Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Carts69

Which gutter vac



Recommended Posts

Carts69

Got money to spend on a decent Machine, got my hose, got my carbon tubes, got my camera, will add side entry to one of these machines, opinions please on which machine?

 

https://www.trafalgarcleaningequipment.co.uk/google_shopping/karcher-nt-65-2-ap-wet-dry-vacuum.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrbDNzdSZ2QIVbLXtCh0tHwRbEAQYAyABEgIC1fD_BwE

 

 

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cleancraft-362iet-wetdry-vacuum/

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Big sul

Go for the Machine Mart one very similar to my sky vac especially once you fit the side port onto it [emoji106]

Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69

Thanks Big sul, the spec is better on that one but wasn’t sure if the Kärcher would have a longer life motor as it’s a branded name?

must admit though..I do like the look of the machine mart one, think you have persuaded me 👍

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69
6 hours ago, THL4KEL said:

I'm after a better vac and I dont think there is a better one than this one for the price and air flow rate as -

 

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cleancraft-362iet-wetdry-vacuum/

 

If this is a better one in this range please post link

 

 

 

With all the searching I’ve done, I believe the machine mart cleancraft is the most powerful, the airflow on it is awesome, combined with any alteration to the inlet, making it a 50mm side entry, this will blow away all others!

the trolley looks good, not nasty cheap plastic, seems it’s built to last.

the only downside I can see is, there is no drain hose to empty water from the drum, unlike other wet n dry machines, don’t suppose this is a major problem but would have made this machine faultless.

Share this post


Link to post
Big sul
 
With all the searching I’ve done, I believe the machine mart cleancraft is the most powerful, the airflow on it is awesome, combined with any alteration to the inlet, making it a 50mm side entry, this will blow away all others!
the trolley looks good, not nasty cheap plastic, seems it’s built to last.
the only downside I can see is, there is no drain hose to empty water from the drum, unlike other wet n dry machines, don’t suppose this is a major problem but would have made this machine faultless.
Don't worry about the drain it should just tip up on it's frame straight in to a flexible tub or road drain !
Looks like a straight copy of the sky vac an when you do the side inlet it should suck every thing. [emoji106]

Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69
50 minutes ago, Big sul said:

Don't worry about the drain it should just tip up on it's frame straight in to a flexible tub or road drain !
Looks like a straight copy of the sky vac an when you do the side inlet it should suck every thing. emoji106.png

Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
 

 

 Very true Big sul, drain hose not a major issue, yes a straight copy of the sky vac, although I’m not prepared to go down that route, when finished the system I’m putting together, will have cost me around 1300, if it sucks anywhere near the sky vac..I think it’s money well spent, hopefully a machine that will last & earn me well over the coming years?

Share this post


Link to post
THL4KEL

the drain never never works anyway.. Once you got a bit of moss/sludge in there it blocks... 

 

Be nice to know the airflow on the Onipole Vac which is 4200 watts.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69
8 hours ago, THL4KEL said:

the drain never never works anyway.. Once you got a bit of moss/sludge in there it blocks... 

 

Be nice to know the airflow on the Onipole Vac which is 4200 watts.. 

 

Yeah ive looked at the Onipole vac, but if they don’t show the full spec I lose interest, I find most sellers can’t be bothered to respond to emails regarding questions, seems they just won’t a hassle free sale, but let’s face it.. who is going to commit to an expensive purchase without knowing the full spec, they seem to avoid publishing the most important bits, air flow? Who would wanna know the air flow? 😡

Share this post


Link to post
THL4KEL

Yeah the wattage don't mean that much other than 4200 watt will trip out a customers fuses if your connecting to their elec supply and or your gonna need a big 6kva genie to power it..

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69

I presume 3600w won’t go tripping any fuse boxes will it?

im not looking to go down the genie route just yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Incheck

Has anyone used the guttersucker? Currently being sold at WCW. 3 x1000 watt motors
I’m thinking of that for the next upgrade


Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69

I’ve considered that setup, but in the end decide to build one from scratch, all bits from different suppliers, that way you can tailor the machine to your own expectations, i.e  more powerful machine, better hose etc

Share this post


Link to post
THL4KEL
7 hours ago, Carts69 said:

I presume 3600w won’t go tripping any fuse boxes will it?

im not looking to go down the genie route just yet.

I got in touch with Kiam think theres is 3400 and they said it could possibly happen.. Best to do would be to run it on two motors if electrics are old.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69

Ahhh, that’s a pain! Bit embarrassing if it did trip, trial & error I suppose?

Share this post


Link to post
THL4KEL

Don't think it would happen so long as that's the only appliance connected to the circuit. Happened to me a couple of times back when I was running a 3000 watt electric pressure washer and I used  the gutter vac which was 3000 watt to suck up pools of water where drainage was bad..

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69

Ok, but I’ve just spotted a 6.25KVA wolf gennie on the bay for around £280, might get tempted at that price?

Share this post


Link to post
THL4KEL
31 minutes ago, Carts69 said:

Ok, but I’ve just spotted a 6.25KVA wolf gennie on the bay for around £280, might get tempted at that price?

I had a wolf genie and sold it. I always use customers elect. There hard to get parts for if they play up. Its Chinese. 

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69

Cheers! No wonder it’s cheap, it just put me off a tad with risk of tripping fuse boxes, but until it does.. suppose no need to worry

Share this post


Link to post
THL4KEL
30 minutes ago, Carts69 said:

Cheers! No wonder it’s cheap, it just put me off a tad with risk of tripping fuse boxes, but until it does.. suppose no need to worry

Yeah wouldnt bother but if you do better off with a honda..

 

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69
19 minutes ago, Action Window Cleaning said:

I have one of these, had it for 4 years, never let me down.
On eBay at the moment for £200 if you have the rest of the equipment needed.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F252273559136


Sent from my iPad using Window Cleaning Forums

 

How does this Machine cope with grass & heavy debris as its only got a 106 airflow which doesn’t seem too impressive,don’t get me wrong, if it works satisfactory I’d be interested in giving it a go?

Share this post


Link to post
Action Window Cleaning

Sometimes it won’t lift heavy wet large areas of moss or grass that’s matted together, but on the whole it works really well.

You can buy complete kits from guttercleaningsystems.co.uk

I use it regularly and it’s never let me down. I had a omnivac before and it needed three motors replacing in 18months.

I am about to buy another one for the other van.


Sent from my iPad using Window Cleaning Forums

Share this post


Link to post
Carts69

I’d never buy anything from GCS, had a bad experience with those clowns, I’ll probably lash out for the machine mart vac, spec it top notch!

Pretty pricey but I reckon with a cyclone side entry port & my smooth bore 2” hose I’ve got.. should perform as good as the sky vac.

I only wanna buy once & choose the best Machine I can afford, sky vac is out of my league financially, I’ll take the next best option which is without doubt the Vac from Machine Mart.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Action Window Cleaning

GCS aren’t the best, I spend 6 weeks trying to get hold of them for a new gutter pole head. Ended up making my own. But they don’t make the Vacs.


Sent from my iPad using Window Cleaning Forums

Share this post


Link to post
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.