What Are the Differences Between Walk-Behind and Ride-On Scrubber Drier?

by Michael Mousely Blogger

Gone are those days, when you would ask your employees to clean the office with the mop and bucket. Further, it feels cheap to ask the employees to do the work. Industrial cleaning equipment is the way forward, the type of investment that every business owner or facilities manager should consider. But while buying any of the scrubbers you need to think first that what should you buy? Will it be a walk-behind or a ride on scrubber drier? However, if you are facing difficulties to make the choice then read the article further.

Before you will know the difference, you must know about both the scrubbers. Here are the details.

Walk-behind Scrubbers

Going with the name, one can easily understand that it is a walk behind floor cleaners that are guided by an operator. Generally, these models need to be pushed by a person who can be your own staff or other cleaning staff that you hire. Walk-behind scrubber dryers typically use a diluted cleaning solution and some designs can both scrub and sweep, cleaning and drying, in the same pass.

Ride on Scrubbers

As the name suggests you can understand that it is a piece of cleaning equipment on which a rider can ride. the operator is provided with a seat on this type of industrial cleaning equipment. The operator can seat on the ride on scrubber drier. The operator doesn’t need to maneuver the machine by walking behind. They can seat on the machine and can control it from there itself. There is no doubt that for the industrial facilities, nothing can be better than this.

Now as you are aware of both the machines, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of these machines.

Large industrial space

When space is a large industrial space, it is impossible to work with the walk-behind scrubber. The staff won’t be able to walk across the whole area on foot to clean. Therefore, in such areas, you need ride on scrubbers. The operator can sit on the machine and can ride around the area to clean the whole space.

Electrical connection

Most of the walk-behind scrubbers need to be operated on electricity. However, there are some versions available which work o battery too. Therefore, when you are using them, you must ensure that you have a plug point nearby. On the other hand, the ride-on scrubbers are battery operated. Therefore, in a single charge, you can nearly complete the whole cleaning process. It doesn’t matter, you have an electric connection nearby or not.


When it comes to price, walk-behind scrubber costs less than of the ride on scrubber drier. However, if you will check the ROI of both the machines, the ride-on scrubber will stay ahead of the walk-behind models.

Final Words

Over in this article, you have seen the differences between both types of scrubber driers. However, based on your need you can pick the one which is suitable for your business. 

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