Good Portable for Commercial Jobs

Discussion in 'Portable Carpet Cleaning' started by Mrs.SpeedySteamer, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Johnny Bravo

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    Tank, I'm glad you edited your post. Even though the unedited version is what moved me to post my above response.
    P.S. I like tools and table saws as well. But none of it compares to my old shovelhead Harley. :)
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    My oldest extractor just clocked me a million dollars of turn over. I'm in love with it, and rightfully so. It bought my condo's. It's bought my vacations, my cars and vans, it's put the food on my table. It's been with me for over 10 years. We've been to war with carpets together for a long time and we've won the battle together. Unless you're IN the business, you can't understand the relationships you develop with your equipment.
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    That's how how you should feel about your equipment. It makes you your living your life depends on it. That's just the way
    I feel. Aloha from the big island ( F.B.I)
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    We as business owners develop more of an "TRUST" in our equipment than love. We may express it as love but its actually trust.
    "LOVED" my 71 883 H/D Sportster (AMF back then) but never did trust it.:D
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    Love my wife as well, but don't trust her either. :)
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    It was intended as a joke, but I figured it was too dry for you guys.

    Even so, I think that type of behavior belongs to pathology, and is counter-productive.

    I have tools too, everyone does, and I am very objective about them. I don't foolishly defend something just because it's mine. I will if I disagree, but I just as quickly agree with criticisms.

    I was pretty open about my criticisms of my portable, and pointed out the bad features. If you take stuff like that personally, it's a sign of being poorly adjusted.
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    Everyone has tools in business. For me, that's like falling in love with a keyboard, or a monitor, or a processor. That's a sign of pathology.

    It's not about being in business, as you're trying to glorify. It's base human instinct. My stuff is great, don't insult it. My stuff is better than yours. It's very base behavior. It's easy to feel that way, and hard to evolve past it.

    It can be replaced. Better stuff will come out. I won't cry if it dies. I will look for something better, and replace what I have if it will help me. I'll get another tool. I won't cry if it dies either.

    If it's something I loved, I wouldn't have those behaviors. It's a thing. It's not alive. It's not your wife, or daughter. It's a tool. You're the one doing the work.

    I'm not saying you won't prefer one model or another. Just that 'love' and wanting cuddle it are (OK, I'm extrapolating for dramatic effect, but haven't you thought about it?) bizarre. I'm sending you a wand pillow Kiwi, for Christmas. So you can snuggle it :p .
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    Finally someone made some sense!

    But I still think you're hiding something. Those deep hours of the night, you and your CA sharing a drink, a smile, a kiss???
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    Finally someone made some sense!

    But I still think you're hiding something. Those deep hours of the night, you and your CA sharing a drink, a smile, a kiss???



    I have to agree with you Tank. I suppose I have an attachment to my Jaguar 6.6.
    I find it interesting of course as it is a nice piece of equipment. Of course all equipment
    can fail us so perhaps trust to a point but that is it.
    I love my wife and my two sons. I suppose I even love my Golden Retriever but
    not a material object. Maybe it is just semantics(not sure of spelling). Afterall
    the word love is used in many ways.
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    You guys are a testy bunch...
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    Liking a piece of equipment is normal. I like my mower, I like my drill, I like my shovels, etc... I wouldn't be full of despair if one broke, and I wouldn't feel any remorse in replacing them if I found better. I wouldn't even be insulted if you found my weed whacker unattractive (I'd probably try to spruce it up with nice purple bow though). I don't like it when a tool I like breaks. But, I won't cry about it.

    Loyalty should be towards living things, not things that aren't living, and have no use for it. You may as well play Mozart for your walls as love a machine. Neither is relevant.
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    I can tell you, as a professional musican, which is my other gig, we love our instruments, especially the older stuff we've had for a long time.
    It goes deeper than a CC machine and maybe love may be a bit strong of a word. but there's a similarity for me, with the oldest machine at least.
    As I tell my techs.
    An extractor is like a baby trying to talk to you.
    It cries when its empty, squeals when its too full, can smell bad, and can throw up on you, if you're not careful!:D
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    Its not so much we love our equipment...it's more our minds insist they must be right
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    Precisely, I actually put the same in one of my posts, then changed it because I figured there was no point because no one would get it, and instead just get defensive.

    A lot of it is about ego. But, as soon as you realize everyone else makes mistakes, it's a lot easier to admit you make them too. Sadly, I sold my extractor because I thought there were better ones out there. I think that may have been a mistake. Maybe I should have loved it more.
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    Was that an Ecplise you had Tank? What model was it?
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    I'm no professional musician, but I'm still pissed about my guitar that was stolen 5 months ago. Had it for over 20 years.
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    That is a shame.
    Sorry to hear that brother. :(
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    I had a Nexus. It's owned by Sapphire now. A very well made machine, with an elegant design. It had some logistical flaws, as I saw it, but mainly what bothered me was it only had a 1.5" barb. I figured in the six years since I bought it, something better would be out. I actually asked my brother to check on the one they have in Florida, because I may buy the same thing back. I'm really not happy about that, but then again, the machine was satisfactory. I also might get the custom made Eclipse, but it's got some designs decisions I find offensive, and I'm a bit OCD when it comes to inelegant designs.
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    Thanks Kiwi, It's okay. Just part of life.

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