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Post by ACpower1 on Wed May 18, 2016 12:08 am

any of you guys ever owned one? I had a few kirbys and sold them which are similar, was never too happy with those.

18inch of path is pretty nice but closets might not work out, looks like a commercial vac I would actually want. Its 380.00 about new
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Post by milspec6 on Wed May 18, 2016 4:51 am

I am still using several Kirby units and like them. I have also used Ranbows and like them as well.

If you didn't like the Kirby, why would you expect to like the Rainbow as they are very similar?

When it comes to residential vacs, anything built by Riccar is my favorite, but commercial experience has been all over the place.

Orecks have been good for durability and lightweight. ProTeam vacs were a bad experience and I would never go that route again.

Really, the Kirby units have held up well and I abuse them on commercial. Last night I used them lowered all the way down to break up caked in dirt on a building adjacent to a construction site....held up well under conditions that would have burned up a lesser machine.
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Post by kevinj6121 on Wed May 18, 2016 6:19 am

I just bought a new Royal 14inch vac, not the most quiet vac but works great and is pretty light considering it is all metal, i'm sure it will hold up good over time
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Post by Mo on Wed May 18, 2016 6:40 am

Never used one AC but I believe they are well built like the Kirbys. What is the CFM and brush speed for that Royal
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Re: 18in Royal

Post by Devon07 on Fri May 20, 2016 7:57 am

Not big on the Royal or Kirby...to heavy. They work great but we rarely have any huge vacuum issues to deal with and if we do, the CRB can deal with it...I like my Sanitaire Quiet clean. It's fast, adjustable and has a telescopic tube that comes in handy....has a little weight for what it is but not a tank.

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Post by kevinj6121 on Fri May 20, 2016 11:32 am

The 14 inch Royal i just bought weighs under 20 pounds, thats not a lot at all. Come on guys, we lug around stuff that weighs a lot more then that every day, a 175, a CRB a rotovac etc......
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Post by milspec6 on Fri May 20, 2016 2:05 pm

I am with you all the Kevin. I don't mind heavy equipment if it works well and a vacuum that weighs 20-30 lbs. is not a problem. Hell, I lug around a 70 lb guitar amplifier to jam with friends, so what is a vacuum.

I think size is more important than weight as space is limited in a van....I guess weight can be as well with a 1/2 ton van, but that is another discussion.
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Re: 18in Royal

Post by CleanTech on Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:53 pm

my 18" is like 16 pounds.
Infinite screw model


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Post by milspec6 on Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:22 pm

Looks like a winner.
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