Hey guys Aaron here , well been at it for around 3 years now , been great , made a lot of money. I invented a company to beat the franchise guys and I did it !! I have most of the real estate contracts in our area , I only post on fb , create deals, sales, competitions , giveaways for carpet cleaning and I make sure I do one hell of a job . My little trooper though the ninja 500 , what a machine , I bought all my gear second hand and I’ve broken it more times than I care to want to remember. Pump heads , vac motors, god dam wiring , I’ve rewired it quote a few times now and changed a few things to make it easier to fix on the job like quick connect cords. If one breaks I open it up , unplug from the main loom and plug another straight in and keep going , I had the 1850w external heater for a few years and I finally gave up and bought the mytee turbo , what a difference it made. I’m almost financially ready to go up To the truck mount yay I’m super excited , nope not here to see what everyone recommends because there are plenty of threads to read all by myself lol , just wanted to say hi and the good experience I’ve have had with my little portable, it’s wearing out that bad the bottom cracked , patched it up with an aluminium street sign that wasn’t being watched so it came home with me for urgent repairs , great site enjoy the threads and one thing is for certain , no way I’d ever buy a second hand TruckMount , my local guy stocks all the top brands from the states and hands all the parts etc in stock and ready to roll , off to see him tomorrow to talk about things. I love cleaning carpets , my customers are great , and I take so much work from the overpriced franchise guys. Happy cleaning guys !!