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.
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
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
manufacturers like NSS,
Minuteman And Tennant and
Windsor, Tornado seems to have the best small series auto
Tornado Floorkeeper Series Auto Scrubber
The purpose of an
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.