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Developed following extensive market research: Karcher’s floor cleaning equipment impresses Awards judges
Karcher’s Daniel Friz told us that the Innovation Award-winning KM 125/130 R was developed as a direct response to extensive customer market research and that its design solved many of the issues that users of cleaning equipment (from any manufacturer) highlighted as being potentially problematical… issues, for example, created when the untrained, meddle with complex electronics (Karcher has separated the complex maintenance from the routine by siting what’s needed for the former under the driver’s seat and the latter under a side panel which swings out to the side rather than opens upwards, to ensure everything is easy to reach).
There was a lot of innovation to note but perhaps what impressed us the most was the system that provides automatic cleaning of the filters every 45 seconds, the intelligent sweeping programmes and the positioning of the main sweeping brush between the wheels at the rear of the machine, which facilitates the use of a larger diameter brush and means that the brush isn’t damaged when the machine is driven up a kerb.
This main brush is in two parts which makes it really easy to change and the filters just slot in and out too.
Like a lot of Karcher equipment, this machine uses the KIK key system which limits access to and use of the KM 125/130 R so that only authorised personnel can be involved in, say, maintenance or machine operation.
21st May 2015