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Hi guys, this is my first post here so if this is the wrong forum please remove it. My grandparents used to manufacture the Fox carpet cleaning machines out in California. They recently gave me a truck mount that my grandpa had built for himself. It only has about 50 hours on it. My problem is is that I am in the middle of getting a new sandblasting business up and going so my resources are limited at the moment. I can't go purchase a van to put the machine in and I don't have the available time to clean carpets to begin with. So I guess my question is what should I do with this machine. Would a commercial carpet cleaning outfit want to rent it out? Should I just keep it and let it sit until such time I can purchase a van and start a proper carpet cleaning business? I feel like it should be out there making money for me instead of sitting in my shop collecting dust. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks
 

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I’m not experienced to say much since I’ve never heard of “Fox”
How long as it been sitting? Or last used?
I strongly doubt you’d want to get into a rental agreement.
Welcome to TMF there’s a lot of experience here that will assist.
 

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I’m not experienced to say much since I’ve never heard of “Fox”
How long as it been sitting? Or last used?
I strongly doubt you’d want to get into a rental agreement.
Welcome to TMF there’s a lot of experience here that will assist.
My grandpa would start it up regularly and run it and I have been doing the same so it doesn't just sit there and dry rot. You are probably right about the rental agreement.

My grandparents used to own this company http://www.organic-compounds.com/index.html based out of Long Beach, CA. I guess they pretty well known in Southern California.
 

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Fox machines, from what I am given to understand, are well-built and reputable. However they are very much a "West Coast specialty" and won't be known much, if at all, on the East Coast - or anywhere east of the Mississippi, for that matter.

If memory serves, they are a bit unusual in that they have very small waste tanks and depend on an APO.
 

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Your grandparents built a hell of a machine brother, Ive owned 3 of them in the past and all three were beasts. If your interested in selling it you might want to post which model it is they made ones with 45 all the way up to 59 blowers makes a difference on selling price. There are a few guys on here running fox machines, shouldnt be hard to sell with that low of hours
 
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Your grandparents built a hell of a machine brother, Ive owned 3 of them in the past and all three were beasts. If your interested in selling it you might want to post which model it is they made ones with 45 all the way up to 59 blowers makes a difference on selling price. There are a few guys on here running fox machines, shouldnt be hard to sell with that low of hours
It's the 9500
 
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Fox machines were good machines. You could sell it here. Need more info. What eng. pump blower and size, price.
 

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And pics are worth a thousand words. Try to get good shots of the "working" parts of the unit - the blower, the pump, the hour meter, and several connections to check for corrosion, etc.
 

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Hi guys, this is my first post here so if this is the wrong forum please remove it. My grandparents used to manufacture the Fox carpet cleaning machines out in California. They recently gave me a truck mount that my grandpa had built for himself. It only has about 50 hours on it. My problem is is that I am in the middle of getting a new sandblasting business up and going so my resources are limited at the moment. I can't go purchase a van to put the machine in and I don't have the available time to clean carpets to begin with. So I guess my question is what should I do with this machine. Would a commercial carpet cleaning outfit want to rent it out? Should I just keep it and let it sit until such time I can purchase a van and start a proper carpet cleaning business? I feel like it should be out there making money for me instead of sitting in my shop collecting dust. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks
bro if they are still supporting the fox TM machines and you are in the area to have it worked on....
i would just keep it!!!!!

if you have a trailer....put it in a trailer and do commercial jobs....
if that doesnt pan out you could take it down to the manufacturer and see if they know someone who would buy it.....
but from what i am reading those are good machines.....
 

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Hey guys, I have finally gotten around to wanting to list this machine for sale if anyone is interested. It's the Fox 9500. The machine has 55 hours, everything is in great shape. My grandpa said that he put a larger blower in this machine than what he normally put in the machines. I looked up the blower model number but cannot find the exact model or its equivalent. It's a Tuthill Model 5006-21R2. Everything in the picture is included and I am sure you guys will need more info so let me know what questions you have. Thanks.

Here are the specs per the current Organic Compounds website:

Model 9500
Frame Footprint: Width: 32.52" (2" Mounting Tabs) Gauges: Voltmeter
Height: 30" (Clearance 36") Vacuum
Length: 54.5" (Clearance 65") Hourmeter
Weight: 1080Lbs Temperature
Engine: GM Vortec 50HP High Pressure
Battery: 48 Month Low Pressure
Vacuum: 5.9 Roots Tri-Lobe Blower Oil Pressure
Inches of Life:15 H.G. Tachometer
CFM: Free Flow 850 Hoses: 300ft 1/4" High Pressure
Silencing: Low Blower Noise Solution- Test 2500psi
Waste Disposal: Automatic Dump 300ft 2" Vacuum
Recovery: Stainless Steel Tank with Nylon Filter Hose Reel: Double- 300ft
Pressure Pump: General Pump 2500psi @4.2 G.P.M Installation: Approx. 3hours
Heat: Propietary Heat Exchangers, Main Blower Exhaust




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How much you want give me a call thanks Ken 5055500747