PTO-Driven Carpet Cleaning Installation History Has Been Made

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New England Truckmount of Pelham, NH has solved a very important problem installing direct-drive carpet cleaning systems in a cargo van with a new-style ECU-controlled charging system.

We were consistently told by experts that "it could not be done." We were committed and did it.

New England Truckmount, a Pelham New Hampshire based niche supply and repair facility, has solved a very important problem installing a White Magic direct-drive carpet cleaning unit in a late-model GM cargo van with a new ECU-controlled charging system. Historically over decades, every one of these installations required a certain small 105amp alternator to accommodate an important piece of bracketry to maintain correct alignment and pitch of the machinery's entire drive system. Larger alternators could never be used, but only a larger one was compatible with this particular vehicle's charging system.

Through sheer determination, owner Brian Collopy worked tirelessly over the last five months to come up with a solution. “We were told several times that it simply could not be done. Hiring more qualified shop talent was the key...” Collopy reports, “and we did this the very first week of March to both solve this issue and to upgrade the entire company's performance overall.”

Tech college graduate Stephen Daniel joined New England Truckmount the first of March. He has brought to the company a huge array of professional tools, excellent domestic and foreign automotive experience, and welding and fabrication abilities. He was extensively trained by industry experts on all facets of the company's operations and mastered it in no time at all.

“I promise you, we will make this work for you,” Daniel said to the customer directly early in his employ. Within a month, Daniel worked with Collopy to solve the problem. Using an ECU-controlled larger 125amp alternator, he manufactured a custom bracket to work with the larger alternator. At the same time, absolutely no alteration in drive shaft pitch or positioning was needed because of his ingenuity and skill.

Daniel's determination and confidence has brought the company's service department to a new level. New England Truckmount now offers full automotive repairs, an important adjunct to its already wide level of service to the professional cleaning industry.

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