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Creamers Corner is a monthly conversation with Hi-Gear's Mike Creamer giving you advise, technical assistance, brand comparisons and on the job stories on repairing, maintaining or replacing your Sweeper/Scrubber.

The replacement of rear squeegee blades

October 30, 2017

Replacing rear squeegee blades on scrubbers and/or sweeper scrubbers isn’t that difficult if you stay within the procedure guidelines. If we are discussing American-Lincoln, PowerBoss, Windsor or Karcher the procedure is generally the same or... Read more about The replacement of rear squeegee blades

Product training. It is essential!

September 25, 2017

When you’re spending upwards of $40 or $50K for a new sweeper/scrubber, it is essential that the operator be trained properly. If anything else, at least for the safety aspect of it all. But you want the machine to perform to its utmost and... Read more about Product training. It is essential!

Verify, verify and then verify!

August 22, 2017

In the perpetually confusing world we live in today, it is, I believe, the customer who should also hold some responsibility to the correctness of the parts they order. So when I listen to an unobjective person complaining that the wrong... Read more about Verify, verify and then verify!

The Model Tennant 7400 scrubber and the maintenance chart

July 27, 2017

If you are familiar with the Tennant Model 7400, you are one of the many of thousands that can appreciate this model. First introduced in 1996, many of the Tennant sales group was wary of its success. Remember it was replacing a machine that... Read more about The Model Tennant 7400 scrubber and the maintenance chart

The stand-up rider scrubber, a different kind of machine!

June 21, 2017

It is not often that I get to recommend a machine fairly new to the marketplace, a scrubber in its own category. After receiving an e-mail regarding a request to recommend a machine, of course one has to investigate all avenues to provide the... Read more about The stand-up rider scrubber, a different kind of machine!

A lesson in maintenance!

May 23, 2017

When I talk about the Tennant Model 355 sweeper, good thoughts enter my mind about the dependability and the longevity of this machine. Production began in 1992 and it was immediately a success in the world of cleaning. It succeeded the models... Read more about A lesson in maintenance!

Let’s filter through the answers!

May 9, 2017

Recently, I was contacted by a long term customer with a fleet of Tennant Sweepers. Among these models he has many Model 355 sweepers, 385 sweepers and 6500. He does sweeping services for a large variety of businesses and is very familiar with... Read more about Let’s filter through the answers!

Does your vacuum motor suck?

February 27, 2017

Of the many components of the industrial scrubber, the vacuum motor is one of the more necessary items to the system. You have the rear squeegee, the vacuum hose and the recovery tank. The rear squeegee does what it does, which is to collect... Read more about Does your vacuum motor suck?

Slip sliding away!

November 22, 2016

 A situation does exist that owners of floor scrubbers should be aware. When an operator is scrubbing the surface in any environment, he or she should always monitor whether the dirty water is being vacuumed properly. Cleaning large areas... Read more about Slip sliding away!

You have many options!

July 28, 2016

Options, options, actually you have the option not to read this, but you won’t learn about options. Am I making any sense, probably not?

Well, sweeper/scrubber options is what I am going to discuss in this article, because I think it... Read more about You have many options!

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