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TennantTrue® Brush Selection Guide

Ensure ideal operation of your machine and its scrubbing and sweeping brushes by choosing a TennantTrue Brush that has been ideally designed for your machine’s down pressure, speed and water flow — as well as your cleaning environment needs. Other manufacturers may say their brushes “will fit” Tennant machines, but they cannot promise the same quality, fit and performance as TennantTrue Brushes.

Disk Brushes

Look for disk brushes with debris and grit flushing drain holes to protect the drive plug and disk brush bristles set nearly perpendicular to the cleaning surface for more effective cleaning. TennantTrue® Disk Brushes let cleaning solution flow through holes in the machine drive plug and brush drive adapter, so it spreads across the working surface of the brush.

Cylinder Brushes

Ensure smooth operation and prevent excessive machine wear with balanced TennantTrue® Cylinder Brushes — manufactured to the industry’s tightest standards for straightness, roundness, wall thickness and fit. Tennant manufacturers cylindrical brush tubes with an extruded spline drive for the best fit, using maximum bristle length for long wear and securely anchors every bristle. Look for patented TennantTrue® sweeping brush designs: sand wedge and window brush.

Side Brushes

Reach into corners and around edges, pulling debris in front of the sweeper for pick up by the main brush, using round, flared TennantTrue® side brushes. Tennant uses a specific flare angle that provides maximum reach without compromising stiffness.

Uncoated Concrete, Brick, Cobblestone, Asphalt Coated Concrete, Tile, Terrazzo,
Finished Wood, Soft Sports Floors
      LEAST MOST      
      LEAST MOST      
Light Scrubbing, Polishing Nylon Polypropylene   Nylon   Polypropylene
Medium Scrubbing Polyester Polypropylene Heavy-Duty Polypropylene   Polyester Polypropylene
Heavy Scrubbing Heavy-Duty Polypropylene Abrasive Super Abrasive   Heavy-Duty Nylon Heavy-Duty Polypropylene
Buildup Removal, Stripping Abrasive   Super Abrasive   Abrasive Super Abrasive

*When your floors are coated with Tennant Coatings contact Tennant Customer Service to determine best brush for your cleaning application.

**Consult your sports floor manufacturer for recommended cleaning processes

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does better cleaning performance reduce my overall cost?

A. Better cleaning performance requires less rework, which means lower labor costs, reduced safety claim risks, and lower costs for maintenance and parts.

Q. What is the difference between a “TennantTrue® OEM” part and a look-alike “Tennant Aftermarket” part?

A. TennantTrue OEM parts are designed and tested by Tennant engineers to optimize the cleaning performance of Tennant equipment. “Tennant Aftermarket” parts not designed by Tennant may not have equal form, fit, or function, resulting in less effective cleaning performance and higher costs.

Q. How do I ensure the superior performance for my Tennant cleaning machines?

A. Use only genuine TennantTrue parts, follow the planned maintenance schedule for your Tennant machine, and call on our factory-direct sales and service organization if you need help.

Q. How can I be sure I am using TennantTrue parts?

A. Order your parts directly from Tennant or request Tennant designed and manufactured parts through an authorized Tennant or Nobles machine and parts distributor.  


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