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Unit 16 Ashchurch Business Centre, GL20 8NB 01684 850777

Tennant T981 Ride on Scrubber Dryer

  • Tennant T981 ride on scrubber dryer
  • Choose between 80 cm or 90 cm disk or 75 cm cylindrical
  • Easily change water flow rate
  • Small turning radius
  • Consistent water pick-up
  • Durable parabolic squeegee design
  • Multi-stage vacuum motor for strong water pick-up
  • Simple operation
  • Clemas & Co.are an authorised distributor of Tennant cleaning machines, (including floor scrubber dryers) throughout most of England & Wales since 1988
New price: Call 01684 850777
Lease options also available*
*Minimum order value of £1000

Tennant T981 Ride on Scrubber Dryer – Features and Benefits

Get excellent manoeuvrability and productivity in a ride-on scrubber-dryer that is easy to operate and maintain with intuitive controls. The T981 is best suited for large hard-floor surfaces in areas such as retail, logistics and light industry.

  • Clean in congested areas of the facility with a small turning radius.
  • Get more cleaning done with lead acid batteries that allow cleaning shifts of up to five hours.
  • Boost productivity with the T981’s 130 L solution tank capacity.
  • Ease of start-up and quick post-cleaning routines with a fast, no-tool squeegee attachment system.
  • Simplify operator training with easy to choose optimal cleaning settings.
  • Get the right cleaning technology for your application from the three different scrub decks: 80 cm disk, 90 cm disk and 75 cm cylindrical.
  • Increase productivity by reaching more areas of the facility with excellent ramp climbing capability (up to a 16% climbing angle) from a strong front traction motor.

Easy Operation And Maintenance

Easily operate the T981 using this scrubber-dryer’s simple controls and comfortable design.

  • Perform preventative daily maintenance with ease using the T981’s yellow touch points.
  • Streamline operator training with easy-to-use, adjustable cleaning settings.
  • Simplify maintenance with a no-tool, no-touch brush change system.

Reduce Cost To Clean

Clean every square meter of a facility’s floor efficiently and save money with the T981’s cost-reducing features.

  • Reach many areas of the facility and get more cleaning done with the manoeuvrability and productivity of a ride-on scrubber-dryer.
  • Maximise cleaning productivity with lead acid batteries that allow cleaning shifts of up to five hours and large 130 L solution tank capacity.
  • Protect the machine and your facility with rubber rollers and a squeegee protection frame.

Enhance Facility Image

  • Enhance facility image with excellent water pick-up from a multi-stage vacuum motor, parabolic squeegee design and standard Linatex® blades.
  • Easily choose the optimal settings to meet your facility’s cleaning needs.
  • Get quick, mess-free tank draining with a large, pinch-style recovery tank drain hose.

Maintain Health And Safety

Minimise accident risk and help keep employees healthy with the T981’s health and safety features.

  • Minimise the risk of slip-and-fall accidents with excellent water pick-up from a parabolic squeegee design and standard Linatex blades.

The Tennant T581 Micro-Rider Scrubber Dryer has a smaller 78.5 litre solution tank.


Tennant T981 Technical Specifications
Cleaning path 80cm90 cm 75 cm
Productivity theoretical max 4800 m²/hr 5300 m²/hr4300 m²/hr
 Estimated coverage3570 m²/hr3950 m²/hr 3100 m²/hr
 Scrubbing speed5.75 kmh
 Scrub head and squeegee raise/lower independent actuators
 Brush speed200 rpm 1000 rpm
 Brush pressure90 kg 100 kg 50 kg
Solution tank capacity125 L
Recovery tank capacity135 L
Battery run time up-to hours

(320Ah Wet Battery)

Battery voltage36V 1 X 36V or 6 x 6V
 Dimensions (LxWxH) 1720 x 1010 x 1360 mm1720 x 1100 x 1360 mm 1810 x 1100 x 1360 mm
Squeegee width1010 mm1100 mm1010 mm
Weight (with heaviest battery)705 kg707 kg715 kg
External radius (wall to wall)2270 mm2310 mm2430 mm
Maximum climbing angle16%
Sound level (operator’s ear)72 dB


Part exchange may be considered, speak to us about this at the time of purchase


  • Lease options for USED AND NEW floor cleaning machines
  • Lease available for any purchase over £1000
  • Lease over 3 or 5 years and spread the cost, servicing can be included in the cost


A large and comprehensive hire fleet for domestic, commercial and industrial cleaning

Weekly, monthly or long-term hire for up to three years

Some hire machines include : pedestrian and ride-on scrubber driers, pedestrian and ride-on sweepers, high pressure washers, steam cleaners, vacuum cleaners, carpet cleaners and polishers. Please see our hire pages for more details and prices.

Contract Hire

We provide the machinery with all the maintenance and breakdown support included. We will manage your cleaning machines, allowing you to concentrate on your core business

Payment Terms & Conditions:

Electronic bank transfer, debit cards and cheques are accepted. For any orders outside the UK we accept electronic bank transfer

Payment Terms & Conditions:Spare Parts And Accessories : Electronic bank transfer for any orders from outside the UK

Accounts : Once you have purchased your equipment you can apply for an account (subject to references and credit status), you can then buy spare parts and accessories with 30 days payment terms

Call us on 01684 850777 to discuss payment options for your next floor cleaning machine or email

Spare Parts For Your Floor Cleaning Machine

Supplied to UK and Ireland

Clemas & Co are an authorised supplier of spare parts for well known cleaning machine brands such as Tennant, Demon, Nilfisk, Fiorentini, IPC Gansow and Karcher.

We can source a wide range of consumables and accessories for your floor cleaning machine

We can source parts for most cleaning machines, just give us a call on 01684 850777 or use the contact form below.

"Choose File" gives you the option to upload an image of the particular part and/or machine model or serial number you are enquiring about. This is very helpful to us so we can identify and source the part more quickly.

What can you expect from us during a floor cleaning machine service?

Clemas & Co Ltd was originally established in 1988 on the basis of service alone. With this in mind we are confident that we can provide a thorough and comprehensive floor cleaning machine service for all your floor cleaning machines.

The best way to keep your floor cleaning machine running as it should is by taking out one of our scheduled service plans. Through preventative maintenance from regular servicing you will help to reduce costs and machine down time, allowing your machine to work at its best at all times. We also offer 'pay as you go' servicing to meet all your floor cleaning equipment needs and requirements.

When a machine service has been arranged through contact from our service department ( or calling 01684 850777, one of our manufacturer-trained engineers will arrive on your site at a pre agreed date. As each site is different and the cleaning demands placed on each machine are individual to each customer our experienced engineer will assess the floor cleaning machine and the and the cleaning task it is expected to carry out.

Why Choose Clemas?

You can be sure that cleaning downtime is kept to a minimum and we only supply the highest quality parts for a first class cleaning result, this is how:

  • Since 1988 we have built up good relationships with a large number of suppliers in the UK and Europe to be able to quickly source spare parts for cleaning machines both old and new
  • If you need assistance, orders can be made after a phone conversation with our technical expert for a better understanding of your needs so you get the right parts first time
  • We hold a large amount of standard stock at 2 warehouses which could mean you get what you need quicker
  • We can post nationwide including Ireland or our engineers can supply and fit in most of England & Wales
  • Prices are competitive with special offers and discounts available throughout the year, ask for more details when you call 01684 850777 or e mail us

We stock a wide range of chemicals for most floor cleaning tasks and these can be shipped to the Uk and Ireland. Over the years Clemas has established close relationships with suppliers which means we can quickly source and supply chemicals at very competitive prices. Speak to us about bulk discounts on 01684 850777 or e mail

Not sure which chemical to use?

Download the Clemas Chemical Guide

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