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I used it for awhile before the blower went on it the heat was great but all those hoses and solenoids gets me a little worried about having to fix it
 

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the 805 is one heck of a machine. how you heat the water is up to you.

it should last a lifetime.
 

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I'm about to buy a new TM, but this lift thing has me all discombobulated. I was all set on the 570.

I am also too indecisive and researchy.
 
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I'm about to buy a new TM, but this lift thing has me all discombobulated. I was all set on the 570.

I am also too indecisive and researchy.
I love details - perhaps too much. So heed a warning from someone who goes down the rabbit hole a bit more often than she should - at the end of the day, what matters is whether your watch tells you the right time. Now how it was made.

Go with your gut, not your head, and it will make you a happy camper.
 
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Its easy to get that way @Chris K , like mama fen said lift and cfm compliment each other its about finding the sweet spot highest lift without cfms suffering it takes both to get water out of the carpet. If i can remember correctly a roots spec chart at one time put it between 12 and 14 hg. However if you could pull 20hg and still have sufficient cfms to evacuate the water i cant help but feel that would be something to contended with.
 
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My gut tells me to buy something that is built by a multi-million dollar company, engineered by actual engineers and has a distributor an hour away in case it stops working.

But... it only runs at 13" of lift! Never knew this left thing was a thing!

This is how my squirrel brain works....
 
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Again, I feel like HM and LB would have figured out the lift thing if it was a thing.

If they could market a machine that claimed 1-2 hour dry times, they'd figure it out.
 

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My honest opinion Chris is you can't go wrong with either the Hydramaster 575 or the Apex 570.

Biggest deciding factor for me on the 570 with respect to the 575 is it will have a higher resale value, has cerakoted components (which trust me, this machine does not get nearly as ambient hot as other slide-ins I've used and I'm sure that will help extend the life), it has a belt cooling system so belts are replaced at 1,000 hours instead of 500.

The pump is also slightly more powerful at higher flow.
 
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The thing about the Steam Action machines is that I read about owners loving their build quality and and service. I never read about how much they like the extra lift. I never see it mentioned in older posts.
 

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I don't know about the Steam Actions - I plan on making a pilgrimage to Rob's shop at some point and demanding I go out for a day on one of his trucks with the ProFire in it and determining that for myself!
 
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Its easy to get that way @Chris K , like mama fen said lift and cfm compliment each other its about finding the sweet spot highest lift without cfms suffering it takes both to get water out of the carpet. If i can remember correctly a roots spec chart at one time put it between 12 and 14 hg. However if you could pull 20hg and still have sufficient cfms to evacuate the water i cant help but feel that would be something to contended with.
As I was driving there last week I was mulling over the guys who prefer a higher CFM equation. So when I got there I asked could we install a direct high CFM port. They said good idea so we did. Let me tell you what, that port at the top right sucks like an inverted hurricane. It’s actually scary.

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Here’s a pic of the high CFM port.

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Again, I feel like HM and LB would have figured out the lift thing if it was a thing.

If they could market a machine that claimed 1-2 hour dry times, they'd figure it out.
What makes you think they haven't figured it out and have simply gone with the best all-round solution they could think of? I ask not from a stance of challenging you, but from genuine curiosity - specifically, what about their units seems 'not figured out'?
 

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The thing about the Steam Action machines is that I read about owners loving their build quality and and service. I never read about how much they like the extra lift. I never see it mentioned in older posts.
Most don’t know why they work so well their just glad that they do.
 
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Gotta admit thats a sexy motherFR!!!stainless does it for me man :LOL:
I have to admit, the more I look at stainless the more I like it. Just says “I’ll outlast anything and strength”.

I have a feeling the “top 3” have a renewed love for Rob Allen.
 
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What makes you think they haven't figured it out and have simply gone with the best all-round solution they could think of? I ask not from a stance of challenging you, but from genuine curiosity - specifically, what about their units seems 'not figured out'?
I must've worded it wrong.

I meant, if higher than 13"-14" of lift was a massive benefit, I believe Hydramaster and Legend Brands would be manufacturing TMs pulling larger amounts of lift.

They aren't, so I wonder about its validity.