Cimex or Orbot?

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  1. Sierra Clean Care
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    If you HAD to choose one or the other, which one would it be? And why?
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    I chose the Cimex

    Damon chose the Orbot

    That should tell you all you need to know
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    Where do you plan to use it?

    I personally love them both. The Cimex rules on CGD wide open spaces. The Orbot visually removes soil on to the pads and dries rapidly.

    We own 8 Cimex's and 3 Orbots we often mix both along with HWE on the same job.
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    Op for versatility.
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    Shut up old man
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    "Versatile" in Latin translates to "does everything poorly"
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    The question required one answer and one reason.

    That being said, you re still correct.
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    Agree with Lee and it weighs less.
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    Mike, that doesn't help..... are you saying an OP is a poor choice?
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    Every tool has it's place. If you don't have a good 175 with tank and shower feed drive block, I would certainly get that first!
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    I've got a General 17"..... shower feed, carpet brush..... pads, and bonnets....
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    It is as Lee stated the most versatile. You can use it in nursing homes or facilities that never close. It dries rapidly because you use so little solution. You can also use it on residential carpet, something you can't/shouldn't with a Cimex. Great for touching up spots, correcting Browning or water stains. It's also easily loaded by one man, something not easily accomplished with a Cimex.

    However if you are maintaining CGD the Cimex is a beast. It eats up chunks of sq/ft with ease.

    Which is best? Depends on what you are cleaning.
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    We recently purchased a Cimex and love it. An absolute beast on CGD. That being said, we are looking to pick up the Orbot Vibe as another tool to use. Does anyone know of a reliable vendor to purchase one from, and is there still a three month wait?
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    A good orbital machine can be handled like a sports car. The Cimex is more like a stout work truck.

    Both have their place. And both cross over the gap into each other's territory.

    The Cimex is a work animal. It's perfect for commercial work. If you are serious about commercial carpet care, you'll LOVE the Cimex. An orbital is more of a crossover machine that can handle residential up to moderately large commercial. It all comes down to what fits your business model.
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    Get an op. It's harder to take apart.
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    I chose Cimex in the beginning and I'm glad I did. I have an OP now, but it rarely comes out compared to the Cimex. I'd love to rig up an hour meter for the thing so I knew how many hours I've used the thing.
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    I use my Sprayborg much like a cimex. I use an aggressive pad with an o2 encap on cgd. A little slower than a cimex but not by much. A good choice unless you have thousands of sqft to plow through. Then the cimex comes into play.
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    Where did you get you're Sprayborg Ron? And, how much? I can get a 19" Cimex for 4200$.....
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    I got mine used for $1500. Mint condition. There is a cimex on cl. Vancouver for $1800.

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