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I have a couple of what I assumed were original design slow speed units (1983 or 1984?)
Nothing like that picture. Totally different shroud on that one.
It could have been a earlier prototype or something? Kind of looks like todays hard surface cleaner shrouds.
 

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Found these from when my father bought a new one back in the 80's. Cost back then was $2500. He was the first person in our area to buy one!!

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Sweet find. Who bought it?
 

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It looks like a good deal to me. I think you did alright. Did you notice on the advertisement the guy said he's selling it and getting out of the carpet cleaning business to spend more time on his personal injury practice. So he was a JD packing carpet cleaner.
 

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It's more of a museum piece than a viable carpet cleaning machine in 2011. The generation made between the late 80's - early 90's were the best RX20's but they look a lot more modern than that one, which is one of the originals.

The funny thing is, the seller lives only about 30 minutes from me. My friend and I used RX20's back in the late 80's and nobody else had them. Our setup cleaned well but we were soaking carpet shamelessly compared to what I am doing now. A day or two to dry was the norm at the time....LOL!
 

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It's more of a museum piece than a viable carpet cleaning machine in 2011. The generation made between the late 80's - early 90's were the best RX20's but they look a lot more modern than that one, which is one of the originals.

The funny thing is, the seller lives only about 30 minutes from me. My friend and I used RX20's back in the late 80's and nobody else had them. Our setup cleaned well but we were soaking carpet shamelessly compared to what I am doing now. A day or two to dry was the norm at the time....LOL!
Do you not think it will clean well and dry fast with some good glides and my fire-breathing TM?????
Did you think they were good units or junk??
 

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Do you not think it will clean well and dry fast with some good glides and my fire-breathing TM?????
Did you think they were good units or junk??

Personally, I would restore it as a collector's item. It is an interesting artifact in our business. You might even go to hell for using it as opposed to showcasing it. God loves RX20's and using this thing would be like buying a 1967 Corvette Stingray and using it as a daily driver. Do you know how many women you could get with this RX20, if you restore it?
 

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Just lay off the solution and do a extra dry pass and run a air mover the 1st areas you cleaned should be just about dry when you finish the last of the areas to be cleaned
On a side note I have a cmx20/rx20 machine listed in the classifieds here on the forum contact me with your best offer on it asking 1750$ or best offer includes the encapsulation/hard surface head and the carpet head I will ship and PayPal is preferred payment
 

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