What do you do when your combination sweeper-scrubber equipment only delivers a combination of frustration and maintenance costs?
Sometimes two machines really are better than one.
Toll Priority’s busy Port Melbourne site is a hub of small freight activity moving in and out each day. Keeping floors dry and free of debris is a must to ensure safety and cleanliness. The floors required both scrubbing and sweeping, so a combination machine seemed ideal—right?
And yet, having tried a number of different combination machines, Toll Priority had to face the unavoidable truth: these machines were simply not getting the job done.
The existing machine was large and awkward to move about the facility, unable to reach into narrower corners. It delivered poor performance in both sweeping and scrubbing. Operators also found it difficult to use, the controls were not intuitive and the risk of damage to the facility during operation was high. The machine was prone to breaking down, adding to Toll Priority’s frustration when they were unable to sweep their facility because the scrubbing function did not work.
What Toll Priority had was not meeting the needs of the business. So what could be done?
Conquest experts attended the site for a full assessment.
Though the facility needed regular and frequent sweeping, the scrubbing function of the existing machine was only used periodically.
Based on this assessment, Conquest determined that separate sweeping and scrubbing equipment would deliver better results. Unlike combination machines, which must make some design compromises in order to perform both functions, single-function machines are designed specifically to do one task and do it well.
Separate machines would be also smaller and capable of cleaning areas the bulkier combination machine could not reach.
The controls would be simpler and more operator friendly. Most importantly—if one machine was out of order the other could still be used.
A dedicated scrubber means that the floors can still be swept even if the scrubber is not functioning properly.
Then came the all-important question: cost.
Toll Priority believed they were saving money with the purchase of one machine rather than two. This was proved wrong when Conquest offered both sweeper and scrubber machines for a monthly price equal to what Toll Priority was paying for their existing machine.
Toll Priority knew they needed a better solution. Now they knew what it would cost. And with Conquest’s 60-day money back guarantee on products recommended through the Intelligent Solutions Program, they knew there would be no financial risk even if the solution did not meet their needs.
Large enough to get the job done, small enough to fit into tight corners: a dedicated sweeper is best if the area needs frequent and thorough sweeping.
Twelve months later, the staff of Toll Priority in Port Melbourne could not be happier with the results.
Both machines have proven to be more effective, easy to use, and reliable.
The site is cleaner and safer than ever with two clever cleaning machines that do exactly what they are made for.
Running costs have been reduced dramatically now that Toll Priority no longer has to call urgent technicians to fix the complex combination machine.
Overall, combination machines are a good solution for businesses that require low-frequency sweeping and scrubbing.
When one function is used more than the other, or in high-frequency cleaning regimes, separate equipment has proven to be more reliable and efficient in the long run.
Choosing the right commercial cleaning equipment for your business is integral to developing an intelligent cleaning regime, and something as simple as swapping a combination machine for separate task-specific machines can make a huge impact both visually and financially.