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I need a little input from those using different machines. Looking to purchase a new one soon and which wondering portys work for others.

Currently have narrowed it down to a few models but open for other suggestions:

Mytee M12: Seen it used by fellow cleaner in town at his business location and he says it's the machine to have (he also happens to be a local distributor for Mytee though).

US Products Solus 500: Haven't seen it used but another colleage was going to by it for commercial jobs he couldn't get his TM into (apartments, narrow allyed business downtown etc) local supply company says it's the machine to have (they are the local distributor as well)

US Products Advantage 400: Like the machine but distributor is trying to stear me into the Solus 500 for my commercial accounts.

US Product King Cobra 400: Like the setup but don't necessarily see the cost vs benefit of having the hose reel system with the same cleaning capacity of the cheaper US products porty's.

Cleanmaster 400: (Pretty much the same unit as the US Products Advantage 400 but less cost, I guess paying for the name at this point as stated by the local rep.

Any help appreciated.
 

Kenny Wright

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I have been very impressed with my Recoil 3 XPS from Ed Valentine / Cross American. Check it out before you make a decision.
 

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I would make sure it has auto fill /auto dump standard .

looking into the Masterblend masterforce has chemical feed auto fill /auto dump , nice looking machine


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Rotovac CFX 360 system is a sweet looking set-up .

the M5 from mytee

Steamin demon also .

those are the top porty;s IMO

The Recoil is over priced and an out dated design IMO
 
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US Products read the major forum boards jsut search for them. Seem to have customer service problem, unless it has changed.
I now own a Recoil XPS (great machine) after 2 other brand portables, hard to beat a machine that can run 75' even 100' of 2" hose and eliminating having to take machines upstairs/downstairs and have to move every 25'.
 

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Jeff has a great point and another thing you may want to make sure the psi is adjustable if you have ever thought of cleaning ceramic tile.
 

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IMO, every machine that you are interested in and the other few that are suggested great options!!

Nowadays, I think all machines are really good. If it was me, I would choose the brand of my local supplier. That way if you need parts, upgrades, service, etc.... you will be in good shape. Good Luck!!
 

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I use the Ninla Deluxe for most of my portable cleaning/500 adj. psi. The funny thing is that I had it for years and a couple weeks ago, I cranked up the psi all the way and realized I was able to get 800 psi to demo some grout cleaning. It worked great. So I guess that I'll be hearing somebody say that I'm going to break it if I use it that way. :AddEmoticons04259:
 

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Pat,
That's cool that it can go 800 but like you said probably not smart to run it regularly at that pressure. Second are all your solution lines high psi 1000#'s or more cause you'd hate to burst one of those in the middle of cleaning. Which Ninja are you using. The new redisigned black box looking one or the drum shaped grey one.
 

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The 1200 PSI models like the Mytee or the Olympus M1200 are for those who focus on ceramic tile cleaning. I think this is a good idea, but if you only want a carpet cleaning unit, there are better choices.

I like the U.S. Products 400. U.S. Producys has a great reputation. I used them in myown business for many years.

You should also look at the Olympus M3-200H for carpet cleaning. Great vacuum (which is the key to getting the carpets clean and dry), some heat and Ok water pressure. In my opinion, the best combination to use the available electrical power. Also a better value than U.S. Products.
 

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I tell people all the time ask to try befor you buy that way you can check to see if it fits your need plus check the weight, does it fit well in the van without moving around. can it reach most of the areas I need to clean ect. Most good dealers will work with you. I found out that most carpet cleaners thinks thier machine is the best ut the only way to really tell is to try one.
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PS for 4 years I used a powerflite and I just purchesed a Sandia and use this more do to It fits under the cap up my pick up with out laying down the powerflite is easier to load the way the wheels are set up. I dont like to lift equipment do to my lower back and the wheels on both go up and down stairs well
 

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Weight is a big factor for me with portables. Recoil XPS just under 100 pounds, don't always have to take it out of the van. Mytee 12 almost 200 # have to take it out of the van every time. I'm going to buy the Recoil soon. Call and talk to Ed Valentine, it helps alot.
 

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OK, Here it goes... My favorites are... Masterblend truck force with a little giant propane heater... the truck force has 3-3stage or 3-2 stage vac. motors can be 500 or 1200 psi pump auto fill auto dump, it will run 100 to 125' of hose I had the old style and it was a great machine! (period). 2nd would be US Products King cobra, my porty I have now is an Olympus 500 H which does an excellent job as long as you keep the hose 25' or less I have been known to run 50' a time or two but my next porty will prob. be a truck force. good luck on your research. keep us posted.peace
 

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As Dan said, you really can't go wrong with the Truckforce! Loads of lift and auto dump/fill standard. If you plan on leaving the unit in the truck/van I would take a good hard look at the Truckforce.

With that being said, I am 100% happy with my Recoil XPS!

I knew I was gonna leave my porty in the van and went from there. Good luck!
 

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OK, Here it goes... My favorites are... Masterblend truck force with a little giant propane heater... the truck force has 3-3stage or 3-2 stage vac. motors can be 500 or 1200 psi pump auto fill auto dump, it will run 100 to 125' of hose I had the old style and it was a great machine! (period). 2nd would be US Products King cobra, my porty I have now is an Olympus 500 H which does an excellent job as long as you keep the hose 25' or less I have been known to run 50' a time or two but my next porty will prob. be a truck force. good luck on your research. keep us posted.peace
truckforce doesnt have the 3 3 stages, it has 3 2 stages.
 

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