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17" 1.5 hp, Classic Metal Floor Machine with Sandpaper Driver

This Powr-Flite 17" 1.5 hp Classic Floor Machine comes with a sandpaper driver to get you started on your next sanding job immediately. This machine also accepts pad drivers and brushes, allowing you to use it as a standard floor machine as well. Classic Floor Machines use the most technologically advanced motor, transmission and electrical components in a rugged all-metal housing. All metal handle housings, tube and trigger assemblies add to the long-lasting durability of the machine.

• Included sandpaper driver - SB17M
• Powerful 1.5 hp, 175 RPM dual capacitor motor starts easily, even with the most aggressive sandpaper
• All Steel Triple Planetary Gear Box

• Uses 17" Pads / 15" Brushes
• Thumb activated safety interlock switch prevents accidental start ups
• High polish chrome finish is chip and corrosive resistant, keeping the Classic looking newer longer
• Full surround non-marking bumpers help prevent damage to walls and furniture

• Each machine is assembled and tested by skilled American workers

Equipped with a sandpaper driver, the Powr-Flite 17" 1.5 hp Classic Floor Machine is a great value for contractors and cleaning professionals charged with hard floor maintenance and restoration projects.


17" 1.5 hp, Classic Metal Floor Machine with Sandpaper Driver

Catalog: $799.00
Sale!: $639.00

Classic Design, Modern Performance
The Classic line combines the enduring popularity of an all metal floor machine with the most technologically advanced motors, transmissions and electrical components.


Built in the USA
Each machine is assembled and tested by skilled American craftsmen.


Model C171SD Circuit Breaker Switch housing mounted
Pad Diameter 17" Weight 90 lbs.
Motor 1 hp, UL approved Operation Control Dual lever on/off safety switch
Transmission Triple planetary drive Warranty 1 year housing, 5 years motor, 3 years transmission and 1 year parts and labor
RPM 175
Power Cord 50 ft. UL listed 14/3 STW-A Brushes Brush selection
Handle Grips Anti-fatigue, soft to the touch Pads Pad selection
Cord Strain Relief Heavy duty metal, lock nut and spring Pad Drivers Pad Driver selection
Handle Tube All chrome 1.5" Solution Tank FM91
Handle Housing All metal with safety lock Splash Controller Ring BSR22
Wheels Two 4" non-marking wheels Sandpaper Driver SB17M

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PDF iconDownload Solution Tank Installation

How-to clean any floor type
How-to install a solution tank

Frequently Asked Questions on Upright Vacuums
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◎ What is the warranty?

▸ The warranty on floor machines is 10 year housing, 5 year motor, 3 year transmission, 1 year parts and labor.

◎ What is the speed?

▸ The speed of our floor machines is 175 RPM or 175/320 RPM on dual speed machines.

◎ What is the horsepower?

▸ We carry both 1 hp and 1.5 hp models.

◎ What accessories might I need?

▸ Floor machines require different accessories based on the application they are being used for. Some general accessories include pad drivers, brushes, pads for all purposes, bonnets, sandpaper drivers, grinders, scrapers, solution tank for chemicals, floor pads, splash guards, cleaning chemicals, stripping chemicals, sealers and finishes.

◎ What can a 175 RPM floor machine do?

▸ 175 RPM floor machines are versatile and can be used for a variety of different applications. With the correct accessory these applications include: maintenance scrub a floor, deep scrub a floor, strip finish off a floor, spray buff a floor, sand floor surfaces, scrape floor some surfaces or concrete, grind cement patch work, interim maintenance carpet cleaning, deep carpet cleaning.

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