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17 inch Explosion Proof Floor Scrubbing Machine



List Price: $13,025.00

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Quick Overview

  • For hard floor use only
  • 17 inch scrubbing path
  • Bassine scrub brush included
  • 1.0 HP motor
  • 1 year power train warranty

List Price: $13,025.00

Regular Price: $11,719.99

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This 17 inch explosion proof floor machine is classified for use in Class 1 Hazardous Locations, as described by the National Electrical Code (NEC). The Unico explosion proof floor machines come with a 17 inch Bassine scrub brush are tested with respect to the acceptability of operation in the presence of flammable and explosive mixture of specific vapors and gases with air. Equipment classified for use in Class 1 locations is not necessarily acceptable for Class 2 locations as it may not be Dust-Tight or operate at a safe temperature when blanketed with dust. This machine is available in 110 or 220 volts. For other non-explosion proof options, take a look at our complete line of 17 inch 175 RPM floor polishers/buffers.

Protection against explosions in hazardous locations requires that all electrical equipment exposed to the flammable or combustible atmospheres be of a type suitable for installation in such locations. Equipment should be installed in circuits with overload and short-circuit protection for established ratings.

For explosion proof equipment as defined in the NEC, acceptability of use in hazardous locations will be endangered should openings or other alterations be made in the enclosure. Holding bolts of enclosing cases and threaded parts must be screwed tight. Continued acceptability of installation will depend upon proper maintenance.

Warnings: - Important to read before use!

  • Use ONLY static conductive and spark proof accessories that are certified for use in hazardous locations. These machines and accessories are designed to comply with the NEC.
  • All electrical equipment must be installed and used in strict accordance with the NEC.
  • Regular maintenance inspections are a must! The electrical cord must be inspected every time the machine is used. Any cuts or cracks in the insulation on the cord must be replaced before using.

If you're not in need of the Explosion Proof model, then check out our other 17" floor buffing machines.


  • Motor: 1 H.P. motor, U.L. listed (Class 1, Group D), ventilated, ball-bearing for operation on 60 Cycle Phase, 115 / 230 Volt current, suitable for operation in hazardous locations. Brush speed is 175 R.P.M. through gear reduction.
  • Brush: Explosion proof brushes have an aluminum block and have bronze wire throughout the fill to make them conductive. Pad holders and non-approved brusheswill void the explosion proof capabilities of this machine. All brushes must be approved by the factory.
  • Gear Unit: Completely enclosed and sealed planetary type gear reduction unit. Triple planetary gears assure long life and quiet operation. The unit is lubricated at the factory and requires no further attention.
  • Housing: Heavy duty, reinforced cast aluminum brush housing is highly polished.
  • Rubber Bumper: Extra wide, heavy duty, conductive rubber bumper around the brush housing provides complete protection.
  • Wheels: 5 inch diameter aluminum conductive wheels with bronze bushings. The entire wheel carriage retracts to permit full weight of the machine on the brush when the machine is in operation.
  • Handle: Handle assembly is constructed of U.L. listed explosion proof fittings and welded to prevent from loosening. The handle assembly is a fully adjustable 90 degrees for operator comfort and ease of storage. Two cord hooks provide convenient storage for the trailing cord.
  • Switch: Shock proof, double pole, momentary contact switch shuts off when the switch lever is released.
  • Cord: 50 foot, heavy duty reinforced U.L. listed 14/3 conductor cable. No plug is provided with the cord.
  • Appearance: All cast aluminum parts are highly polished and all other exterior metal parts are chrome plated, except the handle fittings, which are aluminum painted.

Unico 17 inch floor buffer is certified for use with Class 1, Group D hazardous materials -Atmospheres such as: acetone, acrylonitrile, ammonia, benzene, butane, 1-butanol, 2-butanol, n-butyl acetate, ethane, ethanol, ethyl acetate, ethylene dichloride, gasoline, heptane, hexane, isoamyl alcohol, isoprene, methane, methanol, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, 2-methyl-1-propanol, naphtha, octane, pentane, 1-pentanol, propane, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, propylene, styrene, toluene, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, and xylenes.

Additional Information

Brand United Floor Machine
Manufacturer Sku SBXC-17LH
Power Source Electric
Scrub Style Rotary
Rotary Buffer Speed Low Speed
Brush/Pad Diameter 17 inches
Brush/Pad Speed 175 RPM
Brush Cover Bassine scrub brush with aluminum block & bronze wire
Handle Constructed of U.L. listed explosion proof fittings and welded to prevent from loosening
Handle Grips Shock proof, double pole, momentary contact switch shuts off when the switch lever is released
Brushes/Pads Included Yes
Wheels 5" aluminum conductive wheels with bronze bushings
Motor 1 HP, U.L. listed (Class 1, Group D) through gear reduction
Electrical Usage 60 cycle, 110/220 volt
Power Cord 50 ft. UL Approved, heavy-duty 14/3 conductor cable
Quantity Per Carton 1
Warranty 1 year commercial warranty
Gold Medal Winner No

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