What's your lift set at on your truckmount?I tried using a slot glide on my Prochem Trijet wand. Yes it made it easier to clean. then the glide wore some and I took it off. Felt that carpet cleaned better and dried a bit faster without the glide. Then two weeks ago I pulled a muscle in my back and put the glide back on. For the rest of my cleaning years it will be with a glide for sure.
sorry, forgot about the 20 word limit
You would be surprised on the difference it makes on a powerful portable. If you have only used a basic portable, there is no comparison. I actually have a green glide on a aw29 that I use with my custom portable as well as my speedster. Both machine have 3 stage vacs in parallel and can cause an unglided wand to lock down just like a TM. Having a glide is not only easier to move but seems to extract as well or even better than an unglided wand.I see a major flaw in the question
$199 are crap, portable wands....
and no portable wand should have or need a glide
and if you’re paying that much for a greenglide, you’re buying from the wrong distributor