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  1. Cbb09

    Cbb09 New Member

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    so I'm looking at getting my own carpet cleaning business going so I figured I'd ask a few questions ........
    what truck mount do most people recommend I've been researching 2 prettt heavy a el diablo and a butler...
     
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    I've never used the one's you've mentioned, but I have a prochem peak and a 370ss. I really like that the 370ss is easier to work on, has air cooled belts and a hard-to-clog heat exchanger. There are other benefits as well like heat bypass for restoration. Personally, I've been working on an ETM, all plug and play. It's not exactly tm power, but close enough. Good dry times with 4, three stage vac motors.
     
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    mrotto Well-Known Member

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    ok, let me ask. How did you come up with those two?
     
  4. longkenn

    longkenn Well-Known Member

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    Judson makes a very reliable and very easy to work on machine. My next truckmount will probably be a Judson.
     
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    PistolPete Well-Known Member

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    Dude, there are hundreds of posts on TMF about this, do some research and save us all from going down this rabbit hole again!
     
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  6. Ken Raddon

    Ken Raddon Well-Known Member

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    It appears and I agree that we are tired of the same question with a slight twist to make it appear new. It is a valid question (but has been answered at length, just use the search feature) and if you can make it more specfic you may get more answers i.e. what's the biggest difference between tm a and tm b.
     
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  7. M4sT3R T3CH

    M4sT3R T3CH Active Member

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    Prochem all the way dude.
     
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  8. Allied

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    A guy i know in Texas swears you can't go wrong with an amtex.
     
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    Where do you live Clayton?
     
  10. Cbb09

    Cbb09 New Member

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    Simple don't reply then
     
  11. Jeff Marek

    Jeff Marek Active Member

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    The best Truckmounts are the ones that keep you cleaning!!
    I have an older TCS Chief, and with a stringent PM schedule, she purrs like a kitten. Some Truckmounts put way too many checks that seem to fail. My Chief is simple, easy to work on and replacing parts won’t keep you out of service for days!!
    Just saying!!
     
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    Kyle8 Well-Known Member

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    How much do you want to spend?
     
  13. bill

    bill Well-Known Member

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    23 years with Prochem and they are workhorses with very few problems. Current model is the Apex and past older model was the entry model Legend
     
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    tonyk Well-Known Member

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    I agree. You can't go wrong owning a prochem. I currently have a 2014 Everest 650hp and l it is very reliable
     
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    They were both a good buy for what I was getting. That's it.
     
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    ACP Well-Known Member

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    Judson. Get one and never ever worry about paying jon don mechanics to work on your TM, fix anything in usually less than 30min with 1 trip to any auto parts store. They have excellent performance, very high heat, and youll be focused on building your business not messing with your machine all the time.

    Im a fan of trucks/cars that are easy to work on and are specifically designed with the mechanic in mind. Like a Toyota or BMW, I love working on both because they think of the poor guy who has to get his hands into the spot to replace a part.

    Judson is the same, everything is so easy to reach and laid out so simple. You can easily dismantle the whole machine, remove all components, clean all sides of everything and reinstall.
     
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    Jack Active Member

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    If you're considering a direct drive I would suggest the Butler. Mine has over 10,000 hours and I've had to replace very few items and they're very easy to work on. You can buy a decent used one for 15-20 K, which of course includes the van. However, if you don't plan on working on your own equipment make sure there's someone close to where you live that knows the equipment and is qualified to do the work. Good luck.
     
  18. SoutheastCleaningEquipment

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    Butler for a direct drive, sapphire scientific for slide in.
     
  19. Joe cool

    Joe cool Well-Known Member

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    Scientific Sapphire for all the headaches
    prochem for the win industrial Power Industrial built
     

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