How about the MasterBlend truckforce?

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OK here we go! I bought the FX 88 witch is basically a truck force made by Hydroforce sold by interlink. THE WORST MACHINE I HAVE EVER OWNED. 1st thing to go wrong was my vac motors I replaced TEN yes 10 of them in 1 year. Next the **** thing caught on fire while I was doing a home. Repair cost on that was $800.00 alone. Also if you don't have two 20 amp circuits you can give it up blown breakers all day. Now it has been in my basement for 5 years and that is where it will stay unless you want to buy it i will sell it cheap! Just kidding I wouldn't sell this thing to my worst enemy if I had any. All in all I leased this piece of crap with option to buy and I paid $10,000 for a $4,000 piece of crap. Sorry for the language here but it brings back such bad memories! Oh yea forgot to mention the wheels are falling off too!
Anyone have any dynamite i could make an awsome video! DEATH TO THE FX88!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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OK here we go! I bought the FX 88 witch is basically a truck force made by Hydroforce sold by interlink.
As a point of clarification, the FX-88 is from MasterBlend. It is NOT made by Hydro-Force. However, it is sold by many HydroForce and Interlink Supply distributors.

For a similar machine I personally suggest the Olympus line of protables.

Scott Warrington
 

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As a point of clarification, the FX-88 is from MasterBlend. It is NOT made by Hydro-Force. However, it is sold by many HydroForce and Interlink Supply distributors.

For a similar machine I personally suggest the Olympus line of protables.

Scott Warrington
Well it says Hydro-Force on the side under the FX88. I know masterblend produced them for Hydro-Force and they just stick there name on it. I figure you put your name on it then it is yours.

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I think they make great propane heaters; accept for the regulars:rolleyes: ; I have always replaced the regulators on propane heaters anyway; just because of what happen to a fellow cleaner here in Pensacola; His regulator leaked and burned down the facing of a large apartment complex along with brand new El Diablo.
 

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I think they make great propane heaters; accept for the regulars:rolleyes: ; I have always replaced the regulators on propane heaters anyway; just because of what happen to a fellow cleaner here in Pensacola; His regulator leaked and burned down the facing of a large apartment complex along with brand new El Diablo.

Hi Rickey,

Are the regulators bad or what on the unit? Do you change brands? From what brand to what?

John
 

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OK here we go! I bought the FX 88 witch is basically a truck force made by Hydroforce sold by interlink. THE WORST MACHINE I HAVE EVER OWNED. 1st thing to go wrong was my vac motors I replaced TEN yes 10 of them in 1 year. Next the **** thing caught on fire while I was doing a home. Repair cost on that was $800.00 alone. Also if you don't have two 20 amp circuits you can give it up blown breakers all day. Now it has been in my basement for 5 years and that is where it will stay unless you want to buy it i will sell it cheap! Just kidding I wouldn't sell this thing to my worst enemy if I had any. All in all I leased this piece of crap with option to buy and I paid $10,000 for a $4,000 piece of crap. Sorry for the language here but it brings back such bad memories! Oh yea forgot to mention the wheels are falling off too!
Anyone have any dynamite i could make an awsome video! DEATH TO THE FX88!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going to have to raise my prices (just kidding) Mytee M12 is only $3300.00 (and most dist will give some discount) and it has 1200 psi pump for grout and 250 psi with heat plus auto fill and pump out. Lifetime limit warranty on housing and circuit locater. The M16 is a special order machine but is the same as an M12 with out the 250 psi pump and heat for about $3,000.00
 

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Something you might need to know if you use portables

I used to use a heavy duty Castex portable for a number of years. It had two 7.2 in. vac motors and an extremely heavy duty pump motor as well as another smaller sump type motor for automatic waste discharge. As you can imagine it was a 2 corder and pulled some serious current. I was pushing close to 20 amps on one of the lines and probably close to 15 on the other. Most of the time I had no problem except in older homes with poor electrical wiring or fuses instead of circuit breakers. One thing I did which helped a lot was to get the heaviest duty extension cords I could find. If you use for example, a 14 gage cord pulling that kind of current, you are just asking for trouble including fires. Your cords can get so hot they will catch fire and your motors will overheat too. Heavier gage cords will simply give you a better quality of current to the motors making them last longer and perform better. I put a 10 gage on the one pulling near 20 amps and I used 12 on the other line. 10 gage cords are quite large, but if you're pulling a lot of current they are a must. If you run one of the heavier duty portables and need to go longer than the cord that's attached to the machine, you need to figure out which cord is pulling the most amps and act accordingly. The longer you need to go with the cords the greater the need for the heavier gage. I have had to do some cord runs something like 250 ft. and without a heavy gage the machine won't even start or it won't run properly.
 

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I have one of the original Master Blend Truck Force units I use to do my in plant rug cleaning. This is the old style with the fiberglass body not the rotary molded one. In 10 years I have replaced the vacuum motors once (3 dual stage) and the pump twice. In fact I just finished putting in a new pump yesterday. The machine is too heavy and awkward for portable use but as an in plant machine with a dedicated power outlet it has been a good machine. Master Blend has always been on the ball with advice and parts. Sad to see the newer model has given you guys problems.
 

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