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    Default Rotovac CFX/Ranger Modular Portable Carpet Extractor....

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    While in Florida, I had the opportunity to look at a Rotovac CFX/Ranger up-close; inside and out/up and down as well as ask a few fellas who have used it what they thought about it....99% of the comments that they and their clients had about were/are GREAT.

    Anyway, when I first started researching the CC biz and various Portables, I saw a video about the 360I Rotary CC and immediately called Rotovac to inquire about their 360I Rotary. The Sales Rep was very informative, kind and courteous. While speaking, he explained to me that he cleaned carpets part-time with the 360I and Rotovac CFX portable carpet extractor (without the 27 gallon Ranger docking station.). He also explained that the CFX has Auto-Dump out, as well as Auto-Fill....when he explained that it came without a pump, but relied on the average 80 psi found in most homes, I became a bit concerned. He addressed my concerns by explaining that when using the 360I Rotary, you really did not need a lot of pressure because of the agitation created by the machine's rotary action. Made sense to me; but what about when wanting to use a conventional "push-n-pull" wand, hmmmmmm? He explained that 80 psi was a sufficient amount of pressure for residential, as long as a proper pre-treatment had been performed, then he also asked....why not use the 360I all of the time? Though i'm new to CC, I do have some experience from 2003. I was not buying that "80 psi being sufficient with a "push-n-pull" type of wand!

    As the conversation progressed, he started telling me about the Ranger Docking Station....it can hold up to 27 gallons of cleaning water, very nice wheels for transporting and you simply "Dock" the CFX Portable Extractor onto it. I logged onto the net and went to their web-site to have a look see for myself....great looking unit (IMO); you get the Auto-Fill and Dump-Out features, because your "docking" the CFX to it. Here is more about what they have to say about it:

    "The Ranger is about the same overall size as a standard 12 gallon portable extractor. The BIG difference is that it has an extra large 27 gallon clean water holding tank and a patented automatic empty pump out system. This enables the operator to clean more than twice as long as a standard extractor with out stopping to refill and empty. In addition, the Ranger's modular design allows the upper auto pump out extractor portion to be easily detached from the lower 27 gallon holding tank. This allows for easy loading and unloading from vehicle (two 40lb modules rather than one 80 lb machine) and for direct faucet hook up non-stop cleaning mode."

    Also:

    *Huge 27 gallon holding tank

    *Auto pump out

    *Dual high velocity vac
    motors 200 CFM

    *0-250 PSI Pump

    *Converts to Compact CFX


    *Eliminates The Bucket Brigade

    *Optional Dual 3 Stage Vac Motors or 2 Dual Stage Motors

    Everything impressed me about the complete modular set-up (CFX and Ranger together.), except the limited 250 psi!

    If they were to offer an optional pump with a minimum of 500 psi for some of those nasty commercial jobs, I'd say they would have an absolute winner on their hands, especially after having the opportunity to see it up close and in person.

    It would also be nice if the Auto-Fill feature that comes with the CFX Power Pod could also fill the Ranger Docking Station.

    The 200 CFMs are awesome (IMO), but what is the WL"? I too will look into that and post the answer asap.

    The machine is very well made, no shortage of quality craftsmanship here! The truly modular design is very useful as well!

    When you have the opportunity, please watch this video, It will help you to better understand the conveinence of a machine such as this.... versatility as well:

    (Note: this video shows the first 360, not the 360I.)

    Rotovac CFX Continuous Flow Extractor Carpet Steam Cleaning Machine - YouTube

    I think you'll find it interesting, who knows.....maybe you can add a 500 psi pump yourself? Worth checking out!

    Here's a video of the CFX Pod unit:

    http://youtu.be/R1RowVOzZZE

    I hope you enjoy!

    Thanks!

    ac

    p.s. If you think this is a machine that you would like to own....call Jeff Ellis at World of Clean's on-line store, he's/they're sure to save you some money!!!!
    Last edited by absoluteclean; 10-08-2011 at 07:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by absoluteclean View Post
    noname (25).jpg

    While in Florida, I had the opportunity to look at a Rotovac CFX/Ranger up-close; inside and out/up and down as well as ask a few fellas who have used it what they thought about it....99% of the comments that they and their clients had about were/are GREAT.

    Anyway, when I first started researching the CC biz and various Portables, I saw a video about the 360I Rotary CC and immediately called Rotovac to inquire about their 360I Rotary. The Sales Rep was very informative, kind and courteous. While speaking, he explained to me that he cleaned carpets part-time with the 360I and Rotovac CFX portable carpet extractor (without the 27 gallon Ranger docking station.). He also explained that the CFX has Auto-Dump out, as well as Auto-Fill....when he explained that it came without a pump, but relied on the average 80 psi found in most homes, I became a bit concerned. He addressed my concerns by explaining that when using the 360I Rotary, you really did not need a lot of pressure because of the agitation created by the machine's rotary action. Made sense to me; but what about when wanting to use a conventional "push-n-pull" wand, hmmmmmm? He explained that 80 psi was a sufficient amount of pressure for residential, as long as a proper pre-treatment had been performed, then he also asked....why not use the 360I all of the time? Though i'm new to CC, I do have some experience from 2003. I was not buying that "80 psi being sufficient with a "push-n-pull" type of wand!

    As the conversation progressed, he started telling me about the Ranger Docking Station....it can hold up to 27 gallons of cleaning water, very nice wheels for transporting and you simply "Dock" the CFX Portable Extractor onto it. I logged onto the net and went to their web-site to have a look see for myself....great looking unit (IMO); you get the Auto-Fill and Dump-Out features, because your "docking" the CFX to it. Here is more about what they have to say about it:

    "The Ranger is about the same overall size as a standard 12 gallon portable extractor. The BIG difference is that it has an extra large 27 gallon clean water holding tank and a patented automatic empty pump out system. This enables the operator to clean more than twice as long as a standard extractor with out stopping to refill and empty. In addition, the Ranger's modular design allows the upper auto pump out extractor portion to be easily detached from the lower 27 gallon holding tank. This allows for easy loading and unloading from vehicle (two 40lb modules rather than one 80 lb machine) and for direct faucet hook up non-stop cleaning mode."

    Also:

    *Huge 27 gallon holding tank

    *Auto pump out

    *Dual high velocity vac
    motors 200 CFM

    *0-250 PSI Pump

    *Converts to Compact CFX


    *Eliminates The Bucket Brigade

    *Optional Dual 3 Stage Vac Motors or 2 Dual Stage Motors

    Everything impressed me about the complete modular set-up (CFX and Ranger together.), except the limited 250 psi!

    If they were to offer an optional pump with a minimum of 500 psi for some of those nasty commercial jobs, I'd say they would have an absolute winner on their hands, especially after having the opportunity to see it up close and in person.

    It would also be nice if the Auto-Fill feature that comes with the CFX Power Pod could also fill the Ranger Docking Station.

    The 200 CFMs are awesome (IMO), but what is the WL"? I too will look into that and post the answer asap.

    The machine is very well made, no shortage of quality craftsmanship here! The truly modular design is very useful as well!

    When you have the opportunity, please watch this video, It will help you to better understand the conveinence of a machine such as this.... versatility as well:

    (Note: this video shows the first 360, not the 360I.)

    Rotovac CFX Continuous Flow Extractor Carpet Steam Cleaning Machine - YouTube

    I think you'll find it interesting, who knows.....maybe you can add a 500 psi pump yourself? Worth checking out!

    Here's a video of the CFX Pod unit:

    CFX-training-mac.mp4 - YouTube

    I hope you enjoy!

    Thanks!

    ac

    p.s. If you think this is a machine that you would like to own....call Jeff Ellis at World of Clean's on-line store, he's/they're sure to save you some money!!!!
    Some corrections:

    "He explained that 80 psi was a sufficient amount of pressure for residential, as long as a proper pre-treatment had been performed, then he also asked....why not use the 360I all of the time? Though i'm new to CC, I do have some experience from 2003. I was not buying that "80 psi being sufficient with a "push-n-pull" type of wand!"

    I'm sorry, I left the above paragraph incomplete....

    Anyway, I have since purchased the Rotovac Powerwand and have decided that it would be used as a restoration tool, there's no way I want to be pulling a Rotary out every time I clean carpet....the wand is my first choice. So, that's my answer to his question asking "why not use the 360/Rotary "all-the-time".

    Also,

    "....great looking unit (IMO); you get the Auto-Fill and Dump-Out features, because your "docking" the CFX Pod to it. Here is more about what they have to say about it:"

    The part about getting Auto-Fill was incorrect when docking the CFX to the Ranger....again, the Ranger holds 27 gallons of water, so you lose the Auto-Fill from the CFX when units are joined/docked together....they really should change that somehow IMO.

    Thank you!

    ac
    Last edited by absoluteclean; 10-08-2011 at 11:15 AM.

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    Default Re: Rotovac CFX/Ranger Modular Portable Carpet Extractor....

    it's really missing tons of features

    like add on espresso maker and cup warmer Ipod charger pop up chemical spotting kit, dvd bleu ray player, Tivo, micro wave mini oven,
    mini fridge and food warmer, powered wheels for easy transport wand holder hose reels, remote start and stop, 10000000 psi pump 10000000 cfms 24 inches of true hg lift, auto folding ramp, GPS , nuclear heat, either run on one cord or two AAA reghargable batteries

    not to forget total weight being under 80 pounds and a price under 499 dollars . which should include all hose life time supply of chemicals Ti wand stair tool and drimaster uph tool.

    most of all not having Rockwell retro encabulator technology is just rude and lame I think meetee might be coming out with their own encabulator soon


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    Default Re: Rotovac CFX/Ranger Modular Portable Carpet Extractor....

    Spot on. I think even the mytee comes standard with two AAA bateries. And encabulator should be standard on any hwe unit.

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    Default Re: Rotovac CFX/Ranger Modular Portable Carpet Extractor....

    Very nice and complete review AC

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    Default Re: Rotovac CFX/Ranger Modular Portable Carpet Extractor....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Hill View Post
    Very nice and complete review AC
    Thanks Tyler....i'm not sure what brevic and andy are talking about????

    Anyway, I and many others feel it is "all-in-all" a great Portable....just needs a stronger pump in the docking station and Auto-Fill when docked to the Ranger; add those (2) features and you've got a quality built, innovative, VERY VERSATILE, outstanding, Electric CC machine that can out perform many over priced Electric machines that can cost you anywhere from 6-7,000.00 and are limited in their capabilities!

    I don't recall mentioning anything about batteries, or missing "tons of features"....I mentioned (2), that's it!

    I spoke with the Sales Rep at Rotovac today and he said that they could in fact add a stronger pump and that he would look into the Auto-Fill feature for the Ranger.

    Thanks again!

    ac
    Last edited by absoluteclean; 10-08-2011 at 03:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJORDKING View Post
    it's really missing tons of features

    like add on espresso maker and cup warmer Ipod charger pop up chemical spotting kit, dvd bleu ray player, Tivo, micro wave mini oven,
    mini fridge and food warmer, powered wheels for easy transport wand holder hose reels, remote start and stop, 10000000 psi pump 10000000 cfms 24 inches of true hg lift, auto folding ramp, GPS , nuclear heat, either run on one cord or two AAA reghargable batteries

    not to forget total weight being under 80 pounds and a price under 499 dollars . which should include all hose life time supply of chemicals Ti wand stair tool and drimaster uph tool.

    most of all not having Rockwell retro encabulator technology is just rude and lame I think meetee might be coming out with their own encabulator soon

    terri, please let me know at what point I pissed you off???? I still don't get the smart-a_ _ remarks" and/or the idiotic videos you post that have absolutely nothing to do with what I have posted....be it this post or any other post.

    Maybe it's that you feel threatened when someone posts threads about other Electric machines that are equal if not better than your over-priced machines and this is your way of retaliating???? (i'll say this....you are one bad-to-the-bone salesman to get anyone to pay the exuberant amount of money your asking for your machines, you saw them coming from a mile away....that's for sure!)

    Whatever it is I may have done....I apologize....I'm sorry!

    Please stop with the BS and the un-related idiotic videos....PLEASE!

    ac
    Last edited by absoluteclean; 10-08-2011 at 03:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Rotovac CFX/Ranger Modular Portable Carpet Extractor....

    enjoy the video


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    Default Re: Rotovac CFX/Ranger Modular Portable Carpet Extractor....

    roto vac cfx needs a recabulator, that's all I'm sayin

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    Default Re: Rotovac CFX/Ranger Modular Portable Carpet Extractor....

    I can not believ a residential carpet needs a 80 psi to clean.
    you have to remember, the vendor always will try to sell you, but use your logic.
    i prefer to contain the dirty water than bring the water. Meaning i prefer use costumer water than discharging nasty stuff in their toilets or sinks or whatever.
    i don't think those vacuum motors are really the best, 200 cfm is ok, but what about the lift. can they answer straight xxx amount of lift, or will tell " it has aprox this xxxx amount" (i tell you this because i called cleancraft and they told aprx of cfm and aproc the lift and some bs)
    Anyway, that machine looks like a toy, and i think it needs to be a truly professional machine which means it needs to have, a vacuum gauge, pressure gauge, etc etc.

    I know every manufacturer should believe in their products but, compare and use you logic, and think and think and think.

 

 
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