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The Seinfeld Letter

July 24, 2015

I’ll explain in a moment why I call today’s communication The “Seinfeld” Letter. But first ...

It was on a Monday when I began reading another book on sales titled SNAP Selling by Jill Konrath. I have spoken to Jill a number of... Read more about The Seinfeld Letter

Become an authority figure

July 8, 2015

To compete in today's watered-down travel marketplace you need to become an "Authority Figure." This is more true today than ever before. (Yes, I said "need.")
People listen to Authority Figures and they rely on them for their opinons... Read more about Become an authority figure

A Year in Review

May 1, 2015

It’s been a year since this column first started to encourage employees and employers to initiate or expand their healthy lifestyles. Also during the course of the past year, hopefully it’s broadened your idea of health and wellness to more... Read more about A Year in Review

Engines of the Past

October 1, 2010

Recently I was looking up some engine parts for a customer on a Tennant Model 6650. This model is newer and has a GM Engine. For a moment I was reflective on how we got to this point, that is, this GM Engine, a four cylinder, distributorless... Read more about Engines of the Past

Back To Basics, The Broom Chamber

September 1, 2010

When it comes to the main broom and broom chamber, the basic idea or design is very similar from machine manufacturer to manufacturer. So, if I talk about, let’s say, the American Lincoln Model 3366XP Sweeper, the main broom chamber area is... Read more about Back To Basics, The Broom Chamber

Black and White — It Isn’t That Simple!

August 1, 2010

Unfortunately everything isn’t just black and white or a simple decision of yes or no without anything in between. Although it would be a rather boring world that we live in if that was the case.

In this article decisions to be made... Read more about Black and White — It Isn’t That Simple!

WHAT DO I USE? Sweeper, Scrubber or Sweeper/Scrubber

July 1, 2010

It’s the same question forever. Do I buy a sweeper, scrubber or a sweeper/scrubber? We are answering these questions today, in this article.

So, let’s begin. First of all, you must pay attention to your facility and just look around... Read more about WHAT DO I USE? Sweeper, Scrubber or Sweeper/Scrubber

Steering Your Way Clear

June 1, 2010

If one were to drive an automobile, make a right turn and/or a left turn, the turning radius should be the same with no difference. Another words, it takes the same amount of space to turn in either direction.

However, a sweeper such as... Read more about Steering Your Way Clear

Brush Material Choices — You Make the Call

May 1, 2010

It is what all of the models have is common. The Tennant Model 8410, American-Lincoln 7760, PowerBoss TSS90 and the Nilfisk-Advance Model 2052. Do you give up? They are all full sized sweeper-scrubbers. So, what constitutes a... Read more about Brush Material Choices — You Make the Call

Does your sweeper suck? “I hope so.”

April 1, 2010

After all it is the heart of every rider sweeper. From Nilfisk-Advance, PowerBoss, Tennant, and so on. Without a good vacuum system and system design your machine will be left behind in the competition.

Every system, no matter what... Read more about Does your sweeper suck? “I hope so.”

Rescue 772: Part III — Out to Pasture

March 1, 2010

This is part III, the final episode of Rescue 772. If you have been following this topic, in part I have been working on the engine of an American Lincoln Model 772 Tractor Scrubber. This engine runs like a “wristwatch” as one person... Read more about Rescue 772: Part III — Out to Pasture

Rescue (res’ku) 772: Part 2

February 1, 2010

Remember, we are rescuing an American-Lincoln Model 772 Scrub-Mobile. It is worth saving. We got through the engine, really quite a simple fix. Read last month to see how it was done. So, let’s move on.

The clutch, of course, the... Read more about Rescue (res’ku) 772: Part 2

Rescue (res’ku) 772: Part I

January 1, 2010

To rescue: To shake-off, drive-away. Also to free or save from danger, confinement, etc., or deliverance from bondage. Also, means reclaiming as from power, deterioration, etc.

Anyway, you get the idea. So what is a 772? It is scrubber... Read more about Rescue (res’ku) 772: Part I

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