Over the past decade, LG Electronics have provided many businesses including laundromats – both throughout Australia and across the globe – with 10kg and 15kg commercial grade front-load washing machines that have changed their business and their bottom-line for the better.
Top-load washers are quickly becoming less and less of a preference among businesses in Australia, as operators increasingly consider options with benefits that align with their business values of quality, profitability, efficiency and sustainability.
In 2019, Richard Jay made the decision to stop supplying Maytag commercial top-loader machines – instead offering models that combine advanced technology with sustainable functionality.
With front-load technology incorporating advanced spin-cycles that reduce water and drying time by up to 50%, deliver exceptional cleaning results and extend the life of linens with technology that’s gentler on fabrics, it’s no longer a case of why a front-load washer, but when.
For businesses in hospitality, facility management, laundromats and any others who need a 10kg or 15kg capacity machine, LG’s small chassis range has become the preferred option. In fact, it’s commonly touted as offering the best commercial grade small-chassis laundry solutions on the market.
The table below shows a side-by-side comparison of the LG Giant C Fast front-load washer next to the Maytag MAT20MIN top-load washer:
|Model||LG GIANT C FAST||MAT20MN|
|Price||Higher initial investment||Lower initial investment|
|Realistic life||10,000 cycles = 4 cycles per day for 7 years||10,000 cycles = 4 cycles per day for 7 years|
|Invest cost per cycle||$0.30||$0.20|
|Rated capacity||10 Kg = higher capacity||8 Kg = smaller capacity|
|Productivity per day||10 Kg x 4 cycles = 40 Kg||8 Kg x 4 cycles = 32 Kg|
|Water usage||80 litres = economical||97 litres = massive water wastage|
|G value||449G = less retained moisture||144G = higher retained moisture|
|Dryer energy cost @8kg load||40’000 kW = less expensive to run||56’000 kW = more expensive to run|
|Wash cycle||Pre-wash / main wash / 3 rinses = best cleaning||Main wash / 1 rinse = poor cleaning|
|Programmable||Yes = customised for application = best results||No = no customisation = poor results|
|LED display||Yes = simple to operate||No = difficult to operate|
|Liquid dosing connections||Yes = simple to operate||No = human error|
|Soap draw||Yes = simple to operate||No = human error|
|Heating||No = does not meet Australian Standards for disinfection||No = does not meet Australian Standards for disinfection|
|Accelerometer||Yes = lower maintenance||No = higher maintenance|
|Drive system||Direct drive = low maintenance||Gearbox = higher maintenance|
|Tub clean cycle||Yes = sanitation of inner / out drum||No = no sanitation|
|Stackable washer / dryer||Yes = space saving||No = space wasting|
|Mechanical action||High = great cleaning||Low = poor cleaning|
Here at Richard Jay, we understand the unique laundry requirements of businesses across Australia, and we know how damaging down-time can be to both productivity and your bottom line. When reliability’s crucial, LG Commercial 10kg and 15kg front loaders are proven to have less breakdowns and require less ongoing maintenance – meaning you can benefit from reduced risk and down-time.