Cross-American Corp. The 'jaguar cub' Review

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Steam

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Here is my review for those who are looking for a portable carpet cleaning machine. To me I'm new with the understanding of pumps, vac motors and so on but, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out a portable machine isn't what I would purchase to kick off my new business with, especially having to be discouraged by using other ones. Well not until I did research after being told Cross American makes truckmount portable machines. Couldn't believe it. Comparing prices, size or for something that would fit in the back seat of my honda, aesthetics, and most of all suction. I am a certified cct and understand heat, agitation and all that oochie wallie wallie plays a big part in purchasing equipment. I also have to keep in mind my budget. I got to tell you The Cub is the way to go. Real small in size, light as a feather 45lbs or so, picked it up like nothing and walked up my stairs, awesome wheels to maneuver, easy to operate no confusion with multiple cords running across the floor, and here are my two favorites: (1) Truck mount suction and 300 psi. (2) prime and return hose gives you the option to pull them out of the solution tank and in to a gallon jug of your cleaning solution to use as a pre-spray. Just connect your spray gun to your solution line running from your portable and pre-treat. Pull the prime and return hose back out and into your solution tank of acid rinse and start cleaning. Don't forget to agitate. Lol. This machine kicks ass. Highly recommended. Any questions feel free to ask. Great job Ed Valentine and thank you for this machine!
 

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Approx. I don't have a scale but, soon as I get a chance I'll weigh it. It's really light. My sons car seat wasn't much smaller. Lol
 

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I use my Cub for hard to access apartments and such and as a downline booster.
Best at 25 ft of 2 inch hose . More than 45lbs.
 

Ed Valentine

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Many sincere thanks, Gentlemen for those comments.

We have made great strides over the past couple of years and it really shows in the extreme interest and purchases. They are the absolute best industrial systems we have ever made for this industry.

Thanks again;
Ed Valentine
cross-American corp.
 
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I use my Cub for hard to access apartments and such and as a downline booster.
Best at 25 ft of 2 inch hose . More than 45lbs.
Yesterday, I bought a jaguar cub. I will also use a 2 inch, 25 foot hose, for ease of portability and more power to dry carpets quicker. Gonna try it with a Rotovac Bonzer and Shear Dry tool. Thanks for your post. Pat
 

Life2Lord

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I have been using a Cross American unit that is so old, it has no markings identifying it. Ed Valentine told me it is probably 20 years old. I do inner-city apartments and can't leave the unit accessible to theft. I use only Tantum-1 (Gabriel First Corp) as a cleaning solution. It's a miracle cleaner. Goes on as a prespray and requires ONLY COLD WATER for extraction. So, I extended the feed hose from my chemical tank and I can run it to the customer's toilet tank. Its cold clean water and it self-fills. This also allows me to drain the vac tank right into the toilet.

The old unit is still going strong and I'll keep it as a backup or loaner, but I need more pressure and suction to run my Rotovac PowerWand. I talked to Ed Valentine last week and he recommends the CUB for mucho suction power and PSI as well as easy hauling up steps. That's a win-win-win. I should have my CUB next week and will know quickly if I'm in love or not.
 
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Life2Lord

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I have been using a Cross American unit that is so old, it has no markings identifying it. Ed Valentine told me it is probably 20 years old. I do inner-city apartments and can't leave the unit accessible to theft. I use only Tantum-1 (Gabriel First Corp) as a cleaning solution. It's a miracle cleaner. Goes on as a prespray and requires ONLY COLD WATER for extraction. So, I extended the feed hose from my chemical tank and I can run it to the customer's toilet tank. Its cold clean water and it self-fills. This also allows me to drain the vac tank right into the toilet.

The old unit is still going strong and I'll keep it as a backup or loaner, but I need more pressure and suction to run my Rotovac PowerWand. I talked to Ed Valentine last week and he recommends the CUB for mucho suction power and PSI as well as easy hauling up steps. That's a win-win-win. I should have my CUB next week and will know quickly if I'm in love or not.
OK, I received my Jaguar Cub. All I needed to do was install the wheels (6 screws). Then I set it up next to my old machine. The Cub is about half the size and weight. The old unit has (2) vacuum motors and the Cub has (1). Then I held my vacuum meter to each. The Cub has 33% more suction and is MUCH quieter. The feed pump puts out 0-300 PSI which is perfect for all carpets. The only thing I'm going to change is to put on bigger wheels so I can dump dirty water directly into a toilet without using a bucket. The only thing that would make this better (in my opinion) is if Ed Valentine could make this thing dispense beer or soda.

Next, I'm going to save for a Cross-American Power Booster so I can leave the job almost completely dry.