TMF Porty Max Vac Challenge (Portable carpet extractors)

rob allen

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In this thread we will be listing all of the portable cleaning machine cleaning and power results from the TMF Porty Shoot Out next week. In the meantime I have been contacted by several members who say they would love to test their units and enter the results here at TMF. Eventually we hope to test every model out there. So we here at TMF have decided to send out our Max Vac testing kits to folks that will include;

1) Flip Video Recorder
2) CFM Meter w/test funnel
3) HG lift gauge
4) Water Lift Gauge
5) Temp gauge

Now all you have to do is request the kit (do so in this thread) and we will ship it to you and pay the shipping one way (you pay the return shipping). You do the test and then send it back in the same condition you received it in. We hold your credit card (but do not charge it unless items are damaged or not returned. So what do you say,are you up to the Porty Max Vac Challenge? If so post in this thread and we will send it out right away. Then you can let your machine do the talking!! ;)

Rob Allen


TEST RESULTS:

1) CFX-2 stage-85" wl-195 cfm-6.5
2) CFX-3 stage-135 wl-205 cfm-10
3) CFX w/Dock-3 stage-all the same except 250 psi
4)Steamin' Demom-124 wl-110 cfm-9
5) Eclipse-250" water lift-Cfm's 85-18 Lift-Pressure-No heater
6) Recoil- wl 110 @ 50 & 100 ft /cfm's 202 @ 50ft-100ft 176/lift 50 ft 9, 8,100
7) Mytee Speedster 1003dx-122 wl 50 & 100ft-10 lift 50 & 100 ft/200 cfm 50 ft 175 @ 100 ft
8) Eclipse Modified-297 wl/50 ft-100ft 263/110 cfm 50ft-100 @100ft 95/lift 21"
9) Olympus-145 Wlift 50 & 100ft@ 50ft/Lift @ 50 & 100 ft 11/103 cfm @ 50 ft & 100ft 100

Coming Soon;

10)Mytee M-5
11)Mytee M-12
12)Truckforce
13) Masterforce
14)Powerflite
15)Ninja
16) Titan
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20)
 

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Send them down and I will test my Hyper Hippo as well as my Everest 650hp. If the Everest rips the gauge's guts out, who is going to pay the shipping back to Korea.................or is it China?

P.S. Where are the results for the portables you tested?
 

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Rob,
Apparently you did get my e-mail.. i am comfortable with Jamie doing the testing on the Recoil if there was an Recoil at your shootout. YES or No was there an Recoil present??? As I told yourself and Jamie your more than welcome to use my Recoil for the test or ice cream stand -hot dog cooker or whatever.
If the Recoil was not at your shootout then yes I am up for the challenge.Personally email me and we can work out the details for shipping. Do you know of an third party in the Detroit metro for the testing ??? I have one in mind that I believe sells his product thru your store!!! I won't mention his name without his and yours permission.
I am sure Jamie will be more than willing to help with any instructions.
JIM MORROW
JIM
 

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Bring it on son!! Send me the kit ASAP and I will test my M12. This will be a good info for me as I plan to either upgrade or get a new porty in the future. Rob I will PM you my info.
 

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BTW-That is an awesome list you got Rob. I would also like to nominate the Namco Husky since it "looks" pretty interesting.....
 

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Rob send me a kit also.I'd love to test my ninja before and after the upgrades.
I'll pvt. you with info.
 

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Do you have enough kits????
Could you maybe set this up thru your store on I.E. "Tool Rental" with an secure SSL credit card checkout? Only an suggestion.

JIM
 

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I'm down, looks like I need to get into the lab and cook up something real nasty...
 

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Oh, and one more thing you might what to add to the list is PSI and flow rate. Obviously you can use a pressure gauge to determine what your PSI is, but I'd be curious how other machines maintain pressure when the wand is triggered.

To measure flow rate would be simple, they would just need to have a bucket and a wand with the same size jets that anyone uses. You could even send a pair of jets with the kit, that way everyone would be using the same thing.
 

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This is the best idea yet , I can test our mytee 1000-1001
and my recoil , I want to challenge this hungry Hippo we have been hearing about. I live a hour away from alex. Send the test kit to alex and I will destroy that vintage cold WATER EXTRACTOR. TEST ARE AT 100- 150 FT IF YOU EXCEPT MY CHALLANGE.
 

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This is the best idea yet , I can test our mytee 1000-1001
and my recoil , I want to challenge this hungry Hippo we have been hearing about. I live a hour away from alex. Send the test kit to alex and I will destroy that vintage cold WATER EXTRACTOR. TEST ARE AT 100- 150 FT IF YOU EXCEPT MY CHALLANGE.
I agree that by sending the test kit down here, we can test both machines. I'm not saying that the Hyper Hippo is anything like my dream come true. In fact, I am hoping for a better machine to come along so I can retire it again. The problem is, the machines I have seen in this shootout look like junk.

You better tone down your "destroy" rhetoric when addressing my beloved Hyper Hippo. Keep in mind that this was the pile of sh1t that I started my career with, over 20 years ago and there is a sentimental attachment. Your Recoil seems to have some decent power but if it does any harm to my beloved Hippo, his big brother might step in and rip that Recoil inside out, beyond any recognition. Besides, my guess is that the Hyper Hippo would scrap a stock Recoil in short order. The test would have to be threefold; @ 50 ft, 100ft and 150ft. You had better keep your Recoil on the juice or it could take a beating in its home town. :D
 

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I knew you would like that statement LOL, But Love the this idea.
bottom line average porty sholuld have 100 cfm 140-160 inch of lift, if you want distance you need 200 -300-or more cfm. if you have a porty yo haveldu all shou a booster if you plan to go furthur than 50-100 ft
 

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Rob, I'd be happy to put my Master Blend Truckforce 3500 to the test. Send me the gear.
 

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Put me in line. I'll test my POS Sandia Sniper (2-100 I think), CFX (2 2 stage again I think), and the sniper with CFX booster. 25ft, 50ft, and 100ft (only on the combination).
 

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I knew you would like that statement LOL, But Love the this idea.
bottom line average porty sholuld have 100 cfm 140-160 inch of lift, if you want distance you need 200 -300-or more cfm. if you have a porty yo haveldu all shou a booster if you plan to go furthur than 50-100 ft
LOL. Yes you are definitely in the spirit of things since Rob Allen incited a riot with his porty shootout extravaganza.

Rob, just tell us where to get the test gauges. I would buy them and then you wouldn't have to send yours all over the country; at least not to Florida.
 

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Rob, I'd be happy to put my Master Blend Truckforce 3500 to the test. Send me the gear.
I am a couple of hours from Thomas so you can send me the kit, then I'll send it to him (or vice versa). I am very interested in the TF, and M5 right now.
 

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I'll be glad to test my unmodified Recoil XPS if my being closer saves money on shipping but after all the boasting I'd like to see the results on that Hungry Hippo or whatever Alex calls it. Actually, this is a fantastic idea Rob. I can't wait to see all the 50' and 100' results. For those who do longer hose runs, I'd like to know the 150' too.
 

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