The Mopit 5 is finally here! The first Mopit 5's shipped the end of July 2018. Our primary goal with the Mopit 5 was to dramatically improve reliability while at the same time improving performance and decreasing the costs of ownership and the shipping costs within the lease program. We have tackled our goal from two different directions. 1. The Mopit 5 has been completely re-designed to ensure that breakdowns will happen far less frequently. 2. When maintenance and repairs are needed they will be far simpler and less expensive to make, and in most cases no tools will be required. More than 50 improvements have been made over the Mopit 4.5. Here are the most notable ones.
Water Recovery System
- Quieter- The vacuum motor is the noisiest part of the machine. We have tucked the vacuum motor down on the chassis plate surrounded by the noise dampening plastic tanks, and as far away as possible from the user’s ears.
- Better Squeegee Performance -The squeegee bar has been completely re-designed to allow for tool -less squeegee replacement, and uses tan gum rubber blades which leave the floor dry and without a film.
- Longer Vacuum Life -The recovery tank pressurization port has been relocated and the recovery tank is taller to ensure that no water or foam ever makes it into the vacuum motor.
- Easier to Drain -The drain port is 3 inches higher making it easier to drain into janitor sinks. The floor of the dirty water tank has a large, sloped sump, which reduces dirty water tank odor by ensuring a complete drain every time.The Mopit 5 will use the new more reliable stretch drain hose
- Reduced Vacuum Filter Cleaning – The Mopit 5 vacuum filter has 75% more surface area and it has been strategically placed up high in the tank to avoid filter clogging debris Battery /
- Longer Battery Life -After years of testing lithium batteries we have finally found one that we feel is outstanding. This exceptional battery costs 75% less than the lithium battery used by Tennant and its superior quality will provide years of service. This lithium batteries life span is 160% longer than traditional gel lead acid batteries Lighter -The lithium battery makes the Mopit 5 thirty pounds lighter than the Mopit 4.5
- Longer Charger Life -The on-board battery charger is protected inside a pocket under the dash board
Water Delivery /Brush System
- Better Cleaning Performance -The Mopit 5 brush is stiffer and has more bristles for deeper cleaning Longer
- Solenoid Life -Corrosion is the number one reason for solenoid failure. The solenoid on the Mopit 5 solves this problem as it is waterproof. It also has tool-less water line removal and diaphragm replacement
- Longer Brush Motor Life -The Mopit 5 uses the exhaust from the vacuum motor to keep the brush motor cool and extend its life
- Larger Tanks -The Mopit 5 is the same size as the 4.5 however it its fresh water time has doubled from 16 minutes to 32 minutes with the valve full opten. It has a 2 gallon larger recovery tank. This larger recovery tank is especially valuable when used with the Scrub N Vac Cleaning Accessory and other vacuum accessories that will be launched in the future.
- Better Training -Along with our website and YouTube channel which are loaded with training videos, the Mopit 5 will also have training and maintenance instructions on its back panel Tool-less Maintenance -
- The brush, squeegee blade & squeegee wheels, battery, battery charger, belt cover, fresh water filter & handle bar position can all be serviced without using tools Better Machine Layout -All of the mechanical parts of the Mopit 5 are located in the bottom section. To separate the top and bottom sections of the Mopit 5, simply lift up the 2 latches on the side and the one latch in the back and lift the top section off. With the top removed all of the mechanical Mopit parts are exposed for easy service
- Less Expensive Replacement - Because all of the working parts of the Mopit are in the bottom section (except the charger and switches), we can easily and inexpensively UPS a bottom section to our customers and they will effectively have a brand new machine. Lease customers would only be responsible for the shipping charges and Non-lease customers would only be responsible for the shipping charges + the bad parts on their old bottom section and the labor to replace them Best Warranty -
- We have a 1 year parts and labor warranty that covers everything except the brush, squeegee blades and shipping. Our warranty doesn’t just cover manufacturer defects it also covers user error. Yes you read that correctly, even if your employee breaks the Mopit by doing something foolish, your machine is covered! For lease customers, the Mopit 5 is under perpetual warranty and all parts, soap, and supplies are included at no charge, the lessee just pays the shipping and handling on them