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What equipment does everyone have

Posted by stevegunn (Steve Gunn), 13 January 2004
Just been nosey really

I use
extracta excel with scrubba
good point i've slighlty modified post
Posted by Ken_Wainwright (Ken Wainwright), 13 January 2004
If I posted which equipment I had, wouldn't it be tempting for some unsavoury type to pay me a visit one dark evening?

The only kit I'll admit to on this thread is a well used bucket and sponge (for upholstery)

Safe and happy cleaningSmiley
Posted by strakercleaning (strakercleaning), 13 January 2004
Good point about nasty characters visiting late at night as these forums are open to the public Roll Eyes
I know you never meant that there are any dodgy CCs in the forum Shocked
I have Prochem and Diamondback machines plus usual accessories including expensive alarm system and PIR lighting and 8 stone Dobermann that can reach the end of my drive in 3 seconds Cool. Add that to my natural aggression, 15 years training in 2 martial arts, Military Police background and a firearms certificate ..............go ahead,make my day Wink.
Posted by Ivar_Haglund (Ivar_Haglund), 13 January 2004
Lots of club soda small brushes and a wet dry vacuum

Oh and some towels

Beer in Ice chest at all time
Posted by lee_gundry (lee_gundry), 13 January 2004
maxx 470
prochem power glide
scrubba 20
selection of  wands
dri master upholstery tool
2 cfr upholstery tools
blowers/padding machines,selection of electric sprayers
dry cleaning unit
tile cleaning unit
prochem spotting unit

i just cannot help myself buying new toys.

Lee G
Posted by mike_halliday (mike_halliday), 13 January 2004

Its all insured Grin Grin

3 blowers
1,2,3 jet wands
5 upholstery tools
steameasy 400
2 rotories
2 foggers
loads of sprayers

and a partridge in a pear tree Roll Eyes

Posted by Ken_Wainwright (Ken Wainwright), 13 January 2004
Nice kit Lee.

When do you go on holiday? What's your alarm code? Does your dog prefer PAL or raw sausages? Where do you keep your van keys? Smiley

Safe, happy and secure cleaningSmiley
Posted by Ken_Wainwright (Ken Wainwright), 13 January 2004
Nice kit too Mike. What about your wonderful water heater? Would it fit into the back of my Del Boy van?
Safe and happy cleaningSmiley
Posted by Glynn (Glynn), 13 January 2004
HydraMaster Maxx 470
Prochem quad jet
Hydramaster TM wand
Chemspec DD wand
Extracta enc wand
All RX 20 attachemts
Power sprayer
2 X Hydroforce in line sprayers
1 x Hydroforch ss sprayer
Dri Eaze Blowers
Prochem Deluxe TM upholstery tool
HM Dri-master upholstery tool
Extracta stail tool
HM TM stair tool
various brushes,rakes etc
over 500ft hose
Drag wand
other misc floor wands

Posted by clive (clive), 13 January 2004
Bane Clene minimount(for sale by the way!! Grin)
Ashbys Ninja with 400 psi pump
Texatherm system
cfr upholstery tool
rotowash contra rotating brush
steamer for gum
vacuum which has just fallen from van and broke Cry
Gloria 10 litre sprayers
200 ft hoses
spraymaster from world of clean.
extacta stair tool
3 wands
Bane clene stair and upholstery sale(also for sale with minimount)
lots of other bits and pieces including 3 stale biscuits under van seat having started my diet last week!

Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 13 January 2004

I only use a magic wand isnít that all you need? But as back up TM, RX20, Ninja, rotary, blower plus other bit and pieces these are only use these as a last resort.  Sorry to be facetious.

Security to the above not a problem 1.wife 2.mothering law and over & under if this doesnít work the kids are to push him/them in the pond to be suck to death by my fish, but saying that, their probably fast a sleep and not a care in the world.


Posted by BeeClean (BeeClean), 13 January 2004
Oooooh we just seem to have the truck mount guys answering this one. wheres the guy whos just been to upgrade at argos  Wink
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 13 January 2004
Extracta Exel
Alltec Advantage
SS Wand 2 jet
3 jet wand
4 hand tools
Extracta deluxe scrubba
Heat Exchanger
Low Speed Rotary
High Speed Rotary
Pump up sprayers
Extracta Electric Sprayer (k rap !! )
Turbo Dryer
Heater Bucket
Sebo Duo
plus bits and bobs


Posted by mark_roberts (mark_roberts), 13 January 2004
I've probably as much gear sitting unused as used daily.

on van

ninja, host for pre-spray agitation, alltec spotting machine, blower, fan, texathem system, sebo, turbo vac, sprayers, tools etc etc.

in garage

woodbridge powermate, old hoses, wands I don't like, broken or sized (sp) sprayers, rotary, hardfloor bits and pieces, old vacuum, steam generator

Next buy is a truckmount or recoil 3.


ps. we should have a carpet cleaners car boot sale so i can clear out my garage

Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 14 January 2004
Reading this tread has brought back some painfull memories.

On 4th October 2000 I had:

By the end of the day, having left the van for 19 minutes, locked and alarmed, in a hospital car park, I had nothing.

The van had been stolen, about half the contents removed, and the rest destroyed by fire an hour and a half later.

I make no appology for posting slightly off-topic, since I feel that a reminder about security is never a waste of words. I did apreciate the humour that has appeared in the thread and I most sincerely hope that that none of you ever find yourselves in that situation, which was far from funny.

Clean long and prosper,

Posted by Kinver_Clean (Kinver_Clean), 14 January 2004
My van belongs to my dog---- he just lets me drive it occasionally. On the two occasions in 6 years he has not been with me I had two attacks on the van one successful, fortunately not too serious just a bag of home made carpet reair tools and some rather nasty solvent which I hope they had a go with.
Posted by peewa (neil 47), 14 January 2004
Just starting out and have just bought a

alltec 40 plus
with 2xlamb 3stage 145mm
100psi solution pump
3kw heater 2x 7.5 hose,s
s/s scrubwand twin jet & clear internal detailer
and a 2 day,s IICRC Training on febuary 17,18th

what else do I need now lads

Posted by woodman (woodman), 14 January 2004

Bex Bissell, lots of 1001 and a few rags.

All fits easily into my ford capri Grin
Posted by Davidone (Davidone), 14 January 2004
Sorry I'm late with this reply, just got in from Argos
Now lets see WoW!!

† † One brand New Vax
† † lots of packaging
† † oh yes one plastic floor tool Cheesy
Posted by stevegunn (Steve Gunn), 14 January 2004
Mother was at fortune teller last night and was asked did her son have a white van which carried electrical equipment as it was going to get broke into in the near future and all his equipment was going to be stolen scarey of what Shocked
Posted by mark_roberts (mark_roberts), 15 January 2004

What sort of alarm was on your van if they got it away so fast?

Just wondering as I need an alarm for my own van.

Mark Roberts
Posted by Les (Les), 15 January 2004
A crackin glossy 'Full Cullur' brochure containin pictures of other peoples quality work. Roll Eyes
A caravan, (don't like to stay in same place toooo long), lovely business cards showing offices in London New York and Paris. Cool
A load of 'Iffy' second hand gear to do the work wiv
an a REALLY fast Van to get away in once they've paid !!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 15 January 2004

The alarm was a 'Maple Commercial Vehicle Alarm', as fitted by BT to their vans.

A witness heard the window smash, the alarm sound and the van speed off "all within seconds". Professional vehicle thieves will overcome most alarms in a surprisingly short time.

I now have an alarm that cost over £250 plus an imobiliser which cuts the deisel and electrics and am concidering a pedal locking mechanism made from a section of steel girder.

Hope I never loose my keys  Roll Eyes

Posted by Lee (Lee), 15 January 2004
OK Im well insured......
I run a Hydramaster Maxx550 (the only one in the UK) with 2 RX 20s full pressure washing capability(2800 psi 16 lts pm).  Great machine, loads of Suck & mountains of Heat. I used to dream about a machine like this!! ( sad twat).
Happy new yaer guys.

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