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Post# 210219   12/17/2012 at 01:11 (2,662 days old) by chan55 (Green Bay, WI)        

Has anyone used a Hoover Commercial Elite model C1404?
After getting mixed reviews regarding the lightweight Platinum Windtunnel, I went to the web sight and was checking out the commercial line. I use an old Spirit/Elite at a house I clean and I love it's liteweight It does not have onboard tools which is fine as I have a commercial porta power. I can't seem to figure out what is wrong with my Kenmore upright and I don't want to stick a pile of $ into it, as it so heavy, especially if I drag it to jobs.

How does it clean carpets and bare floors? It shows tools in the pix, but does not say if they are included. they are not onboard which is fine, less weight.





Post# 210220 , Reply# 1   12/17/2012 at 01:20 (2,662 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They are very good.

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There are no tools,  but,  there is a port for them, if you want to use tools.

  I saw the LAST one made last week.  They'll be enough 'parts' for about 3 years. 

  Here I am in the factory where they were built.  The plant is to close Dec 31.  a very sad day for HOOVER.


Post# 210221 , Reply# 2   12/17/2012 at 01:22 (2,662 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The end of

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the line.


Post# 210272 , Reply# 3   12/17/2012 at 16:29 (2,662 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
elite

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Is that it for the hoover commercial line? Are any more hoovers going to be made in america, or is every thing going to china and mexico, like everything else? Very sad indeed, hoover should be ashamed for doing this.

Post# 210287 , Reply# 4   12/17/2012 at 19:04 (2,662 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover C1404

Post# 210290 , Reply# 5   12/17/2012 at 19:06 (2,662 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover C1404 plastic agitator with 2 rows of brushes

Post# 210291 , Reply# 6   12/17/2012 at 19:07 (2,662 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover C1414


Post# 210292 , Reply# 7   12/17/2012 at 19:09 (2,662 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover C1414 plastic agitator with 2 rows of brushes

Post# 210294 , Reply# 8   12/17/2012 at 19:12 (2,662 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover C1403


Post# 210295 , Reply# 9   12/17/2012 at 19:13 (2,662 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover C1403


Post# 210307 , Reply# 10   12/17/2012 at 21:15 (2,662 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Here are some ELITES that I once had; & miss them. :(

The GOOD news is, I found ANOTHER Elite in red; it just needs a spa treatment. :)


Post# 210310 , Reply# 11   12/17/2012 at 21:30 (2,662 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

The Hoover Elite 200 and the Hoover C1403 are my dream Hoovers! :)


Post# 210315 , Reply# 12   12/17/2012 at 22:42 (2,662 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        
Fantomfan

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From what I've heard the Elite line of Hoovers is completely done. The factory for that is in North Canton, Ohio, but those factories although historical and of great meaning to "Hoover" as we know it, are in very bad condition.

Hoover is producing parts for machines in China, and Mexico but also Glenwillow, Ohio. I've also heard that there are plans for is already a factory in Texas working on machines. Hoover is certainly not done producing machines in the U.S., they will bringing more back but in a safer, better condition factory from the run down ones in North Canton which Maytag during its' ownership of Hoover invested little to nothing in for upkeep.

It's amazing the stories and news out there. Many of us have felt that TTI is bringing Hoover down the drain. But if you talk with people like John Gregory who has owned his own Authorized Warranty Dealer service shop for Hoover products, it is Maytag that dramatically forced cuts in all others of Hoover production and really sent them down the drain. TTI received nothing from Maytag in regards to products, history or anything!!


Post# 210320 , Reply# 13   12/18/2012 at 00:54 (2,661 days old) by chan55 (Green Bay, WI)        
Hoover Elite

Other then a longer heavier cord, is there any other differences in a commercial one as compared to the household ones?

Post# 210330 , Reply# 14   12/18/2012 at 07:42 (2,661 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        
Chan55, there's a few primarily cosmetic differences.

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Colors, lack of headlights. On many of the commercial ones, the attachment suction door is a belt storage area and does not actually give you a port to attach hose. Some have different agitator brush. Also top cord hook is much bigger as a way to hook onto maid cart. Not sure if it swivels or not for easy cord removal. Otherwise motor and overall construction is the same.

Post# 210410 , Reply# 15   12/18/2012 at 13:51 (2,661 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
durango159

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Yea, i can see how maytag is the one to blame. I'll miss the elites though. At least american made hoover products will not end!!!

Post# 210414 , Reply# 16   12/18/2012 at 15:02 (2,661 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

I hope the Elites come back; they're GREAT cleaners

Post# 210438 , Reply# 17   12/18/2012 at 17:49 (2,661 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Here's my Encore Supreme before spa treatment.

I'll put a new cord later this week.

Its Model #U4263-930; Serial #019400156789 (January 1994)


Post# 210441 , Reply# 18   12/18/2012 at 18:22 (2,661 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

So, Are the Hoover Elites moving to China or Mexico or staying in the USA or altogether discontinued? Thanks.


Post# 210442 , Reply# 19   12/18/2012 at 18:26 (2,661 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover Elite 200 U4455


Post# 210443 , Reply# 20   12/18/2012 at 18:27 (2,661 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover Elite 200 U4455


Post# 210444 , Reply# 21   12/18/2012 at 18:29 (2,661 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover Elite 200 U4467


Post# 210445 , Reply# 22   12/18/2012 at 18:30 (2,661 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Hoover Elite 200 U4467


Post# 210457 , Reply# 23   12/18/2012 at 21:41 (2,661 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Gee, if Hoover elects to hold onto U.S. production as much as it can, what with news of a new mfg. plant in TX, then, I am hoping that TTI's other division, Royal, will do the same thing in the future.

~Ben


Post# 210458 , Reply# 24   12/18/2012 at 21:56 (2,661 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
Oh wait!

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I have that Hoover Elite 200 (U4467) With the attachments!

-Alex.


Post# 210462 , Reply# 25   12/18/2012 at 22:38 (2,661 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        
Watch the website and marketplace over time!!

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From what I've heard the Hoover Elite is being discontinued altogether. However even better from the Elites they are trying to preserve and do more things with the Hoover Convertible/ Decade styles as seen on the Guardsman lines. I believe the Guardsman name may disappear as it has been tainted by so many things but works are in play for that style machine to have a few upgrades while still having great durability.

Everything needs time, so nothing will happen overtime. But just as many are awaiting the Anniversary Edition Kirby in 2014 and hoping and guessing as to what will appear--, perhaps by that time Hoover may have some interesting things to show as well!!

I do not work for Hoover, but the source I believe is credible, so we'll see over time!!! I am just as excited, yet curious and skeptical as others about what to expect as TTI continues to deal with struggles left behind by Maytag and starts to revamp itself based on more information recieved about what Hoover was PRIOR TO MAYTAG TAKEOVER!!! It will be interesting to monitor news of the company to see where production shifts to and what new models and changes to current market will occur across the entire line.

I myself am very hopeful of power nozzle bagged canisters. Perhaps even a commercial grade one would be awesome!! I want selection, not one machine to choose from. I know they are revamping the Anniversary Windtunnel but am hopeful of something way beyond the changes they are doing to that!!! I really hope a U.S.A made bagged power nozzle canister reappears with a decent hose material, and comfortable hand grip amongst many other things. The Anniversary S3670 has me QUITE mad with that awful hose!!!


Post# 210463 , Reply# 26   12/18/2012 at 22:47 (2,661 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Thank you Rob! Much appreciated!





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