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Let's talk about Prochem Truckmounts Chemicals Tools (Now w pics/videos!)

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I find most presprays work well if used properly. What I mean is if you allow dwell time, agitate and rinse well. Now Prochem Ultrapac contains butyl's and we all know that butyl's clean extremely well. The problem is they smell strong and there is evidence that it causes health problems. Now I am not sure what grease Eraser uses but if it is not butyl then it is probably delimoline. Both are great cleaners. One claims to be safer but the jury is still out on delime.
 

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From Prochem my fav's are a Ti wand,Powerburst, prochem tile cleaner,stair tool...cant beat that.

Curtis, how long is the Prochem stair tool??
 

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I think prochem is a great staple product/equipment line to carry because you know you can trust the reputation for being high quality.

We run all Prochem Truck Mounts, I use there spotting kit, I have 4 Quad Jet Wands and 1 3-Jet wand by prochem. I use there upholstery tools, I use there rug shampoo and fabric pre spray.

But like many others, it is great at first because it get's you started but as soon as you find out what else is out there you can find cheaper and more effective products on the market in my own opinion.

But the systems are awesome!
 

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Ben makes a great point. Prochem designs their Ultrapac/Slurry and other chemicals around the entire Prochem system. That includes tools/chemicals and machines.

Anyone know how long Prochem has been around and who started Prochem??
 

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I find most presprays work well if used properly. What I mean is if you allow dwell time, agitate and rinse well. Now Prochem Ultrapac contains butyl's and we all know that butyl's clean extremely well. The problem is they smell strong and there is evidence that it causes health problems. Now I am not sure what grease Eraser uses but if it is not butyl then it is probably delimoline. Both are great cleaners. One claims to be safer but the jury is still out on delime.


no butyls or delimoline...try it u will never go back.
 

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no butyls or delimoline...try it u will never go back.


That is nice to know Curtis. However I have used GE and it was good. But I have my own secret sauce that I have been using for a long time. And nothing touch's it imho. :AddEmoticons04233:
 

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Never measured it but I will, if I was gonna make one it would be longer...all in all I love it...with a glide.

Interesting Curtis. I have found that I prefer a short stubby stair tool over a longer one. That is why i asked about the Prochem Stair Tool length. Because I can't see how anyone can dry the nose of the stair properly with a longer tool. So how does one dry the nose of stairs with a long style or Prochem stair tool?? :AddEmoticons04259:
 

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I think that prochem is from karcher, the powerwasher company, and karcher also has something to do with windsor.

True Jaime, they bought it recently. But it would be interesting to know who started them! :confused:
 

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I use a legend, 4jet wand, stair tool, upholstery tool all with glides and the hard surface tool (that is no longer produced), saddle tanks and Axiom. I like them all very much. I used ultrapac, all fiber rinse, and dry slurry when I started but soon found better alternative products that didn't smell as bad, cost less and were as effective or better over the years. Axiom detergent dissolves better than slurry, smells better, it has been great for cleaning stairs in apartment complexes..... and it's green.
 

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Prochem --

Prochem was started in the late 60's by Jim Roden, who sold the company a few years ago to the holding company called, Castle Rock, out of Denver, CO. That holding company also owned windsor and others, until recently acquired by the Karcher company. Prochem still manufacures their chemicals out of Chandler, AZ, and their truck mounts in Denver.

His younger brother, Mike, was the chief designer and engineer of the Prochem Truckmounts and tools that this thread has been so complimentary of.... The truckmounts, for a time, were manufactured in Prescott, AZ until the manufacturing moved to Denver when Castle Rock acquired Prochem. Blueline has since moved into that facility and the rest is history. Mike stayed with Castle Rock/Prochem until his contract expired and he now works with Dri-Eaz/ Sapphire Scientific. He is the one who designed and engineered the new compact workhorses we've been seeing in recent advertising.

Shawn

BTW: I've been using Ultrapac for the past 18 years in business. I've recently been using the LVC (or Jon-Don's Matrix Grand Slam Fragrance Free -- cheaper, but the same chemical!!) for the past several years and have had great results with little residue!

Hope this helps......
 

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Windsor has a carpet cleaning product line, in fact if you see in any windsor carpet cleaning chemical you will see that it was done by Prochem, i am pretty sure they probaly just change the name but the formula is the same. Does anybody know wich product from Prochem is the alternative from windsor?
 

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My dad started cleaning in the mid 70's for another firm useing the prochem model 400 burner in 79 he bought a model 100 and started his own biz, since then we have had 100 a's 150's a bruin 2, several legends model 20 upholstery machine and a model 35 portable extractor. Prochem is all we have ever used I will say once you get passed over enginering it is good equipment.
 

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OK Chris and Ara. What do ya'll know about the Prochem Direct Drive that was hydraulic? Do you remember the name of it and what did you think of it? Has anyone here owned one? I did! :rolleyes:
 

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I remember it was called the Prochem PTO that was hydraulic driven. Great concept but the unit bombed and I think Prochem ended up buying most of them back to keep from damaging their name. I say good for them, stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for a lemon!!:AddEmoticons04233:
 

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Here is a picture of the Prochem PTO truckmount albatross. It was built with the trash truck hydraulic concept. Ended up going inside the trash truck instead. Gives me nightmares seeing it again. :eek:

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