A surface cleaner doesn’t have the same “force” as a turbo just because it uses two nozzles, splitting the GPM and they are usually at least 20 degree fans. Great for dirt, not so good for paint. A turbo has a rapidly moving zero degree ‘red tip’ with full GPM and PSI.
Good luck. I like the PA turbos but had a bit of a time trying to order the red one I like. I wound up getting a suttner, hope it isn’t crap. They went way up in price. I need to have 2 on my rig at all times when turboing foundation paint. One goes down and I can still finish the job. Each job now gets a turbo added to the bill, they seem to wear out quicker than they did 3 years ago.
Edit: Haven’t tried the silver bullet, maybe I’ll give that a go as well. Kleenrite has the cheapest reds I could find, although it takes forever to get stuff from them.
@shaunKLEENRITE do you sell the silver ones? I didn’t see them on your site.
yeah, but the question is do you have the ur 40’s? Supposedly lower vibration and start in any direction. If you ran one for more than an hour, you would be happier with less vibration and not having to point it downwards every time you left off the trigger. It can be some sloppy dirty work and I have to go on and off the gun to clear my visor at times. I see that they are/were for sale in Italy and australia.
On a side note:
I buy the red 36’s off your site. They aren’t listed as turbo nozzles, they are only listed as rotating nozzles when doing a search. It is a little confusing to navigate, especially when trying to find one with the right orifice. I think I waited 3-4 weeks last time I ordered turbos. I have more ordered, and the site says 2 weeks to ship. If PT still sold them I would buy there and have it in 3-4 days. Apparently, after calling several places, most sites said that they don’t sell too many of the PA turbos so they stopped carrying them.
I have reached out to General to see if we can get the UR40 for you… I should know soon
a turbo nozzle is a rotating nozzle and vice versa, same thing just different names based on the manufacturer; for example GENERAL PUMP calls them “Rotating Nozzles” but SUTTNER calls them “Rotating Turbo Nozzles”
I highly recommend calling me directly when placing an order so I can make sure it is stock and you get accurate information. We have over 40,000 parts and you are correct “2 weeks” is not always accurate
Not this year so far, we just had snow and freezing temps last two days, but I run an 8 normally. I have run a 9, but the 8 seemed to be the best. I never ran a 7 to see if it made any huge difference, plus I am comfy with my times and distances now with the 8. Old dog new tricks and all that. I don’t do paver sanding and sealing (just cleaning).
My main uses are for cleaning busted concrete, removing paint from foundations, and retaining walls. Everett came out with some new paver stuff he is selling on his site, but I am sure it is just like tritons.
Edit: the red PA turbo, but I am going to try out the suttner on a wall to see if there is any difference.
I should be running an 8.5 or 9. I really like them but I had trouble finding them last summer so I took what I could get which meant a smaller orifice size. I ended up going through a supplier I had never used but that’s how badly I wanted them.
I hear you, they got tough to find. I got mine off the cleanrite site, cheapest site I could find but it took a long time to get them. They were about 25-30 cheaper than some other sites. I run the 8 just to keep it simple, I like simple. 8 for an 8 is how I remember it. Did you notice a big difference between the 8 and 9?
Hoping this suttner I bought isn’t crap, I could have bought almost 2 pa nozzles for the money. have 2 on long order from the clean site for backups.