Slide-in vs. Direct Drives
Truckmounts are available as either slide-ins or direct drives. Slide-in machines basically “slide” into the back of a van or box truck and are powered by their own engines. In contrast, direct drives are attached to a van’s drive train or use the engine to power a generator in order to use the vehicle’s motor for heat and power.
If you don’t have a lot of startup money, a slide-in truckmount will let you take advantage of installation in an older, lower-cost vehicle. Should your vehicle break down or you want to upgrade your van later, a slide-in also can more easily be moved since they are only bolted to the floor.
Direct drives on the other hand tap a van’s engine for power and heat via a clutch system attached to the vehicle’s drive train or via a generator that is attached to the motor to create a hybrid like electric power system. With no engine to wear and tear, they require much less maintenance and offer the highest reliability and longevity. Direct drives take up less cargo space than slide-ins, too, leaving more room for additional equipment. You will, however, need to figure in the additional cost of a new van with a direct drive unit.
Advantages of a Direct Drive Truckmount
Safe and secure quieter operation. Ability to close doors during operation. Protects internal contents from weather exposure. Quiet operation allows for nighttime commercial cleaning and restoration work.
Smallest footprint in the industry. Compact, space saving design allows for flexibility in van set up. Perfect for hauling restoration equipment (airmovers, dehumidifiers, directed heat), power wands, RX20, rotary hard surface tools, chemical solutions, hauling rugs and furniture and more.
Lower maintenance and ease of serviceability reduces costs and downtime . Open design for easy access to internal components, centrally located, protected wiring box, easy access to all drain hoses, stainless steel fittings on solution hoses with swivel on both ends . THE CDS xDRIVE has “arms-length” access and serviceability to all major components.
Reliable, durable, and dependable. HydraMaster Direct Drive truckmounts have the industry’s longest proven track record of performance and success.
Simple to operate and easy to train technicians make the HydraMaster CDS or CDS xDRIVE the perfect choice for fleet operations and less mechanically inclined owner/operators.
Even weight distribution reduces wear on van (less tires, shocks, brakes due to less weight and centrality of weight)
Excellent warranty coverage with superior customer support and service through national distribution network and corporate customer care team.
Value – maximum return on investment and highest re-sale value in the industry.
Flexible and powerful performance allows for many uses. A perfect cleaning machine ideal for flood and water damage restoration work, pressure washing, hard surface cleaning and more.
HydraMaster longevity and reputation. We will be here for years to come to support you.