Velocity Tech Electric Hurricane ETM Hybrid truckmount carpet cleaning machine
Question: filter looks real nice on the Velocity Technologies Electric Hurricane ETM Hybrid, and will outlast the next ice age but correct me if i'm wrong.........seems smaller particulate will pass onthru?
small pebbles, grit, sand, etc......???
Answer: Small particles will pass through. The size of the particles that pass through will not effect the auto dump. The auto dump pump is rated for particles up to 1/8" in size and this is the size of the holes in the screen. If we selected a small or closer together screen material it might start to restrict air flow an dry times. As with all auto dump machines it is super important to clean both the screen and wash down the inside of the waste tank after every job.
Question: How hot does the Velocity Technologies CATEGORY-5 HURRICANE/HTMs get?
Answer: Please note to answer this question first depends on how you are using your truck mount.
You might be just using electricity or maybe the on board power plant generator. You might be carpet cleaning with short periods of dry strokes or you might have non stop water flow with a tile cleaning wand.
There are two air to liquid heat exchangers on this machine. One that uses exhaust from the gasoline generator and one that feed off the exhaust of the vacuum motors.
A. 1st we will talk about the vacuum motor heaters. This heat exchanger is located before the pressure pump.
The four vacuum motors feed their exhaust into a vacuum motor heat exchanger. Electric vacuum motors can produce air heat up to 180 degree F. This hot air is poured over copper tubing in between aluminum fins. The heated water it taken to the pump but the pump has a 140 degree safety sensor on it that protects the pump head from water that might be too hot for the pump. If the incoming water is too hot, this water dumps to the waste tank to make the water flow through the vacuum motor heat exchangers faster and pick up less energy. We recommend that you feed the vacuum motor heat exchangers with hot water. This is accomplished in one of two ways.
1. You hook your machine to the customers hot water supply at the job site.
2. You use the hot water from the optional on board fresh water tank on your van. This fresh tank can either be filled with hot water from your home of office water heater or you can use the bucket heater and pre-heat the water over night using a 1000 watt bucket heater. As you drive to the job the 180 degree antifreeze from the van runs through copper coils located in the fresh tank to maintain the water temperature throughout the day.
Remember the idea of this entire system is to use as much free energy or electricity without burning any fossil fuels to heat the water and clean green. We have already had customers tell us that all electric heat and heat transfer saves them $20 a day on burning fuels ($4000+ a year)
B. Now we will discuss the on board generator heat exchanger. This heater is a tube is shell heater and is located after the pressure pump and just before the water exits out the machine.
The 1200 degree engine exhaust passes through the center of this stainless heater. The larger outer tube holds the water. This heater has a sensor located in the water bath that allows the operator to set the water temperature that they want to clean at. For example if you set the temperature at 235 degrees F any water that is hotter than this is sprayed into the vacuum recovery tank. The amount of temperature rise is based on the flow rate of the water through the system, and the temperature you are starting out with. For example if you are performing tile and grout cleaning that uses non stop water flow, and you hook the machine to cold tap water, the machine might not maintain 235 degrees. But if you use the customers hot water, you take your own hot water, or if you are just carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning, you can have what ever temperature you feel comfortable with. You can turn the dial up past 250 degrees but I would not recommend it. It will shorten the life of your pressure hose as well as the flow control valves. If you are using the generator to just vacuum or extract water (no water use), you are still required to used water through this heater or it will get too hot and destroy the water temperature sensor.
Summary. When using the generator you can just hook to the customers cold garden hose for carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning and you will find that the machine has not problem providing any level of heat you need. If you are tile cleaning with high water flows, you can opt for hooking to yours customers hot water supply. If you are on all electric mode, again pre-feed your machine with hot water from the customers jobs site or your on-board fresh tank and you will be able to clean at 140 degrees.
If you do not want to use on board hot water or the customers hot water and want super hot water to clean with, you can use one of our propane heaters or diesel heaters to super heat water. You could even convert the generator to propane and use a propane heater. Lots of options. I did my 20 year tour on a service truck and if I was on a truck today, I would always hook to the customers hot water and when the carpet was so dirty I could not see the color, I would use the generator with its post heater and smoke them floors!
Question: Can the Hurricane Hybrid Truckmount be suction fed with a fresh water tank next to the machine?
Answer: No, you must use a water transfer pump for this operation. Please note the pump has a lot of copper tubing and hoses before the pump. We recommend an electric transfer pump with an accumulator tank on it in 115 volts. The generator has an extra outlet on board for the water transfer pump.
Last edited by Donald; April 5th, 2012 at 05:07 AM.
Question: I have an interest in gaining more information about you Velocity Technologies: Hurricane Electric and Gas Carpet Cleaning Truckmount ETM Hybrid Truckmount HTM. I have an investor who has expressed an interest in helping me expand my business to include a truck mount system. I'm looking for answers to the following questions: 1) Will this system work from a minivan? 2) Does it allow the use of two wands running simultaneously? 3) What other supplies, accessories, etc. would i need for this system to be fully functional in my business? 4) Can you give me an itemized, total cost assessment of what my investment would run, minus the vehicle?
Thank you so much. God Bless.
Answer: The machine will fit in a mini van if the two top heat exchangers are removed during the installation. Some mini vans have a 49 to 50 inch clearance inside the vehicle and this is recommended with the top heat exchangers installed. Please note with the top heat exchangers installed this machine is 49" high.
This machine is designed to run to a single over sized wand. Example 14 to 15 inches wide or dual upholstery tools. It is not designed to run dual 12" wands.
Your last question is always hard to know everything you might want to have on your truck as every business is different. Depending on the surfaces you want to clean will change what is on your truck. With each option below their could be 20 more options for each option.
Options to consider:
A prevacuum system (bagged, baggless, HEPA)
A prespray system (manual, injection, battery, backpack, plug in)
A prescrubbing system (horizontal agitation or vertical agitation)
OR power agitation and rinsing wand.
A fix jet carpet cleaning wand (12" or 14" wide)
Do you want a glide for your carpet cleaning wand so you will be ready for water extraction off tile floors
An upholstery cleaning wand to clean mattress and car interiors. (open spray, closed spray, internal spray, triple slot)
A stair wand that will double as an 'under the bed tool.'
Tile rinsing tools (tile only or also outside cement) Floor, wall, fixed jet, spinning jet
Crevice tools (short hand length, stand up, carpet only, dual carpet and tile (booted))
Manual brushes (spotting, grooming carpet twisted filament, grooming non twisted filament (area rugs), tile grout, upholstery - natural, hand agitation for synthetic fabric)
Hose Reels: Manual, Storage, Live, Electric, ****ted, powder coated, in any variation, for inbound garden hose, vacuum lines, high pressure water hoses.
Hot water hook up kits to feed your truckmount with hot water from the home instead of cold garden hose.
Supplemental high pressure heating system: electric, propane, fuel fired.
Site protection equipment: Wall and corner guards, plastic tabs (protect both the furniture and damp carpet), styrofoam blocks, stair hose hook
Pet odor removal wand / double as water extraction pad drying tool (Water claw, flash extractor, Rover, HydroX, Spot Vortex, StainOut)
Pet odor location equipment. (Hydro sensor/ Shark/ Urometer, UV body fluid Lights)
Chemicals for: carpet cleaning (high pH, low pH, neutral pH for both presprays and rinsing), tile cleaning, stain removal (for all the marks normal carpet cleaning will not remove), odor removal.
Topical treatment: Fabric protection (soil and stain repellent for synthetic and natural fibers), defoamers, anti static sprays, anti-wicking treatments, flame retardant.
Air movers for expedited forced drying.
Truck preparation for alternative cleaning procedures: Adsorbent powder, dry foam, spin bonnet, encapsulation, dry vapor extraction.
How much hose do you want to have on the truck?
Do you want to be able to perform sewer jetting?