OTC introduced the aftermarket to its recently released diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaner during last week’s HDAW show at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
The cleaner has been on the market for slightly more than a year. OTC says the machine can clean DPFs ranging from 6 in. to 15 in. in diameter. It has a variable speed control, wheels for easy transfer and comes complete with a refuse tank.
OTC says the machine works by slowly firing air directly into every cell of the DPF, knocking out ash and soot that falls through the machine into the refuse tank. The tank can hold the waste from 30 cleanings or more on average, the company says. A plastic bag placed inside the tank allows a technician to easily empty the tank and continue performing cleanings.
Average cleaning times with the cleaner is 60-70 minutes, and OTC says the machine is fully automated. Once a cleaning is started, OTC says technicians can work in other areas and the machine will notify them when the cleaning is done.