Best pull carpet extractor?

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I work at a medium sized casino. We are looking into getting new equipment and I'm wondering what carpet extractor would be the best to get. Currently we use the Kaercher Clipper Duo and honestly, I hate it plus it has worn out pretty quickly. We previously had the Kent Klenzor and it worked extremely well ( Stayed in operation for at over 12 years and was still going pretty strong until the brush housing cracked and they told us they didn't wanna fix it anymore😅) We operate the machine almost every day and cover lots of ground including inside small offices. Any recommendations?

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Nace care has some interesting machines. Never used them though. You might want to consider a Cimex or orbital machine instead if you're only doing glue down carpet.
 
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not very good good for production due to size, but believe it or not, the commercial Rug Doctor is a pretty good cleaning machine.





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Nace care has some interesting machines. Never used them though. You might want to consider a Cimex or orbital machine instead if you're only doing glue down carpet.
We used to use an orbital machine and then would use a self contained pull extractor to extract all the water. But higher ups sided with our product representitive who said we shouldnt be using the orbital machine on the carpets.
Yes we mostly have the glued down carpet squares. our offices however have regular short pile carpet.
 
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Seriously, all those self contained are junk. If you use every day in a casino, you definitely need an OP, which I don’t have, but would be perfect for that application. Either that or a Cimex.
Management is pretty dead set on the self contained. they are also against use of the orbitals since they were told it destroys the carpet fibers. but lets be honest here. Its glue on carpet... if it eventually destroys one square, we can just replace it with a new one.
 
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Shut up Larry


Never used one have you?
what walk-behinds have you used ?



Management is pretty dead set on the self contained.


the biggest cons of them, (assuming a dead flat floor) are 97.39% can't tell when a jet is fouled ...in particular on dark color carpet

they are also against use of the orbitals since they were told it destroys the carpet fibers


meh...
on typical com glue down, the problems caused are generally due to operator error

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Seriously, can you imagine using any of that? I don’t care if you get a half decent job from the rug doctor, the work involved is just awful. We have a self contained at one of my schools we use for puke spots or puke itself. Not bad for that🤷🏼‍♂️
 
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Too small an initial investment in equipment.

With the frequency of use and coverage you're going to need to double or triple what the little machine cost you.

You need something like a large Nilfisk or similar. Something designed for daily use, so it will hold up under that usage. Talk with your local jan/san rep, he should have something better for you.
 
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We used to use an orbital machine and then would use a self contained pull extractor to extract all the water. But higher ups sided with our product representitive who said we shouldnt be using the orbital machine on the carpets.
Yes we mostly have the glued down carpet squares. our offices however have regular short pile carpet.
Management needs to learn from an impartial body as to what method is best for their carpets. Sounds like they've been sold on walk behinds by a rep that sells them. Nobody here is ruining carpets with Cimex or orbital machines if used properly. If they're dead set on walk behinds, Nace Care sells 18 gallon machines, Tennant/Nilfisk sells 20 gallon and up.
 

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Management needs to learn from an impartial body as to what method is best for their carpets. Sounds like they've been sold on walk behinds by a rep that sells them. Nobody here is ruining carpets with Cimex or orbital machines if used properly. If they're dead set on walk behinds, Nace Care sells 18 gallon machines, Tennant/Nilfisk sells 20 gallon and up.


or....It could be that it states in the care info that spinning pads damage the carpet....when he said product representative I assumed he meant carpet not equipment
 

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you've never used one either, I see.
which walk behinds have you used?

I impulse bought mine when I saw 6 of them for sale in the rental section at Home Depot.

Thought it might work for a hi-rise ole folks apt building that I always felt guilty and dirty inside by padding them
(something you hacks have no problem with)

I was pleasantly surprised and I no longer felt like a dirtbag hack for padding res





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the biggest cons of them, (assuming a dead flat floor) are 97.39% can't tell when a jet is fouled ...in particular on dark color carpet
Assuming a dead flat floor is a big assumption. Any irregularity in the carpet will lift the entire slot so... no vacuum at all until you hit perfectly flat carpet again. Call it carpet lippage; tiles are often uneven on the edges.
He's an idiot. Have him come on this board for the hot seat.
He's right but for the wrong reason. A lot of in-house maintenance people like the quick and easy spinny pad and use it too many times without a good rinse. What ruins the carpet is build up of spinny pad juice. Then the carpet owner blames the mill, the mill sends an inspector, the inspector finds the build-up and..


Given your parameters, I would agree with Richard, look for something sturdier from Clarke or Viper.
They cost more, but what does a casino owner care about cost?
 
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you've never used one either, I see.
which walk behinds have you used?

I impulse bought mine when I saw 6 of them for sale in the rental section at Home Depot.

Thought it might work for a hi-rise ole folks apt building that I always felt guilty and dirty inside by padding them
(something you hacks have no problem with)

I was pleasantly surprised and I no longer felt like a dirtbag hack for padding res





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I have rented a rug doctor before. But the OP was speaking to commercial carpet. The OP was also being mislead by management and carpet salesman. Now the OP is being mislead by tape, mud and sand.
 
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