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Originally posted by westcovina westcovina wrote:

I use both Truck mount and portable. When I use the porty I really miss the high heat that the TM puts out. I would get a porty first and a TM later when you can afford it. That way you will really appreciate the TM.

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Also, if you start with a portable, there are some jobs that are either a big pain in the butt (requiring 200 - 300' of hose) or just impossible (as some high rises, won't allow the doors to be propped open or hoses to hang from the balconies) that a portable works nicely on, also the portable, once/when/if, you get a truck mount makes a nice back up for the truckmount or even occasionally allow you to be a two truck/van business.

And even before upgrading to a truck mount, consider upgrading to a better portable, with fuel cost soaring higher and higher, being about to work out of a smaller van, getting better mileage as well as not burning fuel to power the machine, will add up to a large savings.... (although, sometimes a trade off for additional time spent on each location, not allowing quite as many jobs to be done in the same time, but if your just getting started, I wouldn't expect you to be TOO busy to start off.   It takes a while to build up a clientell list, and even decide which end of the business best suits, both your needs and experience level.

I think it was stated earlier on, don't under price yourself, as it's easier to give a discount/occasional sale price ofd a decent normal price, than to raise your price even a little, once your customer already have used you services, unlike gas stations that can raise theirs every other day, since nearly every other one is charging nearly the same price...   the same can't be said for carpet cleaning businesses, with prices ranging from $8 room to $40 - $50 a room, some pricing by the room, some by the square foot, some pricing by how much time they expect to be there and any other form of billing...  

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Hi im new to carpet cleaning .i learned alot thru this thread but i have few questions.
im planing on getting either mytee m5 or mytee ltd5 .anyone knows ifthey are good or there is any better with a fill in-pump ou option ??
also what site you recomand to buy this from ?
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You could get it right from Ted if you lived in Canada. Otherwise the Cross-American Jag 6.6 wont trip breakers like the M5. Jag is quieter, lighter, some say more powerful, Has APO and AF.  Seriously if i ever sold my TM the Jag would be in my
Truck in a flash and i would hold on to my Recoil 3x3 stage thats 12.5yrs old. Thumbs Up
 
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ok thank you .matter fact yesterday i saw them online for the first time and they look good
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the only thing i didnt like is that i have to spend more to buy wand and extra stuff while m5 or ltd 5 come with hoses and the wand
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote duckcountry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/February/2012 at 8:37pm
then why don't you make a decision and buy your m5 or ltd 5. 
what is hold you back, fear of success?
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
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why don't you go find something to do ,instead of putting ur noise in peoples discussions .either help with a Real comment or keep quite
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Any one knows how much water approx ?you will need to clean a medium size house maybe 3 or 4 rooms ?
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Depends.  Welcome to the bucket brigade.  Why does it matter how many it takes?
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Originally posted by msine msine wrote:

Any one knows how much water approx ?you will need to clean a medium size house maybe 3 or 4 rooms ?


Who cares?  If you don't buy auto-fill/auto pump out you are just a) kidding yourself that you "saved money" and b) are wasting too much time with buckets.
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Originally posted by msine msine wrote:

the only thing i didnt like is that i have to spend more to buy wand and extra stuff while m5 or ltd 5 come with hoses and the wand
Oh $hit, I didn't realize that.....! Stern Smile Another $500+ to $1000
2-50' vac hose =  around $200
2-50' solution = around $200
Wand = around $250 up to $1200
Upholstery tool = around $175 to $400 Stern Smile
 
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He hasn't even sold his first job and he is complaining about costs?  Some go into this business assend first!
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
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I got a portable for you @ a good price msine.
Masterblend Truckforce 1200. Only has 57hrs on it.
Needs a new pump head ($300)and AF isn't working.
Has APO., 50' of all hoses, 12"wand.
New they cost around $3800, Its yours for $2500.+ S&H, save a G after
getting the pumphead.

Anyone interested pm me. Its the deal of the decade.
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