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Post# 371903   5/8/2017 at 21:22 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

It's a version of the "Lite" series. Lithium Ion battery powered.

Looks similar to the Tacony machine. Does this mean Aerus is partnering with Tacony to build these? Could Tacony possibly be about to buy out Aerus???

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Post# 371904 , Reply# 1   5/8/2017 at 21:29 by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        

Yes. And I don't think so.

Post# 371910 , Reply# 2   5/8/2017 at 22:34 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        
By the way...

I'll add that I called the telephone # for Aerus at the Bristol factory. It was late at night, but I got the following message: "Thank you for calling Aerus-Electrolux. We are unable to take your call at this time, but if you'll leave your name and number, we'll get back to you.

Certainly doesn't sound like a closed, empty plant.

Post# 371915 , Reply# 3   5/9/2017 at 01:52 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Yes,indeed,looks just like the Simplicity Freedom cordless upright.I have the plug in version of the Aerus machine.

Post# 371916 , Reply# 4   5/9/2017 at 06:10 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

TAYLORSVILLE...I am from Lenoir....

Post# 371918 , Reply# 5   5/9/2017 at 09:06 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Yes, Tacony is building the corded as well as the cordless 8 pound upright for Aerus Electrolux.

Post# 371929 , Reply# 6   5/9/2017 at 13:45 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

There are a lot of Carolina vacuum lovers on here!

Post# 371930 , Reply# 7   5/9/2017 at 13:49 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

Are you the one that is involved with Tacony some way? I am thinking of buying a Tacony machine. How would you rank their canister longevity? Any repair prone areas of concern?

Post# 371931 , Reply# 8   5/9/2017 at 13:53 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Yes, I work at the Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James, MO at the Tacony Factory.
The Riccar Prima and the Simplicity Wonder are excellent machines. A new Tandem-Air power nozzle is forthcoming in June, and those two models will be built in St. James as well. I would wait until the Tandem-Air Wonder/Prima comes out to buy a Tacony canister. It won't be long. I'll be showing it at the Vacuum Collectors Convention, the second weekend in June - so there will be LOTS of pictures of the Convention on Vacuumland.

Post# 371933 , Reply# 9   5/9/2017 at 14:29 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

I want a full size canister. What about the Moxie? I was thinking that was the one I would get.

Post# 371936 , Reply# 10   5/9/2017 at 16:20 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
rebranding other vacuums

With Aerus rebranding several products now instead of making their own, you can't help but wonder if they are still in good shape financially. Their cordless upright is a rebranded Tacony model, and the Guardian Platinum is a European vacuum made by Lux International. I wonder if Aerus no longer has the funds to design new models themselves, of course, their classic is still a great model that they designed themselves.

Post# 371938 , Reply# 11   5/9/2017 at 17:39 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

We have went over and over that subject of how the Guardian Platinum came about. Some say Aerus was involved in it'd development and some have doubts. As of yet, I have seen no definitive proof one way or the other. Until someone provides indisputable proof, I will not accept anyone's word on it.

Post# 371940 , Reply# 12   5/9/2017 at 18:26 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I really believe these cordless vacuums are the future of vacuum cleaners. It also means that the exact same vacuum can be sold in 220v and 110 v countries just with the charging unit been changed.

Thats good news for a relatively small market like mine.

Post# 371946 , Reply# 13   5/9/2017 at 21:08 by panasonicvac (Seattle, Washington)        

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The Aerus Lite and the Aerus Lite Cordless are the same thing as the Simplicity Freedom Standard S10S and the Simplicity Freedom Cordless S10CV. Same goes with Riccar as well such as the R10S and the R10CV. Cleanmax also has a Cordless version as well but it's a commercial model.

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Post# 371968 , Reply# 14   5/10/2017 at 00:52 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        
I agree gsheen

The only problem with this (and others) is the lack of attachments. I still prefer canister vacuums. I hope someone can create a good one with a power nozzle.

Post# 371969 , Reply# 15   5/10/2017 at 00:54 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

What is that white canister machine behind those Simplicities in that photo you posted?

Post# 371972 , Reply# 16   5/10/2017 at 02:00 by panasonicvac (Seattle, Washington)        

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That's the Lindhaus Aria Elite Multifunction Canister Vacuum that we sell.

Post# 371974 , Reply# 17   5/10/2017 at 06:18 by rvarley (Oregon)        
Cordless weight

@dysonman1 - How is the weight of the Tacony cordless vs. the corded version? I have the corded version (bought from here) and it's fantastic. One of (but hardly the only) reasons it's good is the light weight. If the cordless somehow manages to maintain the nimbleness of the corded model despite having a heavy battery, it must be a wonderful machine.

I hear a lot of complaints about 'no attachments', but rather like the fact that this vacuum does one thing extremely well and doesn't have a bunch of extra hoses and attachments.

Post# 371989 , Reply# 18   5/10/2017 at 09:29 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I also am quite happy with a simple upright and then another machine for the above floor duties and floor work.

Post# 372003 , Reply# 19   5/10/2017 at 14:29 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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The battery adds about one and one half pounds of weight.

Post# 372026 , Reply# 20   5/11/2017 at 03:12 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        
Speaking of the Prima and Wonder...

Here is a short demonstration of a Riccar Prima... Rather squeaky power nozzle wheels as the viewers noted. Seems rather rickety. One hopes that Tacony can do better than this...

Post# 372055 , Reply# 21   5/11/2017 at 19:58 by rvarley (Oregon)        

@dysonman1 - does the 1.5 lbs make a noticeable difference when pushing it back and forth? How is the sucking / grooming work vs. the corded model?

Post# 372059 , Reply# 22   5/11/2017 at 20:56 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
Lindhaus Aria

Panasonicvac, you sell the Lindhaus Aria? I might be interested in that, would love to know more about it. Is it a decent canister? Aren't there a few different models of it? And, if you're a Lindhaus dealer, would you be able to get an electric hose for an HF6?
Regarding the batteries in the Tacony cordless vacuum, they're lithium ion, so they're not very heavy. I have the Volt power nozzle which is based on the same design, you can easily carry it with one hand.

Post# 372102 , Reply# 23   5/12/2017 at 23:02 by panasonicvac (Seattle, Washington)        

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The Arias are fantastic machines. They're the best models that I've ever used from Lindhaus and it's definitely one of the best vacuums that I've ever used. However they're aren't my personal favorite from Lindhaus because I'm not a fan of canisters but they are still really awesome to use.

They are available in 3 different models; Red, White, and Blue. They all use the same 1400w motor, they all use the same bags, they all use rubber wheels, and they all have the same attachments on-board. The differences between the 3 is that the Elite (White) and the Platinum (Blue) comes with the electric hose and powerhead, and the Platinum has buttons to adjust the speed while the Red and the Elite has a dial to adjust the speed. The Platinum also comes with an S-Class HEPA filter while the Red and the Elite comes with a regular exhaust filter but however they are both optional to use HEPA filters as well.

And yes you can get the electric hose and powerhead for the HF6. You can also even get the electric hose and powerhead for the Red model as well because they are both optional to get.

Post# 372106 , Reply# 24   5/13/2017 at 01:26 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

1.5 lbs battery weight-right now the DIRT in the Simplicity Freemdoms bag on mine is adding more to the weight of the machine-it can pick up its weight or more in dirt!The bags in these machines are HUGE-larger than the Kirby or Royal.

Post# 372112 , Reply# 25   5/13/2017 at 08:21 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

What's the noise level of these machines?

Post# 372120 , Reply# 26   5/13/2017 at 09:55 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
noise level

Again, based on the volt power nozzle which is the same design, the noise is not bad at all, you can easily hold a conversation while using it.

Post# 372122 , Reply# 27   5/13/2017 at 10:16 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

I think it's just another thing to tide consumers over until a new model comes out. Kirby kind of did the same ting with the Heritage II, bringing out the Legend and Legend II to tide people over until the G3 hit the scene. The current model, the Guardian, came out in 2009, so I would not be surprised if Aerus releases a new model sometime soon.

Post# 372133 , Reply# 28   5/13/2017 at 15:34 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

I sent you an email with a few more questions about the aria, definitely interested in this, it sounds like a great canister.

Post# 372153 , Reply# 29   5/14/2017 at 01:07 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The battery powered Tacony uprights is just that-very quiet-You can talk to someone while running it.Try one at a dealer and you will see.The ONLY cordless upright available at this time that REALLY works!

Post# 379012 , Reply# 30   9/28/2017 at 14:24 by Paul (MN)        
"Lite Commercial by Aerus" Specs

Model: U163C
electrical rating: 4.0 amp at 44 volts
motor fan: CFM 80 - 85
speeds: 2
weight: 11 l b s .
bottom plate: high impact polycarbonate
headlight: yes
brushroll: wood
wheels and bumper: rubber
squeegee: yes, for barefloor cleaning
cord length: 35 feet (with quick release)
on/off switch: on handle (aluminum with deluxe touch grip)
filter bag: self-sealing HEPA-H12 media
power: Long-life lithium ion battery, up to 45 minutes of full power
Warranty: 5-year limited

Also, notice that the "Lux" prefix isn't used, because it's a Tacony product.

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