Slide-In Truckmount Advice

SMYLiE Guy

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Get the most powerful unit possible. The small units with a # 3 blower are more expensive in the end when you realize they are quite a bit less powerful and you are spending extra time on the job. After being through 12 units over the years, I would get one with at least a #4 blower. Also consider not only how hot they get but how much temperature they will actually maintain when constantly cleaning. This is typically a significantly lower temperature on the smaller units. Bigger is better in my opinion. It's expensive to buy an under powered machine in my opinion.


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Awesome advice here! I appreciate the input. I'm going to be searching for a larger unit for sure. Yes it's quite a big jump in cost, but even the smaller units are quite the investment. If I'm going to do it, I might as well do it right. Looking at the next size up with #4 blower & min. 4 gpm pump.
 

RickVan

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We do several banks and found that they don't mind our using a truck-mount as long as the door is secured with a cable and padlock so that the hoses can fit through the opening but no one can enter. That said we use Cimexes primarily with encap chems on banks and other commercial carpeting because they do a great job, dry fast, produce very few wick-back problems, are more productive, and are simpler for the techs to learn.

I agree with the others - buy the biggest, hottest unit you can with a view toward long-term ownership and usage.
 

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