Weedtechnics is a globally trusted brand with over 25 years of experience and a dedicated customer base spanning horticulturists, schools, landscape contractors, and numerous satisfied clients worldwide.
Satusteam™ is a versatile multipurpose tool, seamlessly transitioning from weed control to cleaning with quick-change applicator heads, ensuring convenience and efficiency.
Feel liberated from chemicals, because Satusteam
- Is herbicide -free weed control.
- Supports organic accreditation
- Is safe to use around pets and people
- Allows you to use treated areas immediately after application
- Has no spray drift causing off target damage
- Can be operated in windy and rainy conditions
- Cannot cause groundwater contamination
- Requires no yukky respirators and sweaty spray suits
Optimum Hydro-Thermal Performance
Satusteam™ weed control programs will lower your weed management costs over time.
Thermal Shock 100° C Is The Magic Number
There is a misconception that steam weed control is slow and costly, but when implemented correctly a Satusteam™ weed control program lowers costs over time. Here’s why
Satusteam™ destroys all soft-leaved and stemmed vegetation on contact and has some penetration into the meristematic growth points, eliminating the weed or dramatically retarding its regrowth.
Satusteam™ uses pressurised water heated to 120°C, delivered to weeds gently at 40-60 psi (similar to the pressure of rain) and at 100°C causing the plants cells to burst on contact. This also destroys the protective waxy cuticle of the plant, leading to rapid dehydration and decomposition in the soil.
Destroying the above ground leaves and stems eliminates the plants ability to photosynthesise. If it has a strong root system it must use the store of energy/ starches in the roots to repair and regrow. Repeated applications wear it down to a point where it no longer returns..
Satusteam™ effectively controls herbicide-resistant weeds, such as Bidens, flickweed and liverwort, breaking the resistance cycle. In most cases Satusteam™ eliminates the need for pre-emergent herbicides. Satusteam™ manages the seed bank, as it either de-natures weed seeds upon contact or facilitates their germination with heat and water. When these seeds sprout, Satusteam™ easily eradicates the young seedlings. This all results in fewer weeds, fewer species, and less weed pressure each treatment. That reduces your weed management costs over time. And we all want that, right?
Builds Soil Health
There has been some misconception that ‘steam’ is damaging to soil organisms. That is not the case for Satsuteam™ . Imagine a weed control that gives you the satisfaction of destroying weeds and improving your soil life in one process! Here’s what happens.
Every Satusteam™ treatment turns your pesky weeds into a layer of freshly cooked vegetative matter. This layer of cooked vegetation is initially a thin layer of mulch and with a little time adds to your soil’s humus layer. Studies have shown there is an increase in microbial activity after treatment breaking down the dessicated weed material into soil organic matter.
Satusteam™ weed control targets surface vegetation and penetrates up to just 5mm into the soil. This precise approach ensures that beneficial soil microbes, fungi and bacteria, essential for soil health, remain unharmed.
This independent study by students of Permaculture shows that Satusteam™ increases microbial activity in the soil after treatment. (Click here to download)
Pressure washers are abrasive and damaging. Satusteam gives you the satisfaction of cleaning and sanitising without damage and Satusteam uses at least 50% less water per minute than pressure washers.
Satusteam™ machines are not only great for weed control, they make cleansing and sanitisation an easy job. Quickly remove gum, moss, biofilm, dirt and grease from any hard surfaces like pathways, driveways, gutters, walls, street furniture, and playground equipment. Even rubber softfall and synthetic surfaces can be rejuvenated and sanitised.
Delivered at low pressure you’ll get the job done without being covered in high pressure splashback debris or exposure to toxic cleaning chemicals. That would make for a good experience, wouldn’t it?
Non Abrasive Cleaning
Satusteam™ Unmatched Versatility
Satusteam™ is versatile with specialized applicator heads for spot weeding, hard surfaces, parks, gardens, horticulture, and agriculture, ensuring effective weed control in various settings while maintaining quality and efficacy.
Our patented nozzle system depressurises the superheated water; to give a safe and controlled delivery. The ‘Satusteam™’ coats the vegetation rapidly at low pressure, which gives you great productivity.
Explore our range of applicator heads here.
If you think Satusteam™ may have a place in your weed management program, start a conversation with one of our Satusteam experts.
Satusteam™ Frequently Asked Questions
Satusteam™ from Weedtechnics is created by increasing the boiling point of water through pressurisation, allowing the water to be superheated to approximately 118 – 120 oC without it actually boiling. This allows the superheated liquid to be delivered through the delivery hose and cool touch lance to an applicator head. The superheated liquid is depressurised in a depressurising nozzle assembly, expanding into a mixture of Saturated Steam and boiling water, which we call Satusteam™….read more
Yes, Satusteam™ can be used in during Windy and Rainy conditions. There is no Spray drift or groundwater contamination whatsoever.
Absolutely, SatusteamTM supports growers and farmers with Organic Certificate Accreditation.
There are a growing number of organic farmers and growers who are switching from Organic herbicides to SatusteamTM