R-3 is a low foaming, high performance truckmount carpet detergent that can be used at very low concentrations in truckmount extractor systems which operate in the temperature range of 170 degrees F to 200 degrees F. Dissolves so easily many are switching from liquids for this more cost effective product. R-3 combines detergents, emulsifiers, corrosion inhibitors, buffers and water softeners to provide fast penetration and suspension of the soil for easy trouble free extraction. Brighteners and a lemon scent leave the carpet with a bright, clean and fresh appearance and a pleasant fragrance. The fast drying hard friable residue is invisible and retards re-soiling until it is vacuumed up in subsequent cleaning. The water softening system incorporated in R-3 is designed to suspend water hardness levels up to 400 ppm (23 grains) suitable for most locations, assuring truckmount operators the safe, clean, efficient operation of their equipment.

Product # Package Size Quantity Per Case Price Per Case Quantity Private
43021 8lb Jar 4 $151.20
42387 40lb bucket 1 $154.80
42271 400lb drum 1 $1,340.40
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For optimum cleaning, chemical solution should be mixed 1 lb. of detergent per 5 gallons of water and metered at 5 gallons per hour.


Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

Wash thoroughly after handling.

Do not eat, drink, or smoke when using this product.

  • Appearance: Slightly yellow powder
  • Odor: Lemon
  • pH: 11
  • Dilution: See directions
  • Storage: Keep dry in closed containers.
  • Hard Water Tolerance: Excellent
  • Density: 62#/cu. ft.