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Looking for New… Try the Tennant M30

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It is important to understand that I have no alliances with the sweeper/scrubber manufacturers. You can bet that the facts that we put before you are non-bias truths. So, when you are in the market for a new sweeper/scrubber and I suggest you check out the new Tennant Model M30, it is for good reason, being is a very capable piece of equipment.

Comparable equipment to the Tennant M30 is:
Nilfisk-Advance “Captor” 4800 or “Captor” 5400
PowerBoss TSS80 through 95
American Lincoln Model 7765

The cleaning path of the M30 is 48”. If you take into account the side scrub brush it is increased to 62”. The Nilfisk-Advance Captor actually offers this machine in three sizes or cleaning paths. They are 43”, 48” or 54”. The 48” and the 54” widths are closest to the Model M30. That is why the two were just listing. However, 43” could fit your needs better.

The Tennant M30 offers a large 75-gallon solution tank. The optional ES is made with “extended scrub.” This option allows the machine to recycle the dirty water back into usable cleaning solution. This is done through a series of filters. Hence, the scrubbing time performed by the operator is extended. The extended scrub technology is not new to the marketplace, not at all, but it is proven to be worthy of this option.

First used on the Tennant Model 527 in the 1980’s it was past on to the Model 528, 7400 and now the M30.

The other design this machine has that I like is the two cylindrical brushes. They are 48” in length and around 12” in diameter. They are available in the different materials from poly and nylon to light grit and heavy grit. So it’s wide range of scrubbing is very much up to par and able to scrub the most “grim built up” floors.

The size of the M30 is 108” long and 62” width. It does the job of bigger sweeper/scrubbers. The turning radius is at just 125” so this machine would easily fit in a situation where the machine can be arranged closer and allowing you to have more storage capability. With the GM 1.6L engine it doe not lack for power and is rated at 55-horse power. This is twice what it was years ago. The Ford that was replaced was around 47-horse power.

The machine was first introduced in January 2008 and is quickly becoming Tennants’ most popular scrubber.

If you have questions or comments you can e-mail me at

As always, thanks for reading….
Michael R. Creamer

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