Best "Big 3" wrench friendly TM's

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  1. Hack Attack
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    Carrying on from @SamIam thread about "dudes who cant fix it" What midsize slide in from the mainstream would you choose? And why?

    Based on you were several hrs or more from a distributor, and had to work on it yourself?
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    I would definitely want something easy to repair. Good question for someone in middle of nowhere, in population 10... Thank god my immediate population is almost 100k..
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    To me it sounds like the Hydramaster Titan 575 is a good choice because of its limited sensors and very dependable engine.
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  5. Hack Attack
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    I haven't heard anything bad about Judson, but the only distributor who stocks machines that you would be familiar with stocks Prochem, Hydramaster or Sapphire Scientific. Anything else you wouldn't likely be familiar with or I'd have to private import (not out of question) as I bring in stuff if needed.
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    I love how easy the Titan575 is so user friendly to someone with a wrench. Normal preventative maintenance makes a good day for the guy doing the work (belt change, oil changes, etc.) There's no need to loosen all these bolts on the blower to slide it back and forth when the belts need changed. There's no orifices to clean out every month, and if you have problems with the water staying hot, it's usually the thermal relief valve going bad which is a quick, simple fix.
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    you're a sharp dude, Dan
    Pull the covers off the units you're considering and take a look under the blankets.
    See which looks easier to you to service , repair and replace belts, hoses, components, etc

    ..L.T.A.
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    Like he would know...
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    Ya he just rolls out the craftsman and fixes her right up.
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    Can he fix up a Tostada?
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    Tell ya what I had a look at a legend gt today at my local Interlink and that unit looked pretty easy to service
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    New legend is even easier to service.

    And no chavez does not fix up a mean tostada or I woulda herd bout it.
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    This was a new one, should have mentioned that
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    Problem I have is the distributor generally carrys the entry level machines on shop floor only, anything else is ordered in on your behalf.

    Never seen a sapphire in the flesh or a prochem, hydramaster has more of a following here but thats more due to the distributor I think.
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    Craftsman is that the name of service repair man?
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    Dry humping aside, she doesn't need anything. :winky:

    You don't fool with it. It's like a car. When did you last work on your car. So far she just runs...runs strong! :cool:
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    If i had nobody to fix my machines within 70+ miles I would get a Judson. Or just build my own,
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    You did...and you did! :biggrin:
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    I feel an Amtex video coming on. I’ll make one tomorrow. It’s a good excuse to get out of church.

    The Amtex dragon is pretty easy to wrench on. Lord knows I had to do it enough.

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