Ordered a new parts washer today & also sold my old trusty '98 model ATEC as the steel in the water reservoir was starting to get thin. The previous owner neglected it pretty bad from not running the correct detergent to protect the steel.
It sold within 2 hours of my wife posting it on Facebook, Got back what I have in the machine ($2,000) along with 3 years of hard constant use which more than paid for the machine.
New one is a Insta-Clean model# IC-7, It can allegedly wash a heavily soiled transmission case in 15 minutes @ 150°. With my old washer sometimes over 2 hours was normal with periodic touch-ups with a wire brush & sctochbite pad @ 160°-175°.
If this machine can thoroughly clean one in 45 minutes I would be ecstatic!!
This was a tough decision to make & spent a couple months researching different parts washers. It came down to a Stainless Steel Ranger/Bendpak RS-500DS or the Insta-Clean IC-7. The Ranger is a carbon copy of my old ATEC except for being stainless.....I know how they clean & I can't justify $10,000 for that kind of performance.
Unfortunately......It's gong to take @10 weeks for it to get built. Didn't expect my old machine to sell that fast if at all as I disclosed the rust issue, I have a colleague that'll let me use his IF he's not using it.
This video help me make the decision.....
Here's my old ATEC (When I first got it)......