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I want to buy an Orbot Micro for upholstery cleaning but I am concerned about the size and weight. I visited all my local suppliers and no one has it in stock

Does any one here owns one?

Any input will be appreciated
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I want to buy an Orbot Micro for upholstery cleaning but I am concerned about the size and weight. I visited all my local suppliers and no one has it in stock

Does any one here owns one?

Any input will be appreciated
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I want to buy an Orbot Micro for upholstery cleaning but I am concerned about the size and weight.
I have two.

I bought the original Cyclo machine many years ago, then I bought the Orbot Micro.
I don't know what the car polisher is, but here's my take on the two that I have, hope it helps.

Both machines are fairly light, so much so that my wife prefers to use the Micro over the Makita Polisher.
It is really very light.

Start up torque is at a minimum, she has no problem at all using it on upholstery, & she is not a big girl.

I personally prefer the Micro over the Cyclo due to the attachment under the machine which allows a handle to be inserted and you can then clean stairs as well, with different brushes naturally.

Originally, this came with two extension poles, but I think they only supply one now.
I have only ever used the short one for my height, & always in the hole that is pictured.
She short pole also fits nicely in my toolbox, & yes, it has since been cleaned up. :winky:


But for ONLY upholstery, the Cyclo will suffice.

We keep all of our tools in separate tool boxes to protect them.

Contact http://orbotusa.com/ to find a distributor near you.

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Thanks for the input everyone

From the pictures that I can find on the web
The Orbot Micro and the Ciclo Orbital looks like the same machine
 
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Hi guys. The Orbot Micro weighs 8 lbs It has a detachable extension pole to help reduce the amount of bending over when cleaning stairs. SuperZorb pads and 4 different brushes are available.

Jason
 
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I have one it sits in my truck. Seldom get it out maybe I should. Sounds like an electric drill. But it sure buzzes thru furniture either for agitation or a quick shampoo.
 
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The Orbot & Cyclo Orbital ARE basically the same machine.

EXCEPT, as I said, the HOS Micro Orbital, has the added aluminum piece attached underneath which allows the use of an extension handle.

If you only are going to use it for upholstery, the Cyclo would suffice.

If you also wish to use it on stairs, the HOS machine will make it that much easier on your back.

Both machines are exactly the same as in regards to weight, noise, torque, etc;

I do carry both in my van, Delia can use the Cyclo on upholstery while I use the HOS on stairs.

Ultimately, the decision is up to you.
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Which brings us to the question- Is there a little gadget of any sort, we'll limit ourselves, this time, to carpet cleaning related gizmos, that shorty doesn't carry? And possibly two of.

I'd love to see the tool carrying convoy that leaves Shorty's van, every upholstery cleaning "event" :winky:
It must be a pilgrimage site.
 
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I have two.

I bought the original Cyclo machine many years ago, then I bought the Orbot Micro.
I don't know what the car polisher is, but here's my take on the two that I have, hope it helps.

Both machines are fairly light, so much so that my wife prefers to use the Micro over the Makita Polisher.
It is really very light.

Start up torque is at a minimum, she has no problem at all using it on upholstery, & she is not a big girl.

I personally prefer the Micro over the Cyclo due to the attachment under the machine which allows a handle to be inserted and you can then clean stairs as well, with different brushes naturally.

Originally, this came with two extension poles, but I think they only supply one now.
I have only ever used the short one for my height, & always in the hole that is pictured.
She short pole also fits nicely in my toolbox, & yes, it has since been cleaned up. :winky:


But for ONLY upholstery, the Cyclo will suffice.

We keep all of our tools in separate tool boxes to protect them.

Contact http://orbotusa.com/ to find a distributor near you.

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What do you mean, "she's not a big girl" we've seen the pictures.
 
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Which brings us to the question- Is there a little gadget of any sort, we'll limit ourselves, this time, to carpet cleaning related gizmos, that shorty doesn't carry. And possibly two of.

I'd love to see the tool carrying convoy that leaves Shorty's van, every upholstery cleaning "event" :winky:
It must be a pilgrimage site.

Many, many, that sadly, I currently don't possess. :(

As a lad, I was under the guidance of Lord Baden Powell, and his famous saying has stayed with me since the dawn of time.

BE PREPARED

I also carry many items, especially when doing leather or repairs, in rolling tool boxes.

When working in large hotels, I also have a folding upright trolley and also a platform trolley to transport my gear.
These trolleys are only put in the van as & when needed.

I have it set up like this so that I am forever not going back to the van for something.

Really, in most residences, it's not a hassle, just a case of being organized & taking gear in or out as required.
If I'm finished with an item & need something else, I take that item to the van & bring in what I need, saves double walking all the time.

I try not to do too much & as a rule, three jobs during the daylight hours is enough.
I'm now at the stage where I'm treating work more of a hobby than a money making business, so time doesn't really matter on resi; work,.
BUT, having said that, I still don't lower my prices

If you like, you may compare me to the Spanish Armada, Invincible. :lol:

:yoda:

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Thanks shorty. I'm with you.
It's just that I'm not that well organized. And have to deal with that nagging sense of resentment any time I have to go to the van and disturb the dust collected on some of my tools.

My next year and the one after, resolution, is to do it like you.

Hope there's no

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Looming in my invincibility.
 

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Many, many, that sadly, I currently don't possess. :(

As a lad, I was under the guidance of Lord Baden Powell, and his famous saying has stayed with me since the dawn of time.

BE PREPARED

I also carry many items, especially when doing leather or repairs, in rolling tool boxes.

When working in large hotels, I also have a folding upright trolley and also a platform trolley to transport my gear.
These trolleys are only put in the van as & when needed.

I have it set up like this so that I am forever not going back to the van for something.

Really, in most residences, it's not a hassle, just a case of being organized & taking gear in or out as required.
If I'm finished with an item & need something else, I take that item to the van & bring in what I need, saves double walking all the time.

I try not to do too much & as a rule, three jobs during the daylight hours is enough.
I'm now at the stage where I'm treating work more of a hobby than a money making business, so time doesn't really matter on resi; work,.
BUT, having said that, I still don't lower my prices

If you like, you may compare me to the Spanish Armada, Invincible. :lol:

:yoda:

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The Spanish Armada was defeated by the British.
 
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I didn't say I was Spanish, just like their Armada, plenty of fools, err tools, for the job. :stir:

Of course the POMS won. :arrrr:

Where do you think my convict ancestors came from?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think my buying days are over, I'm not going to last as long as my buddy from Georgia.




Bugger, dunno what happened there, the pic looks okay on my pc.

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Many, many, that sadly, I currently don't possess. :(

As a lad, I was under the guidance of Lord Baden Powell, and his famous saying has stayed with me since the dawn of time.

BE PREPARED

I also carry many items, especially when doing leather or repairs, in rolling tool boxes.

When working in large hotels, I also have a folding upright trolley and also a platform trolley to transport my gear.
These trolleys are only put in the van as & when needed.

I have it set up like this so that I am forever not going back to the van for something.

Really, in most residences, it's not a hassle, just a case of being organized & taking gear in or out as required.
If I'm finished with an item & need something else, I take that item to the van & bring in what I need, saves double walking all the time.

I try not to do too much & as a rule, three jobs during the daylight hours is enough.
I'm now at the stage where I'm treating work more of a hobby than a money making business, so time doesn't really matter on resi; work,.
BUT, having said that, I still don't lower my prices

If you like, you may compare me to the Spanish Armada, Invincible. :lol:

:yoda:

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I was a Boy Scout.
 
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I played with this stair scrubby thing a few years ago at ICE. Holy cow was it heavy. I just didn't understand it. I still don't. 41 pounds! That's heavier than @hogjowl's prize teacup piglet.

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