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Hoover experts: When was the Windtunnel U6430 introduced?
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Post# 391649   5/7/2018 at 19:51 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Hey everyone. I have a simple question: When was the Hoover Windtunnel self propelled model U6430 introduced in the US?

Thanks.





Post# 391708 , Reply# 1   5/8/2018 at 19:18 by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
The Green One?

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The oldest example I've come across was from 1998. The Windunnel line began in 1997, but I've never found a good answer for what was the absolute first model released. The U6430 was at least one of the first, and was well into production by 1998.

Post# 391724 , Reply# 2   5/9/2018 at 02:23 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana, United States)        

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According to Google the U6430 is the Windtunnel Ultra, with the onboard tools at the top behind the clear visor and self propelled.

I have the U6425-900 myself, which is a smaller model number, but mine is the base model. Only the self propelled feature, no onboard tool rack and is slightly shorter.






It would take a lot of work, but if someone wants a few hours to kill, I think if you comb newspapers.com (trial required) you might be able to find old newspaper ads for each WindTunnel and then just sort them by whatever date the newspaper that they appear in was published from oldest to newest.


Post# 391725 , Reply# 3   5/9/2018 at 02:29 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana, United States)        

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Typo, I meant with the onboard tool rack. I keep forgetting it has the tool rack (likely because they are all missing haha)

Post# 391733 , Reply# 4   5/9/2018 at 08:01 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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My landlady's green model, which is likely a bit early I always thought we got it at Kmart 97-98, replaced here Concept 1, I could easily check #s on that

Post# 391757 , Reply# 5   5/9/2018 at 20:28 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Thanks for the info, everyone. Yes, you guessed it right; I am asking about the green Windtunnel.

I bought a part which was taken from one of these Hoovers and I was wondering just how old it could be.


Post# 391850 , Reply# 6   5/11/2018 at 15:09 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        
1998-2016 RIP?

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So Hoover has stopped making this vacuum several times and then started again .
So the real question is when is Hoover actually going to discontinue this vacuum?





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