Farm Mate

Farm Equipment Cleaner


Farm Mate is a versatile and highly concentrated, biodegradable, heavy-duty cleaning agent. 

It is ideal for removing a wide variety of common agricultural contaminants; from cleaning animal waste from walls, floors and equipment to removing built-up herbicide and pesticide residue from spraying equipment etc.

Use with confidence in piggeries, orchards, plantations, stables, dairies, vineyards, and barns.

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Farm Mate is a versatile heavy-duty cleaning agent specifically designed as a farm equipment cleaner.

This cleaning agent is ideal for removing a wide variety of common agricultural contaminants; from cleaning animal waste from walls, floors and equipment to removing built-up herbicide and pesticide residue from spraying equipment etc.

Farm Mate is also suitable for use on masonry, most metals, timber, plastic, rubber and most other common materials found on farms etc.

This highly concentrated biodegradable product was developed to meet the cleaning and degreasing demands of Australian farmers, and their need to maintain farm equipment, machinery and buildings.

In addition to Farm Mate being used in general agricultural environments, it is also widely used by vineyards – see the Testimonial tab for details.

If you need to apply Farm Mate over large areas consider using specialised equipment: either an Airless Compact Foaming Gun or 8-Litre Sprayer.
Ideal for:
  • Piggeries
  • Orchids
  • Stables
  • Dairies
  • Vineyards
  • Barns
  • Equipment
  • Machinery
  • Floors

Corrosion Protection and Storage.

To maintain finishes and protect against oxidisation and corrosion the application of a post-cleaning protectant is advisable. This is particularly important when equipment is to be stored for the medium or longer term. 

Failure to adequately protect stored equipment can result in increased maintenance costs, faded and corroded finishes, and ultimately a decline in asset resale value.

After using Farm Mate, or any other reputable farm equipment cleaner, you may like to consider using Protecta.


Protecta is a highly durable, weather-resistant, long-lasting anti-corrosion coating. This thin, and almost invisible wax-like film protects metal surfaces from weathering and other sources of corrosion.

Protecta is often used to protect plant and equipment during short to medium-term storage, either in the open-air or undercover.

Protecta wicks readily and can seep into areas often prone to corrosion.

Importantly, Protecta is not oily and does not leave a tacky surface that could attract dust and other debris.

Protecta sample

The righthand area of raw steel was treated with one coat of Protecta. The lefthand area was left untreated as a control sample.

Note the water beading on the Protecta treated sections.


Duxton Vineyards

Like many vineyards and other agricultural enterprises, Duxton Vineyards uses Chemron Farm Mate as a vital part of their plant and equipment maintenance programme.

Richard Lambe from Duxton Vineyard recently sent us some before and after pictures and a brief explanation. The sprayer had been used frequently over a three month period. In between sprays, it was hosed off, but not pressure washed. The photographs below show the sprayer after this three month period, and prior to its thorough cleaning with Farm Mate.


The sprayer was hosed off to remove loose contamination and then Farm Mate was applied at the recommended one part Farm Mate to ten parts water. It was allowed a short dwell time, but not allowed to dry. A pressure washer was then used to complete the job. The photographs below show the immediate result of the clean, and also a day later when the sprayer was completely dry



  • General soiling of walls, floors and equipment etc. – 1 part to 3 parts water.
  • Farm bikes, tractors and trucks, etc. -1 part to 10 parts water.
  • General cleaning – 1 part to 20 parts water.
  1. Rinse or pressure wash off any loose matter.
  2. Apply Farm Mate using a brush or sprayer.
  3. Allow to dwell for a few minutes, but do not allow to dry.
  4. Thoroughly rinse the area with a hose or preferably a pressure washer.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 if required.

Note: Avoid contact with aluminium and take care around painted surfaces.



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