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Originally posted by Grutzy Grutzy wrote:

50 cfm's is dreadful. Why is it so low?
Because all those low performance 2 stage motors are in series, which lowers CFM.Even without restriction these motors only are good for 90 cfm. With restriction they get cut in half to about 40 to 45 cfm.
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What restriction? Isn't cfm in series configuration determined primarily by the front vacuum and boosted slightly by the vacuums in back of it?
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Originally posted by Atlantis Atlantis wrote:

 For $7,000 I can get a 15 horse power Panther. $7,000 is probably the MAX I could go.
Your best bet is to get a used Harley Davidson Nightster 1200 or similar for $7,000
and pick up some rich dame wine and dine her and she will get you what you want! Banana Dance
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Originally posted by Grutzy Grutzy wrote:

What restriction? Isn't cfm in series configuration determined primarily by the front vacuum and boosted slightly by the vacuums in back of it?
The restriction that happens to every motor when the wand goes down on the carpet and the air has to get by the Wand/carpet Interface. It is the reason why only "net" cfm production counts, not the "Free Flow" figures given out by mostSmile
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I use the new Ninja it has two 3stage vacs and up 2 600 psi.  It rocks and if i take the time to use a bucket heater it is pretty close to a small truckmount. 
I have a big tanks and would rather fill a couple of times and empty then hook up the auto in and auto out.  takes way to long and leaves you less mobile.  that being said truck mount is sooooo much easier.
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I have the Masterblend Masterforce MF503  and I use it at my rug spa.  It works great but you have to lube it every 50 hrs. Also it has no heat but it works great. The Truck Force may be better foir you if you want to clean grout.
 
Only drawback, like I said, is you have to add hot water. But it does have a totally automatic filling sytem, which I never use because it could, and did, flood. I heat my hot water in 5 gal buckets with a lid and submergable electric heater. These are used to warm cattle water trougths. But really if you have a great truckmount and a reliable mecahnic who won't keep you waiting , and you do your periodic maintenances,Smile  you shouldn't have to worry about having a portable for a backup.
 
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For me it would be the Diamond Back 17 gallons and if you get any small leacks it does not sit in the bottom of the component tank, as it does not have one. Tried and tested machine. Good old Bill
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Alex(are) Arzoomanian of Kissimmee, FL made another  rediculous statement once again when he allutted that the RECOIL-XPS system didn't have alot of vacuum.
Here lets clarify; Take your choice:
 
Recoil-3 XPS
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Mr Ed, you really need to work on your elementary spelling. You write at a 3rd grade level and design portables at a 4th grade level.
 
Your Recoil XPS3 is a very dated and weak machine, using vacuums that are old and do not produce the amount of vac power that more modern vacs do. The design is riddled with flaws from the root to the fruit and you need to do what you can to do a complete overhaul.
 
I mean, what kind of portable does not allow all the waste water to be emptied out, leaving the waste tank smelling like a dead body?
 
What modern machine requires a person to climb under it and remove screws to separate the top section from the bottom section in order to gain access to the inferior vac motors and pump?
 
Who would design a metal handle that screws into the fresh water tank with bolts going into the body, below the water line?
 
What kind of machine had a waste tank lid on it that does not even have a rubber seal?
 
What portable do you know of that does not include a pressure gauge so its operator can properly adjust water pressure for various tools?
 
I'll answer all the questions above; Cross American's Recoil 3 XPS pile of garbage.
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Alexarz (??);
 
I'm losing track on what handle you are going by these days: Alexarz; Grutzey; Deron06, Havi,.....however I do know that your constant bad raps that you are always throwing at us are very suspect. And, further it is funny that you have e-mailed us in the past regarding the desired purchase of a RECOIL system (letters on file).
 
Anyways, here's how bad our system is:
 

Posted by Marc MullinsEmail User on 8/19/2010, 11:12 am

 

Well, this week I was at another IICRC class, and whether you like him or not, Doug Heiferman is highly regarded in the industry.
 
This is what he said in the class about some different machines and their capabilities after I asked a question about efficiency and increasing productivity, he asked what I was using, I proudly replied that I used the Recoil 3 XPS with the 3HT Little Giant...
 
.....he said in his NYC accent bluntly,...
 
"with all due respect sir, you are not using a portable, you are using a small truck mount...that's a great machine. Ed Valentine knows how to take a portable and put it on steroids to get the most performance possible out of a machine..." .
 
Ok, now you can continue to throw your horse pucky in this direction!--LOL. And, may I make one request? Please stick to one fake handle.
 
 

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Ed, Why waste your time with this Tom-Slick? Chair Beating 
 He goes on all the boards except ICS and Mikeys and talks dung..Middle Finger
No matter what is said he comes back like a nat on a dogs dic! LOL
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Ed,
I was interested in the Recoil 3xps about a year or so ago before I knew much about the machine but several people told me not to buy it and that it was not as good as people were saying on these forums. Then they told me that you were using aliases to write fictitious testimonials. Soon after, Locko put up a video and I could see many design shortcomings that I did not like and I was quite disappointed.

If you fix these issues, I will acknowledge it and congratulate you. If you don't, then don't expect me or other carpet cleaning experts to have a favorable opinion of your machine. If people ask me about the machine, I will tell the truth and if that hurts you, then fix the damn thing already. It is as simple as that.

I also have not mentioned you or your machine in months but you like to keep digging up trouble.
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I have never seen one. Get one anyway and start saving for a new TM.
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Alex;
 
"Then they told me that you were using aliases to write fictitious testimonials"

We don't "fake anything" as you have proven and done with the various names you post on these boards. Every testimonial that has become public can be easily proven. And, in addition, in the majority of cases we have even posted their phone numbers for you to call and verify. Which, ofcourse you haven't and will not. Please show us a testimonial you have in question and we'll gladly give you the truthful information right here right now.

Lets just be honest here, you have a much different adjenda and that's alright I guess. Just start using common sense before "its too late" (!!) and you regret it.
 
I know, the truth hurts........
 
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