To Drag or Not to Drag...

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Hello Everyone,

I'm considering purchasing a new carpet wand for my Nautilus Extreme MXE-500 portable carpet extractor used primarily on residential carpets. I was wondering if a carpet drag wand/ walk behind wand such as a Zipper 13" or Streambrite T20 may be easier on the back and do a better job than a PMF Mach 12 wand.

Or any other suggestions are appreciated.
 
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Smtwn janitorial

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Does your current wand have a glide? I know a carpet cleaner semi locally who uses bonzers with his portables. Havnt tried it myself.
 

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Yes, we use a glide on the wand. Never tried a bonzer, but was considering the 13" zipper.
 

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Most users say both tools are easier on your back. I believe most cleaners like the bonzer better with front and rear jets. You get a free 30 day trial with the bonzer. Do a search zipper vs bonzer theres alot of info for u.
 
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I've heard that the bonzer is easier use in residential. Zipper is a really well made tool but most seem to bbn prefer it for commercial. I think I've also heard the bonzer is better for portables and lower performance machines.
 

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At this time, I'm strictly residential, but keeping my options open.
 

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Smart n kleen, have you tried a bonzer? I'm thinking about trying one out. Looks like it would be nice for big commercial cgd.
 

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if you want something that cleans better and reduces fatigue get a 360 or other rotary and just downsize the jet flow to match your porty.

drag wands suck in residential, unless you like to skip closets and want to make working around furniture a nightmare lol

360 way out cleans a bonzer anyways
 
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I would think a rotary would be even harder to use in a tight area such as a closet or around furniture than something like a bonzer?
 

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I picked up a mint rx-20. I wand around beds, even use a 54" crevice wand along baseboards when needed. I use the RX for about 40% of a job i.e. rec rooms. I am 50; the rx allowed us to do 6 townhouses in a senior's home in 1 day. Did the same job 2 years ago, only got 3 per day done! Saves prescrubbing....