Interview With Larry Cobb 12-17-08

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  1. Larry Cobb
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    We have several large Private Label national accounts. I don't track the exact %.

    I don't know who it is, but we do get some fairly serious buy-out proposals by 3rd parties.

    The Magic-Wand store was short-lived.

    Larry
  2. Mikey P
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    We have several large Private Label national accounts. I don't track the exact %.

    I don't know who it is, but we do get some fairly serious buy-out proposals by 3rd parties.

    The Magic-Wand store was short-lived.

    Larry[/quote:3o4ccgqm]


    Is your last name Cobb or King?


    sheesh.
  3. Larry Cobb
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    Thanks, John

    This board definitely has more of the sharp carpets cleaners from the industry.

    Larry
  4. Mikey P
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    Not including your own, who would you say make the most reliable and powerful single wand slide in truck mount these days?
  5. The Preacher
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    who from the boards would you hire as a phone/counter rep??

    if you could snag say a Shawn frosythe, Scott W or another guru who would it be???
  6. Larry Cobb
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    Larry;

    We formulated PowerMax with the best components we could find....

    I think it will compare to any other powder formulation I have tested.

    I would rate it about 8, which is as high as any powder product I've seen.

    Support after the sale is an area where I am not totally pleased with our results.

    I want more feedback from our customers after the sale.

    Larry
  7. Larry Cobb
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    It's not a slide-in,

    but I did like the TM built along the "Steam Genie PTO" model.

    Was it Matt who built them ??

    Larry
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  9. Larry Cobb
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    Those guys are technical wizards.

    But, I would look for more of a people person.

    Somebody who remembers every detail from the last conversation you had with him.

    LTA or Stockwell might be a good candidates.

    Larry
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    Bob & Steve;

    Of course it would have to have a trans PTO drive.

    NO WIMPY electric clutches.

    Larry
  11. Larry Cobb
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    On the Slide-In TM.....

    I guess one of Duanes models would probably be my choice.

    He does have some nice design ideas.

    In spite of our occasional differences of opinion.

    Larry
  12. The Preacher
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    how do the Judson TM rate IYHO???
  13. John Watson
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    I concur about the best TM

    It's not a slide-in,

    but I did like the TM built along the "Steam Genie PTO" model.


    My 1988 JEM has oil level sight tubes for both pump and blower, It has a blower oiler that you just push a button. It was before its time when it first came out as far as I am concerned.

    They need to consoladate the best points of all and get a superior shaft drive avalable..
  14. Larry Cobb
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    I like Duane's designs better.

    Larry
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    Larry what's the design differences on your TM and Judson ?
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    John;

    The problem with most PTO's is the typical van wears out in four years.

    Larry
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    Larry I really like your products far. great work. Please please please dont sell out to BP.
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    does Duane still sell truckmounts?
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    Mine is on its 4th van now. Yes I costs to swap, but if they were designed to be a little more swap friendly I believe more would do so.
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    Chris;

    On the Judson TM's I've seen:

    1. Tank of non-corrosion material.

    2. All stainless on the Exhaust to HX

    3. Large Stainless HX with more heat than Little Giant....

    Larry

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