New Kärcher Single-Disc Machine
Published on Apr 24 2014 10:58 AM in Technology
Kärcher have developed a new series of single-disc machines, placing great emphasis on ensuring that they are ergonomic and labour-saving to handle.
The machines were therefore equipped with two robust steering bars that give them great stability and make it possible to fit an extra-wide handle. This makes all five models in the series very smooth running.
The brush deck can be folded upright for transportation and stowage, saving space and making it easy to move a machine to the work site. Even novices can quickly learn how to operate these machines. All elements required for cleaning are coloured yellow and all models have a motor with planetary gears in which power is transmitted via metal cogs.
This makes it very hard wearing and, compared with a belt drive, virtually maintenance-free. For sanding wooden floors or polishing, models with a 430mm working width can be fitted with a suction ring and vacuum unit that instantly picks up the dust generated. An optional 10-litre fresh water tank is mounted on the brush deck.
This gives the machine a low centre of gravity and ensures a good balance, so the operator uses less energy when working. The water feed is controlled via a lever on the machine handle. The tank is removable and has a carrying handle and a water-level indicator to make it easy to fill. The new single-disc machines can be stowed safely in a very compact space. The brush deck can simply be folded up into a vertical position.
An automatic locking device prevents it from flopping down again unexpectedly. The water tank fits between the two steering bars and cannot leak even when the machine is in the parking position.
Kärcher will be exhibiting at Interclean, hosted in Amsterdam on 6-9 May at Hall 1, Stand 1.135. www.karcher.com