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Good Friends = Good Work

April 28, 2015

One-third of American workers have met a close friend at work. If you look at your friends, that’s probably not a big surprise. Belonging to a community is a basic human desire, and since we spend a lot of time at work it’s only natural we... Read more about Good Friends = Good Work

A good mentor, better than luck

March 23, 2015

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

This quote by Roman philosopher Seneca still holds truth and value today. We’re all given opportunities but sometimes we cannot seize them as our direction may not be... Read more about A good mentor, better than luck

Two Seconds Is All It Takes

February 23, 2015

I am in need for some legal assistance. No, Not bail money. A little “Final Will” tweaking.

Like many such services, the yellow pages and a simple Google Search doesn’t cut it. I was looking for a personal referral from a... Read more about Two Seconds Is All It Takes





The Code Talkers

December 1, 2009

The other day I received an e-mail from a customer that had not called in quite some time. He just purchased his first “used” scrubber after routinely purchasing new.

He stated that he had attended an auction and there was available... Read more about The Code Talkers

Good Hunting

November 1, 2009

Are you buying a used sweeper or scrubber? Please be careful. With the economic situation as it is many companies are looking for ways to lower or cut costs. Even the companies that would never buy pre-owned equipment are now taking a second... Read more about Good Hunting

To Replace or Repair? That is the Question!

October 1, 2009

I. Introduction
It could be a Tennant 800 Sweeper, perhaps a PowerBoss SW72, Nilfisk Advance 2052 that we are discussing in this episode, but it’s going to be an American Lincoln 7760. That is because all of these... Read more about To Replace or Repair? That is the Question!

The “Money Pit,” Do you Own One?

September 1, 2009

When a scrubber breaks down it is pretty straightforward by most technicians. They either:

  1. Are familiar with the problem or symptom and know how to fix it right off or
  2. Not familiar with the symptoms and may... Read more about The “Money Pit,” Do you Own One?

Is Your Hopper Happy?

August 1, 2009

What is the make-up of a hopper filtration system? Some can make it sound very sophisticated, while others make light of its role in cleaning. We will talk today about the make-up in modern times while delving into the history of the... Read more about Is Your Hopper Happy?

In The Know

July 1, 2009

Have you known someone that purchased the wrong type of equipment? Maybe that forklift you bought needed to be 5,000-lb. lift instead of 4,000 lb. Or that box truck you put in your fleet was 24 feet long and 18 feet was all that was needed.... Read more about In The Know

The Sweeper Tune-Up!

June 1, 2009

When using a riding sweeper indoors or outdoors you want your sweeper to be in top shape. Whether we are discussing an American Lincoln 3366XP, Advance 4600, PowerBoss SW9XV or a Tennant 6400, the general over-all service instructions are... Read more about The Sweeper Tune-Up!

Protect Your Rubbers, Squeegees That Is!

May 1, 2009

Whether it is an American Lincoln 7760 Rider Scrubber, a Tennant Model 465 Walk-Behind Scrubber or a Factory Cat 29. These machines all have one thing in common; all of them use a rear squeegee assembly. This device is designed to mount in... Read more about Protect Your Rubbers, Squeegees That Is!

FRUSTRATION! Attitude Adjustment or Squeegee Adjustment

April 1, 2009

When the squeegee blade on your scrubber begins to streak the floor in your factory, most service technicians would conclude one thing; it’s time to replace the squeegee blade.

So, today, we will discuss this topic of when to replace... Read more about FRUSTRATION! Attitude Adjustment or Squeegee Adjustment

Brush Selection Guide

March 1, 2009

Of all questions and comments I receive, the most popular subject is the Main Broom on a sweeper. Not only by phone conversations but also by fax and e-mails I receive a multitude of questions and comments.

I would like to share some... Read more about Brush Selection Guide



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