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Poll: Do you clean your car wash pits yourself?

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Do you clean your car wash pits yourself?


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swampdonkey

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I have cleaned my pits for over 20 years,on my 2nd ring-matic 750. I pump in the evening when wash has slowed down. I paid off first pumper in 2 1/2 years pumping my 3 washes and hiring out too. I didn't pump sewage tanks.
 

MEP001

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I've been digging them, but my back can't handle it anymore. I'm dealing with four washes now, we just priced out having them pumped and they want $6000 twice a year. Time to buy a Ring-o-matic clamshell cleaner...
 

soapy

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I used a ringomatic for 25 years and did all the pumping myself for the first 15 years. Then I mostly let my employees do it for 10 years. Now I use a tractor with a custom made pit IMG_1116.JPG shovel and I do the pit cleaning about 1/2 the time as this makes cleaning the pits like sitting on a easy chair. Gator from this forum made the first one.
 
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I.B. Washincars

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On my dad's first wash, back in the early 70s, we shoveled them out, directly into the dumpster. All subsequent washes, we built with large pits and always paid to have them cleaned.
 
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