OMG!!! I had the same, exact Hild floor machine. Same color too. I got it for free from my first carpet cleaning company that I worked for in 1979. Thing looked 100 years old then. I ended up selling it 10 years later. Wish I kept it. Very cool, Joe. No backwards pun intended. LOL.
Hey, Ed did you also notice....the wheels flip up and down. Damn I love the old machines. Joe cleaned it up real nice too. Lucky bastard. LOL.Agree with OCV . Those older small machines are getting more rare .
Newer ones are all sheet metal or plastic bases . That cast base makes it a little heavier even with a 1/3 hp. motor and transfers more weight to your driver, pad , bonnet . Have a similar Dart machine that will keep up with anything new . Nice buy Joe !!
All the Best , Ed
If I missed it, I apologize. How well does this hold up to high heat when used as a rinse?
I ordered pads from you that remind me of what we used to call horse hair, kinda rough.Thank you for trying my products. Horse hair pad?
So you charged a $100 more, was your total job time less?