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Tennant Riding Scrubber Documentation
The Tennant model 7100 riding power brush type scrubber was purchased in late 2001 through Belson for $17,000.Within weeks the Custodian II was displeased with its performance. It didn't fit in the elevator like originally thought.It also appeared to be scuffing the floors, and appeared to do a poor job cleaning the floor (at least when compared toother scrubbing equipment).The Custodian II informed his supervisor, and requested a Belson technician come down to inspect and furtherexplain its operation.During this demonstration, it took 3 passes to pick up a chocolate milk stain in a hallway. Each time the Belsontechnician instructed him to increase water pressure. Also a side by side comparison was performed with a Clark walkbehind pad type scrubber. There was a noticeable difference, and the Clark was able to pickup the same stain on thefirst pass.Unsure of his supervisors plans to rectify its performance, and out of concern and curiosity, the Custodian II personallyinvestigated the Tennant 7100.First thing he learned is the 7100 was available in a brush or pad configuration. Tennant documentation statesbrushes work better for rough, uneven floors, and pads work better for finished floors where scrubbing and polishingare desired.Next he learned that according to the Aacer maple hardwood gym floor documentation one should never clean such afloor with pressurized power scrubbers.He also learned from the Tennant training video that you should always run the Tennant with the minimum amount ofsolution and brush pressure.This information was conveyed to his supervisor and still being displeased with the Tennant's performance and largeturning radius, the Custodian II took care of the floors for the remainder of the school year using the Clark pad typescrubber.The following school year with still no actions to rectify the Tennant's performance, he continued to use the Clarkbecause in his opinion it did/does a better job. Pressure was applied (without explanation of why) that he should usethe Tennant. November 5th, 2002 he was told to use the Tennant brush type scrubber so it could supposedly beevaluated.The Custodian II was unsure of who would be responsible for repairing any floor damage (after a long hard summer oflast minute floor care due to construction, and assuming he would be repairing). He also remained skeptical of anyactual plans to rectify the Tennant's performance, since it had been evaluated the year prior twice with his supervisorsoverseeing, and still no actions to rectify the Tennant's performance, he indicated he would not use the Tennant andwould continue to use the Clark. He encouraged his supervisors to use the Tennant themselves, however.November 6th, 2002 the Custodian II was written up, even after presenting some of the same information you seehere to Human Relations and other people. He has fulfilled his end of the bargain, and has been scrubbing the Eastside of the new commons weekly using the Tennant. Using the minimum amount brush pressure and maximumsolution pressure, has resulted in less floor scuffing and fair job of cleaning the floor, but it obvious that there is nopolishing action like a pad type system would provide.The results of the Tennant model 7100 riding power brush type scrubber evaluation (if) performed by management areunknown.
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Brush Guide
> Scrubbing Brushes: Pads
Fill Material
Brush Pattern
 Many machines that are configured for disk brushes can also be configured for pads.Some customers prefer pads over brushes because they can perform a variety of stripping, cleaning. or polishing tasks with one set of pad drivers and multiple pad types.Pads are recommended only for smooth floors.Tennant's proprietary DuraSafe pad drivers are available for all current production disk-style scrubbers.Tennant offers five types of pads:
Black High-Productivity for floor finish removal and very aggressive scrubbing.
Brown for aggressive scrubbing.
Blue for moderate scrubbing.
Red for light scrubbing.
White for very light scrubbing or polishing.
Brush Guide
.Prices noted are for single pads.
..Not recommended with Tufted-style pad drivers.
jPS to get MORE from your BRUSHES, PADS AND SQUEEGEES. ...~RUSHES WORK BETTER -for rough. uneven floors because they get down into the cracks and crevices.and for stripping/buildup removan;ecausethey carry more soil and are less prone to clogging. They workequally well for smooth floors.PADS WORK BETTER -for ~nished f1oQrs where interchangeability for strippin~ s~, and ~is desired.Break in new brushes by running on dry concrete first. This will shed loose bristles that might end up streak-ing under the squeegee.Wash -then reverse brushes and pads after each shift for improved perfonnance, longer life.Use the least amount of pressure to get the job done. Compressed pads and flattened bnzsh bristles cleanpoorly, load up faster, carry less cleaning solution.Store brushes and pads either flat with bristles up or by hanging through the center hole. Storing on edgewill cause imbalance.Wash squeegee tool and blades after each use to help reduce streaking and improve vacuum pickupChange to a new squeegee edge if rounded or tom. A sharp edge provides the best wiping action,
To Qrde, call Tennant Custome, Se,v/c. st 1 ~BOO.553.BO33
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