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    What are some the best features to look for in an electric flood extraction / vacuum air and water recovery unit?
    Flood Extraction Auto dump units are used:
    1) to suck water out of flood buildings,
    2) unclog drains, mated with sewer jetters,
    3) mated with pressure washing and carpet cleaning pumps for all types of hard (concrete and tile) and soft fabric cleaning (area rug and carpet, mattresses, upholstery, auto interior, and drape),
    4) air duct cleaning
    5) Hazmat clean up work

    We compare the top flood extraction units on the market to see how they compare. To be considered the machines below must have an (APO) auto pump out. Here is the list of features to look for:
    (A) Vacuum (is king),
    (B) Tanks size,
    (C) Locking front casters,
    (D) Large size of rear wheels for stair climbing,
    (E) Auto defoamer port for non stop auto dumping of water.
    (F) Adjustable amp draw requirements for low power supplied buildings,
    (G) Adjustable discharge hose size, (toggle between garden hose discharge and 1-1/2" ID discharge)
    (H) Provides lint filtration included with machine,
    (I) Clean air exhaust,
    (J) Vacuum booster port,
    (K) On board 500 psi (or larger) carpet cleaning pump for follow up work,
    (L) Longer 50 ft power cords included (instead of 25 ft or no cords)
    (M) Max Auto dump GPM size

    Notes: Vacuum is king as more vacuum means longer hose runs, less machine relocating, and dryer carpet, less dehumidifier /air mover time, the ability to pull water uphill (example out of a basement), increase the possibility to run two tools/operators from the same machine. Machines that discharge under 10 gallons per minute (gpm) are used usually for sucking up water on carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning only. When mated with pressure washer recovery and really deep water extraction work require filtering and dumping dirty water much faster. Machines that dump water out of a garden hose usually will further limit the gpm ability as a garden hose usually maxes out at about 15 gallon per minute. Discharging water out a 1-1/2" ID hose can discharge 30 to 50 gallons per minute (depending on hose length). Can you perform water / flood extraction work with a machine that dumps under 10 gpm? Yes, you just might have to assist the auto dump with stopping and manual draining the machine (just a little slower getting the job done.) The Cross American 8.4 and 6.6 (as well as others) do not have a rating number next to it as it is really disqualified as a true flood pumper/water extraction machine because the gpm fell under 10 gpm. Instead they have other qualities like a 500/800 psi plump under the hood.

    #1 winner Goliath Quad 6.6 ((A) 73,100 vacuum units!) 4 power cords (B)27 gallon, (C) Yes, (D) 12", (E) yes, (F) yes, (G) yes, (H) yes, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) No, (L) yes, (M) 30 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/dristorm-...n-p-79456.html

    #2 Goliath quad 2 stage (42,500 vacuum units) 2 power cords Flood Pumper (B)20 gallon, (C) Yes, (D) 12", (E) yes, (F) yes, (G) yes, (H) yes, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) No, (L) yes, (M) 30 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/dristorm-...on-p-6271.html

    #3 Goliath Quad 2 stage (42,500 vacuum units) 2 power cords with 500 psi and Heat. (B)20 gallon, (C) Yes, (D) 12", (E) yes, (F) yes, (G) yes, (H) yes, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) No, (L) yes, (M) 30 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...e-p-10273.html

    #4 Goliath Complete Heat Quad 2 stage (42,500 vacuum units) 3 power cords, 500 psi, 2 Heating systems. (B)20 gallon, (C) Yes, (D) 12", (E) yes, (F) yes, (G) yes, (H) yes, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) No, (L) yes, (M) 30 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...d-p-10786.html

    #5 Nautilus Extreme MXE500APF (41,748 vacuum units) 2 power cords. (B)12 gallon, (C) No, (D) 12", (E) No, (F) Yes, (G) No, (H) No, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) Yes, (L) No, (M) 18.3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/nautilus-...g-p-88298.html

    #6 Nautilus Extreme MXE500MAP (41,748 vacuum units) 2 power cords. (B)12 gallon, (C) No, (D) 12", (E) No, (F) Yes, (G) No, (H) No, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) Yes, (L) No, (M) 18.3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/nautilus-...g-p-14711.html

    Cross American 8.4 (41,487 vacuum units) 2 power cords (B)15 gallon, (C) No, (D) 12", (E) No, (F) No, (G) No, (H) No, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) Yes, (L) No, (M) 2 gpm (not a misprint really 2)
    http://www.steam-brite.com/cross-ame...e-p-18792.html

    #7 Clean Storm 12-6500-AFAD (36,550 vacuum units) 2 Power Cords (B) 12 Gallons, (C) No (D) 10" (E) No (F) Yes (G) No (H) Yes (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) No (M) 20 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...d-p-10457.html

    Cross American 6.6 (35,895 vacuum units) 2 power cords (15 gallon (C) No, (D) 12", (E) No, (F) No, (G) No, (H) No, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) Yes, (L) No, (M) 2 gpm (not a misprint really 2)
    http://www.steam-brite.com/cross-ame...e-p-10765.html

    #8 Mytee 7000S (34,690 vacuum units) 2 power cords (B)12 gallon, (C) Yes, (D) 10", (E) No, (F) Yes, (G) No, (H) No, (I) No, (J) Yes, (K) No, (L) No, (M) 30 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...keywords=7000s

    Mytee 7300P (Non Stock/Custom Build Only) (33,120 vacuum units) 2 power cords, (B)6 gallons, (C) Yes (D) 3" (E) No (F) No (G) No (H) Yes (I) No (J) Yes (K) No (L) Yes (M) 3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/mytee-730...mp-p-6255.html

    Mytee RL105 (28,800 vacuum units) 2 Power Cords (B) 9 gallons (C) Yes (D) 10" (E) No (F) No (G) No (H) Yes (just a sock) (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) Yes (M) 3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/mytee-rl1...ly-p-9132.html

    Mytee LTD5 (28,800 vacuum units) 2 Power Cords (B) 12 gallons (C) Yes (D) 12" (E) No (F) No (G) No (H) Yes (just a sock) (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) Yes (M) 3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/mytee-ltd...e-p-89282.html

    Mytee LTD3 (26,000 vacuum units) 2 Power cords (B) 12 gallons (C) Yes (D) 12" (E) No (F) No (G) No (H) Yes (just a sock) (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) Yes (M) 3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/mytee-ltd...s-p-89220.html

    Mytee LTD12 (26,000 vacuum units) 2 Power cords (B) 12 gallons (C) Yes (D) 12" (E) No (F) No (G) No (H) Yes (just a sock) (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) Yes (M) 3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/mytee-ltd...e-p-89293.html

    Mytee 7300-SLA (Limited Supply) (25,875 Vacuum Units) 2 Power cords, (B) 6 Gal (C) Yes (D) No (E) No (F) Yes (G) No (H) Yes (I) No (J) Yes (K) No (M) 3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/mytee-730...mp-p-4669.html

    #9 MasterBlend 31031 Truckforce (24,890 Vacuum units) 2 power cords (B)15 gallon, (C) Yes, (D) 10", (E) No, (F) Yes, (G) No, (H) No, (I) No, (J) optional, (K) Yes, (L) Yes, (M) 20 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/masterble...ng-p-5526.html

    #10 Clean Storm 12-3500-AFAD (24,748 vacuum units) 2 power cord (B) 12 gallon (C) No (D) 10" (E) No (F) No (G) No (H) Yes (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) No (M) 20 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...ad-p-7576.html

    #11 Clean Storm 12-6000 (23,345 vacuum units) 2 power cords (B) 24 gallon (C) No (D) 10" (E) No (F) No (G) No (H) Yes (I) No (J) No (K) No (L) No (M) 10.4 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...00-p-8904.html

    Goliath 1500 psi (23,245 vacuum units) 2 power cords (B) 26 gallon - Huge (C) Yes (D) 12" (E) Yes (F) Yes (G) No (H) Yes (I) No (J) Optional (K) 1500 psi (L) Yes (M) 3.3 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...e-p-88365.html

    #12 Clean Storm 12-5000 (21,466 Vacuum units) 2 power cords (B) 12 gallons (C) No (D) 10" (E) No (F) Yes (G) No (H) No (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) No (M) 20 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...00-p-4649.html

    #13 Sandia Plastic 80-5000 (21,466 Vacuum units) 2 power cords (B) 12 gallons (C) No (D) 10" (E) No (F) Yes (G) No (H) No (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) No (M) 20 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/sandia-sn...ts-p-4600.html



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    #14 MasterBlend MasterForce FM1203 (21,466 Vacuum units) 2 power cords (B) 11 gallons (C) No (D) 12" (E) No (F) Yes (G) No (H) No (I) No (K) 1200 psi (L) No (M) 20 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/masterble...ng-p-4563.html

    #15 KleenRite Horizon 1200 (21,466 Vacuum units) 2 power cords (B) 12 gallons (C) No (D) 10" (E) No (F) Yes (G) No (H) No (I) No (J) No (K) Yes (L) No (M) 20 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/kleenrite...mp-p-4743.html

    #16 Drieaz F479 HVE3000 Sapphire Scientific 78-006A (20,500 vacuum units) 2 power cords (B) 12 gallon (C) No (D) Yes (E) No (F) Yes (G) No (H) Yes (I) Yes (J) Yes (K) No (L) No (M) 50 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/drieaz-f4...a-p-11086.html

    #17 Kleenrite Mega3 (19,040 vacuum units) 2 power cords (B) 11 gallons (C) No (D) 10" (E) No (F) No (G) 1" discharge port means you set it up yourself (H) No (I) No (J) No (K) No (L) No (M) 20 gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/kleenrite...ng-p-3393.html

    #18 US Products Flood King (17,000 vacuum units) 2 cords
    http://www.steam-brite.com/products-...er-p-4338.html

    US Products Torrent (17,000 Vacuum units) 2 power cords
    http://www.steam-brite.com/products-...y-p-10742.html

    Kleenrite Mega2 (17,000 vacuum units) 1 power cord
    http://www.steam-brite.com/kleenrite...ed-p-3392.html

    Mytee 7303 (16,325 vacuum units) 1 Power cord
    http://www.steam-brite.com/mytee-730...ty-p-8970.html

    Abatement Technologies MP3000 (14,700 vacuum units) 1 power cord
    http://www.steam-brite.com/abatement...m-p-10078.html

    DriStorm Noah (14,445 vacuum units) 1 power cord
    http://www.steam-brite.com/dristorm-...ah-p-8850.html

    US Products King Cobra Pro (13,700 vacuum units) 2 power cords
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...king+cobra+pro

    PowrFlite PF85DX Flood Pumper (13,500 vacuum units) 1 Power cord
    http://www.steam-brite.com/powrflite...er-p-5741.html

    Powrflite Riptide PF1200RT Multi-Surface (12,420 Vacuum units) 2 Power Cords
    http://www.steam-brite.com/powrflite...g-p-90143.html

    Prochem Storm Sweeper (10,700 vacuum units) 1 power cord
    http://www.steam-brite.com/century-n...d-p-13290.html

    Hydrotek RPV50E1 (10,000 vacuum units) 1 Power Cord 50 gallons per minute
    http://www.steam-brite.com/hydrotek-...m-p-13554.html

    Hydrotek RPV30E1 (10,000 vacuum Units) 1 Power cord 30gpm
    http://www.steam-brite.com/hydrotek-...m-p-13553.html

    Goliath 15 gallon 500 psi HEAT Exchanger Machine should be listed as #5 but is going to be retired and replaced with the larger 20 gallon model of the same internal guts. See winners in positions 2, 3, and 4th place.
    The 20 gallon has been popular with the customers and their is no since in producing both a 15 gallon and 20 gallon body style.
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...e-p-89021.html

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