Looking for your opinions on the traction driven two headed CarpetMax. Does this look like a machine that would benefit your commercial low moisture carpet care program?What was your initial response when you saw one?
I thought it looked suspiciously like an auto scrubber.... It probably wouldn't be bad for open areas & hallways but as a stand alone.... Not so much. You might be better off with an OP machine or Cimex.
The Carpet Max will fit through a standard door opening and in elevators. Stairs are out of the question. East to move around in a van with a ramp or a trailer will a ramp door. Will clean as well as any other rotary type machine, just much faster. Plus it travels forward motion so the edges are completely cleaned, no misses like with a swing machine.
Price for the machine includes everything you need out of the box including batteries and charger, pad holders, a 12 foot quick fill hose, and I usually throw in some extras. In Dec I am running a special worth $1400.
Including discount, shipping up to $400 and supplies. Need or want more info feel free to contact me. Thanks
Hello, thanks for the kind words. Haven't looked into it to be honest. Current r.p.m. is 200. and seems to fit our application nicely. Most bonnet/scrubbing machines are 175. Why do you think 300 would be better?
By the way I used your Green Glides with my 18" wand on a filthy apartment several days ago. I had my water pressure cranked up to 600p.s.i. and needed to pre-spray and clean this carpet multiple times. I was very impressed with how dry the carpet was when I was finished with the heroics on saving it. Thanks! Merry Christmas everyone
High production first is achieved by the reaction time of the chemical on the fiber, to be able to separate the soil from the fiber. Also important is the width of the cleaning pass, the forward speed as well as other variables such as no electric cord and the size of the solution tank. I would be concerned that a higher r.p.m. might ad or contribute to the fling effect when the bonnet gets to wet or when using hard (floor type) encap pads.
Good points on flinging. When we were cleaning we only used 300 rpm machines, but to be fair we used Xerion, it's a super low moisture bonnet cleaner, no flinging is possible. Production times were very good. It was also no dwell required cleaner.
200 rpms is not too shabby, I'm all for riding instead of walking.
Glad to hear your battle axe is working well with the glide.
When you use the front mounted sprayers the fling is not a problem. Just the occasional splash if your bonnet or encap pad hits a corner. I'm working on a quick connect attachment that will (under adjustable pressure) apply the solution through the pad drive like a gravity feed system. That coupled with the hard pads induces the fling. Hey, this is part of what makes life fun figuring out challenges. I also have an encap product line under the name Surround-The Art of Encapsulation. Let me know if you would like to try some.