Pioneer Balloon Company
From: "Barrucci Sr., Donald" <Donald.Barrucci.Sr@fmr.com>
To: balloondeco@fooledya.com
Subject: RE: Used equipment
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 08:53:02 -0500 

For many years we resisted spending the $700 or so for the Conwin Digital
Dual Sizer. Once we finally got it - Wow. The time it saves pays for itself.
In a lot of cases you can do a decorating job with less people. The first
time we used it I blew up and built a 45 foot spiral helium arch in 45
minutes. Normally it would 2 people to do it in that time, but with the dual
sizer we saved 45 minutes of labor. So if you can save 20% or more of your
labor cost , it really pays for itself quickly.

I would but a new machine rather than a used unless you really knew the
history of it. Also do not buy the non-digital version. Ask anyone with that
type which they would rather have.

Another piece of equipment that we feel pays for itself is the Pioneer sand
machine. It cuts the time to fill balloons with sand by about 75% or more.
Plus instead of using 16" balloons for weights you can use 11".

Don Barrucci, CBA
Parties of Woburn
Woburn MA