Bonzer or 360I

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My current method is Kirby vac, Hydro Force pre spray, CRB scrub, Bonzer with 12 flow high heat, followed up with Orbot Vibe with microfiber bonnet. Results are amazing and I am making really good money but getting older and tired.
How would the Rotovac 360 I or XL compare. Could I skip the CRB or Vibe and get close to the same results and maybe save some labor? My Bonzer is starting to show it’s age and I have a lot of upscale clients. Was going to order a new one but got to thinking about a Rotary again with a brush head for nasty carpets and 15” 4 jet for normal. Thought maybe I could drop the CRB and maybe even the Vibe on some jobs.
 

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how old? why not just cut back on the workload rather than cutting corners? Most cleaners ask the same question....how can I get the same results by cutting something out? Thing is, you cant. Why lower your standards. You dont have anyone in your area doing what you are doing so therefore you dont have any competition.
 

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I am 49 but gravity seems to be a lot harder on me nowadays. I just remembered I have the carpet brush for my Vibe that I have never used. So next week I am going to try it out instead of using my CRB on any light to medium dirty carpets. That will save a lot of time and I am bringing in the Vibe anyway. I wish I could cut back on my work load but we are pushing hard to retire at 60 or at least cut way back.
 

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I have 360i and bonzer and crb and im telling you, in MY experience 360I is good, Although I do use the bonzer on thin carpet or commercial I dont use it all of the time.

I did a hack to avoid bringing bonzer and 360I I even spoke directly to rotovac and suggested it.

I switch cleaning heads.
 

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I have 360i and bonzer and crb and im telling you, in MY experience 360I is good, Although I do use the bonzer on thin carpet or commercial I dont use it all of the time.

I did a hack to avoid bringing bonzer and 360I I even spoke directly to rotovac and suggested it.

I switch cleaning heads.
Thank you for your opinion and which cleaning head do you prefer? When you say hack do you mean you changed nozzle size or I even saw someone who had put a tee and had 8 nozzles instead of 4? I am leaning towards the XL or the 360I with 15” but wouldn’t be able to use brush head. The only reason 360i is on table is weight and I could do stairs with it.
 

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Hack ( i really mean MOD)

what id did is I took off the handle bars off my Bonzer. I have a male quick connect with solution hose .

I installed a moisture/ water seal locking electrical plug between 360i spped control box and motor, placed another male quick connect and only use the handle bars of the 360i.

In other words I only need the handle bar with speed control.

Ill swap heads in less than 1 minute.

Ill use the 360i on anything but hat doesnt mean I get satisfactory results.
Ill swap the head and use bonzer on short pile or short loop.

honestly it a depends, every situation is different
 

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Hack ( i really mean MOD)

what id did is I took off the handle bars off my Bonzer. I have a male quick connect with solution hose .

I installed a moisture/ water seal locking electrical plug between 360i spped control box and motor, placed another male quick connect and only use the handle bars of the 360i.

In other words I only need the handle bar with speed control.

Ill swap heads in less than 1 minute.

Ill use the 360i on anything but hat doesnt mean I get satisfactory results.
Ill swap the head and use bonzer on short pile or short loop.

honestly it a depends, every situation is different
Thank you. That is a great idea.
 
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