Product Description: The Sanitaire SC785AT vacuum cleaner is a traditional upright style unit designed to provide commercial performance and compact design.
The unit frame is constructed from ABS plastic and weighs in at 14 pounds. It has a cleaning width of 12 inches and comes with a 30 foot cord. It has a two-stage micron filtration system and it collects the dirt via an allergen filtration paper bag that has a 3 quart capacity.
The onboard attachments include a wand with built-in crevice tool, and a dusting brush. A 5 foot stretch hose is also included but is stored separately. The motor is 78 decibel and produces 79 CFM. It also has a protective vinyl bumper around the base. The unit stands 45.5 inches high with the handle fully extended and 27.5 when folded.
Ideal Product Use: The Sanitaire SC 785 AT is a smaller style vacuum that is designed to be able to get into and out of tight spaces while vacuuming. The low profile design allows you to get under many areas that larger vacuums just can’t reach which makes it a great choice for cleaning homes and smaller commercial settings.
Product Pros: The folding handle really comes in handy when you don’t have much room to store it. Having the handle fold also makes for easy transport in your car or truck if you need to move the vacuum from job to job. Having the 30 foot cord eliminates the need for an extension cord on most jobs. On board tools, particularly the crevice tool, allows for effective edging of carpet.
One of the things I like about this unit is that it utilizes a 2 motor approach. What that means is that one motor is dedicated to the suction aspect of the cleaning while the other is used for the brush roll. This 2 motor setup typically produce better performance on the whole, especially when using the attachments.
Product Cons: This model has a rather small cleaning width of only 12 inches. This means you’ll have to make a lot of cleaning passes to clean a large area. So if you clean big commercial properties with a lot of wide open spaces that need to be vacuumed then this unit will not be for you as the small cleaning path will make vacuuming a large area a time-consuming project.
A somewhat smaller issue relates to the power cord itself. In particular where the cord leaves the unit on the back of the frame tends to split over time and expose the wires when wrapped too tightly. This issue is easily managed by training your staff on how to properly wrap the cord.
Product Cost & Availability: The suggested MSRP is $225.00 however odds are high you can get it well below that price point via online merchants such as this one on Amazon. Many janitorial supply houses are also authorized distributors if you wish to see one in person.
My Final Thoughts: I have extensive experience with this exact unit as my company has bought dozens and dozens of them over the years. My opinion is that they are long-lasting units that deliver superior results. The motors hardly ever wear out despite some heavy usage on a day-to-day basis so I can do nothing but give the Sanitaire SC785AT an enthusiastic thumbs up.
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