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Post# 203092   10/8/2012 at 17:05 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Here is my Hoover Turbopower Total System U2798 which I picked up on Saturday just gone, mine is a later one and is one of the last of it's style and model, the Hoover U1060 replaced it in about 1997 which looked almost the same but had a 600 watt motor which made it extremely loud.

Mine is in very good condition, the eBay seller said it had only used a few times as he preferred a cylinder, so was therefore put in storage.

All it needed was a good clean, new belt, bag and brushroll bearings greasing. The motor runs perfect in it, like it is brand-new and there are no cracks on it what so ever, unlike my other Total System (U2602) and there are very few scratches on it. It was missing the crevice tool when I got it, so I nicked it from my Turbopower 2 for the photo. :P





Post# 203093 , Reply# 1   10/8/2012 at 17:05 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 203094 , Reply# 2   10/8/2012 at 17:06 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 203095 , Reply# 3   10/8/2012 at 17:07 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 203096 , Reply# 4   10/8/2012 at 17:08 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 203097 , Reply# 5   10/8/2012 at 17:09 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Just showing inside the bag compatment...

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Post# 203098 , Reply# 6   10/8/2012 at 17:11 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
No Hoover badge but it is sort of moulded into the plastic,

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Post# 203099 , Reply# 7   10/8/2012 at 17:13 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Not sure why but other U2798's I have seen have the little red dots under the Hoover lettering of the bag door release, but, mine doesn't, wonder why?


Post# 203100 , Reply# 8   10/8/2012 at 17:16 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Hoover lettering again, to cover the whole where the air fre

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Post# 203101 , Reply# 9   10/8/2012 at 17:18 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Edge cleaning...

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Post# 203102 , Reply# 10   10/8/2012 at 17:19 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Turbopower 2 style Activator

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Post# 203103 , Reply# 11   10/8/2012 at 17:21 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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For some reason the U2798 never had a lower cord hook, just this silly little cover thing. A cord hook is kind of compulsery, deer god I hope Hoover were not thinking a cord hook was a feature on the lower end models!


Post# 203104 , Reply# 12   10/8/2012 at 17:23 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Made in March 1995

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It also says made in the EC, I wonder if it was made in the UK, I am sure I have heard that all the Turbopower ones were made in Britain?


Post# 203105 , Reply# 13   10/8/2012 at 17:26 (2,731 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Cleaning tools...

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Notice how it doesn't lean, fortunaltly this one does not suffer with the "lean back" thingy

Post# 203176 , Reply# 14   10/9/2012 at 04:35 (2,731 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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None of the red TP total systems had a lower cord hook. I think it was more cost cutting than making it a feature. Remember, by the time these went on sale, the Turbopower 2 was out and Hoover had begun their first attempt at phasing out the Turbopower 1 cleaners, so any unnecessary cost would've been dropped and lots of corners were cut.

 

Still, the Turbopower 1, especially the red TS model's, sold in their thousands. They were EVERYWHERE when I was younger. Infact, my irish grandparents replaced their old Junior Deluxe with this model. Despite the cut backs on this cleaner, it was still a briliant vacuum and considerably cheaper than a lot of other cleaners on the market (such as the Lux Contour which isn't half the cleaner this is!). I believe the U2798 came with the 5 year parts guaruntee too, which had been phased out completely by the time the U1060 replaced it.


Post# 203470 , Reply# 15   10/11/2012 at 13:40 (2,728 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Chris...

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But if they were cost cutting by taking away the lower cord hook then how did it really save any money? The plastic cover that goes in it's place would cost to make as well, so...I can't really see how it is saving money.

I do like this one (U2798) don't get me wrong but my true faveourite of all the Turbopower 1's has to be the U2602 Total System it is a beauty.

Like you said, the U2798 was cheaper than alot of other Hoovers at the time but they still cleaned alot better and more efficiently than other brands that were more expensive, as you said the Electrolux contour and certainly the Dyson DC01!
Hell, the suction threw the hose on the Turbopower Total Systems is ruffly the same as the DC01 Hose suction!! No joke.

What I love about the Turbopowers, is you could get the bottom of the line Turbopower Junior and the top of the line Turbpower Freedom Total System and they would still performe the same on carpets, just with a few more features that push the price up.


Post# 203479 , Reply# 16   10/11/2012 at 15:30 (2,728 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        

Agreed - the Dyson DC01 suction was a complete joke. The direct air Turbopowers were fantastic at removing grit from carpets.

Post# 203486 , Reply# 17   10/11/2012 at 16:55 (2,728 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

It will have been cost, as mentioned. The cap in the place of the lower cord hook just snaps into place. Someone could just thump it into position by hand at any point on the assembly line. In contrast, the cord hook would have taken a lot longer, relatively speaking, requiring a person to fit the hook in place and then attach the locking spring, possibly even using a machine to attach the hook. This time would have added up considerably. It may have even needed to be completed as a sub-assembly. Taking away just this one step of the build process would have saved so much money over the life of production.

Of course, there is also the chance that the lack of cord hook might have forced a purchaser to upgrade to a higher mode, but that would have been purely a by-product of a cost-cutting exercise.


Post# 203534 , Reply# 18   10/12/2012 at 10:23 (2,727 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
they would still performe the same on carpets, just with a

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Alex, the same could be said for any vacuum range. You can't just use that reason to like the Turbopower's. Look at the Dyson DC40 - the animal retailing at £299 doesn't clean any better than the multi-floor at £359. It's always been the same. 

 

If you're looking specifically around the same time as the Turbopower, look back at it's rivals.

 

in 83, the Lux 550 and 560 and neither cleaned any better than the other, Panasonic 40 series were all the same apart from variable power and headlights added and the Lux 600 series just had variable power as the only difference. 


Post# 204848 , Reply# 19   10/26/2012 at 14:24 (2,713 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
I now have a video of the U2798

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Here is the link to the Video.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO AlexHoovers94's LINK


Post# 204943 , Reply# 20   10/27/2012 at 10:49 (2,712 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Also Chris - the Electrolux 600 was substantially lighter than the TP model. However, where I was brought up in Scotland it was difficult to obtain the dust bags for the Electrolux and bags for the TP were plentiful.


Post# 205078 , Reply# 21   10/28/2012 at 12:12 (2,711 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        
turbopower

hi all! i have the turbopower boost total system autoflex model U2718 whatever you want to call it, and i think it is very good. a good feature is you can get it stuck on a rug or someting then the belt will not get damaged- i got mine stuck on a mat for about 7 seconds and the belt hadn't even perished! and that activator cleans really well for a 20+ year old machine.
thedysonman


Post# 205124 , Reply# 22   10/28/2012 at 16:42 (2,711 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
that activator cleans really well for a 20+ year old machine

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It cleans so well because it is a dirty air machine with excellent airflow and a great brushroll that beats and sweeps the carpets to release that grit.
The main reason a turbopower cleans so well is because it's a HOOVER!!! The perfect brand for carpet care.

Gosh I am flippant when I want to be, haha. :)


Post# 205125 , Reply# 23   10/28/2012 at 16:47 (2,711 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
Gosh I am flippant when I want to be

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Flippant: Frivolously disrespectful, shallow or lacking in seriousness...

 

...story of your life, Alex ;)


Post# 205127 , Reply# 24   10/28/2012 at 16:48 (2,711 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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You read me like a book don't you, Chris!

hahahaha

I am not always like that, I would like to think...


Post# 205129 , Reply# 25   10/28/2012 at 17:15 (2,711 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Mercy! Put the handbags away guys, we all know Hoover is the best - no need to fight about it! Ha ha.

Post# 205132 , Reply# 26   10/28/2012 at 17:30 (2,711 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
we all know Hoover is the best

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don't even get me started, Murray! I will scratch your eyes out ;)

 


Post# 205134 , Reply# 27   10/28/2012 at 17:31 (2,711 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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someones in denial...
haha, I should not get into this.


Post# 205136 , Reply# 28   10/28/2012 at 17:32 (2,711 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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With my sun shades on - NO CHANCE!

Post# 205137 , Reply# 29   10/28/2012 at 17:39 (2,711 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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'nuff said. 


Post# 205143 , Reply# 30   10/28/2012 at 18:00 (2,711 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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There simply isn't anyone...

Post# 205155 , Reply# 31   10/28/2012 at 20:05 (2,711 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Oh, chill have a drink!

Post# 205220 , Reply# 32   10/29/2012 at 10:26 (2,710 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        
FIGHT!!!!

hi all, now i love hoover but unfortunately i have to agree with the advertisment in reply #29 by turbo500...... they are prety powerful machines!
thedysonman


Post# 205253 , Reply# 33   10/29/2012 at 15:21 (2,710 days old) by Vintagerepairer (England)        

The part which let the 2000 series down was the plastic tubes. Although the first model in the series was sold as a stand-alone model, with metal tubes, when the whole range went on sale (including the Electricity Board model 2000), all but the top models had plastic tubes. The plastic tubes were very strong in terms of splitting, but they still were very bendy and flexible in use. Electrolux were of course clearly falling in line with what their competition were offering, and who could blame them, but never the less I did not like it as I always respected Electrolux for their high quality.

Post# 279368 , Reply# 34   5/5/2014 at 06:29 (2,157 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Just a heads up this will be going on eBay 

 




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Post# 279370 , Reply# 35   5/5/2014 at 07:14 (2,157 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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