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Tornado BR 400 Auto Scrubber

The Tornado BR 400 is one of the most versatile auto scrubbers sold today. If you are looking for the ultimate small series auto scrubber look no further. The BR 400 automatic floor machine is small yet powerful enough to complete any cleaning task. The BR 400 is only 17 inches high and 15 inches wide making it one of the best machines for cleaning under tables and shelves. This piece of Tornado floor equipment is powered by 115 V and is a corded model.

This nice little for machine uses cylindrical brushes and has many accessories that can be added. Space optional accessories include oil resistant squeegees and various brushes so that you can perform multiple tasks. The BR 400 can both scrub and polish any floor. Optional brushes include a medium white firm scrub brush for even floors and a red high low grout brush for cleaning ceramic tile. A gray grit brush can be purchased as an accessory for heavy scrubbing. The BR 400 comes with a 50 foot cord giving it extended cleaning range. The machine utilizes to brushes a pump and a squeegees system to wet the floor, scrub the floor and then dry the floor.

This tiny Tornado auto scrubber can clean a 16 inch path and includes a 2.1 gallon solution and 2.6 gallon recovery tank. The larger vacuum motor can make a quick job of drying even the wettest floors. The BR 400 works in both forward and reverse and features adjustable pad pressure for uneven floors. The brushes can be quickly switched out making this one of the most versatile pieces of floor equipment sold today.  This machine is built from quality materials and will stand up to the toughest jobs. The brushes work to a consistent 1000 RPMs making this the perfect machine for cleaning even the dirtiest floors. With a dual squeegees system the BR 400 can pick up water in both forward and reverse. Removable water tanks make emptying and refilling the unit an easy task.  The height of the machine can be easily adjusted to clean different types of flooring. The unit can be used easily with either hand because all of the duel switch.

This auto scrubber is an invaluable tool for cleaning small areas or getting in between shelving or obstacles. The BR 400 can be used on surfaces such as tile, brick, concrete and rubber floors. This unit is perfect for almost all environments including schools, retail, kitchens, entryways and auto repair facilities. At just 66 pounds this unit can be easily transported in a small car or van. The unit folds down neatly and quickly eliminating the need for large storage areas. This machine is the perfect tool for detail cleaning and is easy to use and well designed. Overall this machine is a must buy for any cleaning contractor wanting value and versatility.

The Tornado BR 400 can be purchased either at a local Tornado dealer or online at many floor equipment websites.  Pricing ranges from $3000-$4000 but is well worth the money. This machine is meant to be rebuilt after repair and Tornado parts can easily be on online or at local stores. Replaceable brushes range from $250-$300 per set and last on average about six months. Squeegees are inexpensive and easily switched out.  Compared to other floor equipment manufacturers like NSS, Tornado, Minuteman And Tennant and Windsor, Tornado seems to have the best small series auto scrubbers.

Tornado Floorkeeper Series Auto Scrubber

The purpose of an auto scrubber is to wet the floor, scrub the floor and dry the floor. Tornado accomplishes this well with their EZ floor keeper line. The EZ floor keeper is one of the best auto scrubber's on today's market. The EZ floor keeper comes in many different models. The EZ floor keeper comes in a 20 inch brush assisted version, a 20 inch wheel drive version, and a 24 inch wheel drive version. When using the wheel drive versions inclines can be cleaned easily and safely.

The EZ floor keeper features a 13 gallon solution tank and 13 gallon recovery tank making it a great choice for cleaning up to 30,000 square feet. The machine can be easily converted from using floor pads to using brushes. The brush motor spins at 200 RPMs making this the perfect machine for cleaning, scrubbing and stripping floors. On the traction drive model the pad pressure can be adjusted from 65 pounds to 85 pounds. This can come in useful when stripping older floor finish from floors. Pads or brushes can be easily changed by raising the front brush mechanism and unclipping the pad or brush. The brush assembly is surrounded by a splash guard to prevent water or stripper from spraying out against walls. Guide wheels on either side of the brush back and guide the machine down walls to get as close to the baseboard as possible.

The vacuum system on the Tornado EZ floor keeper is second to none. This machine features a three stage, 3/4 hp vacuum motor that provides 71 inches of water lift.  Using this vacuum motor system the floor keeper leaves floors dry and clean. A 28 to 32 inch squeegee trails behind the machine and does a great job at picking up even the largest amount of water. The trailing squeegee features to side guide wheels to get as close to baseboards as possible leaving no water splash behind the squeegee. The squeegee easily breaks away from the machine if it is caught on doors or obstacles leaving the machine intact with no damage. Squeegees are inexpensive and can be easily replaced on all Tornado floor keeper models.

The floor keeper auto scrubber utilizes a 24 Volt battery system giving it ample power and runtime. It uses 4, 6 Volt batteries giving it about three hours of runtime on a single charge. The unit can use both the gel and wet batteries making it a versatile machine for many different types of institutions. The charging unit is off board making the machine lighter and easier to operate. The battery compartment can be accessed through the top of the machine making it easy to fill the batteries if needed.

The control system on this auto scrubber is easy to use and fun to work with. Simple switches are used to control the brush and vacuum system and are labeled nicely. A speed control dial is used to adjust the speed of the machine on traction drive models. The machine travels at 200 feet per minute in forward and 150 feet per minute in reverse.  A forward and reverse shifting handle is used to make the machine go forwards and backwards.  A large battery level gauge is used to tell you how charged the batteries are and give you an idea of how much floor you can clean.

Overall the EZ floor keeper is the perfect piece of floor equipment for cleaning larger areas. This machine is quiet enough to be used in a retail environment with customers around. This unit can be used on many types of flooring including tile, concrete, linoleum and rubber floors. With a front mounted warning light this machine is ideal for heavy traffic areas and industrial applications. This machine also works great on marble floors and is perfect for cleaning multiple flooring jobs.

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