Do you have a 175 only guy in your area?

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What do you mean? Someone that uses it to scrub in pretreatment or Someone that uses it for VLM?
 

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Maybe they were on to sumting

That you don't need to be a great CC'er to be succe$$ful?
Bucket of bonnets, rotary and minty fresh breff is all it takes?


ChemLie is the only one in my area I know of that qualifies .
Rodney's been at it now for close to 30 years.
He might have a ChemLie porty somewhere, but I've never seen one in his minivans


...L.T.A.
 
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I use my Host machine to prescrub.

An apartment complex we used to clean for many, many years ago gave it to me when we started cleaning their carpets. Soon after that, we stopped cleaning for any and all apartment complexes. We do all resi carpets now and that's it except for a few large churches that we do.

The Host counter-rotating machine still works great!
 

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A more update modern scrub and run will use a 175/300 rpm buffer .

In and out of apartments in 15 min.
Use a battery sprayer with 100 psi.
 

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When I first started in carpet cleaning, that was all we had. Clarke 16 inch scrubber with shampoo tank and shower feed brush and a wet/dry vacuum. 2 man crews. Von Schrader dry foam, Bano deodorizer and Steamex soil retardent. $39.95 for living room, dining area and hall. $20 for deodorizer, $60 for the soil retardent.
 
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When I first started in carpet cleaning, that was all we had. Clarke 16 inch scrubber with shampoo tank and shower feed brush and a wet/dry vacuum. 2 man crews. Von Schrader dry foam, Bano deodorizer and Steamex soil retardent. $39.95 for living room, dining area and hall. $20 for deodorizer, $60 for the soil retardent.
When I started out (circa 1983) we were doing commercial jobs with 175 rotary/shampoo, followed by a Steamex extractor (with the weird Steamex drag wand). Did a lot of retail stores back in the day with that setup.

Here's what the extractor looked like (although this is a newer unit than the ones I worked with)...

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When I started out (circa 1983) we were doing commercial jobs with 175 rotary/shampoo, followed by a Steamex extractor (with the weird Steamex drag wand). Did a lot of retail stores back in the day with that setup.

Here's what the extractor looked like (although this is a newer unit than the ones I worked with)...

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Yep me also mine was red with a 4 jet wand way overkill the vac couldnt keep up . Also had a propane tank for heat the tank leaked so never used it. Sold it all and purchased a large Hoover 17 gal extractor & a 175 rotary to clean in 81 . But thats history. jz
 
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When I started out (circa 1983) we were doing commercial jobs with 175 rotary/shampoo, followed by a Steamex extractor (with the weird Steamex drag wand). Did a lot of retail stores back in the day with that setup.

Here's what the extractor looked like (although this is a newer unit than the ones I worked with)...

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That was our standard go to back then. We charged an extra $9.95 per room for scrubbing. Ammonia based pre spray.
 

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