Tornado Marathon Carpet Extractors
There are three main types
of carpet extractors.
The first type of carpet extractor is the tank carpet extractor.
This type of unit utilizes a large tank in a separate system. The
second type of carpet extractor is the self-contained unit. The
self-contained unit extractor is one unit that contains both a
tank and one unit in one. The third type of carpet extractor is
the carpet spotter, it is used for smaller areas and its solution
and recovery capacities hold less water and can recover less
liquid. The Marathon 800 and 1200 portable extractor's by Tornado
are self-contained units. These portable extractors are built from
durable materials and are top of their class. The definition of
the ultimate self-contained extractor would be one that is
lightweight, has increased solution capacity, and agitation
system, and could vacuum recovery.
The Tornado Marathon 800
extractor comes equipped with an 8 gallon solution and 10 gallon
cover a tank. This is standard for a medium size self-contained
extractor when compared to its competition. This piece of floor
equipment utilizes a cylindrical brush system that agitates the
floor with brush speeds up to 900 RPMs. The recovery system on
this extractor consists of a 2 hp vacuum order that has more than
enough power to recover nearly all solution from the carpet. For
good penetration into the carpet fibers the Marathon 800 relies on
a 100 psi pump to shoot the extraction liquid into the carpet.
Tornado Marathon 1200
is modeled after the 800 but boasts a larger solution and recovery
tank. The solution tank on the 1200 series has a 12 gallon
capacity for clean water and 14 gallon capacity for dirty water.
Both carpet extractor's are easy to maintain and a joy to use.
Both the Marathon 800 and
1200 solution and recovery tanks can be easily accessed from the
top of the unit. Each tank has its own separate lid that can be
quickly removed to fill up or clean out the tanks. To perform
maintenance on the unit, the lead simply unlatch his end for the
back to give you easy access to the internal parts of the machine.
Once the lid is tipped back all parts such as the
vacuum motor and
pump accessible. The user controls are friendly and well marked,
each button is clearly labeled as to its intended purpose. To
drain the machine a simple rubber hose is detached from the back
of the unit so it can be dumped down a drain. Many accessories are
available for the Marathon series
carpet extractors. Some of the
available tools are a hand tool for small area cleanup, a crevice
detailer tool for auto detailing, an upholstery tool is available
for furniture and a large carpet wand is available for larger
areas. Using this arsenal of tools you can accomplish any carpet
cleaning task. OEM Tornado parts for this machine are easy to find
and a relatively inexpensive.
Overall the Tornado
Marathon series carpet extractor's are a great value. The price
range for these extractors ranges from $2000-$3000 and is well
within market value with its comparable counterparts from other
manufacturers. The only other manufacturers to carry comparable
carpet extractor's are NSS,
Minuteman Windsor and Tennant. Tornado parts are easy to find
and are inexpensive, they can be purchased online or at any Tornado