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Creamer's Corner

Creamers Corner is a monthly conversation with Hi-Gear's Mike Creamer giving you advise, technical assistance, brand comparisons and on the job stories on repairing, maintaining or replacing your Sweeper/Scrubber.


Stock is crucial

June 25, 2018

In today’s world it is expected that when an order is placed, stock is at hand for immediate shipment. The two-day delivery has become the norm for many parts orders in the USA. And, if the parts warehouse is on the east coast shipping to the... Read more about Stock is crucial

Replacement parts - Aftermarket vs OEM

May 21, 2018

Confused is how I would describe the feelings of some sweeper and scrubber owners. They know that machine is going to break down, it is a matter of when. And, ultimately the question will arise - Do I use OEM parts? Well, I will delve into... Read more about Replacement parts - Aftermarket vs OEM

Urethane: What’s up with this deal?

April 24, 2018

You would think that I would get many more calls and questions in regards with squeegee materials and how the material relates with each other. I think users probably need to be better educated on this topic. I feel the end-user just thinks... Read more about Urethane: What’s up with this deal?

You have choices - Part III

April 9, 2018

This will be the last of this series “You have choices” and hope that you come away with a better understanding of the different equipment available. Most of these equipment manufacturers are happy to demo their equipment at your facility.... Read more about You have choices - Part III

You have choice, Part II

February 21, 2018

In this article and on-going “You Have Choice Series,” we will be discussing choices of different specific models of cleaning equipment and how they relate to the size of the building. The introduction of the sweeper/scrubber in 1985 and... Read more about You have choice, Part II

You have choices!

January 31, 2018

With another year under our belt, many business owners may be discussing the topic of new equipment for their fleet. Some will be buying forklifts while others may be purchasing manlifts. But for some the discussions will be a new sweeper or... Read more about You have choices!

The directional control pedal - heading in the right direction!

December 21, 2017

The sweeper and scrubber is unlike most pieces of industrial equipment. Take the lift truck for a second. One can hop in the seat and drive with relatively little training. It has your conventional configuration. It has your typical gas pedal... Read more about The directional control pedal - heading in the right direction!

The replacement of rear squeegee blades

October 30, 2017

Replacing rear squeegee blades on scrubbers and/or sweeper scrubbers isn’t that difficult if you stay within the procedure guidelines. If we are discussing American-Lincoln, PowerBoss, Windsor or Karcher the procedure is generally the same or... Read more about The replacement of rear squeegee blades

Product training. It is essential!

September 25, 2017

When you’re spending upwards of $40 or $50K for a new sweeper/scrubber, it is essential that the operator be trained properly. If anything else, at least for the safety aspect of it all. But you want the machine to perform to its utmost and... Read more about Product training. It is essential!

Verify, verify and then verify!

August 22, 2017

In the perpetually confusing world we live in today, it is, I believe, the customer who should also hold some responsibility to the correctness of the parts they order. So when I listen to an unobjective person complaining that the wrong... Read more about Verify, verify and then verify!