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much like the title of the post suggests, I'm stuck on what to get next. I know what all the machines are and what they do, just looking for advice from someone who has them all and if they had to do all over, how they'd prioritize buying them. Thanks!
 

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much like the title of the post suggests, I'm stuck on what to get next. I know what all the machines are and what they do, just looking for advice from someone who has them all and if they had to do all over, how they'd prioritize buying them. Thanks!
CRB. I'm selling my rotary because with a proper vacuum, pretreat and scrub (with crb or any other mechanical means of agitation) I don't need the rotary. But I also don't deal with many disgusting carpets like I see posted
 

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CRB. I'm selling my rotary because with a proper vacuum, pretreat and scrub (with crb or any other mechanical means of agitation) I don't need the rotary. But I also don't deal with many disgusting carpets like I see posted
That's what I'm thinking. The crb's seem like such a great piece of equipment with so many uses. I think I'll do a CRB, then a bonzer/zipper and then a rotary if I really wanted one.
 

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That's what I'm thinking. The crb's seem like such a great piece of equipment with so many uses. I think I'll do a CRB, then a bonzer/zipper and then a rotary if I really wanted one.
If you are doing lots of commercial carpet invest in the zipper. The bonzer looks like a toy next to the zipper. But I am really not sure why people try to use them in residential settings, it seems like it would be hard to navigate and get edging done properly (but I fully admit to not cleaning with them myself, I only saw them at the trade shows)
 

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I have a Mytee Trex, Zipper and cleaning America CRB. If I was to make these purchases again but this time in the right order, I would get the CRB first, tough to pick between the Trex and the Zipper. Absolutely need the Trex in some jobs but the Zipper saves some of that shoulder and arm pain I've been having plus commercial work goes way way faster with much less fatigue.
 

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If you get the Rotovac with carpet brush you wont need a crb. You can also do tile with rotovac
 
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Rotary I think because it does more. It's acts as a wand and a buffer and a crb.
 
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A CRB shouldn't be your only option but it blows the doors off a rotary or rotary extraction machine when it comes to removing hair and embedded debris. Granted a 175 or rotary does a damn good job at cleaning but leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to hair removal. I think the thing that makes the CRB my first choice is the agitation can come before the prespray or after. Way more agitation than you get from a commercial vac. I like removing as much debris as possible while everything is still in a dry state. That's a time saver for me, because I use an apo...add in the light weight and versatility I'm sold.
Other factors that make me like the crb is space. The 10 inch fits anywhere I need it to be. Not the case with a rotary. I'm a porty user so agitation is required on most jobs. The crb is lighter and as effective if not more than my rotary. Loading, unloading, stairs...I'm sticking with the CRB. I'm keeping my 175 and my oreck. So I don't have to make a choice except which tool stays and which one goes. I can carry all at the same time but it causes the load to be haphazard and hard to organize.
 

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CRB can not be vs rotary or bonzer. Rotaries like the 360i or the trex or the bonzer, zipper is used for rinsing so as a wand. You may buy the crb first to agitate and use your wand for now for extraction, and later on when you saved up for a better rinsing equipment then you may choose one of the way either the rotary extraction or the zipper/bonzer.
 

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If you have combined the crb and the trex jr together, where first you will scrub using the crb and then extract with the trex jr, you will provide a great superior cleaning.
 
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That's what I'm thinking. The crb's seem like such a great piece of equipment with so many uses. I think I'll do a CRB, then a bonzer/zipper and then a rotary if I really wanted one.
residential or commercial or both?
what percentage of your business is residential and what percentage is commercial?

all fo these tools are to be in your arsenal in an order of priority. So let's hear about your business and we will better guide you.

selling a rotovac xl used only twice $2k shipped if you are interested.
 

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residential or commercial or both?
what percentage of your business is residential and what percentage is commercial?

all fo these tools are to be in your arsenal in an order of priority. So let's hear about your business and we will better guide you.

selling a rotovac xl used only twice $2k shipped if you are interested.
Only have enough coin for 1 machine at the moment. Just the standard xl, no other heads?
 

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Only have enough coin for 1 machine at the moment. Just the standard xl, no other heads?
Get the glided brush head. Really it is physiologically impossible to out clean a rotary. It can deliver 50-100 passes a minute. Impossible to do that with a wand. Nothing singlehandedly out cleans a rotary. Even combining pre agitation tools with CET tools will not out clean it. But different strokes for different folks.
 

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If you have combined the crb and the trex jr together, where first you will scrub using the crb and then extract with the trex jr, you will provide a great superior cleaning.
If it wasn't 4700$ though
 

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Get the glided brush head. Really it is physiologically impossible to out clean a rotary. It can deliver 50-100 passes a minute. Impossible to do that with a wand. Nothing singlehandedly out cleans a rotary. Even combining pre agitation tools with CET tools will not out clean it. But different strokes for different folks.
What do you mean by glided brush head? If you buy one new would that come with it usually.