We’ve previously advised that it wasn’t possible to use our Gold Brushes (Code M1019) with the Freestyle complete with the Extractorvac vacuum – without demounting the vacuum. Simply the brushes wouldn’t work.
However, one of our export customers had a real problem with some degradation of a very soft twist carpet with other cleaning systems.
As a result, we decided to relook at the attributes of the newer Freestyle machines using the machine as a complete unit. After much experimentation with a Freestyle Gold Brush combination, we found that it is OK to use these brushes with the complete machine.
However, our technical people say that “you do have to push/pull it more slowly, though. The soft brushes will not allow speeds that are achieved with white or stiffer brushes. Operators who cannot adapt their stroke speed will be frustrated. Those brushes are what’s right for delicate carpets”.
It’s good news, Gold Brushes OK !! The productivity of the Freestyle machine can be a maintained on delicate carpets and orientals. However, this only applies to machines with a serial number of 9995 and above.
The soft and loose construction of some Berber carpets makes it very difficult to brush them without causing some fuzzing and/or pilling. Even using the soft (gold) brushes on the HOST Machine may be too aggressive for some of these carpets. In this case it may be necessary to clean them by hand with a soft hand brush.