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Looks very similar to the 870 with the front top half of the control panel redesigned. 6 to 8 thousand dollar price increase is pretty crazy for a facelift on a machine. Maybe its the best thing since sliced bread but it seams like the same stuff just repackaged
 

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Just watched the reveal video, it looks to be a 870 with a splash of Everest thrown in here and there but mostly 870. It does however have a Kubota engine wich is a big plus to me but in the video they say the Hyundai engine has been discontinued....Kind of irritating knowing I just spent over 30 grand on something a year ago that looks out dated now and the engine has been discontinued on it. Oh well live and learn I guess. Price increase is retarded not seeing 6 to 8000 worth of difference in it and an 870 or 650 by any means
 

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$40,000.00 = 40,000 / $1000.00 dollar jobs. Not including all the other expenses so probably more like 50,000 one thousand jobs. Does anyone else see that as plain nuts? I don’t think I at 51 years old have that many jobs left in me. And that’s just to pay off the friggen thing wowwee. Think I’d move totally to encapsulating
 

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I could see it being good for big restoration companies, more efficient. Perhaps major commercial jobs like hotels that need it done fast. 1 truck instead of 3 trucks, save on vehicle payments and gas.

Also has 2,500 psi with heat at 5.6 gpm so you now have some pressure washing capability as well.

Most owner operators won't get the maximum efficiency out of this, it's for the big companies.

5 year warranty is nice though. Imagine the wow factor as well with customers.
 

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$40,000.00 = 40,000 / $1000.00 dollar jobs. Not including all the other expenses so probably more like 50,000 one thousand jobs. Does anyone else see that as plain nuts? I don’t think I at 51 years old have that many jobs left in me. And that’s just to pay off the friggen thing wowwee. Think I’d move totally to encapsulating
especially with current trend of mor LVT in homes
 

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$40,000.00 = 40,000 / $1000.00 dollar jobs. Not including all the other expenses so probably more like 50,000 one thousand jobs. Does anyone else see that as plain nuts? I don’t think I at 51 years old have that many jobs left in me. And that’s just to pay off the friggen thing wowwee. Think I’d move totally to encapsulating
I might be misunderstanding you - but 40,000 x 1,000 is 40 Million?

It would require 40 jobs @ $1,000 to pay off the machine (obviously not counting labor, expenses, gas etc)

Or more realistically, 80 jobs @ $500

Or 120 jobs @ $333

In most real world scenarios I can do 50 jobs a month at $500 without feeling like I've killed my body.

So in 4 months I'd probably be able to pay the machine itself off. Also obviously, other equipment is needed and a van, so this is a long term investment no matter how it's sliced - unless you walk into some big restoration work!
 

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I might be misunderstanding you - but 40,000 x 1,000 is 40 Million?

It would require 40 jobs @ $1,000 to pay off the machine (obviously not counting labor, expenses, gas etc)

Or more realistically, 80 jobs @ $500

Or 120 jobs @ $333

In most real world scenarios I can do 50 jobs a month at $500 without feeling like I've killed my body.

So in 4 months I'd probably be able to pay the machine itself off. Also obviously, other equipment is needed and a van, so this is a long term investment no matter how it's sliced - unless you walk into some big restoration work!
LOL
 
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Really hot water at 2500 PSI.

There are a lot of additional services you could offer with that. Clean a super greasy quarry tile floor in a kitchen with one wand, clean the carpet with the next wand and steam clean the concrete parking lot with wand #3.
 
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$40,000.00 = 40,000 / $1000.00 dollar jobs. Not including all the other expenses so probably more like 50,000 one thousand jobs. Does anyone else see that as plain nuts? I don’t think I at 51 years old have that many jobs left in me. And that’s just to pay off the friggen thing wowwee. Think I’d move totally to encapsulating
Math is wrong

worst case scenario...its paid off in 5 years, its basically a compact car
I can see getting one of these if I can get hotel or motel accounts, and libraries
 

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Its an investment,

If your current investment is working id say keep it but if you have plenty of income and want a large write off and new equipment, then its your choice. Im pretty sure if some of us that brag about $$$ and like to show off should have no problem putting the $$ were your mouth is.

Personally me, I like this machine but its large. I really have my eyes on the X-Drive. This machine would be my 2nd choice
 
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The Peak looks more doable and practical for most operations. Does anyone know how much they are? I can't tell if it's supposed to be dual wand or not.

 

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The Peak looks more doable and practical for most operations. Does anyone know how much they are? I can't tell if it's supposed to be dual wand or not.

According to their website, it's a dual-wander... but they recommend no more than 100' of vacuum hose each if you're going to do it.
 
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Its an investment,

If your current investment is working id say keep it but if you have plenty of income and want a large write off and new equipment, then its your choice. Im pretty sure if some of us that brag about $$$ and like to show off should have no problem putting the $$ were your mouth is.

Personally me, I like this machine but its large. I really have my eyes on the X-Drive. This machine would be my 2nd choice
X Drive concerns me, even in cars from major manufactures electric is proving difficult for consistent quality and has high maintenance.