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    Posted: 07/July/2006 at 10:56pm
So who likes/dislikes the Rotovac 360     (people who have actually used it , 58 post and barely any info on it in the last post)
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Hi Mike,
I actually have experience with it.  It worked nicely, although I will say that that for low nap carpet such as commercial carpet like olefin, it does take a bit of wrist control to keep it from wobbling.  Honestly, the revolution control is cool because you can turn this down, to get the wobble under control better when on lower nap surfaces.

For high pile, I cant see a better tool, other than the RX-20, which is 1K more.  Honestly, the decision is yours.  Do you want to use your shoulder, and arms to do the cleaning, or the machine?  I choose the machine.
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I hope more Americans can answer your questions as nextlevel has. We in Canada have wowed many with demo's that have opened eyes. As much as I have demoed my head off we have sold very few. Our industry has many skeptics and people from Missouri. Our industry looks at spending money on equipment as costing money as opposed to making money.
 
You will be hearing much more and seeing demo videos of the new hard surface head for the 360 next week as it has finally arrived.


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Hey Carpetologist,
You seem like you've been in this industry awhile. Maybe you'll be able to answser this question? As I began to find information about portables, and truck mounts on these kinds of forums, I read alot of forum posts where alot of angry people were posting negative things. They were hijacking topics with off the topic replies, and general ignorant statements.  Why is that? Most of the people I have met in this industry are great folks, but reading these types of forums you wouldn't know it. 

By the way the Rotovac 360 is a tool customers can get into. Let us not forget the Barnum and Baily idea.  That is that being a salesman can be your most important asset, NOT weather or not you can clean a carpet with this solution or that one.  Customers are interested in showmanship as much as they are in getting a clean carpet. The clean carpet part is almost a given, but the showmanship of it is for the most part, misunderstood, or acted upon uncomfortably, or neglected altogether by most professional that i have either read or came across first hand. Sad if you ask me.  You can make a serious business out of this industry if you just SMILE and act you have social skills. 

The Rotovac 360 is a tool that allows the customer to be mesmerized. Its about instant gratification. The machine is visual confirmation that their carpets are being cleaning.  How could they not be amazed with that cool swirling machine destroying stains on contact.  Now you see them, now you don't.  And I didn't have to wear my shoulder out to do it.

Can you say DRY PASS. That's the key to the Rotovac 360 or the original. In my experience anyway.  Others may have different ones. Ok tangient complete.  Thanks.

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I would sure like to own one. But the reality is I dislike not owning one.
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Doug,
Do you have experience with the question I asked carpetologist?

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Nextlevel no. Unlike you I don't know everything and have to wait patiently for replies from the experts.
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I rest my case.                
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nextlevel,

I, the same as you. have met and provided service to many carpet cleaners who are excellent folks. But, I do find our industry to be much more negative than other industries that I have had associations with. We find that when we offer IICRC courses many come for the wrong reasons. We have people who have cleaned carpet for fifteen years and want the certification because some new kid on the block has one.
 
Most refuse to believe that the course will actually do them any good or refresh their memories. They call it a rip off only to extract money from their pockets. I myself would hope that my doctor kept up on the latest trends. But that's just me. You also have to look at the fact that no one ever schooled or trained to go into this business. Many fell into it because of lack of education and the fact they could not get a better job.
 
Most positive people who have sales ability would not even think of cleaning. Remember your mother always punished you by making you clean up, you hated it. So why would you want to get into cleaning for a living? If I sound negative believe me, I am well behind that years ago.
 
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As you have seen their is gold in that dirt adn those who are willing to bend over and pick it out while they are smiling will profit financially and provide a good living for thier family.
 
Hope this helps.
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Whom ever said to show me, I'm from Missouri, must have be a carpet cleaner.
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Originally posted by nextlevel nextlevel wrote:

Hey Carpetologist,
You seem like you've been in this industry awhile. Maybe you'll be able to answser this question? As I began to find information about portables, and truck mounts on these kinds of forums, I read alot of forum posts where alot of angry people were posting negative things. They were hijacking topics with off the topic replies, and general ignorant statements.  Why is that? Most of the people I have met in this industry are great folks, but reading these types of forums you wouldn't know it. 



You could say the same thing of many online forums. I think it has less to do with the vocation than the medium; in my experience, people tend to be more behaved in person than in an online forum. I'll bet a lot of the people who've rubbed you the wrong way in these forums would come across just fine in person.
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I agree 100%
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Michael,
I'd have to agree with you on that. Forums do make it a bit difficult to convey context when communicating to folks.

I've asked inquistive questions and replied honestly to questions others have asked.


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