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It Said “Machine Moves Slowly”

September 1, 2011

It said, “Machine moves slowly.” That was an e-mail message I received one day from a road service tech. It went on to say that the equipment, an American Lincoln Model 7760 sweeper/scrubber had not been maintained properly for a while... Read more about It Said “Machine Moves Slowly”

You Have Options!

August 1, 2011

Options, options, actually you have the option not to read this, but you won’t learn about options. Am I making any sense, probably not?

Well, sweeper/scrubber options is what I am going to discuss in this article, because I think it... Read more about You Have Options!

The Dust Man Cometh

May 1, 2011

When you see dust coming out of every part of the sweeper, you know something is not right. Many people’s first thought is “I need a new brush.” At least that was the thought of my customer.

Being a very busy person, he depended... Read more about The Dust Man Cometh

Parts...Obsolete or NLA

April 1, 2011

Seven years is the usual amount of time when you start to experience obsolete parts by the sweeper/ scrubber manufacturer. And, no matter how good or popular your machine is, every owner will experience this.

One of the most popular... Read more about Parts...Obsolete or NLA

Sweepers and Scrubbers, Decision Time! Buying New or Reconditioned

February 1, 2011

This question is forever. Do you buy a:

  1. New machine to replace your sweeper or scrubber.
  2. A reconditioned machine

In these uncertain times, many more owners are taking a harder look into the... Read more about Sweepers and Scrubbers, Decision Time! Buying New or Reconditioned

Sweepers, Scrubbers, The Basics of Machinery

January 1, 2011

After 35 years of being in the sweeper scrubber arena, I forget that people have entered this business recently. One way or another they have, perhaps

#1 Ordered parts for the machinery

#2 In sales and have solicited business... Read more about Sweepers, Scrubbers, The Basics of Machinery

Looking for New… Try the Tennant M30

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... Read more about Looking for New… Try the Tennant M30

Do You Need Your Head Examined? Maybe.

November 1, 2010

It is not my forte, that is, Internal Combustion Engines, however, being around sweepers and scrubbers for 35 years, I have learned a little. Among many of the technical requests that I receive, many of them are “engine” related. Therefore,... Read more about Do You Need Your Head Examined? Maybe.

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

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