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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.

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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

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

The Tennant Scrubber – Uniqueness of 3 – in - 1

August 17, 2015

Before the Tennant Model 5700, there was the 480 walk-behind scrubber. The 480 was one of three series models that began production around 1991. The three series models were as follows:

Model 465... Read more about The Tennant Scrubber – Uniqueness of 3 – in - 1

Messy Betsey!

August 1, 2014

A model Tennant 6400 that isn’t sweeping very well and a person that does not realize that fact could
result in a messy situation. When asked it seems really dusty. She stated that what street sweepers do, they are dusty and messy too.... Read more about Messy Betsey!

Sweeper VS. Scrubber VS. Sweeper-Scrubber

April 1, 2014

It’s Sweeper vs. Scrubber vs. Sweeper-Scrubber. For cleaner contractors it can be a problem and very confusing. If not tough altogether, it can be a very
costly error.

For cleaner contractors that maintain facilities indoors,... Read more about Sweeper VS. Scrubber VS. Sweeper-Scrubber

Just Dazed and Confused!

March 1, 2014

Recently I am reminded of an e-mail that I received from a dissatisfied consumer. From
my understanding, he apparently purchased parts for his scrubber from a company that shipped the wrong parts. This is what he was claiming.
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When Is Enough Just About Enough?

February 1, 2014

When is enough just about enough? That is, when can you determine to replace your machine?
Is it when your budget on repair parts have doubled or tripled? This, of course, could be one factor. Could it be the age of the sweeper? Yes, it... Read more about When Is Enough Just About Enough?

Over Winter Storage

January 1, 2014

Hello, and Happy New Year 2014. With that being said, for those with outdoor sweepers I hope you have prepared them properly for the winter.

What is that you say? Just drive to a garage and park it; don’t think so! You are doing this... Read more about Over Winter Storage