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Old 06-12-2016, 07:24 PM   #11
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From an engineering point of view:

It's an induction motor, so no brushes to fail
The pump head is brass so significantly better corrosion resistance and strength / toughness than aluminium
It looks as though (from some of the pics on this facebook group) that getting the pump head apart if there's problems with seals, plungers etc would not be too hard.
The connections for hose inlet and outlet look well engineered (and these seem to be frequent failure points for the cheapest machines that are made from plastic).
It's also hard to say how good the machining etc is ie how quickly will the pump heads wear, how often will seals need changed, what's the rated duty cycle?

Not sure if there's oil to change?

For me the acid test is what happens when one fails, even if outside warranty - do they have spare parts on hand to get people's machines working again quickly? Or is it a case of "we've got to wait until the next container ship lands at Southampton"?

allow me to answer a few points you have raised,

induction motor rated at 500 hrs ,thats 500hrs constant use,so if you use washer constantly for 5 hours a week, thats approx years, but that is the unit running constantly, !!
dont forget this has auto stop/start, and thermal overload protection , so how long in normal use will it actually last
pump needs oil change every 100 hrs .
all spare parts are readilly available, if the unit ( motor/pump head) fails inside one year then it will be returned to base and replaced, outside this parts are available,seals , pistons , o rings, valves, etc
All trigger guns , hoses in stock in our uk factory .
with a karcher or nilfisk pressure washer do they advertise the motor life prior to selling a unit ?.

hope this helps
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:38 PM   #12
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What's the difference between the standard hose, the reinforced plastic hose and the rubber one?

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Old 06-12-2016, 09:05 PM   #13
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allow me to answer a few points you have raised,

induction motor rated at 500 hrs ,thats 500hrs constant use,so if you use washer constantly for 5 hours a week, thats approx years, but that is the unit running constantly, !!
dont forget this has auto stop/start, and thermal overload protection , so how long in normal use will it actually last
pump needs oil change every 100 hrs .
all spare parts are readilly available, if the unit ( motor/pump head) fails inside one year then it will be returned to base and replaced, outside this parts are available,seals , pistons , o rings, valves, etc
All trigger guns , hoses in stock in our uk factory .
with a karcher or nilfisk pressure washer do they advertise the motor life prior to selling a unit ?.

hope this helps
So you work for this company aswell then? I'm sure in another thread you say it's your mates company... it is slightly alarming this all singing all dancing p**s all over nilfisk karcher etc, used by the pros!!! But no feedback... or even a mention of it anywhere than the website itself..

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Old 06-12-2016, 09:40 PM   #14
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allow me to answer a few points you have raised,

induction motor rated at 500 hrs ,thats 500hrs constant use,so if you use washer constantly for 5 hours a week, thats approx years, but that is the unit running constantly, !!
dont forget this has auto stop/start, and thermal overload protection , so how long in normal use will it actually last
pump needs oil change every 100 hrs .
all spare parts are readilly available, if the unit ( motor/pump head) fails inside one year then it will be returned to base and replaced, outside this parts are available,seals , pistons , o rings, valves, etc
All trigger guns , hoses in stock in our uk factory .
with a karcher or nilfisk pressure washer do they advertise the motor life prior to selling a unit ?.

hope this helps
Is it your company or your mates ?
If it was my mates I would be pointing out all the issues raised and getting him/her to do something about it.
The silence interspersed with the odd post from yourself is hardly reassuring.
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He does seem to have an intimate connection to the company, according to the the facebook group here
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Must say Ive read a few threads like this and I don't like companies who arent transparent say I was all prepared to buy a hose from Directhoses but went with Q washers on Ebay instead. Only good reviews for them.
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Must say Ive read a few threads like this and I don't like companies who arent transparent say I was all prepared to buy a hose from Directhoses but went with Q washers on Ebay instead. Only good reviews for them.
That's what reputations are built on buddy, I'm all for a new ish company to come into the "scene" but for a company that's been around for almost 4 years with no feedback... bells are ringing.. they claim to r n d and build and store or whatever on site, yet a simple Google maps search in street view the buildings shown do not look that big for that type of business.. more like import and flog job..

My two pence.. until proven wrong.

If Mr Nicholls came onto the forums and shown some pics, maybe sent a few devices to testers... surely would get some amazing feedback... if the products are what they claim to be.

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Old 06-12-2016, 10:48 PM   #18
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mates company

i help him out, when im not doing my full time job

he not on here as he not a detailer , or even car cleaner

ive told him of peoples concern

try running a company and answer all mails etc, travel the world researching etc , there are only a few employees

someone was asking about being sent a unit to test on here as hes a reviewer etc

when he was told that a unit would be supplied for him to trial and that he then could buy the unit at a discount ,,didnt want to know,, he expected a free unit !!

hes been in the hoses game for 30yrs long before facebook and dw even exisited and hes still around..
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What's the difference between the standard hose, the reinforced plastic hose and the rubber one?

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standard is still a plastic outer , that will kink if you twist it,

reinforced has a wire running thru the inner to add strength , it still has the outer plastic skin , better at resisting twisting and kinking

rubber is twin wire reinforced and a rubber outer the strongest of them all ,
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I am with the others, if it was such a good machine and used by detailers, it surely would be published and be well known of, the video, pictures and write up seems good, but why isn't there any reviews?
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