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 sweeper and scrubber is unlike most pieces of industrial equipment. Take the lift truck for a second. One can hop in the seat and drive with relatively little training. It has your conventional configuration. It has your typical gas pedal... Read more about The directional control pedal - heading in the right direction!
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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?
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!