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  1. fastinjun

    fastinjun New Member

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    Anyone know what happened to this company??? I used their wands and a friend of mine had a big red machine, noisy but powerful. Last I knew Kevin moved to gardena and I thought they would finally get their crap together, did they finally fall apart???
     
  2. Matt A

    Matt A Member

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    I learned on a big red and they were so reliable. We never broke down once the whole time I was using them .!! o the memories lol
     
  3. license2Clean

    license2Clean Member

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    They closed 2yrs. ago or more....
     
  4. fastinjun

    fastinjun New Member

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    really, thats too bad....oh well.
     
  5. Gymee

    Gymee Banned

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    Didn't they use wisconsin engines and a big blower like a 59?
     
  6. fastinjun

    fastinjun New Member

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    I really liked their wands, if anyone knows of anyone selling one let me know
     
  7. RMGJEN

    RMGJEN New Member

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    Does anyone know how to find either of the former owners of Bates Engineering, Linda or Michael Bates? Or Kevin who worked for them? I have three Big Red machines with very low hours that have not been used for over ten years and have been in storage. These are heavy duty, industrial grade machines, not the lighter duty machines that sell today. Does anybody know anyone who may be interested in these machines? Two are double man units, and one is single wand. All run on diesel fuel.
     
  8. RMGJEN

    RMGJEN New Member

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    Hi, do you by any chance know how to get in touch with either of the former owners, Linda or Michael Bates? Or their technician Kevin? I have three of their Big Red machines. Thanks.
     
  9. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo Hacking my way though life, one room at a time.

    Apr 25, 2011
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    I'm sure you can sell them. I'd post more information and some pictures as well as how much you want for them right here for starters.
     
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  10. Steven Reinholtz

    Steven Reinholtz New Member

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    What year are the dual wand machines? Perkins 4.108 or Isuzu c240? I'm interested. 619-397-8937
     
  11. Steven Reinholtz

    Steven Reinholtz New Member

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    He's still in business 310-809-6224 Kevin
     

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