2 New Hoover Cordless Vacuums Look Like Ryobi Models

Earlier this week I was browsing my emails and I clicked on an ad from AcmeTools. I was scrolling through the page and I found out that Hoover was making new cordless tools. Of course they were vacuums, no surprise there, however two of their “new” cordless vacuums caught my attention. Particularly the wet dry models BH57120 and BH57105. They looked familiar, I thought to myself, and that’s because they are very similar to Ryobi’s own P770 6 gallon 18V wet dry vacuum and Ryobi’s P3240 3 gallon 18V wet dry vacuum.

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HOOVER ONEPWR High-Capacity Wet/Dry Utility Vacuum (Tool Only) – BH57120

Above you can see Hoover’s cordless BH57120 which is named a “high capacity” wet dry utility vacuum. Under it’s specs list, it’s rated as having a 6 gallon capacity along with cordless wheels with dual 360 degree castors and plenty of onboard storage – exactly the same features as Ryobi’s P770 18V 6 gallon wet dry vacuum model. As you can see from the two side by side images above, they are almost identical, the color scheme is the biggest difference. However they are not an exact replica because the batteries used are slightly different. For example, Ryobi uses stem pack batteries that have a stem that is inserted into it’s power tool while the Hoover variant uses a slide pack battery similar to just about all brands out there that use slide pack batteries. Hoover doesn’t mention how many volts their cordless tools are however looking at the battery pack they use, it looks like a 5 celled pack that’s probably using 21700 cells so it’s most likely an 18V/20V power tool and battery system. This means that the battery holder is different but I suspect this and the color scheme may be the only differences, at least the only ones I can tell. Actually there’s another difference I found, a pretty big one, and that’s in the performance department. Hoover’s version is rated at 65 CFM of suction while Ryobi’s model is rated at a higher 80 CFM of suction.

  •  Extra power and capacity for wet/dry messes.
  •  Powerful performance delivers up to 65 CFM.
  •  Easy-empty tank with 6 gal/22L dry capacity.
  •  No-Tip Wheel Design with 360-degree mobility.
  •  Complete with on-board multi-purpose tool kit.
  •  Powered by the ONEPWR™ Lithium-Ion battery for the fade-free power and run time to clean anywhere, anytime without being tethered to a cord.
  •  Every ONEPWR™ Battery works with every ONEPWR™ Product. Shop the full HOOVER® ONEPWR™ Cordless System.
  •  Three Year Limited Warranty.

HOOVER ONEPWR Wet/Dry Cordless Utility Vacuum Kit – BH57105

Things are a lot more similar when it comes to Hoover’s BH57105 model as it’s rated to have a 3 gallon capacity with 45 CFM of suction performance, both of which are identical stats to the Ryobi original P3240 3 gallon 18V wet dry vacuum. The body appears identical except color scheme, branding, and battery holder as was also the case with the BH57120 model.

  •  Lightweight & compact design makes it easy to carry and store.
  •  Power-packed and portable for any wet or dry mess.
  •  Powerful performance delivers up to 45 CFM.
  •  3 Gal/11L easy-empty dirt tank.
  •  Complete with onboard multi-purpose tool kit: Crevice Tool & Utility Nozzle.
  •  Converts to a directional blower for versatile cleaning.
  •  Reach above and beyond with a 6 ft. extendable hose.
  •  Rotating air inlet allows for easy hose management to get the job done faster.

Pricing on both Hoover units are higher than their Ryobi counterparts when it comes to baretool and the same goes for the 6 gallon model kit however the 3 gallon model as a kit is priced less than Ryobi’s model as a kit.

What do you think of Hoover using existing Ryobi designs? Would you buy the Hoover models and why?

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OhioHead

As you know Hoover & Ryobi are owned by TTI, so sharing ideas between the brands is a good thing, using a proprietary battery design for these vac’s is a bad idea (a la B & D over the years), why not make it compatible w/ Ryobi OnePlus batteries to allow for easier battery replacement/cross sales of Ryobi OnePlus tools.

Great find, just my $0.02.

Dan

It boggles my mind that they spent engineering resources to design a batteries just for the relatively small collection of Hoover products ( https://www.hoover.com/view-all-onepwr/ ). I, for one, will not purchase any of them, but would have seriously considered several of those products (the upright vacs look especially insteresting) if the took Ryobi batteries. I wonder if TTI realizes how many sales they’ve missed by making Hoover-specific batteries instead of just using one+ batteries with a different color scheme. Hopefully they’ll make one+ versions of a few of these products so that I can give them a try. The lack… Read more »

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