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Creamer's Corner

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.


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!

Keep your machine fresh – no Ziploc® required

July 5, 2016

“Prepare with common sense” is how I answered an e-mail approximately a month, or so, ago. The question was, “Can I store a sweeper up to a year safely and how do I store one? I answered, of course, that you could, however, prepare... Read more about Keep your machine fresh – no Ziploc® required

Walk –behind scrubber 101

May 26, 2016

For those of you planning to purchase, operate or just want to learn more about a walk-behind scrubber, this article may be up your alley.

First of all, there are many, many manufacturers of wb scrubbers. Some of them are well known... Read more about Walk –behind scrubber 101

Simplify my life, please

March 1, 2016

A big issue of my customers is that the sweepers and scrubbers of today are so complicated. Many of my colleagues regularly ask me if it is all necessary, or why they can’t make it simpler.

... Read more about Simplify my life, please

The anatomy of a walk-behind sweeper

February 22, 2016

The anatomy of a sweeper varies as wide spread as people. There are small ones and large ones. There are fat ones and there are skinny ones. There are weak ones and there are strong ones. There are pretty ones and there are ugly ones. I don’t... Read more about The anatomy of a walk-behind sweeper

Applications – choosing the right machine

February 17, 2016

Determining what machine (sweeper/scrubber) to recommend for a particular application is one of the more difficult consultation that I have experienced. We are going to look today at one example of application, function, machines and... Read more about Applications – choosing the right machine



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