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ICAN/ATEX: Can I price a propane burnisher differently than an electric burnisher?

February 14, 2013

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I just placed an order for a high-speed propane burnisher.

I was wondering if the price that you charge for burnishing the floor with the propane machine is the same as you would charge with a regular high-speed electric burnisher.

Could you give me a ball park on how much the price per square fioot would be for each individual machine?

Thursday’s Answer:

floor burnisherDepending upon the size of the electric burnisher you have been using and the size of the new propane unit, you will likely cut your run time in half.

The ISSA 540 Cleaning Times booklet will help pinpoint exact production rates for each size machine.

In regards to operational expenses, your cost to maintain a propane unit is dramatically higher than an electric burnisher.

Not only do you have machine maintenance, air and fuel filter replacement, oil changes and propane costs, but the pads  … - Garry Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corporation

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