Shout out to Chem-Tex

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I was basically given a 20.5 hp chem-Tex panther unit. I was allittle wery about putting it to use as someone who has only ever used CDs 4.8s and titan units I wasn’t sure how it would compare. After teaching one of my techs to do the belts and oil changes on it and him running it for a month he has let me know that he feels it preformed just as well as the titan 575 and cds’ that we run. With better heat then the cds. Great value for a truck mount will be interested how it holds up in the long term and will be looking into using these for future van builds and
 
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Maybe your CDS-4.8s and titan 575 is not running as they should. Not knocking Chem-Tex as I bought one in 2008 and used it for 7 1/2 years but I know they will not come close to those big units you have.
 
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I have both 4.8 cds and chem-tex. The 4.8 runs a lot hotter and more suction as well. Especially on the long hose runs. My Chem-tex had always been a reliable machine and the maintenance is easy.

Unfortunately the guy that owns the company I work for orders the cds’s With out the salsa units so we are lucky to see 160-170 at the truck. I do have it hooked up to a HydraMaster dumptank(not sure if that makes a huge difference.) I took it out for the second time today honestly I think I would rank my truckmounts as follows CDs 4.8 w/o salsa, chem-Tex panther, Titan 575, Titan 875. Honestly I felt like it was pretty hot all day on a 6 flow wand. I’m not saying that this is the best/most powerful unit out there but you have to admit it is an excellent value.
 

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I have a 4.8 without salsa, i intentionally ordered it that way so i could preheat my water to 140/150 right after it leaves the machine i have it plumbed into a eurotec diesel burner it's thermostatically controled it will will run up to 300 degrees at whatever flow i want. machine is an absolute beast
 
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I have a 4.8 without salsa, i intentionally ordered it that way so i could preheat my water to 140/150 right after it leaves the machine i have it plumbed into a eurotec diesel burner it's thermostatically controled it will will run up to 300 degrees at whatever flow i want. machine is an absolute beast

Curious, why do you prefer this over the Salsa? Couldn’t you do both?
 

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I appreciate a burner and on my personal truck I have mine plumbed in with a little giant after the heat exchanger but it’s not practical to do in a fleet environment
 

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