How To Choose The Best Wheels To Use For A Scrubber Dryer
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021Updated on Monday, August 22, 2022
Would you want to host a picnic on the floor of your business? What about giving the floors the good old white glove test? If you feel that neither of these things is a great idea, then you’re probably not cleaning your floors the way they should be cleaned. The go-to method uses a mop, bucket and elbow grease, but is that really the most efficient and cost-effective way to care for your floors? Absolutely not. You should definitely consider the uses of floor cleaning machine products and determine whether that investment is right for your business.
Benefits of Scrubber Dryer Machines
Sweeper and scrubber dryer machines are the most common floor cleaning machines. These machines come in walk-behind and ride-on models, with built-in filtration and dust-control systems to keep the air free of dirt and debris during cleaning. Scrubbers are used to clean, polish and dry the floors in one sweeping pass. These machines can get floors 35% cleaner than a mop and bucket, and their limited emissions, water conservation, and quiet motors are environmentally friendly. A basic, entry-level sweeper is also faster than a human wielding a broom or mop, cleaning triple the amount of space in the same block of time, and a larger, ride-on scrubber dryer is even more efficient. Customers want to see clean floors as a sign of a tidy and detail-oriented company, so choosing floor cleaning machines to take care of your business is a smart decision.
Scrubber Machine Wheels
When choosing floor cleaning machines, be sure to carefully investigate the quality of their components. The cleaning ability of floor scrubber machines is primarily due to the filtration system and scrubber mechanism, but the safety and efficiency are largely based on the wheels that are used. Many competitors use pneumatic wheels with a urethane foam filling. However, this wheel can easily deform if the machine sits idle for long periods of time. Additionally, air bubbles can collect inside the pneumatic tyre which can eventually cause distortion in the tyre and compromise the performance of the entire machine.
The best choice of materials for scrubbing machine wheels are polyurethane or Vulkollan, depending on the characteristics of the machine. A variety of materials have been tested, but polyurethane was found to be the most effective choice due to features that provide a high degree of safety, resistance, and performance.
- Safety – Tyres are elastic and made with slip-resistant components. The wheels were tested on a wet floor with a variety of machine types to determine the best materials for adhering to the floor under slick conditions. Specific moulds were created for each floor cleaner model. For additional safety, tyres are made of oil-proof compounds to stand up to the mineral oil, animal fats, and vegetable oils that coat the floors of industrial factories and warehouses that typically utilise these machines.
- Resistance – Polyurethane tyres are inherently resistant to tears, splits, and punctures. They also retain pressure, unlike pneumatic tyres which frequently suffer from loss of air pressure during use.
- Performance – Tyres made of polyurethane have a high load capacity that greatly exceeds that of rubber. Polyurethane tyres also have a long life, approximately four times that of rubber tyres. These tyres will also not leave marks on floors following the machine pass, which would otherwise be counterproductive in the cleaning process.
An alternative option to the polyurethane tyres is to use Vulkollan. Produced only by specially certified processors, Vulkollan is an extremely powerful elastomer, with the highest mechanical and dynamic load-bearing characteristics on the market. The result is a product that is strong, resilient, and resistant to tears, oils, grease and heat build-up. Because this product is more expensive, its use is recommended for the heavier floor cleaning machines that would benefit from the increased strength and safety benefits of the Vulkollan material.
While you may think that the old mop and bucket is “good enough,” you really should run the numbers and do some more research regarding the cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and safety advantages that come from a mechanised floor cleaner. The benefits of scrubber dryer machines are numerous, and the added features in their components such as the quality tyres make them a great investment that will last for years. You might even host a picnic on your warehouse floor with the money you end up saving.