Purchasing Information: Ride On Sweeper Scrubber Combination Machines
Designed to scrub and sweep floors of dry and wet debris, floor scrubber sweeper combo machines are ideal for facilities with high maintenance floors and limited cleaning staff. Ride on scrubber sweepers work well for areas greater than 500,000 square feet with aisle space wider than 36.” Instead of purchasing individual floor sweeper and a floor scrubber machines, combos prove to be more beneficial when consolidating machine maintenance costs. According to popular brand, Advance, combination machines can reduce overall maintenance costs by 50%. With various makes and models of floor sweeper scrubbers available, machine specs become a crucial part of ensuring the best purchase decision.
New vs. Used Sweeper Scrubbers
The price range for purchasing a new industrial sweeper scrubber ranges from $20,000 – $85,000. New sweeper scrubbers offer the latest cleaning technology and are sold at retail value. A used floor scrubber sweeper combo prices range from $10,000 – $60,000, roughly 35% less than even the most high-end models. Used sweeper scrubber costs will vary depending on number of hours, model year, and overall working condition. Used combination machines offer a more affordable solution and are refurbished to perform like new. Both and new and used sweeper scrubber machines are accompanied by servicing and warranty options.
1.) Diesel: Diesel fuel is an easily attainable power source but can be costly if your site has excessive and frequent maintenance. Although diesel is a readily accessible fuel choice, diesel-run scrubber sweeper combo models can only be used for outdoor applications.
2.) Alternative Fuel: Popular alternative fuel choices include LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas). These environmentally friendly fuel choices are slowly catching up to diesel in popularity. Alternative fuel sources can be used indoors if the facilities are properly ventilated.
3.) Battery: Batteries are the most common engine type for sweeper scrubber combination machines. Batteries offer slightly higher efficiency than other fuel options while also providing great maneuverability. When buying a ride on sweeper scrubber that uses battery power it is important to consider the amount of time a full battery lasts and the time it takes to recharge.
Walk behind scrubber sweeper machines vary in size from 2,000 to 6,000 lbs. and are fit to clean aisle widths from 24 – 62”. Additional side brush attachments must also be considered when determining machine size. Most scrubber sweeper machines are compact enough for narrow spaces and agile enough for close cut turns.
Other Factors to Consider
Driving Settings: Not all scrubber sweeper combination machines have the ability to drive in both forward and reverse, which can be detrimental to both efficiency and machine maneuverability. It is also necessary to observe turning radius and machine speed.
Efficiency: Ride on scrubber sweeper combination machines are 400x more efficient than walk behind floor cleaning machines; however efficiency is lost if the machine is used in areas too narrow to fit the size of the machine. A rider sweeper scrubber should only be considered if the aisle spaces are greater than 36.”
Hopper Capacity: The Hopper gathers and stores debris. It is important to have a hopper large enough in comparison to the area you will be cleaning because otherwise time is lost through excessive dumping of gathered materials.
Noise: Various combination models emit different levels of noise, making it an important consideration if routine cleaning takes place during regular business hours.
ViziClean houses the largest inventory of new and used industrial sweeper scrubber machines in the United States and Canada. We carry all models of major brands such as Factory Cat, Power Boss, Nilfisk-Advance, Clarke, Tennant and more. After surveying your work environment, budget and cleaning application, our sales department can help you buy a combination cleaning machine for your application. Call us today to get started: 877-676-7889.