Any rotary extraction unit will have draw backs, Gary is running a quad head with a Green Glide.
Going back 15 to 18 years ago a lot of people were having trouble with the Rx 20, I came up with the answer back then, "true story"
I'll try and type this so everyone can understand, If you have one wand that is 12 inches across you have 12 inches of opening
If you take the old head and style of the Rx20 it had 5 heads with 3 inches for each shoe 3 x 5 -15 inches of opening most units could not handle that much of a gap and still recover enough water leaving the carpets damp.
I came up with a idea of welding 1.5 inches of each head cutting down the opening, The president of Hydra Master was emailing me direct to fix the Rx 20. another true story, about 3 months later what do you know Hydra Master came out with a whole new head exactly like I told him.
My small moment of fame and that was a long time ago, Never got a nickle either...lol
I'm running "3" heads on my Rotovac not "4" so I have a smaller opening, I'm also running factory direct glides on my RV, Not green glides that needs some adaptor. Green Glides are nice on the wand I never tried them on a rotary.
You can also see from the picture the jets are well above the glides there is no way those jets are getting buried in the fiber, I have never experienced streaking that keeps coming up and dry times are just fine for me.
So just by the math going from 4 heads to 3 my unit is not having to work as hard to remove moisture from the fibers.
I dont own a Zipper but look at the head it has two different ways it dries the carpet, Add the total inches and you come up with almost 2 wands working at the same time, Most Truck Mounts will not support two wands working at the same time, You would need a 5 or bigger on the blower.
Gary is correct you might have to cut in some corners takes about 5 minutes but you will need to do that on some if needed
Gary is also correct you will need to rake the carpet, That also takes a few minutes, I think raking the carpet looks better but that's a personal view I guess.
Gary has mentioned loose carpet several times over the years, I don't know what there doing in San Diego, I just rarely see it down here in Florida, You might have a buckle in one of the rooms but its not a big deal, Buckle is still there when I'm done cleaning.
I don't know if Gary is just naming all the tools he has or he is selling the Cimex, The Cimex is worth its weight in gold on commercial but that's another story.
I also didn't fall for the CRB thing either, There's a lot of choices for that department on the market with a small price tag.
You now have a different view on Rotary extractors. All of them will clean pretty close to each other, Its the drying where the problem comes in, "IF" your happy with your dry times Kenny, Add up your wand now the total inches and do not go past that, This is why I'm getting better dry times over Gary 4 heads vs 3 heads...
I don't know if Gary is leaking air around the adaptor or not, I've never used those so I have no idea just guessing but he does have a bigger opening that I do having that extra head on there.
The RV is not a one tool fix all either, It's on the slower side of things, Your not going to break records getting done, But it will be easier on the body, That I can promise you, The tool just shines when I see stairs, Its very light to work with, Or your having a bad day you might not feel good that day its a lot easier to just stand behind the tool and let it do the work for you.
Here is the Picture of the Head I'm running.
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