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Post# 168007   2/1/2012 at 21:46 (2,988 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

This Dirt Devil Vision is a Self Propelled upright, from 2003. I have never heard of a Dirt Devil or a Royal that was self propelled.

Does anyone have any info on them?

Post# 168008 , Reply# 1   2/1/2012 at 21:48 (2,988 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

#2, the self propelled option has 2 speeds, slow or fast!

Post# 168009 , Reply# 2   2/1/2012 at 21:49 (2,988 days old) by massagemiracle ()        


Post# 168014 , Reply# 3   2/1/2012 at 22:45 (2,988 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Don't know much about them just seeing them on the shelves when they were new and debating if I should buy one, just because it was self-propelled fun.. but I never did.

Post# 168026 , Reply# 4   2/2/2012 at 00:21 (2,988 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Isnt the transmission just like the Hoover concept?? I used one once in the very early 2000s I was at a Summer camp that year and they had one for us to clea up with. It didn't have a belt but thank God hidden in the back of the closet was a Kirby Sanitronic, Panasonic Ultra Pro, and a Hoover conquest lol

Post# 168043 , Reply# 5   2/2/2012 at 07:09 (2,988 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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How do you like the self propel mechanism? Is it smooth? easy to get used to?


Post# 168045 , Reply# 6   2/2/2012 at 07:34 (2,988 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Actually there is no jerking, just a smooth glide back and forth.  2 speed drive is strange, I never had anything but the one speed. Works well.

Post# 168054 , Reply# 7   2/2/2012 at 11:01 (2,988 days old) by baglessball ()        

Personally I think Kirby could do with having two speeds on them!

I don't know I'd any body else has found that G5 models and below shoot across the room, where's the models above don't seem to want to be pushed as fast as I want them to go!

Has anyone else found this?

Post# 168067 , Reply# 8   2/2/2012 at 12:33 (2,987 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        
Dirt Devil Cruiser

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At one point, I believe one of the dirt devil cruiser models had was self propelled.

Post# 168080 , Reply# 9   2/2/2012 at 18:22 (2,987 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Self propelled speed control

I have seen a Sears upright with 2,or maybe 3,speeds controlled by a switch on back.It was the big,bulky style with bag door in front from about 1972.Using I think 5025 bags.The entire handle moved up and down,not just the hand grip.

Post# 168102 , Reply# 10   2/2/2012 at 22:43 (2,987 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Kirby G series has a

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variable speed transmission where it moves as fast as you push it .

Post# 168107 , Reply# 11   2/3/2012 at 02:57 (2,987 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I have a DD Cruiser-metal lower body-bagless-its self propelled-works--but the Kirbys are better-their transmissions are better designed.

Post# 168364 , Reply# 12   2/5/2012 at 08:58 (2,985 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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I had a blue one back in 03 I didnt like the S/P, I don't use it on any vac that has it though. Mine worked pretty good, The tranmission did remind me of Hoover alot. The little shut off tab for the S/P on the back of the handle broke on mine then not long after that the motor went even though I kept the filter clean. Lasted just over a year and with little use. ( I bought it for when the dog had her extra shedding days lol). The best part was the turbine nozzle, I still have it and it works well for a air nozzle.

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