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R. Nannie

Looking at buying a NorthStar Trailer-Mounted Hot Water Commercial Pressure Washer — 4,000 PSI, 4.0 GPM, Honda Engine

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Hello All, 

Looking at expanding into KEC and purchasing a hot pressure washer from Northern trailer mounted so I can also clean front of stores, residential, etc., Etc. Any suggestions or any others use this type? Pro/cons. Appreciate any and all suggestions as I start this new venture. 

Thank you,

Richard

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Biggest problem I have heard comes from a company that services them. They break down and are not as well designed.
I would suggest you look into buying from a distributor locally and I would suggest Hydrotek as the pressurewasher of choice.
They are local in california as well, so you may look at some savings that way. On the east coast, we have to pay shipping and markup
fees.

Rod

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I have heard others who like Hotsy but no personal experience to draw from.
I know that isn't helpful but going into 20 years and owning Hydrotek pressure washers has been a great investment
in terms of reliability and service.
I know they are more expensive than others but perhaps that is a decision you are having to make on a first unit.
Budget.
Return On Investment is key. How long will it work before it begins to experience problems and what is the down time like?
Are there repair providers for the brand you are looking into locally? Remember, the farther you have to go to get it repaired
equates to the downtime and mobilization expenses of the vehicle and your butt time.

What is it that you do presently?
Rod

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Currently, GM for a food manufacturer running entire operations. I've always done window cleaning on the side residential/commercial. For my extra cash but more so to help pay my kids college. Now, I am done managing and making profits for others and looking to go FT in business for myself. Have always had the itch now able to make that move   also, I have a real good friend from church that installs/services/inspects   He will be handing out my BC's and/or slapping my hood stickers on those he services. So, that's a huge blessing. I know hoods are dirty and slot of elbow grease at times I'm ready and have the business mind with the work ethic and eye for detail to tackle. Sorry so long I'm excited and blessed to have found this site

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Another ? What would you recommend ASA degreaser for Asian restaurants? Same as non-asian or something stronger. Of course I will be scrapping as much as possible before hand. Thanks for the help and suggetions. 

Also, reached out to a local dealer for HydroTek meeting him Monday to check out a skid unit will make my own trailer. 

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We don't do exhaust hood cleaning so I will let others who do address your degreaser question.
The one we use is by TDI called BD-10. It's an industrial strength degreaser liquid.
Many use powdered versions of degreasers to mix onsite as they need.

Glad to hear you are taking the world by your own leash. You'll never go back once you find your way.
Best of wishes and hopes for prosperity.

Rod

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