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04-11-2009, 03:39 PM #1
Another Ice machine ready to go...
I thought I'd show off the refurbishing we did on another old Manitowoc. This one is a G-1700 Remote, 1991 model. We just cleaned it up and put it in a store a few weeks ago... The only thing I do want to add, it that the correct line set quick connect fittings couldn't be ordered in time, so we had to take the existing ones off (threads were horrible on both) and just solder the lines in.
This was the first 502 machine that we tested 422a in...worked like a charm! Total cycle time was right around 14 minutes, so it rivals the newer machines on speed.
04-12-2009, 12:44 AM #2
Looks nice, but it's still used equipment? Is it really worth all the fussing with? Looks like something I might do as a personal project, but not for a customer.I r the king of the world!...or at least I get to stand on the roof and look down on the rest of yall
04-12-2009, 10:34 AM #3
To answer simply: Yes, it is worth all the fussing.
These older machines are the ones that are making us money, and as long as they work and look like new,is there really a huge problem?
Unfortunately, just because of the sheer amount of equipment we have in the field (over 3,000 individual pieces) we cannot afford to give a brand new machine to every store, every 5-10 years as the manufacturers suggest.
04-17-2009, 07:54 PM #4
You have to understand, M&H leases these machines.
All the customer cares is if it's clean and makes enough ice.
Let's see......3000 pieces out there at $xxx/month.....Hmmmm.
I'm going to start renting machines again
04-17-2009, 10:48 PM #5
I should have explained everything a little better before, sorry about that.
I made a fairly large mistake: replace that 3,000 with around 2,000.
I'm really looking at about say:
600 Ice Machines
350 Bins (about 250 machines are on drink dispensers)
400 Remote condensers
320 inside ice merchandisers
375 to 400 outside ice merchandisers
This is just for our largest C-Store account (we have many smaller lease accounts as well). We own all of the equipment, so We can pretty much do what we please as long as it makes ice and looks pretty, as icemeister said.
04-19-2009, 03:49 AM #6
Well that's a different duck then, lol
I used to be the in house guy for a ice co up here and I refurbed a lot of old arse Leer merchandisers..... Winter time I would spend a lot of time with bondo and paint. Don't miss that one bit.I r the king of the world!...or at least I get to stand on the roof and look down on the rest of yall
05-08-2009, 12:01 PM #7Professional Member*
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hmmmm, anybody interested in a mostly full bottle of 502??? it's been in our shop since the mid 80's and I don't forsee any future use for it...The TRUE highest cost system is the system not installed properly...
The three big summer hearththrobs...
The A/C repairman
07-18-2009, 11:12 PM #8
Is this the M&H Leasing in the texas panhandle? No cities named for a reason. If so I know some guys that used to work for you a long time back.
07-18-2009, 11:17 PM #9
The one and the Same!
07-20-2009, 12:32 AM #10
I thought so. Remember Will Hughes. Haw long have you been there?
07-20-2009, 09:49 PM #11
Must have been before my time here.
Not surprising someone you knew worked for Malcolm though...we were much bigger at one time.
Did he work with the M & H Guys, or the Malcolm Hinkle guys?