PAD SAFE II

Water Emulsible Shaker Pad Lubricant

No. 816

Applications

  • Automatic Sling Lubricating Systems used to shake...
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Pecans
  • Prunes
  • Cherries

Pad Safe II is a unique blend of water emulsible silicone and synthetic lubricants designed for lubricating natural and synthetic rubber. Pad Safe II is designed for use in commercial tree shakers equipped with water injection lubricators.

Pad Safe II will readily mix in the water storage tank and will remain in suspension. Pad Safe II has been tested by both Custom Harvesters and private operators with a 50% reduction in sling usage and 60% to 80% reduction in barked trees.

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS:

Pad Safe II is highly concentrated and economical to use.

When combined with water, Pad Safe II will form a heat resistant lubrication barrier that conditions and preserves, maintaining the natural elasticity and pliability in rubber components.

Pad Safe II is not affected by heat and will remain on the contact area, even in the most severe conditions, preventing blistering and cracking.

When used in dusty and highly contaminated applications such as nut harvester’s encounter, Pad Safe II will remain contaminant free.

Pad Safe II will not leave a sticky residue to attract dirt and contaminants. Equipment will remain contaminant free for ease of service.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Add 1 to 2 quarts of Pad Safe II per 25 gallons of water, depending on crop conditions.

APPLICATION RATES AND COST PER APPLICATION:

Almonds

  • Approximately 110 trees per acre
  • Recommended usage 1qt. to 25 gal water
  • Recommended injection per side 3/4 oz.
  • Average trees per tank, 2133

Pistachios

  • Approximately 135 trees per acre
  • Recommended usage 1qt. to 25 gal water
  • Recommended injection per side 1/2 oz.
  • Average trees per tank, 3200

Prunes

  • Approximately 120 trees per acre
  • Recommended usage 1 pint to 25 gal water
  • Recommended injection per side 3/4 oz.
  • Average trees per tank, 2133

Walnuts

  • Approximately 90 trees per acre
  • Recommended usage 1qt. to 25 gal water
  • Recommended injection per side 1oz.
  • Average trees per tank, 1600

The above recommendations are an average. The amount of product used in a 25-gallon tank can be increased or decreased depending on crop conditions and age and size of tree. These recommendations are a point of reference and should be used for that purpose. The elevated per side injection recommendation on walnuts also applies to any tree that requires scaffold shaking. The inconsistent angle of the shaker head requires more volume of fluid to aid in flow to the contact patch.