Window Cleaning Issues - Canvassing, pole systems, pricing, problems, etc.

Tucker pole system
Posted by gncleaning (burlow), 27 January 2004
UndecidedI am useing this site for the first time so bare with me if i sound like a novice, its cause i am.

We are toying with the idea of buying a tucker pole system has anyone had any experience with it and able to give any advice?
Posted by Polepro (Polepro), 27 January 2004

Its probably worth taking the time to look at a number of different systems before you decide. I've used Tucker poles and they are good, most of the suppliers will come to you and demo their kit try these for starters.


Posted by gncleaning (burlow), 27 January 2004
Thanks Tom
Very much apprecieated. Grin
Posted by sean_rimmer (Dom Matrix aka BRODEX), 27 January 2004
But dont forget the industry experts...
They are the only chemical company in the marketplace and have the largest factory making this type of equipment, cant imagine why polepro forgot about us..!
Posted by easycleanwindows (easycleanwindows), 27 January 2004
Hi weve used Tucker poles since last september......Asked all the others and these came up trumps.....excellent pice of equipment and always on hand if you need them.We use Tucker upto 80ft on the largest office builing in our area.
Posted by stevekennedy (stevekennedy), 27 January 2004
Hi Easyclean,

How do you get on with the 80 ft pole? Looks like it's really bendy.

Do you use the twin hose model with the soap tablets or the single hose model?

Posted by easycleanwindows (easycleanwindows), 28 January 2004
Hi Steve we use the dual hose side door 700ltr.Yes 80ft does get a little bendy but still does great job you need to shimmy the pole up the builing and if possible tie the goose neck whille on top of the building but as along as two people are operating it works fine.We do have the dispenser but never need to use.Only need to use tablets on really ground on dirt mostly on cladding cleans.
Posted by stevekennedy (stevekennedy), 28 January 2004
Thanks for the reply Steve,

I don't have any work like that yet, but in a few months who knows  Grin I saw the twin hose pole in Tucker's catalouge and wondered about using the soap. I thought it might leave spots  Huh Can see why it would be useful for cladding though. Would save a lot of scrubbing!

I was put off Tucker because of the locking mech. It looks really tough though. On bigger jobs like 80 ft I guess it's not an issue.
Posted by easycleanwindows (easycleanwindows), 28 January 2004
Hi again.The locking mech is not a probelem as most of the time its only tightened hand tight.Also when cleaning cladding you only use your normal water through the tank by unhosing the resin tanks.I lookes at loads of different wfp and tucker came out best.We made back the price of our equipment within two months and we didnt have any large commercial buildings to start with we just went and got them as we were able to do a good job without hiring platforms etc etc.Using these wfp we are able to do what used to take a whole day by hand within two hourssaving them money while making a good turnover ourselves.
Posted by stevekennedy (stevekennedy), 28 January 2004
That's a good facility. I don't think my system from Ionic will allow that  Huh The water is purified on the way into the tank.

Thanks for the info. I was getting worried if I'd made the right decision to start wf poling.

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