Rotary surface cleaner.

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Diwrnach, Mar 15, 2015.

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Its earned me a fair amount of cash over the two years I have owned it, in fact last week it earnt more than it cost me with very happy customers.

    Though I would like to upgrade to one of those loncin with a rotary soon, maybe before the summer really kicks off? have to see what funds are like :)
     
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  2. Smurf

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    I still want to get a 21 lpm pump but still looking out for a good used one as I hate paying out silly money for new stuff.
     
  3. Diwrnach

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    You have used one of those loncins haven't you Smurf ? any good?
     
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    Yes I've got a 14hp 3600 psi 15lpm loncin that is a good budget washer but to be honest I prefer to use the delta gx340 honda engine with a ws201 interpump and reduction gearbox now that runs at 3000 psi at 15lpm.

    Here are some side by side pics to compare the two

    Loncin is on the left in this pic
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  5. Diwrnach

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    Sorry to derail the thread a bit, but Smurf how do you rate the rotary surface cleaners? I am trying to decide if I should bother or just stick with a turbo nozzle.
     
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    What do you think?:D

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    One pass cleaning just by walking up an down, no splatter mess so a no brainer if you ask me.

    Mind you you need a good spec washer to drive an 18" whirlaway
     
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  7. Diwrnach

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    Just to follow on from the other thread instead of derailing it....

    Pictures look good [​IMG]@Smurf my concern is how do you handle poor pointing between slabs, stuck weeds, that kind of thing, if the pointing is poor or soft with a turbo you ca go further away or avoid the area, with a rotary you can't really, also you can't focus it on weeds to rip them out.

    Other thing I am concerned about is charging say £200 to do a drive, which I would normally faff about and take a day over (which is like 9:30 til around 3:00) so a customer seems to be getting value for money, but if I can just walk up and down for a couple of hours the cost might seem high?

    Just trying to weigh it all up really, any advice is very welcome.
     
  8. Diwrnach

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    Yeah my pressure washer is not enough for a rotary, I am looking at that loncin you have with a rotary.
     
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  10. Diwrnach

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    Think so, thanks :D
     
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