Discussion in 'The Hardware' started by Andy, Apr 26, 2018.
Is that chem drys model.
That is what I thought when I firsts seen it. Nothing radically new about it. Still no speed dial. Spins too fast for 3 jets. They get too concerned about dry times and not enough thought about cleaning.
Hardly touch a rotary since I got my DevPro. Carpet cleaning tech has made a jump in the last few years.
Rx20 is a great tool though. Built like a tank.
Single hand use is the most noticeable improvement
It's silly that you need both hands to operate power and spray
I'm not one to give a very accurate opinion on spinners, but I like what I see. It looks solid, and it seems to get a good connection on the surface it's cleaning.
I have the old one, and a rotovac 360i. The RV is light but the jets are too close to the carpet and causes streaking. The RX20 is heavy, jets are farther away so less chance of streaking and it doesn't have a speed dial to slow it up when you need to.
How it’s done on a Rotovac?
The brush head on the 360 seems to prevent streaking. Hadn't had a problem so far. I've had rx20's in the past. Always seemed to leave the carpet too wet. Maybe needed a bigger blower or smaller jets. The advantage of the Rx was the spring loaded shoes. Great on uneven glue down. The new one looks good but I don't see much advantage over the 360 xl with brush head.
If you like the RX20, the new one has some nice features. On-board corner and edge tool so you may not need to bring out the wand. Lighter weight plus an added handle to help with lifting into and out of the van; sight tube to see dirty water and how dry (or not) the carpet is getting; and at a lower price. Only positives.
They are built like tanks, I have one that must be 25 years old that I got for $500
Rotovac is the same , except the power and solution triggers are on opposite handles
Just think they should both be accessible on one handle to free up one hand
They could make a left handed one for Marty so he can hold a screwdriver in his right
Screwdriver? That's not Marty. RC Cola and a BBQ sandwich.
I pictured him as a pulled pork kinda guy
Pulling something anyway.
I used to love my RX-20 but since i got my zipper I have not used it much. I used to have 4 of them I like them so much.
The issue I had with them was the dam handle. I would take it in to get it service and then a month later it still was falling down and not holding. It happend on all of them I just got sick of it. I still have one but have not used it forever. I still would not trust the handle on that one but it does seem nicer and the few change on it seem nice but I still think I would look at other rotary before I bought a RX.
Do you have any super spinners or straight bar zippers?
I just got regular zippers, I use it on commercial and residential. just bump the pressure up on the commercial jobs and it works great.
Just watching the video makes my back hurt.
You could tell the guy demonstrating did not clean for living. The handle was adjusted to low.
One hand operation and perhaps the positive lock handle are the only real improvements.
Needs better air flow for better water recovery.