in just 4 seconds - one cleaning operative can remove over 300 pieces of gum per hour. This is more than double the efficiency of the best possible alternative.
The chemical, gas and brass brushes are supplied together in a box that contains 2 bottles of gas, 4 bottles of gum solution and 6 brass brushes to allow 6 hours of continuous gum removal.
- The world’s first battery powered, dry steam based, gum removal system
- Excellent build quality—designed, manufactured & built in Great Britain!
- Operated by two 12v batteries—can be safely operated in any weather conditions
- Completely silent operation—can be easily used for day time cleaning
- One full charge provides up to 6 hours of continuous operation
- Removes gum for less than £2.50 per hour
- The most cost effective, fit for purpose unit on the market!
- Unique pre-mixed 10 Litre water/detergent
No external power source - no trailing leads or generators.
Completely silent - cleaning operations can be carried out at night.
Portable and safe - cleaning can also be carried out during busy times, generating great positive PR and press coverage.
Environmentally friendly - our unique cleaning solution is manufactured from renewable sources and is based on a sugar surfactant rather than oil based, making it completely bio-degradable.
The cleaning lance has no moving parts - no servicing costs or replacement parts required.
◊ Chewing gum removal
The old method of chewing gum removal was by high pressure washing using around 40 litres of water per minute. There are obvious downsides to this method such as:
Massive volumes of water wasted
Considerable power use requiring large generators
Large number of vehicles/operatives required
Operating restrictions due to noise (making night time work impossible in populated areas)
Liable to damage paving and stonework
The more environmentally friendly method of gum removal over the last ten years has used steam machines. The detergent is injected into the steam and fed through a lance to a small brush attachment which is used to agitate the gum for around 6 to 8 seconds until the gum is destroyed. This method uses approximately 2 litres of water and 2 litres of chemical per hour as the low pressure combined with high heat allows easier removal.
The downside of using steam is that a large generator is required to provide the 3000 watts needed to ensure constant steam. This causes problems in busy pedestrian areas as there are trailing electrical leads on the ground.
However, the biggest downside of steam machines is that it doesn't matter which machine is used, they all have the same inherent problem - steam and electricity do not mix well.
Prolonged usage of steam machines inevitably leads to unreliability - loss of pressure at best or failure of circuit boards at worst.
The Gum Ranger overcomes these issues because it is small and self-contained. Steam doesn't need to be pumped over a long distance and never goes near the electrical components.
Gum Ranger vs. Steam Machines
|Criteria||Market Leading Steam Machines||Gum Ranger
|Warm-Up Time||9-20 Minutes||3 mins|
|Power Supply||110-240 Volt||12 volt Ni-Mh battery|
|Time per piece of gum removed||7-10 seconds||4-5 Seconds|
|Maximum pieces of Gum removed per hour||250-400||250-400|
|Steam Pressure||4-8 Bar||1.5 Bar|
|Maximum continuous usage||4-12 Hours||12 Hours|
|weight||25-140 kilos||8 Kilos|
|Down Time de-scaling||4-8 hours||none|
|Water Used per hour||2-4 litres||None|
|Chemical per hour||3-6 litres||1.33 Litres|
|Primary Fuel source||Petrol/Diesel||LPG|