• Weedtechnics are the proud distributor of Satusteam Weeder machines in New Zealand.

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  • It's our goal to introduce an environmentally friendly weed management solution to the New Zealand market.

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Our machines use 100% pure water as saturated steam to destroy weeds…

…leaving no residues and doing no harm to soil organisms, man-made surfaces and untargeted plants.

The discussion about chemical use in public areas and food production is continuing to gain momentum.
We firmly believe that innovative technologies such as ours are the way of the future.

We invite you to explore our website and learn why the Steamwand machines are the solution for you!

Meet the Machines

Common Uses for our Steamwand Range

The SW Machines with our versitech range of applicator heads are used around schools, parks, playgrounds, WSUD’s, habitat areas and more. Using nothing more than pure water, there are no concerns about run off into waterways and residues after treatment. Sprayed areas are immediately safe for public access.
Our SW Range can be utilised with handheld applicators and our hydraulically controlled orchard heads for use around community areas. Public places, areas near food establishments, parking lots and strips of roadside vegetation are all fair game with our maneuverable and multi functional machines. Complaints from the public about chemical spraying will become a thing of the past.
We tailor machine and applicator head packages to support the individual requirements of intensive horticultural producers such as berry growers, herbs, vegetables, orchards, nurseries and vineyards. Our tech is an essential part of an organic production plan – this weed control is non-intrusive to soil ecology and structure.
The SW900 combined with our larger covered applicator heads, penetrating soil spikes and up to 100m of delivery hose allows effective weed control in weed infested fringe areas. Weeds cannot develop resistance to the saturated steam, and our machines can be used in any weather, avoiding costly delays.

Check out this video to see our tech in action:

Greg Holten

/ Waverley Council

“Over the past few years Waverley Council has been using Weedtechnics in these high-use areas to minimise weeds and maximize environmental protection, with great results. Not only are the weeds being eradicated but there is no chemical run-off into the waterways and no down time to running the program as there are no issues with weather”

Vince Cusumano

/ Leichhardt Council

“We have had the experience of working with and trialing a range of thermal treatments. I have found the Steamwand machines, developed and used by Weedtechnics, to be the most effective available. Their operational systems provide a non-toxic weed control solution that should be considered by any municipality or city looking to reduce it’s chemical usage.”

Michale Matthews

/ Byron Shire Council

“The purchase of new steam weeding machine form Weedtechnics was great news for local residents who are concerned about the use of chemicals. We are using the steam weeder in children playground, retail areas of our towns and villages and other popular spaces such as picnic areas. The SW machine is highly effective at killing weeds.”

Christian Nobel

/ Fromart Cheese

“Have used the Weedtechnics machine for a few weeks now. Must say: LOVE IT. weed management without a bad feeling, without affecting the environment, leaving the waterways clean for our saratoga fish, safe around the cheese factory and all farm animals. Well done Jeremy & team!”

“My team at the University of Colorado was one of the first in the U.S. to use Weedtechnics steam equipment and I would be happy to provide relevant information about our success to any interested parties. We regularly do demos for area universities, cities, and school districts and talk with concerned parents around the country. "

Spence Reardon

SW500E is one of the best machines I’ve ever bought over my life. What used to take days now takes hours.

The 8 Hidden Costs of Chemical Weed Control

Chemical weed killing may seem cost effective in the short-term, but we’ve identified the following 8 hidden costs that you don’t experience with organic weed control.

1. Herbicide Resistance

Repeated applications of herbicides over many years has resulted in the evolution of many resistant species. This results in increased application rates and mixing of chemicals, which further damages surrounding ecosystems and increases costs. With our saturated steam weeders the weeds become more susceptible to killing and reduces treatment frequency.

2. Employee Exposure.

All chemical weed killers are toxins. Repeated employee exposure to known toxins drives up health and safety requirements, certification and record keeping costs. Thermal technology removes toxicology risks associated with chemical weed control products, particularly for horticultural and conservation workers.

3. Off-target Damage.

Chemical weed killers sprayed in even light breezes can result in overspraying and off-target damage to desirable vegetation and horticultural crops. Chemical weed killers often release vapours which can cause sickness in chemically-sensitive people. These off-target effects can lead potential litigation.

4. Tarnished Public Image.

There is now widespread public knowledge about the hazard to human health of chemical weed killing. Chemical spraying by organisations will lead to a tarnishing of their public image and undermines their environment, safety and sustainability commitments.

5. Public Safety.

Application of chemical weed killers, according to label, requires restriction of access to treated areas for a number of hours. This signage poses significant operational costs. Failure to restrict access can expose the public to ‘probable carcinogens’ and can lead to potential litigation.

6. Storm and Portable Water Contamination.

Chemical weed killers translocate easily from paved surfaces, through soil profiles and can contaminate ground waters, streams, creeks and estuaries. Removing chemicals from drinking water sources creates enormous expenses.

7. Habitat, Ecosystem & Livestock Threat.

Most commonly used weed killers have the potential to contaminate habitats of sensitive populations of endangered species such as frogs, bee’s and butterfly’s which are essential to healthy ecosystems. Chemical weed control that has the potential to contaminate fodder and water sources becomes a threat to livestock.

8. Soil Biology.

The most commonly used weed killers are Glyphosate based. Glyphosate is a patented anti-biotic and chelator which has been shown to kill soil microbes and bind nutrients. This creates additional costs in soil remediation and fertilising.



Steamwand Range

Steamwand Range

Check out the machines behind our patented technology. Using saturated steam + boiling water they efficiently kill weeds and minimise operational costs.
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