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I like buying carpet cleaning trucks direct from the manufacturer, Aerotech and Butler. Every time I have bought thru a distributor, it has been a disaster. Poor communication and poorer service.
 
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I like buying carpet cleaning trucks direct from the manufacturer, Aerotech and Butler. Every time I have bought thru a distributor, it has been a disaster. Poor communication and poorer service.
I've had just the opposite experience.

I really prefer a dealer network. I'm spoiled, it's easy to run a truck over to get repaired or run by to pickup a case of juice.
 
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I just became good friends with one of the best TM mechanics in western Canada. If I’ve got a problem, I just push #3 on my speed dial. My rig runs better than when I bought it. I just take care of any cleaning needs he and his wife have..... and it helps that he’s been doing Reno’s on his house, something I’m able to do for him aswell....
 
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I always figure my time can be better spent elsewhere, than behind a wrench. Although it may just be that I get frustrated easily with repairs. I don't have the great tools my distributor has. The access to all the parts within arms reach.

Truthfully don't have the patience he possesses for the work. We also send our vans next door to the mechanic. They do all our repairs on vehicles.

We clean, they fix stuff. It works out well that way. :smile:
 
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I always figure my time can be better spent elsewhere, than behind a wrench. Although it may just be that I get frustrated easily with repairs. I don't have the great tools my distributor has. The access to all the parts within arms reach.

Truthfully don't have the patience he possesses for the work. We also send our vans next door to the mechanic. They do all our repairs on vehicles.

We clean, they fix stuff. It works out well that way. :smile:
Couldn’t have said it better myself.... beside’s, any ‘maintenance I’ve had to do at hourly intervals, HASNT COSTED ME A DIME..... my TM has been cost free since I bought it....
 
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Every time I see this I can’t help but think the dudes not got enough work
I am 4 hrs away from any decent truck mount mechanic, time driving is wasted time. Frank Kuse was the last good truck mount distributor in this area, it has been 30 years since he was in business.
I ran Butlers for 25 plus years, if you can't fix your own Butler or any pto you need to find another line of work.
 
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Bam! Your belts break - can't work....

Time spent to change blower belts(me) maybe 2-3 hours and I get to work tomorrow or that afternoon.


Time spent going to JD(disty).

Need to call and make appointment(no walk in's:hopeless:Idiots!). Next day, no way I get in first thing.

Hopefully that afternoon I get in, drive 45 minutes to an area with way too much traffic.

And wait... How long? Who knows - they never start at appointment time! Half a day and an hour and a half of driving at least. That's the best case scenario.

What if I can't get in for a day or two? Bad phone calls to make for just being a prima donna and not fixing EASY shat...

You have to know how to do some things.
 
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View attachment 78294 View attachment 78294 View attachment 78295 View attachment 78296 View attachment 78297 7 hour round trip to JonDon in Langhorn, plus fuel, lose a days work $1200.00 plus pay them their labor rate or take 45 minuets and do it myself. Dah!!!
I agree. 7 hours would have me.....paying someone local to fix my stuff. :winky:

Seriously I would do as you. I'd grit my teeth doing it but you really don't have any other option. Have you every considered moving out of Egypt? :biggrin:
 
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I agree. 7 hours would have me.....paying someone local to fix my stuff. :winky:

Seriously I would do as you. I'd grit my teeth doing it but you really don't have any other option. Have you every considered moving out of Egypt? :biggrin:
You know the in central PA we love our GOD, GUNS and TRUMP, just to DEPLORABLE to live anywhere else:):):)
 

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