Fortador Steamers vs. Optima Steamer

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What is the best industrial steamer? - Fortador PRO Line
With more models, better pricing and faster return on investment, detailers around the world realize Fortador steamers surpass Optima Steamer and other brands. This new opportunity arise from the new line of Fortador steam cleaners powered by Lamborghini. It is all to make your work faster and more efficient. Our steam machines are the black horses of the global market, being the fastest growing steam car wash solution for professional detailers.

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The Fortador PRO is a Complete Commercial Steamer: See how it Compares to the Optima XD and Optima DMF, CMF  

Commercial steam cleaners are becoming more important than ever. Their use and services are expanding beyond car detailing or industrial applications. People looking to purchase a steam cleaner for cars or another purpose have many options. The best choice is the Fortador PRO. It is important to see how it compares to another commercial diesel steamer, the Optima DMF, CMF and Optima XD.



The pressure at which the steam is delivered can make the difference in the time spent on the job and the effectiveness of the project. The Fortador PRO is ready to take on the biggest challenges with 232 PSI. The Optima DMF/XD steamer delivers a maximum of 137.8 PSI. The higher PSI allows users to finish jobs quicker and potentially make more money in less time.


The boiler is what provides the steam for cleaning equipment. When a team is working on a job, they need to keep going. The Fortador PRO has about 35% more water capacity so single job can be easily finished without stopping.

Steam Hose Connectors and Accessories

Shops and remote jobs can maximize production with multiple hose connections. The Fortador PRO offers up to three hoses operation, Fortador PRO Max can work with up to five hoses, while the Optima DMF/XD is equipped with two. Both models offer a good assortment of accessories including steam guns, specialty tools and adapters to fit different job requirements.

Preheating Time

Cleaners want to start work quickly. Both detailing equipment pieces give users adequate water preheating times. The Optima CMF/DMF/XD preheats in 3-5 minutes while the Fortador PRO preheats in 2-7 minutes. Both models let users begin work without delay. If you making cold start from empty boiler, please, expect few minutes to refill it before heating will start.


Both models make it easy to transport and work around a shop. The Fortador PRO has an empty weight of 175 pounds, Fortador PRO Max is 400 pounds and while the Optima DMF steamer weighs 191 pounds, Optima XD weighs 206 pounds.

Fuel and Consumption

All models are diesel-powered. Cost of operation is ongoing, and it is top of mind when considering a capital purchase. Fortador impresses here. The Fortador PRO line uses 0.15 gallons per working hour while the Optima CMF/DMF/XD comes in at 0.6 gallons per working hour.  Doing the math over a year’s time or an eight-hour shift will show considerable savings with the Fortador PRO, thanks to Lamborghini diesel burner. Because of the exceptional fuel efficiency of the Fortador PRO, users get 25 working hours per tank verses 10 hours from the Optima DMF, Optima XD equipped with 36L/9.5 gal diesel tank so it gives more time to refill need, but consuption is x4 less efficient than PRO line from Fortador



Aluminum Frame and 7 inches Touchscreen
Long-term durability is critical in a capital equipment purchase. The
Fortador PRO has a corrosion free aluminum alloy frame. The Optima steamer is made of polypropylene and polyethylene. Aside from everyday shop use, commercial steamers often have to be moved and loaded into trucks for remote work. Aluminum provides more tensile strength.

touchscreen for steam cleaner control and service


It all starts with the design. Fortador clearly has end customers and owners in mind when they design their steamers. Europe is known for its quality design and manufacturing. Fortador handcrafts its steamers in Europe, with two production facilities in Poland and Italy, with hardware that will last for years. Optima steamers are manufactured at a number of sites including Asia.

End users and owners can count on the consistency of Fortador’s steamers for years. This has many benefits including easy-to-perform maintenance. This results in less down time and higher worker productivity. The Fortador PRO is the 6th generation of steam cleaners, all produced to high standards and powered with a burner by Lamborghini.

optima DMF boiler

Post Purchase Support

Customer Service

Fortador sells direct and through a network of sales partners. Optima relies on distributors to sell its product. Fortador has a team of customer service and technical representatives in house. They provide a high level of expertise with efficient troubleshooting and issue resolution. Owners of Fortador’s steam cleaners will appreciate the strong branding support.


The Fortador PRO has a comprehensive standard warranty of 12 months. Buyers have the option to extend the warranty to 36 months or 3,000 moto hours. A 5-year warranty on the boiler is included. The Optima DMF comes with a 1-year warranty and a 2-year warranty on the boiler. The longer warranty terms have obvious advantages should there be an issue longer into the equipment’s life.  

efficient lamborghini eco-3 diesel burner

Technical Features

Advanced Control and Monitoring

When purchasing a commercial diesel steam cleaner, buyers want the latest technology. The Fortador PRO comes with a touch screen and auto-diagnostics system. Touch screens are often expected on quality machinery; the Fortador PRO delivers on what users expect. This 7-inch screen shows current fluid level of the water, detergent and diesel. Users also see the boiler pressure, hour meter and much more. Users are always in control.

The Optima steamer has an automatic alarm for a fuel shortage or out-of-range pressure. It is better to be able to monitor the levels electronically with the Fortador PRO. The Optima CMF/DMF/XD has traditional knob-based and dials for machine control.  
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 ultimately increase sales.

digital scale for steam pressure
analog pressure gauge at optima steamer

Notes and Additional Features

Purchasers will pay a little more for the Fortador PRO upfront. Although the initial investment is higher, the technology is worth the investment and the return will come in the form of diesel savings over the life of the machine.
One of the bigger advantages of the Fortador PRO is its ability to simultaneously clean with a detergent or sanitizing agent. With its three detergent tanks, users are ready to take on any job. This has many advantages as users go on jobs and are presented with new situations that require a different cleaning agent to do the job right. The Optima DMF/Optima XD does a good job with steam, but is a little limited beyond that.
The Fortador PRO is designed with the owner and user in mind. It has the latest technological features that make a difference in daily and long-term use. Visit our web site, compare the models and contact us for finance options and to reserve your new commercial steamer today.

servicing of optima steamer

Compare Fortador PRO Steamer Vs. Optima Steamer

& Features
Steam Pressure
Steam Boiler temperature
Steam Outgoing temperature
Operating pressure
Diesel/Power consumption
Boiler water tank capacity
Diesel tank capacity
Detergent tank capacity
Vacuum Extractor
Touch Screen display
commercial steam cleaner with accessories Fortador PRO Max
up to 4 guns x max 20 Bar
120-140℃ reg. auto. stop
20 bar / 295 PSI
0.16 Gallons/hrs
6.6043 Gallons
4.1 Gallons = 25 working hours
2 x5 lt (Shampoo&Deagreser)
77 cm (W) x 140 cm (L)
x 100 cm (H)
Up to 3 Years
Fortador PRO
industrial steam cleaner fortador pro
2 gun x 16 Bar
120-140℃ Reg. Auto. Stop
 16 bar / 235 PSI
0.16 Gallons/Hrs
6.6043 Gallons
5 Lt
50 Cm / 20 In (W) X 98 Cm / 38 In (L) X 78 Cm / 30 In (H)
Up to 3 years
optima steamer dmf
2 guns x max 10 Bar
8.5 bar / 125 PSI
0.53 Gallonsl/Hrs
5.2 Gallons
5.2 Gallons = 10 working hours
0 lt
70 cm (W) x 106 cm (L)
x 102 cm (H)
Sold as additional components
Regular controllers
1 year
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