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Post# 927513   3/17/2017 at 20:36 (216 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        

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A Giant Hobart FT-900 with blower dryer. Notice how this monster dishmachine dwarfs other equipment around it. After it drinks 120 gallons of hot water to fill it's tanks It needs 4 operators "2 on each end" to keep it moving efficiently. These are VERY WELL MADE machines and clean like no other large dishmachine. Many are still in use after 20 plus years.

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Post# 927521 , Reply# 1   3/17/2017 at 21:34 (216 days old) by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        

An awesome piece of equipment.

What did these cost new? What type of application would use a machine this incredibly large?

Thanks for posting - so cool! Would love to see one in person one day.


Post# 927536 , Reply# 2   3/17/2017 at 23:27 (216 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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For reference purposes:

US government liquidation sale:

Who would have such things? Anyone with lots of dishes who required the throughput capacity. Hospitals, university or other cafeterias, government buildings installations.

If you know where to look (such as federal government sales/liquidations) you can find lots of things including dishwashers like this for very little (relative) money.

Post# 927538 , Reply# 3   3/17/2017 at 23:31 (216 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It was amazing to see the skill of the men who worked loading these machines. They would pick up a stack of plates between both hands then turn the stack sideways and move their arms back and forth across the pins, releasing plates uniformly to fill the pins. Glasses do have to go in racks. If you don't have someone at the discharge end, the conveyor stops when dishes hit the conveyor kill switch which I often experienced when I was operating a much smaller 3 tank machine by myself when I worked in a hospital kitchen. 

Post# 927556 , Reply# 4   3/18/2017 at 03:23 (215 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Hard to believe that those machines need a room bigger than some small restaurants.

Quite a piece of engineering.

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