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Protect Your Rubbers, Squeegees That Is!

May 1, 2009

Whether it is an American Lincoln 7760 Rider Scrubber, a Tennant Model 465 Walk-Behind Scrubber or a Factory Cat 29. These machines all have one thing in common; all of them use a rear squeegee assembly. This device is designed to mount in... Read more about Protect Your Rubbers, Squeegees That Is!

FRUSTRATION! Attitude Adjustment or Squeegee Adjustment

April 1, 2009

When the squeegee blade on your scrubber begins to streak the floor in your factory, most service technicians would conclude one thing; it’s time to replace the squeegee blade.

So, today, we will discuss this topic of when to replace... Read more about FRUSTRATION! Attitude Adjustment or Squeegee Adjustment

Brush Selection Guide

March 1, 2009

Of all questions and comments I receive, the most popular subject is the Main Broom on a sweeper. Not only by phone conversations but also by fax and e-mails I receive a multitude of questions and comments.

I would like to share some... Read more about Brush Selection Guide


February 1, 2009

Unless you know with certainty the problem of your sweeper or scrubber, I use “fault-logic” to diagnose the machine. Especially with hydraulic systems on some of these machines. They can be very complicated to the average Joe. And we... Read more about Fault-Logic

Low Budget? You Can Still Save

January 1, 2009

With this economy floundering, it is increasingly becoming difficult for companies to maintain their equipment. They are challenged daily on finding new ways to do this consistently with less funds in the budget.

Having said that, it... Read more about Low Budget? You Can Still Save

A “Solution Tank” By Any Other Name, Is Still A Solution Tank

December 1, 2008

It is not unusual to discuss with customers scrubbing problems. Some of these problems are, for example, not enough solution/water applied to the surface. Another one is actually too much solution/water applied to the surface. Perhaps, one... Read more about A “Solution Tank” By Any Other Name, Is Still A Solution Tank

Reliable – Not Perfect

November 1, 2008

In the last article, I discussed the Tennant Model 550 relative to the large size of this scrubber. In this article I am going to do an entire about face and talk about the Nilfisk-Advance, Model 2042. Why? This is what my readers want to... Read more about Reliable – Not Perfect

When is Big, “Too Big!”

October 1, 2008

Many times companies have a tendency of buying a sweeper or scrubber that is too small for their operation. They buy a, walk-behind, for example instead of a rider. Usually, they will try to save money on the initial purchase. However, it... Read more about When is Big, “Too Big!”

Going Green II

September 1, 2008

It is inevitable that our conversation continues with going green. Even though LP Fuel is not as expensive as gasoline or particularly diesel fuel, battery or electric seems to becoming more attractive. It is catching on!

There are... Read more about Going Green II

Going Green

August 1, 2008

With regular gasoline now well over $4.00 a gallon and diesel approaching $5.00, companies are scrambling on ways to cut their consumption. Some companies can not cut consumption and so they are looking for other means of cutting their... Read more about Going Green