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How to Choose the Right Scrubber Dryer for Your Business: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding the Best Scrubber Dryer for Your Facility

How to choose the right Scrubber Dryer for your business

If you’re running a business that needs regular floor cleaning, you’ll know that finding the right floor scrubber machine can be a daunting task. There are a variety of machines available on the market, each with their own features and specifications. Choosing the wrong one can lead to wasted time and money, not to mention poor cleaning results. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to choose the right scrubber dryer for your business, with a focus on the Victor Scrubber Dryer range.

Why choose a Scrubber Dryer?

Before we dive into how to choose the right Scrubber Dryer, let’s first consider why a Scrubber Dryer might be the right choice for your business. Scrubber Dryers are a type of floor cleaning machine that combines the functionality of a scrubber and a dryer. They are particularly useful for large commercial and industrial settings where a lot of floor space needs to be cleaned regularly. Here are some benefits of using a Scrubber Dryer:

1. Scrubber Dryers Save Time

Scrubber Dryers are designed to clean large areas quickly and efficiently. They are much faster than traditional mopping and can cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

2. Scrubber Dryers Improve Hygiene Standards

Scrubber Dryers use water and detergent to clean floors thoroughly, removing dirt and grime. This makes them ideal for environments that require high levels of cleanliness, such as hospitals, schools, and food processing plants.

3. Scrubber Dryers Can Reduce Water Usage

Unlike traditional mopping, Scrubber Dryers use a minimal amount of water to clean floors. This makes them a more environmentally friendly option, as well as helping to reduce water bills.

4. Scrubber Dryers Increase Facility Safety

Scrubber Dryers are designed to reduce the risk of slips and falls by leaving floors dry and non-slippery. This is particularly important in environments where safety is a priority, such as factories and warehouses.

5. Scrubber Dryers Can Be Cost-effective

Scrubber Dryers are a cost-effective option for businesses that need to clean large areas regularly. They can save time and money compared to traditional mopping methods.

Now that we’ve covered some of the benefits of using a Scrubber Dryer, let’s take a look at how to choose the right one for your business.

Consider the size of your space

The first thing to consider when choosing a Scrubber Dryer is the size of your space. The larger your space, the larger the machine you will need. For smaller spaces, such as offices or retail stores, a compact Scrubber Dryer like the Victor SD12 or Victor SD20 may be sufficient. These machines are lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, making them ideal for tight spaces.

For larger spaces, you may need a machine with a wider cleaning width and larger tank capacity. The Victor SD40 and Victor SD50 are both suitable for medium-sized spaces, while the larger ride-on Scrubber Dryer, The Victor SDR80 is ideal for large warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

Consider your floor type

Another important factor to consider when choosing a Scrubber Dryer is the type of flooring you have. Different types of flooring require different cleaning methods and may require different types of scrubbing brushes or pads. For example, hard floors like concrete or tile may require a more aggressive scrubbing brush, while softer floors like vinyl may require a gentler approach.

The Victor Scrubber Dryer range comes with a variety of different brushes and pads, making them suitable for a range of different flooring types. These floor cleaning machines are also designed to be gentle on delicate flooring, helping to prevent damage.

Consider the level of cleaning required

The level of cleaning required will also impact your choice of Scrubber Dryer. For environments that require high levels of hygiene, such as hospitals or food processing plants, you may need a machine that can clean to a high standard.

Another important factor to consider when choosing a Scrubber Dryer is the cleaning width and tank size. The Victor Scrubber Dryer range offers a variety of sizes to fit different business needs. For example, the SD40 has a cleaning width of 508mm and a tank size of 40 litres, making it ideal for medium-sized spaces. The SD50, on the other hand, has a wider cleaning width of 711mm and a larger tank size of 50 Litres, making it suitable for larger areas.

For even larger spaces, the SDR80 is a ride-on Scrubber Dryer that offers a cleaning width of 812mm and a tank size of 80 litres. This machine is ideal for warehouses, factories, and other large spaces that require heavy-duty cleaning.

It’s important to consider the type of flooring your business has when choosing a Scrubber Dryer. The Victor Scrubber Dryer range offers machines that can clean a variety of floor types, including concrete, tile, and vinyl. Additionally, some models come with adjustable brush pressure, which can be helpful for cleaning delicate flooring materials.

Another factor to consider is the battery life of the machine. The Victor Scrubber Dryer range features machines with varying battery capacities, ranging from 2 hours for the SD12 to up to 4 hours for the SD50. It’s important to choose a machine with a battery life that can accommodate your business’s cleaning needs.

Consider the ease Maintenance and servicing

Maintenance and servicing are also important factors to consider when choosing a Scrubber Dryer. The Victor Scrubber Dryer range is designed with easy maintenance in mind, with features like a removable recovery tank for easy cleaning and maintenance-free gel batteries. Additionally, Victor offers regular servicing and maintenance options to ensure that your machine stays in top condition and operates efficiently for years to come.

For more information, check out our blog post: 11 Tips to Help Maintain Your Floor Scrubber Dryers

In summary, when choosing a Scrubber Dryer for your business, consider the size of the space you need to clean, the type of flooring you have, battery life, maintenance needs, and the specific features that are most important to your business. The Victor Scrubber Dryer range offers a variety of machines to fit different business needs, all designed with usability, efficiency, and durability in mind.

In conclusion, choosing the right scrubber dryer for your business is a crucial decision that can greatly impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your cleaning operations. With the wide range of options available on the market, it can be overwhelming to navigate the various features and specifications.

At Victor Floorcare, we understand the importance of finding the right machine for your specific needs. Our range of scrubber dryers are designed with the latest technology to provide the most efficient and effective cleaning solution for any facility.

If you need help choosing a scrubber dryer, our friendly floorcare experts are on hand to help. Call us on 0121 706 5771 to arrange a demonstration at your facility and experience the difference a Victor Scrubber Dryer can make to your cleaning operations.

Victor Scrubber Dryer: The Ultimate Cleaning Solution for Your Floors

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Have you seen our new Scrubber Dryer range yet?

We launched our new scrubber dryer range in 2021, and they have been incredibly popular thanks to some innovative new features. In case you aren’t familiar with all the benefits that the new Victor scrubber dryer range has to offer, we thought we’d outline them in a short blog post.

So here they are, 15 reasons why the Victor Scrubber Dryer range could be the best commercial scrubber dryer for you.

1. Simple to use

One of the most stand-out features of the Victor scrubber dryer range is the focus on usability. As with all Victor floorcare products, these scrubber dryers have been designed to be simple to use to ensure operatives can spend longer cleaning, rather than trying to understand multiple complicated settings. All settings on the Victor Scrubber Dryer range can be operated with just two buttons. One for dosing the solution flow, the other for Eco or Max modes. You can also easily check the battery status, the remaining runtime and the remaining solution flow.

Victor Scrubber Dryer easy to use control panel

2. Easy and cost effective to maintain

At Victor we believe that commercial cleaning equipment should stand the test of time, even in the most demanding commercial environments. One of the keys to long-lasting cleaning equipment is proper maintenance.

These Scrubber Dryers have been designed to be incredibly simple to maintain, thus improving the machine longevity and reducing the lifetime cost. Routine maintenance tasks such as squeegee replacement, cleaning the clean-water filter and replacing brushes is fast and easy. The wide opening of the recovery tank makes it easy to access and clean to a high standard.

Victor Scrubber Dryer wide opening recovery tank

3. A single motor is all that is needed

Most Scrubber dryers have 2 or 3 motors to drive the brushes and the vacuum. These motors are not only expensive to replace but drain the battery quickly. We have reduced the need for extra motors with cog driven brushes, so a single motor can power up to 4 brushes. Our 48v motors are incredibly efficient and waste very little energy in the form of heat. This allows Victor commercial scrubber dryers to run multiple cog driven brushes and the vacuum off the same motor.

Victor Scrubber Dryer patented dual brush on a single transmission

4. Twin Brush Design

The patented toothed twin brush design has simplified the transmission to a single motor, thus increasing productivity and battery run times. Utilising multiple brushes increases the cleaning surface area and gives an all-round better clean than the industry-standard single brush design.

5. Higher rpm (Cleans double the in the same time)

The brushes on a Victor Scrubber Dryer rotate at an RPM of 340 which is almost twice that of the industry standard. Rotating twice the speed means cleaning double the in the same time.

6. Super slimline & Lightweight

The motor tends to be the bulkiest part of any commercial scrubber dryer. As Victor scrubber dryers have just one motor these Scrubber dryers benefit from a super slimline design when compared with the same litreage machine. This results in Victor commercial floor scrubbers being incredibly lightweight (just 66kg on a 50L machine) and easy to manoeuvre around tight spaces such as retail environments or washrooms.

7. Longer Runtimes

Long-life lithium batteries and innovation to conserve energy have resulted in prolonged runtimes when compared to other commercial scrubber dryers. The average runtime across the Victor walk behind scrubber dryer range is 4 hours, depending on the cleaning mode.

8. Fast Charge Batteries

Our fast charge batteries are fully charged in half the time of the industry standard. The average runtime across the Victor walk behind scrubber dryer range is just 2 hours.

9. High Brush Head Pressure

Ideal for heavy-duty and deep cleaning, the Victor Scrubber dryer range has a downforce of up to 30kg. Alternatively this can be reduced for lighter cleaning tasks.

10. Squeegee mounted in front of the wheels

A common problem with scrubber dryers is wet wheels. Not only can wet wheels affect the finish of a clean floor, but they can also be prone to skidding and slipping. By moving the squeegee blade in front of the wheels, the wheels on a Victor Scrubber Dryer never get wet, thus reducing slip hazards and ensuring a perfect finish every time.

Victor Scrubber Dryer front mounted brushes for increased visibility and edge to edge cleaning

11. Brushes mounted at the front of the Scrubber dryer

There were 2 things we didn’t like about traditional under belly brushes.

Firstly, the operative couldn’t see the brush very easily. This mean it was difficult to see if there was a blockage or another problem with the brushes.

Secondly, edge to edge cleaning was impossible. Even if the unit touched the wall, the cleaning brush would be nowhere near the wall.

By moving the brushes to the front of the machine, the operative can easily see what they are doing and easily achieve edge to edge cleaning.

12. Available in 3 sizes + Ride-on Version

The Victor Scrubber Dryer range is available in 3 popular sizes:

  • The SD20 features a 20l recovery tank. This makes the SD20 the ideal compact scrubber dryer for cleaning surfaces from 250 – 1000 m2 and can clean up to 2,400 m2 on a single charge. (2,400 m2 on Eco Mode, 1,700 m2 on Max)
  • The SD40 features a 40l recovery tank. This makes the SD40 the ideal compact scrubber dryer for cleaning surfaces from 1000 – 2000m2 and can clean up to 6,000m2 on a single charge. (6,000m2 on Eco Mode, 4,500m2 on max)
  • The SD50 features a 50l recovery tank. This makes the SD50 the ideal compact scrubber dryer for cleaning surfaces from 1000 – 2000m2 and can clean up to 8,400m2 on a single charge. (8,400m2 on Eco Mode, 6,300m2 on max)

The Victor Scrubber Dryer Range

13. Lithium-Ion (Li-NCA) batteries

There are many advantages of using Lithium-Ion (Li-NCA) batteries as opposed to AGM or Gel batteries.

– They are incredibly lightweight and compact in size small size.

– They have a very low self-discharge rate, meaning they last much longer.

– Lithium-Ion batteries charge cycles (1,000) much higher than traditional AGM or Gel batteries.

14. Incredibly quiet

Thanks to just a single motor, the Victor scrubber dryer range has a maximum sound output of just 66.6 decibels, reducing to 64.6 decibels in eco mode. This makes them ideal for cleaning hospital floors or other areas where quiet night time cleaning is essential.

15. Three Year warranty

And finally, these Scrubber dryers have been built to last. We are so confident they will stand the test of time, even in a demanding commercial environment, that we offer 3 years warranty as standard on the SD20, SD40 and the SD50.

If you have any scrubber requirements, why not get in touch for a free demonstration?

Call us to arrange a site visit on +44 (0)121 706 5771