Ride-on or even the top quality walk-behind demo equipment require a very substantial quantity of flooring to pay for themself--------initial costs, maintenance, transporting, and storage. What I like about Don's tool is not so much it's effectiveness or efficiency but the fact that it looks very easy to handle----maintenance, delivery and storage.
I love to tell the story of when I was straight out of high school working demo for a flooring shop with the owner's sons and we were being dispatched out in the AM by the partner of the owner who ran the labor. We're about to leave without loading up any of the demo machines--------------the guy say's, "Oh, don't worry, it's PROBABLY gonna come up easy. You don't need the machines."
WTF???? The machines were setting right there 10-15' away from the truck we were about to ride out on. I said F that and loaded up the machines anyway and even at that tender age and limited experience shot the old man a dirty look. He just smiled at me. See, we were working SO cheap those day he couldn't care less if we took all day or even three days. Our blisters, pain and stupidity was a risk he was willing to take.