Which is the best filter queen model?
Hi this is Dustin at Great Vacs and I just got this email from a customer. "Hi, I'm looking at a couple of the Filter Queen Vacuums that you have...... I am a serious buyer & would like your professional opinion on which one to get. I want the strongest motor, most durable, etc. I buy a new vacuum like every 1-2 years, I'm sick of it. I'm going to break down & spend more money, I just don't want to have any problems. My Husbands Mom swore by her Filter Queen, so I'm going to take her word for it, I just need help choosing because I don't know anything about Filter Queen. Also, how often do the filters need changed & how much do they cost? How much do the bags cost & how many come in a package? Is there any other maintenance issues I should know about? Thanks for any HONEST help you can offer before I make a choice."
This was my response to her and I am posting it here to help other people with the same questions.
"You bet no problem :) We are Filter Queen experts and would be glad to help. The nice thing about Filter Queens is they are dependable (we see 40 year old Filter Queens that run perfect), powerful, and are the best for filtration. For the most dependable and most powerful there are 2 models to check out.
1. Filter Queen Majestic Green (shown below). They put a larger motor in it than previous models so its more powerful. However it still has the old style hose, tools and wand connections. The connections where made of metal, this style was the most dependable.
2. Filter Queen Blue 75th - They put an even bigger motor (most powerful unit). However, they changed the hose, wand and tool connections. These connections snap together and are made out of plastic. A lot of customers have complained that over the years those snaps break and have to be replaced. If you are very careful when you unhook your main wand and tools you probably wont have any issues.
I would suggest you stay away from the blue filter queen 360 model (model after the 75th) as they had some issues with the main wand. The 360ss model (newest, most expensive model at the time of this writing) is fine with no issues that we have seen.
So if it was me and I was picking one to put in my house..............which one would I choose? I would get the green colored majestic one or the blue 75th. For the money they are a good buy, powerful and dependable. If I wanted the most dependable I would go with the green one if I wanted the most powerful I would go with the 75th blue model. Thanks, Dustin"
Here on the blog if you have any other questions just post them in the comments section and we would be glad to help where we can. - Dustin
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Hi this is Dustin at Great Vacs and I just got this email from a customer. "Hi, I'm looking at a couple of the Filter Queen Vacuums that...
What are the differences between the Hoover back pack vacuum and the GV 8 quart back pack vacuum? Both weigh about the same. Both are made in China. Both are good quality with a 2 year manufacturer warranty. Both have similar power. Both have 3 stage filtration with HEPA filtration.
So here are some of the differences.
1. The GV is rated with a 8 quart bag size and the Hoover is rated with a 6.4 quart vacuum bag size.
2. The GV usually sells for about 20 to 50 dollars less. The Hoover is the more well known name and with similar quality your paying for that name.
3. With the GV it can be used as a blower and inflator (comes with 3 different sized inflator tools to inflate different items or can be used to blow out keyboards). It can also be used to blow dust out of your garage. The Hoover does not have this feature.
4. Brushroll head. The GV comes with all the standard tools PLUS the air powered head with the brushroll. This is great for vacuuming lower pile carpet, throw rugs as well as the head works good on hard floor surfaces as well. The hoover does not have this feature or head and uses the tools that are straight suction only which is good for any non carpeted surfaces.
5. Cord Length - One of the biggest things that add to the weight of a vacuum is cord length and cord thickness. Manufacturers try and get around this by putting the non commercial cords on them. However if the vacuum is ever used in a commercial setting that thin cord can be quickly ruined and need to be replaced. The Hoover back pack vacuum comes with a 50 foot cord (very nice) and the GV 8 quart vacuum does not come with a cord which is even better. Why is that better? Because the GV 8 quart is designed to be used with a extension cord of your choice. If you are using the vacuum in a home then you probably only need a 30 foot non commercial cord. There is nothing more annoying than having 20 extra feet of cord your dragging everywhere if you don't need it. If you need a 50 foot cord then buy a 50 foot extension cord (extension cords are inexpensive at your local hardware store). If you need a commercial quality cord buy that cord. So with the GV it allows you to buy the cord you need based on how or what you are going to use the vacuum for.
Here at GreatVacs.com the GV 8 quart is our most popular selling Back Pack vacuum. We also sell other brand like Proteam, and GV also makes a more powerful 10 quart version (usually used in more commercial applications) as well. To see all of our back pack vacuums please go to Back Pack Vacuums
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