Industrial scrubber dryers are specialist machines used to clean large floors and are the most popular type of floor cleaning machines. They are ideal for deep-cleaning, preserving or polishing floors and come in two categories; walk-behind and ride-on. As is obvious the size of the area you need to clean dictates which you use. We have a wide range of floor cleaning scrubber dryers, one of which will take the hassle out of keeping your floors clean.
With five different walk-behind machines to choose from we have one that's just right for your floor scrubbing application. Small walk-behind scrubber dryers are ideal for cleaning workshop floors, shop floors and pedestrian walkways. So much better than a mop and bucket, they leave the floor dry and clean. Whichever model you choose you will get a powerful, well made floor cleaner that will give you years of reliable use.
Ride-on machines are better for cleaning large floors. Choose from our wide range depending on the size of the area you have to clean and how quickly you want to clean it. Our Elan ride-on scrubber dryer is small and easy to manoeuvre; the high performance Jumbo makes short work of cleaning any large shopping centre or warehouse floor. These are the type of hard floor cleaners used by professional cleaning companies working in the commercial cleaning market.
Scrubber dryers work by applying a water and detergent mix to the floor. Powerful brushes scrub the floor as the machine moves. The operator varies the brush pressure according to the dirt and staining, and the type of floor surface. A rear mounted squeegee dries the floor. Powerful vacuum motors suck-up the water and debris as the machine works. Soft rubber edges to the squeegee ensure that all the water is collected. Industrial floor surfaces vary in finish and hardness, so our machines have adjustable brush pressure to get the right cleaning result without damaging the floor surface.
Two tanks, one for clean water and detergent and one for waste water keep the dirty water and clean solution separate. The cut-away drawing on the right shows how a ride-on scrubber dryer's major parts are arranged and how it applies and collects the cleaning solution. The same principles apply to a walk behind scrubber dryer.
Because of what they do, industrial scrubber dryers must be tough and resistant to corrosion, so ensure you get one that is built to clean industrial floors and work in harsh environments. When choosing look for generous clean solution and recovery tank capacities and at the same time make sure they are easy to fill and empty. Variable brush pressure will prolong brush life and protect vulnerable floor surfaces, so this is essential in most cases.
The squeegee’s vacuum is crucial to floor drying so look at the protection for the vacuum motor. You want the motor to be protected from blockages, flooding and electrical faults. Alongside these construction issues you also want to ensure the machine you are considering is easy to use and will clean the floor area you have in mind in the time you expect.
Machines bought to clean a specific area, might be useful in other parts of your building. Make sure the model you choose goes through your doorways and corridors so it can move around. They need to recharge their batteries, so give thought to where, and the implications: Ideally the area will be well ventilated and the machine won't be an obstacle while recharging. Filling and emptying the machine means disposing of dirty water and access to clean water, where will this be most convenient? Extra long hoses are available to make it easier.
Running costs should also feature in your buying criteria: Like most manufacturers we offer support packages that include consumables. You are not tied to us however, and you can buy detergents and new brushes from specialist manufacturers if you feel so inclined.
From large ride-on scrubber dryers, cleaning up to 6000 square metres an hour, to low cost walk-behind machines, we have a wide range within our industrial cleaning equipment portfolio. Contact us now on 01858 434011 or via our quick enquiry form, top right of this page to get more information or arrange an on-site demonstration or trial.