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The Tennant 8410 Keep the Clear Tank Clean!

August 1, 2012

By comparison the Tennant 8410 is a very large rider sweeper/scrubber. It is right up there with the Clarke-American 7765 and the PowerBoss Model TSS85-90. These machines are full sweeper/scrubbers. So, the operator could use just the scrubber... Read more about The Tennant 8410 Keep the Clear Tank Clean!

Diagnostic: Over the phone?

July 1, 2012

In an ever changing world, the once simple sweeper or scrubber was just that, a sweeper or a scrubber. In the year 1985 all that changed. Power Boss introduced the first true sweeper/scrubber.

Today, even though you can still buy just... Read more about Diagnostic: Over the phone?

Sweeper Designs: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

June 1, 2012

In the most recent article we discussed several Tennant machines. They were the old Model 240EH and the new Model S30, plus the 6200 Compact Rider Sweeper. As you may recall, we are attempting to replace the old 240EH Electric rider sweeper... Read more about Sweeper Designs: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

Out With The Old In With The New!

May 1, 2012

The day of reckoning has come. Decisions have to be made. It has been a good run but something has to be done. What in the world could I be talking about? Your sweeper is a Model 240EH Tennant. You purchased it new and you’re now saying “We... Read more about Out With The Old In With The New!

Look Ma, No Brakes!

April 1, 2012

With Tennant sweepers and scrubbers there is a directional control pedal. This pedal controls forward and reverse. One pedal for both, that’s right. Unlike other equipment, such as forklifts, there is no transmission. No transmission as we... Read more about Look Ma, No Brakes!

The Ultimate Boat Anchor!

March 1, 2012

Many of the questions I receive are regarding used sweepers or sweeper/scrubbers. Questions range from:

  1. What brand of machine should I buy?
  2. Do I need a sweeper or a scrubber?
  3. How do I determine... Read more about The Ultimate Boat Anchor!

Right Brush, Right Application

February 1, 2012

Would you like to know one of the most frequently asked questions that I receive?

Here’s an example: we’ll call him, Rich. He has a sweeper for a large machine shop with steel cuttings and shavings that need to be cleaned. He uses a... Read more about Right Brush, Right Application

To Rebuild Or Not To Rebuild, That Is The Question!

January 1, 2012

With the way parts prices have been exploding, I often wonder why equipment owners don’t request more rebuilt parts. Many components are perfectly fine rebuild while others are not. We are going to explore the advantages and disadvantages of... Read more about To Rebuild Or Not To Rebuild, That Is The Question!

Tornado Alley?

December 1, 2011

Just outside the city there is a scrap yard. Their main business is buying old vehicles and then scrapping the metal. You can imagine the dust and debris all around their business.

So, to combat this on going problem they purchased an... Read more about Tornado Alley?

Jethro, Go Get Those Batteries

November 1, 2011

Today we are going to discuss “when to replace batteries” in electric sweepers/scrubbers.

I was asked to check out a walk behind scrubber. All I was told was that nothing worked. This machine was a nice “Noble-Castex 32”... Read more about Jethro, Go Get Those Batteries

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