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I'd love to have a Drimaster. I almost got it instead. They don't move as quickly, though. I can sort of whip the RX-20 around and change direction quickly, that sort of thing. The Drimaster doesn't really work that way. Give 'em all a test drive and see what you think. For me, the Drimaster is the least like a buffer, but I'm sure it would be better in that sense once I got used to it. Its low profile and excellent cleaning ability make me wish I had one regardless.
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Again, you have to ask yourself this question:

Is this just a smaller version of the glided RX-20? It sure seems to be, and it seems LESS versatile at that.

I so bad want to like this machine...because I would buy one in a heartbeat.

But it cannot prescrub carpets with a floor pad or cotton pad. It cannot post pad a carpet.

I think those two things are really really important if you are going to have a machine like this.

Does anyone know if they are going to make a pad driver for this machine. That would make it a MUST  have for me.

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Edited by kane - 30/May/2006 at 10:52pm
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Edited by kane - 30/May/2006 at 10:53pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/May/2006 at 2:49am
I ended buying a separate buffer even though I have the RX-20 anyway. The RX-20 doesn't perform as well driving a pad as my buffer, and the heads are so expensive! I'd rather cut the wear and tear on the RX-20 and have a buffer that's powerful enough to do light restorative work on a wood floor and perform encapsulation better when I need it. For tile, I can pre-scrub using the buffer with a brush head, and then extract with the Gecko. I may not be taking advantage of the RX-20's versatility, which is a bit irksome I suppose, but I'm ultimately able to do more types of work better, and it's easier for me to expand from this position.

Look at it this way: you can have one machine that extracts better that the RX-20--if indeed it does--and you can have another machine that pads better than the RX-20, and they add up to roughly equal cost. The only real downside is the room two units take up compared to one.


Originally posted by DevilDogTodd DevilDogTodd wrote:

Again, you have to ask yourself this question:

Is this just a smaller version of the glided RX-20? It sure seems to be, and it seems LESS versatile at that.

I so bad want to like this machine...because I would buy one in a heartbeat.

But it cannot prescrub carpets with a floor pad or cotton pad. It cannot post pad a carpet.

I think those two things are really really important if you are going to have a machine like this.

Does anyone know if they are going to make a pad driver for this machine. That would make it a MUST  have for me.

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Originally posted by kane kane wrote:

Argue
is this carpet made dirty by the feet of man?OuchYing Yang
 
Yes & No
 
This is a carpet we position at the entrance to our repair department,  Its a busy spot where customers drag their broken and dirty equipment in and over it six days a week.
 
It is real world soil and dirt, because of it's positioning it soils rapidly and yes soil that has been in a carpet for a short period of time is generally easier and faster to release. I assure you first chance I get to demo a Chinese restaurant I will post it.
 
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Originally posted by kane kane wrote:

so!
i really wanted yo know what one cleaned carpet
better!
and asked that price not be involed!  **but i can see
by your price quote, that the rx-20
is way better because it
cost more!!!
***like my $35.00 fan  opps  you said $20.00 fan.
buy rotovac 360 save about $1000.00 and you
will be down the tubes before you start!
p.s. be nice & and stop being so nasty
 
Thanks for the check-up on my nastyness. I forget sometimes that I would clean a carpet for $20 when I know it would cost me $30 to do it if I needed the $20 that day. But the message I was trying to communicate was that the RX-20 (which is the King) has a percieved value problem and many are not even interested in trying it. It is also a little on the awkward and heavy side for a small fellow and should only be used with truckmount power eliminating portables.
 
I just feel that the Rotovac 360 will open more doors for the carpet cleaner.
 
So why not buy or at least try one so while I am going through my check-up you can be out picking your cheque-up.
 
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I dunno. Chem-Dry built its extraction method on RX-20's and portables, although they use truckmounts now (some do anyway). I use my RX-20 with a portable, and I get great results. No complaints. What difficulties have you had using an RX-20 with a portable?

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 i apologize mr. carpetologist
& to anyone else i've upsetOuch


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I asked my supplier today about the Rotovac 360 did not get the ringer endorsesment I thought it would. He said he did not like for tile and grout said he would rather use a spinner and for carpet said the Hydramaster drimaster was a better option.
 
 
 
Who is your supplier and has he ever even tried or seen the 360? I doubt he has because we have not sent the hard surface heads out to any suppliers, only showed it to them. All the suppliers that we have demoed have been very impressed with the cleaning results and have orderd but not yet recieved the hard surface head (back ordered) so I don't understand how your supplier could have formed this opinion.


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My supplier is JonDon
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Maybe you ought to talk to them Cliff I do believe they the are largest supplier in North America.

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Thanks for the tip! We will contact Jon Don to see if they would like us to ship them a 360 for test.
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