- THE MAGAZINE
Sapphire Scientific introduces the new 460, a dual-wand truckmount that’s well-suited for heavy-duty carpet cleaning and restoration. The 460 features a 38HP EPA certified gas powered Kohler engine backed by Kohler’s 3-year warranty. A tube and shell oil cooler reduces engine oil temperature by 20%, increasing engine life and pre-heating incoming water.
Sapphire’s patented heat exchange technology maximizes the use of the engine and blower exhaust to deliver higher temperatures to the cleaning tool. Sapphire utilizes copper finned stainless steel tubing for optimal heat absorption in a non-clogging application. This heat exchange assembly also uses a pressure regulator system, eliminating the problematic float valves used in older systems.
Operator convenience remains a focal point in Sapphire’s 460 design. Gauges and controls are located at eye-level, while the thermostatic control system features an easy and reliable four-level temperature selector. A diverter valve discharges excess temperature rather than dumping hot water to the recovery tank. This unique feature preserves onboard fresh water supplies and prevents unnecessary filling of the recovery tank.
The unit also includes the Gardner Denver Tri-Flow 408 blower which produces up to 455 CFM. The 408 blower is oil lubricated on both ends and features special clearances machined specifically for Sapphire Scientific to maximize heat output and efficiency.
The General high-pressure triplex water pump HTS2016S, which comes standard with hot seals and an electric clutch, produces up to 5.6 GPM for dual-wand operation. This pump also comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The 22-inch wide rigid steel frame and changes in the muffler design allow for easier maintenance and serviceability of the vacuum pump belts. Sapphire’s proven belt cooling system is also incorporated into the frame design, and extends belt life significantly over competitive units.
To check out the 460, contact your Sapphire distributor today. www.sapphirescientific.com