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  1. #1
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    recovery machine

    Whats a good, powerful yet small in size recovery machine? I have a monster that needs a dam forklift or manlift to bring it up to all the rooftops with me. Which is quite often I might add.
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    I have an appion g5 twin, probably like most people here. Here's an odd question...since you work at a plant, do you guys have a big ice machine? Packing your cylinder with ice will make the process go a whole lot faster. We pulled 100+ pounds out without even starting the pump.

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    i have the g5 twin too. great little and lightweight recovery machine.

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    Appion G5 Twin is one nasty SOB


    2nd the ice, freeze the recovery cyl and pack it in ice
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    One more nod for the Appion G5 twin. Been great so far.
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  6. #6
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    Appion G5 Rocks! I have three of them!

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    Another vote for the Appion G5 Twin. Best recovery unit I've used so far.
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    OK, has anybody tried this one? and if so how would it compare?

    Dont worry bout the price listed...I only posted this link for access to the unit i was considering. i didnt see anything about weight, of either units mentions so far in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy1010 View Post
    Whats a good, powerful yet small in size recovery machine? I have a monster that needs a dam forklift or manlift to bring it up to all the rooftops with me. Which is quite often I might add.
    Tommy -- I have the Inficon Vortex shark. It's a 1/2 hp oil-less pump that also does really well. Never had a prob. with it and its light too.
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    +1 for the Appion G5

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    Been using a Promax for 8 years....still doing just dandy.
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    I have Promax great Unit I really like it how next unit will be Appion. Why the Appion is faster and Lighter.
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  13. #13
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    Appion is a good unit.

    A bit noisy and it vibrates and 'walks' a bit sometimes, but it is the best I've used to date.

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