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Terminator floor machine
June 2, 2012
1:20 PM
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We have a Terminator and a Lightning. On the last hardwood floor tear up, We were forced to find a better machine as they could not handle the job.
We rented a BlastPro Big Red Beast.
That machine is awesome nastyness and eats up the tough jobs with ease.
It's also safer as you cannot tip the machine like the Terminator or Lightning.
The one We rented did suffer a system failure and We could not raise or lower the blade.
Told that it would take 2 days to get a Tech out to fix it?
We had them send the part by Air and I replaced it in a few hours.

March 6, 2011
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Another method of removing the tile is to use a tile box (debris pusher) on the front of your floor scraper machine to push the debris out of the building. You can buy them from National Carpet Equipment or I have seen guys just make them.

Im with James when it comes to hardwoods and ceramic, definitely stay away from the Bronco! For both those materials your better off with a Renegade Floor Stripper or a Terminator. I personally prefer the Renegade for its 10 hour battery life and the fact that it can be charged on a 110 outlet but both are good machines. I like the propane bronco for carpet and vct but am not personally impressed with their battery machine at all.

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December 10, 2007
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just thought of another one, a forklift that has the self dumping hopper on it. You can find them at whare houses and whatnot. I saw one at Loews today thats what made me think of it.

December 10, 2007
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What do these machines cost?

December 9, 2007
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electric georia buggies.... The concrete buggies. They can handle weight great and if you can get it set up with a can next to a loading dock, then you can dump it into the can directly from the buggy.

December 7, 2007
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Laborers! :)

December 6, 2007
2:09 PM
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James, Thank you for the information.

December 6, 2007
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Okay, I just got off the phone with him and this is what he had to say:

The Bronco runs circles around the Terminator when it comes to carpet and VCT, on hardwoods and ceramic it does "struggle" due to it's weight. Although they do have an new Bronco that weights more and you could get some more weight on the Bronco.

On the marketing it, it states he really doesn't market it. Like I said he mainly puts it in his bid. He states it's sometimes difficult to use it, because some contractors don't want to have their electrician hook up the required power. Although he has found someone to perform the hook-up on an on-call basis.

December 6, 2007
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From what he has told me in the past that it did wonders on ceramic tile. I will give him a call and confirm it.

I not sure how he directly markets it, I think he puts it in their bid that he would be using it on that particular job and your not going to have to worry about a propane leak, running out of propane, etc.

I'll get right back at both of ya here in a little bit.

December 5, 2007
10:25 AM
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Thanks for the input, do you know how well his Bronco works on ceramic tile? and do you know the dimensions of that machine. I searched for it and cannot find any measurements or weights on it.

December 5, 2007
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I haven't personally.

There is a demo contractor here that is using a Bronco electric machine and he loves it. He is debating on getting another one and selling his propane Terminator. The Bronco runs circles around his Terminator.

December 4, 2007
3:47 PM
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I have operated the old propane powered terminator, and I wondered if anyone has operated the new electric powered terminator, if so what do you think of it.

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