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A truck mounted carpet cleaner is a carpet and upholstery cleaning unit that is generally mounted to the floor of a van or trailer. Its cleaning method is hot water extraction. The operator would park the van near the premises and connect the vacuum hose and solution line hose into the machine, bring the hoses into the building and connect a carpet cleaning wand to the end of the hoses



Benefits to the operator and the client

Typical small machines start off at 16 horse power and range up to anything to 60 horse powerVan powered P.T.O. units are available on the market. Truck Mounted units heat their water by one of two methods. -The first is by heat -exchanger. This heating method runs water through a coil of copper which is then placed in a stainless steel tube which has exhaust from the unit running over it. This super-heats the water in just seconds.-The second is by a small hot water heater that is powered by propane gas. This type of unit is usually less expensive to purchase but ultimately more expensive due to the weekly cost of propane.

Traditionally, Truck mounted carpet cleaning machines have been more powerful than portable carpet cleaning units. Recent changes in technology have allowed portable manufacturers to match the previously unsurpassed power of a truck mounted carpet cleaning machines.The primary advantage lies with the user. The quick setup and relatively easy use of the truck mount makes it among most professional cleaners. Regrettably the cost, usually between $10,000.00 to $35,000.00 US, makes it cost prohibited for many professionals. Currently it is estimated that only 28% of professional carpet cleaners currently use Truck Mounted Carpet Cleaning Machines.

Main components of the machine

A Petrol or diesel engine powers a high pressure pump and vacuum blower by direct drive.The engine will generally have a starter motor fitted alone with a pull starter and an alternator that charges the battery and supplies 12 volt DC current to all the electrical components The vacuum blower lifts the dirty water from the carpet The high pressure water pump pumps heated water and chemical onto the carpetSeveral heat exchanges are fitted to the machine that heat the water up through the exhaust manifold systemOr as opposed to a heat exchange some machines have a thermostat controlled boiler that runs on LPGA chemical injection system is in place that injects carpet cleaning chemical into the solution line ever on the low pressure or high pressure side depending upon the model of the machineMost machines have a mixer tank/water box which is a holding tank that store water for the high pressure pump on demand. Some machines have a magnetic water softener fitted to prevent build up of minerals to protect the pluming components Some systems in America fit a de-ionizer to the plumbing to purify the water to protect the plumbing components and to give greater cleaning effect An on demand electrical fuel pump is bolted to the fuel tank or the machine and supplies the carburetor or injectors on the engine with a fuel tank that is normally fitted to the chase of the van to supply the fuel pump

Accessory for the machine

A main water tank is fitted to the floor of the van that holds fresh water that supplies water directly to the high pressure pump or the mixer tankAn on demand supply pump is bolted to the main water tank supplies water to the mixer tank or high pressure pumpA waste tank is fitted to the floor of the van that holds dirty water picked up by the suction hose powered by the vacuum blowerVacuum hoses connect to the carpet cleaning wand that delivers the dirty water to the waste tank and a solution hose that pumps high pressure water and chemical from the high pressure system to the carpet cleaning wandA hose reel can be bolted to the floor of the van for storing the vacuum and solution hoses on. Recently, electric hose reel have been introduced to allow for quicker storage of the hoses.A carpet cleaning wand connects to the vacuum and solution hose as well as an upholstery tool.

Makes and models

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