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Aug 23, 2013
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Well I received the dreaded news today, my 13 years in law enforcement is coming to end due to an injury. It is pretty depressing but I am excited and scared as shit to start my new path in life as a business owner.

I have been doing carpet cleaning part time for years but now it has to be my main source of income. I am making a lot of changes and one of those changes is getting a new truckmount. I have never owned a truckmount or operated one so I am looking forward to FINALLY getting one!

I am going to focus highly on residential but I will also be looking for small commercial jobs. I am going to be expanding my business services from carpet and upholstery, to also include tile & grout, and hard woods floors. I know nothing about truckmounts except what I have been researching the past week. Here are the ones I think will fit my needs and budget, please let me know what you think.
El Diablo, Prochem Legend and Boxxer 423 are at the top of my list. I really want something dependable,easy to operate, and that has great heat.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Well out of those three TM's above , El Diablo with diesel burner will give ypu the best heat . Reliability... Prochem, Hydramaster or Sapphire Scientific.
I would want a #4 blower . Not sure if your budget is for new but a decent mid size TM for up to 200 ft single tool runs will run you 25k . Your gonna get alot of opinions here.
My 2 cents , buy @SunnyDays Carpet Cleaning Apex and Van very nice setup and all the power you will need in a TM .
 

Anderson

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Dont know your budget but a guy in s carolina??
Has a full setup. Steamaction. 40 hp 4.7 blower
Hose real everything low hours and miles. For 30 k
Also call judson 864/233-6442
He is in n carolina and has been around truckmounts for longer than anyone...also reasonable and knowledgable.....
El diablo is my vote for what you listed..
Boxer and legend are at the low end and wont give you heat for tile...
Welcome aboard for the ride...
 
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Well out of those three TM's above , El Diablo with diesel burner will give ypu the best heat . Reliability... Prochem, Hydramaster or Sapphire Scientific.
I would want a #4 blower . Not sure if your budget is for new but a decent mid size TM for up to 200 ft single tool runs will run you 25k . Your gonna get alot of opinions here.
My 2 cents , buy @SunnyDays Carpet Cleaning Apex and Van very nice setup and all the power you will need in a TM .
any good feedback on the El Diablo with H.E?
 
Feb 20, 2012
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any good feedback on the El Diablo with H.E?
Not too sure about the the El D HX Robert.
I have a HM Titan 575 and it is a great TM. 2400 hrs and just a few parts replaced thus far.
That Steamaction that Anderson mentioned above would be worth looking at. Very reliable unit and will have loads of power.
 
Aug 23, 2013
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Dont know your budget but a guy in s carolina??
Has a full setup. Steamaction. 40 hp 4.7 blower
Hose real everything low hours and miles. For 30 k
Also call judson 864/233-6442
He is in n carolina and has been around truckmounts for longer than anyone...also reasonable and knowledgable.....
El diablo is my vote for what you listed..
Boxer and legend are at the low end and wont give you heat for tile...
Welcome aboard for the ride...
Thanks, hoping for a smooth ride, but I know better. lol, My budget is around 20k.
 
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Not too sure about the the El D HX Robert.
I have a HM Titan 575 and it is a great TM. 2400 hrs and just a few parts replaced thus far.
That Steamaction that Anderson mentioned above would be worth looking at. Very reliable unit and will have loads of power.
Thanks, appreciate the feedback.
 

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I'd recommend any Prochem truckmount. I was an inch away from buying an El Diablo a few months ago but a turn of events led me to an Apex and I couldn't be happier. I feel like I got very lucky and this machine has exceeded my expectations and I feel it looks the most professional of the bunch, and built solid as a rock. Hydramaster machines are good too, I'm just partial to Prochem personally. I wouldn't buy a Sapphire Scientific, but that's just me.

Stay away from garage builds is my advice.
 
Aug 23, 2013
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Sorry to hear about being let go from the PD due to injury ( I was aware of this from your other posts). Wish you only the best brother!
Thanks bud, yeah, I was just going to continue that thread but decided to post a new one. I'm going to miss my boys, the job is exciting, rewarding and every day was different. Got to see some crazy ass shit but I'm looking forward to the future.
 
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I have had 3 SteamAction love them built to work. You pay for what you get.just bought a Sapphire 570 only have 7 hrs still getting to know it


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The El D in HE will work just fine especially if you're used to a portable. Not the hottest machine in the list of TMs but a great sturdy design. I looked at them pretty close but ended up with a used machine/van instead.
 

Anderson

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Robert
I talk with Lee th owner of the steamaction truckmount......amfew weeks ago,as i was looking to purchase...
I believe he is in your area ...greenville....
Lee at 252/830-7928
At least you can go over and see his operation
Also the listing is at
Truckmountsource.com .....listing. # 2352
 
Aug 23, 2013
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Robert
I talk with Lee th owner of the steamaction truckmount......amfew weeks ago,as i was looking to purchase...
I believe he is in your area ...greenville....
Lee at 252/830-7928
At least you can go over and see his operation
Also the listing is at
Truckmountsource.com .....listing. # 2352
Cool! Thanks, I'll check it out.
 
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