Rust Protection for Agricultural Equipment
Every farm in Australia will have agricultural equipment that the rust protection has failed and past reviving with new rust proofing. Back in the day the rust protection applied may not have been as advanced as it is now. This being the case a lot of silos, tanks, tractors are lying around being a dangerous playground.
These old grain silos and diesel tanks are taking on new lease of life thanks to an inspirational artist. These artists are famous for the unique sculptures of rusted out farm agricultural equipment. They are creating faces for old rust proof tanks on farms that are like the Moai sculptures found on places like Easter island. The work not only highlights the beauty of the art, but also the saving the environment by reusing this equipment. A bit of maintenance and rust protection for old tanks and silos across Australia that would end up in the ground.
Farm Rust Proof
Because tractors on a farm are now far larger and hold more fuel, the need for diesel tanks has been greatly reduced. Especially for tanks of considerable size they have deteriorated and are to late to rustproof. For these Artists, when they find a tank or small silo that is suitable to be worked on and can be transported, they often go for free. After all, most farmers have little use for such tanks and getting them off their property is certainly a bargain even if they do not receive any financial compensation.
Plus, the tanks would simply rot in place and eventually fall over. Leaving the farmer to either pay to have it removed, buried on the farm itself, or left in place. While a rusted old tank is certainly an eyesore, it can also present a danger as it becomes a home for pests and continues to rust. Some corrosion control early in the tank’s life would have prevented this deterioration.
The tanks are prepared for the coating applications for rust proofing. This is important to preserving the tank itself. Once the surface preparation is done, the artist starts the process of adding new pieces to the tank to create the face. They are also made of metal and are shaped before being put on the tank. These pieces will be rust proofed before being welded on to prevent corrosion.
The result is a remarkable work that is both original and yet familiar. The “blokes” as they call them are quite eye-catching. Their sheer size and alignment when placed together provides the feel of being on Easter Island, but with a difference in that the faces and structure is made of metal and not stone. At the very least, the artist has found a way to bring beauty and art to farm agricultural tanks that otherwise would rust under the sun.
A rust proof tank or silo no longer needs to be an eyesore thanks to the beautiful artwork of these artists. However, for those who have old farm agricultural equipment that needs rust protection, it is important to add rust proofing measures to keep such equipment useful and pleasing to the eye.
For all you queries on how rust is prevented contact Rust Bullet Australia Pty Ltd.