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Post# 388652   3/21/2018 at 11:33 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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I just received this new in box Royal classic power team tank cleaner yesterday. It was brand new, and sent to me by one of the Tacony dealers. It had been in the stock for 20 years, sitting in its box waiting for someone to love it. I had written an article on royal power tanks for the March issue of the vacuum dealers floor care journal, a monthly magazine sent to every vacuum shop in America. The dealer saw my article and decided to send me his last brand new in the box Royal.

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Post# 388653 , Reply# 1   3/21/2018 at 11:35 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Love the headlight.

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Post# 388654 , Reply# 2   3/21/2018 at 11:35 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Two row brush on the power nozzle brush

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Post# 388656 , Reply# 3   3/21/2018 at 11:37 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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No more electronic controls on this model 4750. It was one of the last royal power tanks to be built. Slide variable speed control, and push/push on off switch.

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Post# 388657 , Reply# 4   3/21/2018 at 11:37 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Much simplified handle grip. This one is actually comfortable to use.

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Post# 388658 , Reply# 5   3/21/2018 at 11:38 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Here she is, in all her glory.

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Post# 388663 , Reply# 6   3/21/2018 at 12:31 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Anyone who wants to see the Royal, it will be on display during the Vacuum Collectors Convention, June 14 - 16 at the Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James, Missouri. The convention has NO FEE for any vacuum collector who wants to join us.

Post# 388664 , Reply# 7   3/21/2018 at 13:03 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


That's a really nice metal-tank vacuum cleaner and yours is a real treasure. It has terrific suction power. I have one that I modified to suit me.

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Post# 388674 , Reply# 8   3/21/2018 at 14:21 by vacuumguy91 (Raleigh NC)        

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that's a beautiful canister vacuum...happy for you. Happy vacuuming. :)

Post# 388681 , Reply# 9   3/21/2018 at 17:02 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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That's awesome. I'm jealous of you happy vacuuming.

Post# 388683 , Reply# 10   3/21/2018 at 17:20 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Wow, what a nice present...

is that p/n made by same co. that produced the powermate for Kenmore ? Thanks, Billy Clyde.

Post# 388688 , Reply# 11   3/21/2018 at 17:34 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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yes. That power nozzle was made for the Royal Co. by Centec. It's a Panasonic designed nozzle, so it is very similar to the one on sears vacuum cleaners.

Post# 388723 , Reply# 12   3/22/2018 at 08:33 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

That sounds like an awesome machine, would love to see it at the convention. What kind of suction motor does it use?

Post# 388725 , Reply# 13   3/22/2018 at 09:28 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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This Royal Power Tank uses a double fan, double ball bearing, High Efficiency, Lamb Motor. The same one used in Tri-Stars (before Electrolux bought them), Princess III's, Kenmores, etc.

It's very powerful.

Post# 388726 , Reply# 14   3/22/2018 at 09:32 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I love these machines, they have so much airflow and with that power nozzle makes it a beast!

Post# 388727 , Reply# 15   3/22/2018 at 09:33 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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It's always neat to see one without it's saddle bags! almost looks naked.

Post# 388731 , Reply# 16   3/22/2018 at 10:00 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Very Cool...


I also got one of this exact model for $25 with a bad motor.

I further demolished the motor trying to get it out and replaced it with another one.

Was tricky because I failed to carefully document the which wires went where.

Figured it out and viola, a wonderful vacuum.

Powerful, clean, all original attachments/PN and an extra long hose. I do no move the switch to max...not necessary. Now one of my favorites.

Post# 388743 , Reply# 17   3/22/2018 at 15:30 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I too have that same model, very user friendly, just with they'd thrown on a cordwinder! That's a long assed cord to wrap around a halo!

Post# 388744 , Reply# 18   3/22/2018 at 15:34 by Kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Rick, remember where mine came from???
If I remember right you brought to me for my birthday MANY years ago

Post# 388888 , Reply# 19   3/24/2018 at 01:42 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Somewhere in my collection have one of those Red Royals-Like these machines-too bad they still aren't being built-one of the best canisters out there-long live the Royal Torpedo vacuum!Remember when I unpacked mine-bought from Manassas vacuums.They were a Royal dealer.

Post# 388980 , Reply# 20   3/24/2018 at 20:27 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
What I would like is

and I notice the new one has, the original halo "bumper".

I now have 3 Royals, the burgundy, light blue Power Tank and the dark blue version.

The last one is without the PN, but I procured a black FQ (same design)that will be modified to work. I also have some front parts of the handle that came broken away. Still works find, just a cosmetic issue. I will eventually find a replacement.

Post# 389146 , Reply# 21   3/27/2018 at 00:05 by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Power Tank

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We have a blue one, model 408 Power Tank. Didn't have the power nozzle with it when my son bought it, so I picked this one up later. It may or may not be the right one, but it works great. And apparently the cord was replaced before we got it, I'm pretty sure it should be blue. Definitely a great, powerful machine. And congrats to Tom in getting one NIB!

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Post# 389211 , Reply# 22   3/27/2018 at 15:15 by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        
Royal vs Airway

Hi Tom. Does this Royal give your signature Airway a run for it's money as far as power / suction?

Post# 389263 , Reply# 23   3/28/2018 at 00:24 by dartman (Portland OR)        

I just replaced the pigtail on my 4650 with a close enough one to get my 4650 running again. I love that thing, awesome suction and really brings up the nap on the carpet. I think it has a similar motor and the same power head. I also have a blue 413 power tank and just got a free 5700 upright that works fine. I have to say that I think the canister is about equal to the upright and does as good or better at grooming the carpet. Upright is nice because it's self contained and simple yet very powerful but the canister is right there and doesn't get messed up with something getting wound into the brush or impeller. I'm not a huge collector but I like high quality well built machines and these things got me since I got my 413 about 90 and realized what a great vacuum it was so I kept fixing it and kept my eyes open for newer better versions. I joined here when I found my 4650 dirt cheap and had to find a good powered hose.
I think I've only seen one 4700 since I started watching Craigslist here about 12.

Post# 389346 , Reply# 24   3/28/2018 at 22:09 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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What is year and model of your acquisition. I just want to know to look it up maybe future purchase. Thanks in advance.

Post# 389370 , Reply# 25   3/29/2018 at 10:07 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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It's a model 4750 from 1999.

Post# 389377 , Reply# 26   3/29/2018 at 11:23 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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It's hard to believe that this machine is already nearly 20 years old. To me this still qualifies as a modern machine!

Post# 389620 , Reply# 27   4/2/2018 at 10:11 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        
This is why I cannot have nice things

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My 100 pound border collie, versus the royal power tank.

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Post# 389694 , Reply# 28   4/3/2018 at 08:01 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Since my last post 3/24/18

I bought the correct PN and wand with cord. It was even the right color blue.

All I need is a replacement left side of the handle and it is restored.

I will save the FQ PN for later.

Post# 389872 , Reply# 29   4/5/2018 at 16:30 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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I bought my first PowerTank from Marty Rocha back in 2005, the LA convention! Its the light blue one with the HMI P/N and the FQ style cuffed hose end and curved upper wand. I love that machine! I was so excited to finally have one of those, and it still brings much joy to use, but there's something to be said about these later models. I got, from Alex Braun, a nice red one like this, but a little older with the speed control on the hose handle. Also a true joy to use, and a much more aggressive carpet experience. 

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