Excellent Value, build & Performance
Had this vacuum for 3 years for home and light commercial use. Going so well decided to right a review. Great design not heavy for male but could be a bit lighter for female. Great design and build quality overall including hose. Combatable on back with good harness design, , good suction, low speed great for regular commercial touch ups. Works great on carpet and hard floor and great for the car as well. . Quiet motor, Quality filtration parts. Nice light alloy tubes but problem is the tubes come apart easily but quick fix with some tape. Very happy with mine and serving well with regular tube, filter cleans and bag maintenance. Thumbs up for me will be purchasing another soon and retiring this one as a backup.
Purchased in February 2018 at Godfreys for $400.00.
The best vacuum I’ve used, the only one I’ll recommend.
I have tiles & carpet and an extremely fluffy dog that sheds in summer. Easy to use, super powerful, never dies and or gets blocked. The backpack feature makes it super easy to get around. I’ve used Dyson & LG vacuums which don’t perform as well and can’t handle fur or battery life (though Pullman has power cord). There’s a reason why professional cleaners use this vacuum. It’s worth making space for a bigger vacuum than having a small compact hidden one.
Purchased in August 2019.
Vacuum good, Floor Gulper flimsy
The vacuum itself has been amazing. Used on carpet and tiles the suction is great, however i've only owned it less than a year and i'm going to buy my third Tool Gulper because the plastic at the bottom has come off again. The retailer says it never happens. Well i'm a careful operator and i only brought my current on 29 October, it's now the 8 December.
Purchased in July 2020 at Godfreys Physical Stores for $300.00.
Loved it so much, got a second
After 18 months of absolutely flogging the first one, it was looking very tired. Still performed as good as new, I regularly clean the filters and use new inner bags from Godfreys every few uses. Change the front filter every 9 months. So i purchased a second machine and keep the old one for building sites and Outdoor use.
Yes i use it in the yard of cleans to pick up leaves etc.
Only paid $280 for the second one. I doubt a PAC Vac performs twice as good to match its price.
Purchased in February 2020 at Godfreys Physical Stores for $280.00.
The best vacuum cleaner I have ever owned
This is such a practical and versatile unit. It is relatively light on my back but more importantly it's so easy to use.
I no longer have to pull around or trip over a barrel.
The cord is long enough for me to vacuum from one end of my home to the other without having to change power points.
The suction is excellent and the nozzle and wand is so light I never get tired arms.
I also purchased the Clean Up Turbo Brush from Catch of The Day for a bargain and it is great on carpets. The standard head that comes with the PV900 is excellent for tiled or hard floors but it tends to drag on carpet so that's where the Turbo Brush comes in to good use.
I will never go back to a standard vacuum cleaner again.
Purchased in October 2019 at Godfreys for $329.00.
Great but a couple of annoying things
Use is on all floor surfaces as a cleaning business. Happy with suction, comfort, back air vent, two power levels, length of lead.
After only a few weeks the paint started to chip off the handle. Cosmetic only. Biggest annoyance is separating the handle to use tube in narrow spaces. Shiny handle has no grip. Also, purchased turbo head because when I tested vac in store the gulped just pushed debris across the hard floor. Now I can't get the turbo head off the pole because of the lack of grip. Very happy with cleaning capacity though. Sure beats pulling a machine along, especially up stairs and in rooms crowded with furniture and loose rugs.
Purchased in September 2019 at Godfreys for $400.00.
Topcat Cleaning - Quality purchase
Bought this little beauty for my business as a trial - tested it out in an unforgiving environment (aka teenagers' bedrooms) & am blowed away with the efficiency. It doesn't even feel like you're vacuuming! Love the fact that the handle can extend-super suitable for taller users. Can't wait to order additional stock for the business.
Purchased in March 2019 at Godfreys for $345.00.
Best on the market!!
The Pullman is fantastic! I own 2 of these for the business looking at more.
Light weight And durable they have great suction I can't fault them. The whole harness system is comfortable, very padded with 2 clips that hold the vacuum securely in place.
A big thumbs up from me.
Horrible, not a commercial vacuum
We purchased this Pullman back pack vac after our light weight 10L one stuffed up- lost suction lost it rubber strip underneath the head of the vacuum. Had it for a month and this started to happen. Complained got it changed to a PV900 back pack vac. Just as bad!
Lost suction lost its rubber strip under the head. Lid keeps popping off. Dust and rubbish keep getting under the filter into the motor part!
Complete waste of money, bought it for our business ( cleaners ) has caused us headaches and does not do the job!
Severely disappointed will never buy a pullman again and would advise all my friends and family and anyone else not to do so!
don’t say commercial when they only last you about a month!!!
This is powerful and good, but not durable.
Its harness was broken and torn after 1 year's use. I asked warranty service but it was rejected.
"Warranty is only on electrical not on physical item, such as worn or broken or tear.
However we sales the harness on our website and you can purchase them complete"
So, I bought a harness for about $100 to replace it. I don't understand why physical items like harness is not for warranty. Do you?
Great features and benefits but could be more powerful
Easy to use, clean and maintain. Fairly compact. Reasonably priced. I can tell a lot of thought has gone into the design - every button and hook etc. is cleverly placed. I would like a slightly deeper clean but I understand that I would likely pay more for that, which is reasonable.
Good professional vacuum.
I bought the Pullman PV900 for my subcontract cleaning business and very happy with it. It has strong suction on either the turbo setting or eco setting and good filters. I like how it sits on your back and how easy it is too adjust and how it has a button so you can adjust the straps up and down for better comfort whether you are tall, medium or short. The long power cord is great so most jobs I can leave it plugged in and do the entire floor area without the need for an extension cord or to re-plug it in another point. 2 year warranty is grea...t for a commercial vacuum. It isn't too noisy either like some I have used and the blower comes in handy for window & door tracks and cleaning off patios, balconies and front door areas where I would normally have to sweep or vacuum up. The Gulper head is really great and gets in to tight corners and under furniture. I also like how it anti-vibration absorbers and an ventilation system so your back doesn't get hot. The belt has belt eyelets so the crevice tool or head can be hung off the belt for convenience. It comes with 5 paper bags not the standard 2 and has a cloth bag already in it. It also has a separate outlet for the power head but I don't have the power head yet cause it doesn't come with this machine. There are lots of features this machine has and I did my research and for the price, performance and other reviews I read, this was the best choice for my needs and Godfreys was very helpful too which is where I bought it from.
Big change up from the basic pullman
I have used the (yellow) pullman backpack for 2 years. Finally my frustration made me go back to Godfreys and see what was new to the market. I walked from the store with a new commander 900. The first vacuum was lifting a heavy rug cleaning with 1 stroke pulling backwards and lifting the carpet pile upstairs. It is excellent and the ergonomics are better. The machine sucks in cool air for your lower back. The cord length is 18 metres and it easier to empty the canister, previously the clips were front and back, now they are at the sides. The o...nly downside from its first use was the 2 piece wand came apart a couple of times whereas previously the wand was a telescopic version which makes it more useful on stairs and more compact for putting away. I also have a dyson stick v6 but 20 minutes charge works against it although it's a great machine and to buy the newest v10 cannot compare to what I paid for the commander 900 and the type of work I use it for my cleaning business August 14th 2019 Update: 3rd review of the commander 90 I have now used this back pack vac for nearly 2 years. It's suction power and wand are excellent but you need to purchase the narrow head and brush tools separately. I have a cleaning business so it gets a workout. I am happy to recommend this product again to help people make a better decision based on an actual user
Purchased in March 2017 at Godfreys Physical Stores for $399.00.
good for work
powerful cleaning tool for commercial use.
there is two models to use, general and powerful. General is the most common model i used, im pretty sure its enough for use on general cleaning. Powerful model is just awesome.
i like the design of pv900 , light and easy to walk around.
A new toy to try - teething stages
I have used back pack vacuums for a long time now and recently purchased the Pullman Challenger model. Let's start with the negatives if you'd call it that. In the past I'd always felt that the length of the vacuum hard hose was too short, this one seems too long, but maybe I am just not used to that. The suction is brilliant. I highly recommend an attachable Cyclone turbo dust separator. This attaches to the main hard stem and collects dust and debris allowing ease in removing and emptying this smaller filter and saving on bag filters in the m...ain unit. The backpac unit is well padded and extremely comfortable. The suction is quite strong and you do need to have it on a specific angle when on carpet. The Pullman Advance also has the added advantage of a blower for clearing away leaves on patio's and entrance ways.
Questions & Answers
The bottom of the harness that connects to the vacuum itself has come away from the vacuum. How do I re attach it?
Depending on the part that has come way from the machine replacement parts may be required.
We would recommend taking the machine into your nearest Godfreys store for inspection and further assistance.
The Pullman Team
My gluper floor tool has just been fixed through godfreys as the carpet came loose. Now it’s squeaking when going over wood floors. Help! Which part is squeaking, why and how can I stop this please?
This may be the wheels as they are rotating, you can use WD40 as a lubricant for the connection.
The Pullman Team
My Pullman keeps cutting out
I have pulled to apart and cleaned the dust out of the motor ect I have checked the lead
What else can it be ??
We are sorry to hear of the issues you are experiencing with your machine.
If you have checked the cord and the whole machine for blockages (head, rod, hose, canister and filters), we would recommend taking the machine intro your nearest Godfreys store, with proof of purchase, for further inspection.
The Pullman Team
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