2016-07-21 - HUSHTONE 6Q Cordless Backpack

When there’s no time for downtime.


CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Hoover Commercial announces the launch of the HUSHTONE™ 6Q Cordless Backpack, now available in North America. Lightweight, with an ergonomic harness, the HUSHTONE 6Q Cordless Backpack improves productivity by reducing cleaning time by 30 percent when compared to a corded backpack1. Its easy maneuverability helps minimize downtime by leveraging one of the biggest innovations impacting professional cleaning today—cordless technology.

These backpacks deliver the speed and convenience necessary for tackling the cleaning needs of high-traffic locations and large commercial facilities. The HUSHTONE 6Q Cordless Backpack is powered by a quick-change M-PWR 40V lithium battery that offers up to 45 minutes of run time. For added efficiency, the battery can be switched with one hand, without removing the backpack.

Cordless technology not only increases productivity and efficiency, it helps reduce the risk of falls and liability. This is especially important considering that the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) states that slips and falls are the primary cause of days lost from work2. Lost days result in lost time, which decreases overall productivity. When a fall involves a customer or other third party, settlements for injury can average from $60,000 - $100,000 per claim3.

In addition to its cordless efficiencies, the HUSHTONE 6Q Cordless Backpack offers many additional features that help improve performance, user safety, and air quality—

  • A 2-speed motor operates in Hush Mode for less disruption when it’s wanted or in Boost Mode for higher performance when it’s needed;
  • Built-in safety controls add an additional level of protection with software that monitors batteries and chargers for proper voltage and temperatures, overriding operation until optimal conditions are met;
  • HEPA filtration traps 99.97 percent of dirt, dust and pollen down to 0.3 microns; and
  • Hexaguard technology with activated carbon absorbs odor to improve air freshness.
  • In addition, a self-sealing bag system helps prevent dust and debris from escaping back into the air for more sanitary bag changes.

Other industries, especially those in the power-tool sector, have discovered the positive impact cordless technology has on their businesses. Hoover Commercial’s parent company, TTI, is also the parent for commercial tool brand Milwaukee® Tool. Leveraging battery expertise across TTI’s brands allows cordless performance to rival that of traditional corded tools. In addition, safety controls are built into both batteries and chargers.

About Hoover Commercial
Hoover Commercial, one of TTI Floor Care North America’s family of brands, provides commercial surface-care products designed to improve productivity and cleaning performance. Innovative products and cordless technology supports professional cleaning companies in maintaining safe, productive and clean environments. Hoover Commercial serves the cleaning professionals in property management, hospitality, healthcare, foodservice, and other larger high-traffic commercial operations, where speed and performance are key.


1 International Sanitary Supply Association; 612 Cleaning Times & Tasks; 2014
2 National Floor Safety Institute; nsfi.org
3 TheNoSlipZone.com and National Floor Safety Institute, nsfi.org