Whats better a truck mount or a portable machine? The answer is simple if you live in a house that’s easily accessible truck mount should be the #1 choice. But if you live somewhere in a high-rise or a place that’s difficult to access portable machine is your best bet. Truck mounted equipment is a lot more powerful in terms of vacuum , truck mounted equipment can suck up a lot more water out of the carpets which lowers the drying time significantly. It terms of cleaning quality both machines are great!