At the company I work for has 2 G5's and a few promax's g5's are faster, but one has been sent for repairs twice
lots of townhouses here in PA. neighbors complain about noise. i didn't buy an appion because of comments on this forum about noisy operation. all of the companies i've worked for provided promax. great unit. however, the 5410a i bought 11 months ago started leaking profusely from the recover/purge valve stem. spx corp is sending me a new unit.
btw- made in china
so nobody seems to like the yellow jackets? i was planning on buying one of the 95700's, but i might have to change my mind
I'm thinking we have four conclusions so far,
#1 The Promax is slower, quiet, made in China, and is fairly, but not totally reliable.
#2 There is some group of folks talking about some Elks Club or something, totally off-thread and confusing.
#3 There is the Appion G5 Twin, noisy, fast, and unreliable.
#4 The Diablo is made in somewhere other than China or Hell. Do we have any reports on its reliability? (Because the unreliable reports have me turning
away from the G5.)
I hope my summary helps and not in any way offends anybody.
I have two G5 Twins that I use in my shop all day.
I have owned them for over a year now and they probably average out at running for at least 20 minutes per day (365 days).
I have not had a single problem. They are great machines.
The G5 unreliable is news to me, had never any problems with mine and this is the first time I hear chatter of unreliability.
Originally Posted by notdeadman
Originally Posted by notdeadman
Not sure I agree with you my friend
If you help others then you are a Success
The G5 Twin is hands down the best recovery machine manufactured. It is the only one that pumps straight liquid. The G5 had a plastic gear to run the cooling fan which is now metal in all the new models. Gear box failures are a thing of the past. The only thing that will kill an appion is too short of an extension cord.
Disagreement is good.
That's fine, even good. I was just loosely summarizing what I was
Originally Posted by fcs
getting from this thread, so I really want people to tell me
why I'm wrong. I was mostly hoping for lurkers to chime in with
additional, supportive or contrary, information.
I am really in the market for my first recovery machine and I don't
want to make an expensive mistake. I think having something
break down on me would be very bad. I would likely have to
buy another unit quickly while the other one got fixed. Yes,
a backup for everything is probably a good idea, but I'm rather
green. If the G5 breakdowns seem like a tiny percentage, then
I would get back in that camp. Our school only had Promax's but
that was likely due to the tie-in to Johnstone Supply. Of course,
price is also a consideration....
Contact Bill Spohn at trutech tools via the 888 number toll free. He will give you a student discount on whatever you need. I have contacted him already on your behalf. He has the Appion also.
Don't skimp on your instruments, you make your decisions based on their accuracy.
Wow, thanks. I have to get out of town within the hour, but
Originally Posted by jim bergmann
I will call him Monday for sure. I'm really liking this HVAC world.
I have the G5 Twin and I cannot keep the stupid reset from tripping, approx. every 5 min on 410, what are you guys doing different?