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I own a laundry and have 3 25lb speed queen washers and 26 top load washers. I was going to replace 7 of the toploaders with the Horizons. At the clean show someone told me that would be a mitake and I sould put in 20lb washer extracter hard mount instead. He said the horizon would not get used because the door on them is small. Anyone have any experience with the Horizons. Please let me know if this could be a problem.
09-06-2003, 08:10 PM
Most markets require larger machines and if you replace tops, you might want to consider a 40lb machine. Even though the machines cost more initially, as well as installation, these hardmounts will vend more money and is a better investment. Customers tend to have alot of laundry and this allows the convenience to the customer as well. There is also a significant amount of reduction in water usage. If I was going to do a softmount, I have heard great things of the MAH21, however, it may be worth your time to investigate the larger capacity machines before committing to a softmount.
09-09-2003, 01:02 PM
You make the machine look more appealing by putting it on a 6" base. Yes, the Horizon that is just plopped into the same space as a top will get frowns from your customers. You need to raise them up, at least so the door clears the top of a laundry cart. And you need to brag on them to your customers and tell them how quick their clothes will dry because they spin so fast.
But, I'm with STBD on the fact that you should investigate bigger machines first. You'll get a better return and really impress your customers with a couple 40-50# washers and more 25-30 tripleloaders.
Thanks for the information. Not sure large hard mount washers would work where I need to put them. Worried about having to service them someday and to be able to work on them from the back. Would have to redo wiring and also the plumbing. Thanks
02-26-2004, 05:56 PM
The Horizon uses much less water than the top loader and clothes get cleaner, faster, with less soap and water, and they come out weighing a pound lighter which saves money at the dryer. Customers get in and out quicker with a better wash.
I have customers come in and use 6 top loaders for .99 cents thinking this is the cheepest way to wash. They could have used 4 horizons at 1.25 and saved 2.68 in a single trip. That takes some sales effort to convince the customer, but in the long run you make more money.
02-27-2004, 06:05 PM
I have 3 Horizons in one store and they do an excellent job. They do sit up on a pad so they are easier to load and unload.
Those little guys really crank up in their final spin.