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ICAN/ATEX: Is an all-in-one machine too good to be true?

October 22, 2012

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I am interested in finding out from those who might be familiar with a Multiwash 14 Micro-automatic scrubber if they require frequent filling.

They claim to do 5,500 sq.ft per hour or 91.6 sq ft per minute...but is that w/ 1 tank of water?

Or, will the operator need to make numerous trips back to the water source for refilling?

I would appreciate any info on one of these kinds of scrubbers that can be used on any type of flooring.

Is it truly an "all in one" machine? I am wondering if it's too good to be true!

Monday’s Answer:

I have no doubt that the machine will do what it intended to do. However, I don't own one, so I can't offer more than some basic evaluations.

I actually see two such dual counter-rotating brush devices shown on YouTube. One is made by Truvox, and Powr-Flite has a similar 14" setup.

Both put down as much water or solution as the operator needs for the surface, and both take up the spent solution by scraping it off the rear brush into a small tray.

The Powr-Flite unit has a larger (it appears so) water tank on the  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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