i bought a Prochem Legend truck-mounted carpet cleaning unit and dont know what to do?

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  1. goatusmaximus

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    hello,

    i was a carpet installer for 10 years and decided to switch up the field and purchased a van with a Prochem Legend truck-mounted carpet cleaning unit. and have never used it, or know how to use it. any help on the business would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! what chemicals, process, what this unit can do, etc...

    THANKS!!!
     
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    Why do people buy equipment...then start asking questions?

    Anyway, you post is way to broad...do a little reading on the forum and then put some more specific questions up and we'll be glad to help
     
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    Or me anyway...others may want to come in here and just start vomiting information...
     
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    Sell it to me. THAT'S what you do with that beast.

    Look at the IICRC.org website. Find a nearby CCT (Carpet Cleaning Technician) Class, and take it. Then have some friends let you clean their carpet. Then start selling yourself.

    I hope I haven't vomited too much info on you. If you appreciate the input, however, I have one request. With that machine, you can provide a top of the line, quality service. Don't be a Craigslist hack...:)
     
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    Get on youtube and type " how to operate prochem legend" and see what it brings up. good luck

    Here's some things I saw.

     
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    Yes be a "quality" carpet cleaner that can't sell his way out of porty in 6-8-12 months+? o_O
     
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    Today marks 5 months since my LLC came through. The 14th will be 5 months since my machine arrived.
     
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    I stand corrected...or do I? We'll see....
     
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    All things in time...all things in time. I've got a trailer to buy, first, and I'm going to get to full capacity with the porty before I upgrade. I'd prefer to pay for it in cash, and get new instead of used.
     
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    Joe, new is tough for me to justify...I know the thought process. And I was actually thinking about buying a new TM this time. But man when you shop around and find well well maintained equipment for pennies on the dollar...I just can't bring myself to take that %40 plus depreciation hit right out of the gate...
     
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    Warranty means a lot to me right now. I don't know a lot about small engines.
     
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    Goat Us Maximus?

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    Gerald Cox e ?

    Hmmmmmm..............
     
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    Buy a simple machine and there's not much to them...either way I wouldn't get a TM with lots of proprietary parts...I paid more in repairs in 2.5 years then some guys paid for their TM's

    Also keep in mind on small engines they aren't even that much money to buy a new one and replace. I bought a brand new 18HP V-twin for $1300.

    Plus your problems usually don't start until the day after your warranty expires...
     
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    Prochem and Hydramaster are all I really know. What machines are you talking about?
     
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    Depending on condition Legends are great machines. However they are difficult to
    work on. If it is just a few years old then it should have a 20HP Kohler and a 4MVL
    Sutorbilt blower. If it is pretty used then be careful. Could be a money pit! Nothing
    wrong with Prochem but some people just are terrible when it comes to taking care
    of a truckmount.
     
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    Even some of the older Prochems are great value. Carburated VS. fuel injected so you don't have computers and tons of relays and solenoids....

    Personally I think a older Prochem 405's are awesome starter units. You can find well maintained or refurbed ones for $5-$8k.

    This last time around I was really considering buying a Judson C4, but the TNT is a great single wand machine as well...I can't find a single person WHO HAS USED THEM that could tell me one bad thing about those machines. They are extremely hard to find used...

    Anyway, I am pretty much a hypocrite because I didn't follow my own advice on my latest TM purchase...but I like buying different machines and trying them out...if it ends up costing me a little more oh well...just one more color seal upsell ;)
     
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    Joseph, Do as I'm doing then. Keep your porty for a back up, and get a used machine, at a much better price. Odds are you'll always have at least one of them working. JMO
     

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