Scrubber dryer R 235

Micro Ride-on scrubber dryer – more productive than a larger walk-behind

The SCRUBTEC R 253 is the first Nilfisk ride-on machine in the micro scrubber dryer category. Available at the same price level as a walk-behind model, it will significantly add to both working speed and user comfort to our range. Cleaning can be carried out at 6 km/h while driving compared to 4 km/h when walking and having to push a heavy machine. Meaning “taking a ride” can actually increase the productivity of your indoor cleaning by up to 50%.

SCRUBTEC R 253 is ideal for light and medium cleaning of large indoor areas such as in warehouses, small industries, and automotive facilities. Users will find it easy to drive and control, and thanks to its large water tanks the machine goes the distance with limited need for empty/refill. The SCRUBTEC R 253 will run for up to 3.5 hours before the high-capacity batteries must be replaced or recharged.


    • 53 cm wide disc brush system Two water tanks each holding 70 liters
    • Three different water/detergent solutions settings for optimal cleaning
    • Flow of water/detergent automatically adjusts to speed of machine
    • One-touch button to lower/raise brush deck and activate brush rotation
    • Automatic squeegee rising in backwards
    • Speed control in turns
    • Easy to maneuver with a minimum of training
    • Dashboard with digital display placed in the steering wheel
    • At-a-glance control of major functions and battery status Intuitive icon buttons for vacuum, brush rotation and water/detergent flow
    • Simple to clean and maintain due to its surface finishing
    • Fast installation and removal of squeegee blades
    • Maintenance is easily done without use of any tool

Technical specifications

Voltage (V) 24
Length x width x height (mm) 1270x550x1020
Brush speed (RPM) 155
Solution/recovery tank (l) 70/70
Shipping weight (kg) 152
Brush pressure (kg) 15 – 30
Scrubbing width (mm) 530
Min. turn-around aisle width (cm) 180
Max climbing rate (%) 2
Productivity theoretical/ actual (m²/h) 3180/2230
Insulation class III
Brush/pad diameter (mm) 530/508
Ip protection class X4
Sound pressure level (dB(A)) 68
Water flow (l/m) 0.75 / 1.5 / 3.0
Working speed (km/h) 6
Squeegee width (mm) 720
Vacuum motor power (W) 310
Maximum running time 2.9 Hours
Brush motor (W) 400
Battery compartment size (LxWxH) (mm) 350 x 360 x 280
Gross weight (gvw) (kg) 342
Drive motor hp (W) 400
Max transport speed mph (km/h) 6
Brush quantity and type 1 Disc
Automatic squeegee lift in reverse: Yes
Back up warning alarm: Yes
Blades can be used on 4 edges: Yes
Tilting tanks: Yes
One touch control panel: Yes
Debris tray: Yes
Break-Away squeegee clips: Yes
Squeezable drain hose with flow control: Yes