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The Fortador PRO S is a Powerful and High-Tech Commercial Steam Cleaner; see how it Compares to the Astra Steamer

In depth comparasion Fortador PRO S and Astra Steamer

With consumers and businesses demanding steam cleaning more than ever, it can be challenging to choose the best steam cleaner for your applications. Many steam cleaning business owners recommend a versatile steam cleaner that offers performance to meet their current needs and enough capacity to grow. A great choice can be the diesel hybrid commercial steamer Fortador Pro S. Let’s check out and see how it compares to the Astra Idromatic steam cleaner.



The pressure capabilities of a steamer can help dictate how effective the steamer is tackling the various stains. It can also be the difference in the time spent on the job. The Fortador PRO S is ready to take on the biggest challenges with 232 PSI. The Astra steamer delivers a maximum of 131 PSI. The reading of the PSI on the Fortador PRO S displays on the seven-inch digital display.

The higher PSI of the Fortador PRO S can allow you and your technicians to complete jobs faster, and move on to the next. This will be a difference-maker. Increased productivity is good!


The boiler is what provides the steam that will drive your days. Boiler capacity is a consideration and can dictate how often your team has to stop and refill. The Fortador PRO S and the Astra cleaner both have about a 6.5-gallon boiler capacity. This provides an adequate amount of steam to keep them ready to go at all times.

Preheating Time

When you arrive on a job site, most likely, you want to get cleaning. Both commercial steam cleaners have excellent preheating times. The Astra preheats in 5 minutes and the Fortador PRO S preheats in 2-7 minutes. Both models will let you and your team start work without haste.

Commercial Steam Cleaner Portability

When considering a steamer for cleaning, it is important to think about how you will use it on job sites. You will probably be on the road and doing work in residential and commercial buildings. The Fortador PRO S has an empty weight of 175 pounds while the Astra steamer weighs 286 pounds.

This extra weight can make a difference with loading, unloading and maneuvering between rooms on job sites. You will really appreciate the lighter weight of the Fortador PRO S when moving the steamer on carpeted floors. You will also recognize the smaller footprint of the PRO S as you move from room to room. Go lighter and move faster!

Fuel and Consumption

Both models are efficiently diesel-powered. Cost of operation is usually top of mind when considering a capital purchase. Fortador really stands out in this category.

The Fortador PRO S uses 0.15 gallons of fuel per working hour (0.6L). The Astra Steamer about 6x as much fuel while steaming(3.8L). If you equate that to eight-hour shifts during a month or year, you will see substantial savings with the Fortador Pro S are more than $4000.

The Astra has a 5.28-gallon diesel tank. The Fortador PRO S has a diesel tank that will hold 4 gallons. The additional 1.28 gallons of fuel capacity will more than likely not be noticed. Because of the exceptional fuel efficiency of the Fortador PRO S, you will still fill up less frequently with its 25 working hours per tank performance, compra to 7 hours of Astra Idromatic steamer.

Steam Hose Connections

The Fortador PRO S prepares you and your team for any job. The high-capacity ability allows you to connect two hoses and have two technicians cleaning simultaneously. Imagine the efficiencies this can bring to larger jobs. Picture two members of your team cleaning in adjacent rooms. This lets you complete jobs quicker and gets you on to the next one. Revenue grows!

Having multiple hose connections also gives you flexibility for steam and detergent. Having cleaning agents handy and ready to go while delivered from a common steam machine adds efficiencies and reduces the room for error.


You will more than likely be cleaning different types of stains on different types of surfaces. The ends, guns, detergent, hoses and much more will help you do it successfully. The Fortador PRO S comes with a set of four standard accessories, plus the gun and all the hose you will need to start cleaning immediately. The Astra comes up a little short in this department. The company includes only four accessories with one being a microfiber cloth.

Both companies offer an extensive line of additional accessories for specifics needs. Use your Fortador PRO S to clean walls, flooring, concrete, upholstery, carpets, mattresses and much more.


Frame and Case Material

Long-term durability is critical in a capital equipment purchase. The Fortador PRO S has a corrosion free aluminum alloy frame. Information on the frame’s materials for the Astra is not disclosed in the company’s marketing materials.

The case material of the Fortador PRO S is constructed of aluminum. The Astra Idromatic case is made of polypropylene and polyethylene. If you are looking for long-term durability in commercial situations, the PRO S’ aluminum provides more tensile strength.

Brand Power

Steam cleaning jobs can be competitive. If you have a steamer for cleaning with a strong brand behind it, it can be a competitive advantage. With Fortador, you can market and tell your prospective customers that the equipment you use is powered with an engine by Lamborghini. This 6th generation highly engineered steamer is produced to high standards that results in less down time, self-cleaning capabilities, a high level of technology and easy-to-perform maintenance.

The Astra is produced by a company called Idromatic. This is a company that not many consumers or commercial building companies have heard of. People want to buy with confidence.

Have confidence and use the brand powered by Lamborghini to open doors.

Post Purchase Support

Customer Service

Fortador sells direct and through a network of dealers. Astra sells its steamers via the company’s web site. Fortador has a team of customer service and technical representatives in house. We provide a high level of expertise with efficient troubleshooting and issue resolution.


The Fortador PRO S has a comprehensive standard warranty of up to 12 months. Buyers have the option to extend the warranty up to 36 months or 3,000 moto hours. A 3-year warranty on the boiler is included.

Idromatic has a one-year warranty. They also offer a service plan for the Astra.

The Fortador warranty is superior. Expect high serviced levels from Fortador.

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Technical Features

Advanced Control and Monitoring

If you are looking for an advanced technical steamer, the Fortador PRO S shines. It comes with a touch screen and auto-diagnostics system. This 7-inch touch screen is always in view of the user. You will always be able to monitor the current fluid level of the water, detergent and diesel. You will also see the boiler pressure, hour meter and much more.

You can use this intuitive control panel to control the detergent and wetness of steam as you switch cleaning and sanitization applications.

The Astra Steamer has more of the traditional knob and button control system. You will be performing more functions in a more manual process. There are select diagnostic audio and visual alerts on the control panel.

If you are going to be doing auto-detailing, Fortador offers auto-detailing control software to manage, maintain customers, take payment and much more. This innovative mobile-based software can help owners manage their business and provide excellent customer service.

Notes and Additional Features

One of the bigger advantages of the Fortador PRO S is its ability to simultaneously clean with steam and a cleaning agent. With its builtin stainless steel detergent tank and two hoses, users are ready to take on any job in any room. This has many advantages as users go on jobs and are presented with new situations that require different cleaning agents and techniques to effectively complete the job. The Astra does a good job with steam, but is limited with just one hose.

Because of the Fortador PRO S’s ultra-superior diesel burner operation, made by Lamborghini Caroclima, you will realize a substantially lower operating cost. Your payback period on your commercial steam cleaner can we shorter, and your customers will be happier with a complete steam cleaning job.

We design our steamers with the owner and user in mind. We believe you will appreciate the leading-edge technology that makes your cleaning jobs more efficient and effective. Visit our web site, compare the models and
contact us to reserve your new commercial steamer today.

Compare Fortador PRO S STEAM CLEANER Vs. Astra Steamer

& Features
Steam Pressure
Steam Boiler temperature
Steam Outgoing temperature
Operating pressure
Electric consumption
Boiler water tank capacity
Diesel tank capacity
Detergent tank capacity
Connection for City Water
Touch Screen display
up to 3 guns x max 16 Bar
64-104℃ reg. auto. stop
16 bar / 232 PSI
650 w
6.6 Gallons
4 Gallons/25 Working Hours
5 lt (Wax/Shampoo or Degreaser)
50cm (W) x 86 cm (L)
x 91cm (H)
Up to 3 Years
Astra Idromatic
2 guns x max 9 Bar
8.5 bar / 131 PSI
400 W
6.6 Gallons
5.2 Gallons/8 working hours
no detergent
107 cm (W) x 72cm (L)
x 102 cm (H)
Sold as additional components
Regular controllers
1 year
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