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Averaged today over $200.00 a hr and worked only 4.5 hrs using a porty, a 175 and crb.
Sometimes porty guys get knocked around here like we can’t bring home the bacon too! Not bragging but $200 a hr is good money. Much of which I credit to help I get here, and then busting buy butt putting my knowledge into action. Rob chemicals work, the advice here works. If I can do it, anyone can trust me!
 

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Absolutely.

I’m actually inheriting 2 portables exactly like the powr flite one you have.
 

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Very cool. Powr Flite helped me a bunch. I have two now. My new ones the 500 psi, med extractor with 6.6. I honestly hated Powr Flite but after talking to Brian in their service dept I realized they have some true good people there and if you have a honest issue they do go out of their way to help. Brian C. In service is a a+ guy, if you need anything Todd get hold of him!
 
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I started out with a portable as well. Still had it till I sold to a guy to help him out. After a year without it I ended up buying another one.
 

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How long have you been in business?

Averaged today over $200.00 a hr and worked only 4.5 hrs using a porty, a 175 and crb.
Sometimes porty guys get knocked around here like we can’t bring home the bacon too! Not bragging but $200 a hr is good money. Much of which I credit to help I get here, and then busting buy butt putting my knowledge into action. Rob chemicals work, the advice here works. If I can do it, anyone can trust me!
 

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I started out with a porty and a 175 and I can tell you this as factual.....You can easily look like a Superhero with just those two machines. It's understanding HOW to use them in conjunction with each other that will allow you to do that.
And I'll say just this as well.....Nothing and I mean Nothing will do more for you than a 175 rotary in this line of work. NOTHING!
 

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porty kept me in the game when my first truck mount went out till I was able to buy another 1 but I can clean with a porty or a truckmount I'm just faster with truckmount
 
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What all did you do to it?
only problem I was having was the coupler keep going from alignment being off I guess so I came up with another system (baldor raptor) every since i put that on there it's been running great.i put a picture off it on here now the owner of chemtex sells them with it on there now
 
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only problem I was having was the coupler keep going from alignment being off I guess so I came up with another system (baldor raptor) every since i put that on there it's been running great.i put a picture off it on here now the owner of chemtex sells them with it on there now
I never had issues with the coupler on mine and only had to replace it 1 time in 7 years. My issues was with the water pump, regulator and HX.
 

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I don't think anybody is saying you can't make money or do a good job with a portable.

Imo portables have there place but have a big disadvantage to truckmount in the power and time efficiency category.
 
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I don't think anybody is saying you can't make money or do a good job with a portable.

Imo portables have there place but have a big disadvantage to truckmount in the power and time efficiency category.
Perhaps with certain jobs your right.
 
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I am always surprised how many guys don’t have a 175 floor machine on the truck. I love using ours to pre scrub a dirty carpet and the end results look great
I think new generation is using CRB's.

Expensive yes but seemingly versatile. I guess 175 (never owned or operated one) is also versatile.

Maybe the CRB is the more expensive cousin to the 175.