8GPM hot water unit recommendations

I’m in the market for one, possibly 2 units, tell me what you have, what you like and don’t like. 120v or 12v, and why? Pressure Pro seems to be the most popular, and the best price, but I’ve read a lot here don’t care for them. I’m not going to pay Landa or Hotsy prices🤣. But looking for reliable machines that will be used almost daily. Give me your thoughts, and experiences. Thanks!

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@Innocentbystander
Is that 8gpm? That coil looks small lol.

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I owned a 120 heater system for a short period of time and I did not like it, Experienced some belt slip issues, if left unattended it will ruin the generator… Extra belts to run and more fuel consumption since there’s an extra load to the engine.

My 12v system has been trouble free, other than just normal service… A more simple system works great and less maintenance and also cheaper to purchase vs a 120…

Just a personal opinion, I do some commercial work so to someone who does a ton of commercial work and big projects a 120 system maybe better for them

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I don’t know. Popped up on my Facebook thingy.

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I k ow you say you dont want a pressure pro but I have zero issues with mine. It’s a 5.5 not sure why you want a 8 but I wouldn’t turn my nose up to pressure pro. I have a landa also and a mitm all great machines

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He DOES want a pressure pro…

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I do not claim to know everything about machines so take it with a grain of salt.
Other than Landa and Hotsy, most 8 gpm look alike. Same Honda 690, most have GP pumps and Becket Burners. I have a Pressure Pro 8 GPM hot water machine and other than the gas tank issue, no problems.

If you are not going to go with a Kohler engines and Udor pump, then it seems like they are all very similar.

I could be totally off base, but it seems like everyone is putting out the same machines.

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I’ve been happy with my nilfisk magnum 8gpm. Nilfisk owns pressure pro and hydrotek. I’ve had zero problems with 12 volt and it’s less expensive to repair than a generator unit. I just make sure my battery stays hot. with that said, I will probably look into the water dragon hot water skid on my next one due to the small footprint.

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No I have nothing against pressure pro, but some people definitely do, and I’d like to hear from guys who own one why they don’t like them. Yes they do pretty much seem the same, same parts different frame. I’m wanting 8gpm because I’ve seen first hand the difference in speed from 4gpm, 5gpm, 6.8gpm. Working on a quarterly contact for 50+ Properties. Speed will be the key to success. Also looking at 2 mondo surface cleaners!

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Hotsy,Landa,Hydrotek

They all build them using the same parts, Except for the frames and Heaters… The heaters or burners are what separates them… It’s there patented burners that set them apart

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Landa uses good pumps in addition to the frames and skids

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Speed will never be the key to success. Quality work in effect amount of time is the key to success. I’m not telling you not to buy a 8gpm unit I just find them to not be worth the money. A 5.5 hot unit is the sweet spot in my opinion but I work in a area that doesn’t have a lot of water. Pressure pro makes a good machine. But you do what you works for you

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I agree with you, most read about someone raving how fast they clean with an 8gpm but lets be real! We all have different goals. With all the crappy and clogged drains I come across doing Resi work, I’d hate an 8 gpm system for me… Currently pushing 5 gpm at 3500 but I don’t see my self going over 5.5

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I’ve had 2 pressure pro hot water units and both had burner problems within 10 hours. Things that should have been caught by quality control.

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Speed is a major key to success. More water flow is better. GPM is king

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It depends on what you do. I do mostly flatwork amd until last year I ran 5gpm unit. Mostly landa pghw series. I went to 8gpm last year and 8 gpm cleans better and faster. I can effectively run a bigger surface Cleaner and rinsing is crazy faster. I have a 5gpm and it feels like I’m using a garden hose to rinse with compared to the 8

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This looks like a good rig for fleet washing. Might could get it at a good price.

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Try surface cleaning 25,000 sqft and rinsing with 5gpm. I’ve done it several times now. Speed and GPM are definitely the key

My 6.8 is more than twice as fast at both than my 5.

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All of these property have multiple water outlets all plumbed with 3/4. One of the first things I checked on!