Truck-mounted or portable: What should you consider?

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Whether a truck-mounted or portable carpet cleaning machine is better depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Here are some points to consider when deciding between the two: 

  1. Power and performance: Truck-mounted carpet cleaning machines are typically more powerful and efficient than portable carpet cleaning machines. This is because they use the engine of the truck to power the cleaning system, which allows for a higher water pressure and heat output. As a result, truck-mounted machines may be better suited for tackling heavy soiling or for cleaning large areas of carpet. 

  2. Mobility: Portable carpet cleaning machines are smaller and more lightweight than truck-mounted machines, which makes them easier to transport and maneuver. This can be a significant advantage if you need to bring the machine to a customer's location or if you need to clean in tight or hard-to-reach spaces. 

  3. Setup and setup time: Truck-mounted carpet cleaning machines are self-contained units that are mounted on the back of a truck, van, or trailer. This means that they are ready to use as soon as they are delivered to the job site. Portable carpet cleaning machines, on the other hand, require setup and tear-down, which can be time-consuming. 

  4. Cost: Truck-mounted carpet cleaning machines are generally more expensive to purchase or rent than portable carpet cleaning machines. However, they may be more cost-effective in the long run, as they are typically more efficient and can handle larger jobs more quickly. 

Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your specific needs and the type of work you are doing. At Carpet Cleaners Warehouse we have professionals who can work through what you want to achieve in your business and align the best option for you.

We also encourage you to network within our industry and gain insights from others working across these two options so you can be assured you are investing in the best fit for your business.

Have a look at our range of Portables HERE and our Truckmounts HERE