Should I Buy an Electric Truck Mount Machine or a Gas Model?

Buying a truck mount machine is an investment in the future – they offer powerful performance and deep cleaning that often cannot be matched by portable carpet cleaners. Of course, they’re also large and heavy and require you to mount them within a cargo van or on a trailer (thus the name). You will also [...]

Buying a truck mount machine is an investment in the future – they offer powerful performance and deep cleaning that often cannot be matched by portable carpet cleaners. Of course, they’re also large and heavy and require you to mount them within a cargo van or on a trailer (thus the name). You will also find that there are both electric models and gas-powered machines available. Is an electric option a good solution for your needs? Is a gas-powered truck mount machine more powerful? Let’s take a look at the situation.

Electric Truck Mount Machines

Electric truck mount machines are great options for a variety of different reasons. For instance, you’ll find that since they don’t use gasoline and don’t emit exhaust, they’re far more environmentally friendly, which can give you an advantage in the increasingly green-centric marketplace. Of course, there are some serious considerations to be made before you go this route.

Lacking in Power

Electric truck mount machines are not as powerful as their gas-powered brethren. That means that you will not be able to provide your clients with the same level of service. Obviously, this will affect your reputation and your profitability.

Power Requirements

In order to operate, you’ll find that an electric truck mount machine requires a significant amount of electricity. That’s a massive draw on an electrical system when the machine is under load. Many homes and even many businesses will not be able to supply the amount of power the machine requires, thus rendering it next to useless.

You’ll Double Charge Your Clients

Finally, you will also find that using an electric truck mount machine means that you’re double charging your customers. In the event that you do find you can operate your machine from an electrical hookup at a home or business, you’re going to draw a massive amount of electricity while the machine is operation. That cost will be paid by your client, not by you. Chances are good that they’re not going to be very happy when their power bill comes in at the end of the month and they realize that not only did they pay you to clean their home or office, but that you stuck them with a high power bill to boot.

As you can see, while electric truck mount machines might seem like a viable option, gas-powered machines still reign supreme.

 

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