Kleen Kuip Homepage
Welcome to KleenKuip.com's Professional Carpet Cleaning Discussion Forum Community!
If you wish to interact or post your own topics you will first need to register a new user account.

After you have registered and read the forum rules, you can check out the FAQ for more information on using the forum. We hope you enjoy your stay here!
Looking for used carpet cleaning equipment?

Portable Carpet Cleaning Machines Extractors for Sale Carpet Cleaning Machine Parts and Repair Service Versatile Commercial Residential Floor Cleaning Machine



Carpet Cleaning Discussion Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Carpet Cleaners Discussion > Portable Carpet Steam Cleaning Machines
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Portable that lives up to a truck mount??
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Portable that lives up to a truck mount??

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 7>
Author
Message
Atlantis View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 12/August/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 117
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Atlantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Portable that lives up to a truck mount??
    Posted: 19/May/2010 at 11:31am
Hey guys. My truck mount was stolen. Recovered the van with "2 front seats left". So I'm thinking about going back to portable. I was wondering if there is a portable I could use like a truck mount. Not one of those "portable truck mounts" though. I'd like to run about 100 ft. of hose and sit the machine at the front door, plug it into a garden hose and go. Is there a machine that would allow me to do this??

Thanks.

PS. I hate having to fill and dump portables! Pain in the ASS! But I'm willing to do whatever I can to get back on my feet.
Back to Top
duckcountry View Drop Down
Master Carpet Cleaner
Master Carpet Cleaner
Avatar

Joined: 29/October/2005
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1077
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote duckcountry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2010 at 1:52pm
Have you looked at the portable truck mounts units?  Roughly about the size of a generator, you wheel them out of you van and hook up to hoses. 

Hope you had business insurance.
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
Back to Top
duckcountry View Drop Down
Master Carpet Cleaner
Master Carpet Cleaner
Avatar

Joined: 29/October/2005
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1077
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote duckcountry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2010 at 2:04pm
check out the thread at http://www.cleantalk.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=100610#post100610
Cross American would be an ideal solution for you if you want to use a portable.  auto-dump/auto-fill is how this guy has his setup.  If you live anywhere near Florida maybe he will let you see it in action.
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
Back to Top
Atlantis View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 12/August/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 117
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Atlantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2010 at 2:05pm
Yea. I had one for a while before I got my truck mount. I didn't like that. They weight just as much as a truck mount (a good 500 lbs). At least the Chem-Tex unit did. I took it off of the back of my pick up truck and I had to get another car, tie a long rope to it and literally pull it back onto the pick up bed. No WAY!

I'm thinking about just getting a Mytee DX10, heated. I can just go with the "well, it's the latest technology for a much more eco-friendly carpet cleaning. Hahaha. It is, after all much more eco-friendly than a truck mount. No lie there. Wink
Back to Top
Atlantis View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 12/August/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 117
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Atlantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2010 at 2:06pm
I meant the portable truck mounts. I'll have to check out that other set up you posted!
Back to Top
John L View Drop Down
Carpet Cleaning Guru
Carpet Cleaning Guru
Avatar

Joined: 29/November/2004
Location: I'm Right Here!
Status: Offline
Points: 4013
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/May/2010 at 10:55pm
Originally posted by Atlantis Atlantis wrote:

Hey guys. My truck mount was stolen.
How in the World did that happen? No security measures?
 
My PitBull lives in my Van at night..LOLLOL
 
Back to Top
88hybrid View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 19/March/2010
Status: Offline
Points: 24
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote 88hybrid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/May/2010 at 4:10pm
no insurance?

Back to Top
Atlantis View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 12/August/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 117
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atlantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/June/2010 at 12:19pm
Yes I had insurance but my insurance wouldn't cover it because it was a "Family member" as they put it. An old girlfriend stole the van along with a 2000, 15 air movers and three evolutions. The police stopped her about 500 miles away (in her home town) and she convinced them it was a "divorce issue". The sheriff of my county called me up and said they recovered the van. Then the story changed to they stopped and let her go. Now that I want to sue the police department there is "no record of any stop on the vehicle".

They finally recovered the vehicle with "2 front seats".

In hindsight I'm not sure how this could have been prevented. I dated the girl for a couple of years. We lived together for a few months. I never thought she would do something like this otherwise I would have never let her into my life. We weren't getting along and I asked her to leave. She left alright. With my van, truck mount and drying equipment. It wasn't even about the equipment, it was about a taking a jab at me for breaking up with her. Total nightmare. And unfortunately I told the truth to the police instead of just reporting it stolen which was ultimately my downfall because the insurance wouldn't cover it. Had I just reported it stolen and not disclosed the info, I'd have a truck mount again.

Luckily, for the past 8 months I've had contractors working for me and paying them 50%. It's been nice to sit around everyday and still make $200-$500/day with no expenses aside from some advertising. But it's time to get out there and work again!!!!!!


Back to Top
Soil Lint Green View Drop Down
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Avatar

Joined: 30/December/2007
Location: Oregon
Status: Offline
Points: 551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Soil Lint Green Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/June/2010 at 4:52pm
Too late file a police report.  If you had evidence, witnesses, police report you could sue her.  Oh, well.  Live and learn.
It's ORY GUN, not OR A GONE. Learn to talk.
Back to Top
Ed Valentine View Drop Down
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Carpet Cleaning Specialist


Joined: 14/September/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 770
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ed Valentine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/June/2010 at 9:13am
After 38 years................."I wish I knew of a High-Performance PORTABLE/TM system that was the Best ever!"
 
 
Clap  I'll have to do some research!--LOL
Back to Top
Atlantis View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 12/August/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 117
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atlantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/June/2010 at 12:00pm
I'm about to order a Mytee M-12? It has a 250 psi pump, a 2000 watt heater, two 3 stage vacs, and a 1200 psi pump for cleaning tile. Oh yea, it has auto dump and auto fill that I imagine would be useful while cleaning tile but not carpet since I imagine the machine would have to be moved pretty frequently.

What I'd really love is a unit I can roll up to the front door, attach to a water hose, plug it into two different currents and run 100 ft of hose. Does anything like that exist??
Back to Top
Soil Lint Green View Drop Down
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Avatar

Joined: 30/December/2007
Location: Oregon
Status: Offline
Points: 551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Soil Lint Green Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/June/2010 at 12:14pm
Sounds like you might be in the market for a portable truckmount.  They make them on wheels and no current is required.
It's ORY GUN, not OR A GONE. Learn to talk.
Back to Top
Atlantis View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 12/August/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 117
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atlantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/June/2010 at 4:26pm
I ran one for a few weeks. I didn't like it much. The suction was terrible, the thing was HEAVY (500 lbs) and it kept running out of gas every 2 hours. But yea, I'm considering it because of the cost.

Here are my affordable options. Keep in mind, I still have to buy a chemical rack, carpet/tile/upholstery wand, stretcher, toolbox, hydro-force, UV light and a bunch of misc stuff to get up and running again. So... what do you guys suggest?

1 - the M-12 - $2400 - 2 - High Efficiency two stage vacs (100 inch water lift)/ 1200 PSI pump (cold)/ 250 PSI pump w/ heater/ auto dump/fill - 75 ft hose max
2 - The DX-1003 - $1800 - 3 High Efficiency three stage vacs (130 inch water lift)/ 500 PSI pump heated/ autodump/fill - 75 ft hose max

I didn't know about the 75 ft. max until I talked to Mytee today. I thought I'd have to run 25 ft or something ridiculous like that. 75 isn't bad. I could probably push it to 100 and work a little harder. And with the pump out/auto fill, it could work like a TM. Thinking back, I never used more than 200 ft of hose cleaning a house and 50-100 ft of that was that the length between the van and the front door which would be eliminated by putting the portable at the front door. But I know, there will always be that bitch who wants the whole downstairs done and one little hallway in the far end of the second story of the home. (UGH!!!!)

Now that I think about it, a portable might work. Which portable though.....

I'm thinking back to my truck mount days when I use to get lazy for a small piece of tile (bathroom or hallway) and I'd just hook up my spinner to the already set 500 PSI solution line. I'd spray down the tile with grout cleaner, scrub it with a brush and rinse it with the spinner. Scrubbing it with a brush did most of the work. So I'm wondering if the extra lift I'd get with the DX would be an even switch for the extra work involved in cleaning grout (I'd have to scub the sh*t out of it). Hell, I could theoretically clean grout with a brush, bucket and mop, but that would be VERY labor intensive).

My other option is this the Chemtex Stallion. $6,000 out the door for a complete set up. It's a little rinky dink truck mount though. I use to have a Panther 25 and the Panther was frustrating enough! For $7,000 I can get a 15 horse power Panther. $7,000 is probably the MAX I could go. And that would put me in a situation where I'd have to go out and make money before I could buy any of the other tools I need.

The difference between the Stallion and the Panther is the water box that automates the temp. With the Stallion, you'd have to use a bypass otherwise the machine over heats and you're SCREWED!!! My panther overheated once because the jet got clogged and it destroyed one thing after another (hoses, thermostat and so on and so forth).

Stallion
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TRUCKMOUNT-CARPET-TILE-CLEANING-MACHINE-CLEANERS-/330376180086?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cebf47176

Panther 15
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TRUCK-MOUNT-CARPET-TILE-CLEANING-MACHINE-EQUIPMENT-/330368492657?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ceb7f2471






In the end though, I'm confident in my abilities. Hell, for the first two years I made money with my buffer and a pump up! Maybe I should just get a small machine for now, make some money and upgrade later. Or maybe I should take my buffer back out to the field!!! Although I don't miss hearing "where does the dirt go?" and having to BS the customer.



Edited by Atlantis - 15/June/2010 at 4:40pm
Back to Top
Michael View Drop Down
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Avatar

Joined: 18/June/2005
Status: Offline
Points: 557
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/June/2010 at 6:51pm
I mentioned in another thread that I got the Mytee recently. I'm mostly happy with it, definitely a step-up from the Ninja 400. Running two-inch hose to a glided rx-20 makes for some smooth sailing.

I don't know of any DX1003 with all the features you mention at such a low price. In fact, I don't know if you can all those options at once period: three 3-stage vacs, heat, 500 psi, with an auto-dump? Does it have four cords? Is it listed online?
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 7>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.04
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.137 seconds.

carpet cleaning equipment machines fire water damage supplies
New & Used Professional Commercial Carpet Steam Cleaners Machines Supplies Equipment Repairs
For technical difficulties or help with logging into this forum please contact Admin at Email

 Portable Carpet Extractors for Sale | Carpet Cleaner Parts and Repair Service | Rotowash Carpet and Floor Cleaning Machine | Used Ninja Carpet Cleaning Machines | Flood Damage Restoration Drying Equipment for Rentals

Feel free to visit these other carpet cleaning related message boards and more.
Encap | Cleantalk | The Restoration Forum | TruckMountForums | CCNetwork | All Things Recoil BB | YouTube Carpet Cleaning Videos | Facebook | Carpet Cleaning How To Tips