When ballast is dumped and spread along the Right of Way during the long, warm summers, dust eminating from the overall operation becomes a concern to Maintenance of Way Crews. To remedy the situation, water is often added to the mix. Now, when you add water to dirt, you get mud. Mud which sticks to every single component of a ballast regulator such as this one. We're in Hearst Yard in September 2005 as Nordco Ballast Regulator Operator Chris goes over every inch of his "hot off the showroom floor" machine removing caked up mud from his Conductor-side spreader wing with a portable power washer.