The Orbiter Multi-Floor Machines can be used to tackle almost any floor surfaces with the appropriate attachments.
We will compare the Oreck Orbiter ORB600MW, Ultra ORB700MB and Oreck Orbiter Commercial ORB550MC, and list the main difference between them below to help you make an informed decision.
These 3 versatile floor tools look very similar, the attachments are universal, but these machines are not exactly the same, here are some differences:
Th Orbiter ORB600MW and Ultra ORB700MB is intended for Household Use whereas the Orbiter ORB550MC is intended for Commercial Use.
Th Orbiter ORB600MW carries 5-year limited warranty on motor, 1-year limited warranty on all other components, Ultra ORB700MB carries 10-year limited warranty with free annual tuneups included while the Orbiter commercial ORB550MC is backed by 1-year limited warranty.
The Orbiter ORB600MW has a 1/3 hp motor, the Ultra ORB700MB has a 1/2 hp motor, while the commercial ORB550MC has a 3/4 hp motor.
The cord on the Orbiter ORB600MW and Ultra ORB700MB are black and 30-foot long, while the cord on ORB550MC is orange and 50-foot long.
The Orbiter ORB600MW is white with blue highlights, Ultra ORB700MB is black with chrome highlights while the commercial ORB550MC is with metallic finish and orange highlights.
The Orbiter ORB600MW and Ultra ORB700MB weigh 22.2 pounds while the ORB550MC weighs about 24 pounds.
Price (prices checked in November 2020):
On Oreck official site Oreck.com, the list price of Orbiter ORB600MW is $439.99 whereas Ultra ORB700MB is priced at $549.99. The commercial ORB550MC is unpriced on oreckcommercial.com, there is a “Call for Quote” button.
Some retailers sell the machines with no attachments included. The packages include the floor machines only, they do not come with any attachments to clean the floor. So you have to buy the attachments separately.
However, some sellers may include the accessories.
So always check what are included before placing an order.
Oreck offers a variety of different accessories for cleaning carpets and hard floors.
Here is information provided in the manual:
Bonnets are designed to surface clean most surfaces. They are washable and can be reused.
White Terrycloth Bonnet: cleans the traffic lane and spots in the carpet without wetting the entire carpet.
Lamb’s Wool Bonnet: for everyday buffing to remove scuff marks on wood, tile and vinyl floors.
Pads are designed to be porous and open-weave (except the beige pad) so that when it loosens dirt it can pick it up. The dirt goes inside the pad. All pads can be double sided used before cleaning or disposing. Pads may be hosed off in some instances and re-used.
The pads are color coded depending on how aggressive
they are (except for the beige marble pad):
White Polish Pad:
the least aggressive and softest, apply paste wax, clean and polish wood (coated & uncoated),linoleum, and laminate.
Cleans all surfaces except stone.
Blue Scrub Pad:
medium aggressive, used for scrubbing, cleans tile and concrete.
Brown Strip Pad:
most aggressive, strips linoleum, vinyl, laminate and tile floors, cleans and scrubs tile and grout, wood decks, can be used on commercial vinyl, smooth concrete.
- Beige Marble Pad:
for restoring and cleaning marble floors only.
Brushes are designed to get into grooves and recesses on non-flat surfaces. Brushes lift and remove ground-in dirt and grime.
Black Carpet Brush:
the least aggressive, use with Oreck Dry Shampoo, safe, soft action needed for carpet cleaning.
Can be used on textured linoleum, cleaning delicate, glazed ceramic, porcelain tile.
Tan Polish Brush (Union Mix):
medium aggressive, polish wood floors, get inside cracks of a wood floor, also used for marble, stone, and delicate tile floors.
Orange Scrub Brush:
the most aggressive, used to clean ceramic tile or concrete and many tough stains.
If you want to learn more details, you can download the user guide:
Oreck Orbiter Floor Machines Comparison
|Floor Machine||Oreck Orbiter||Oreck Orbiter Ultra||Oreck Orbiter Commercial|
|Motor HP||1/3 hp||1/2 hp||3/4 hp|
|On/Off Switch||in the handle||in the handle||in the handle|
|Cord||Black, 30-foot||Black, 30-foot||Orange, 50-foot|
|Weight||22.2 pounds||22.2 pounds||about 24 pounds|
|Surface||Carpet, Hard Floors||Carpet, Hard Floors||Carpet, Hard Floors|
|Above Floor Cleaning||No||No||No|
|Warranty||5-year limited warranty on motor, 1-year limited warranty on all other components||10-year limited warranty with annual tuneups included||1-year limited warranty|
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