Thread Number: 35315  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Filtropur Commercial Upright
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 379957   10/18/2017 at 18:41 (397 days old) by Hank (Cali)        

hank's profile picture
I have no idea what they were thinking when they designed this and sold it as a commercial vacuum

Was at my local vac shop today and asked the owner about it, I thought at first it was a hoover ZVac, he said he has had it for 4 months and other than cleaning it up has no idea what to sell it for, and had it sitting in a corner behind all his other used machines.

He got it from a kirby distributor, was traded in towards a Kirby so he buys alot of the trade-ins. (Also had a HYLA water vacuum that he had just sold before I got there today.

First impressions of this thing are that it is both heavier and seems to be flimsier than a dyson, for a 2000$ vacuum I couldn't believe it. The dustbin stays vertical when in use too as it swivels with the machine so its never to the side... To me this feels like a $150 vacuum if it were sold new at any big box store...

Looked into it some, guess the owner of the company used to be a part of filterqueen and this machine uses a cone style filter.


  Photos...       <              >      Photo 1 of 4         View Full Size



Post# 380002 , Reply# 1   10/19/2017 at 14:22 (396 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

suckolux's profile picture
Seems quite odd

Post# 380003 , Reply# 2   10/19/2017 at 14:26 (396 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

kirbylux77's profile picture
If I am remembering correctly, Healthmor, Filter Queen's manufacturer, sued FVS Inc, Filtropur's manufacturer, for patent infringement over the paper cone the Filtropur uses in the dirt cup. One thing I do like about Filtropur, though, is at least they use a HEPA filter on the exhaust, something I hope Filter Queen catches onto eventually.

Definitely a oddball machine, for sure.

Rob


Post# 380318 , Reply# 3   10/26/2017 at 22:20 (389 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

broomvac's profile picture
I found one of these weird things at a Goodwill once. I didn't even begin to consider taking up space in my house with it.

broomvac


Post# 380355 , Reply# 4   10/28/2017 at 03:13 (388 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

That bagless thing would make a good DUMPSTER vac if it was used commercially!See so many various brands of bagless machines used in places I shop at-and their bins stuffed and clogged with dirt and debris-they are never dumpted!




Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      



Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In



New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.



                     


automaticwasher.org home
Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy