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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

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



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