Sanitaire SC888M Vacuum Cleaner - Commercial 12" Upright
Ristenbatt Price: $399.95
Code: SC888M
Mfg. Code: SC888M
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This Sanitaire Commercial 12" Upright model SC888M is near the top of their traditional "direct-air" commercial upright series. Built for heavy duty use, this cleaner combines a tempered brush roll, steel hood and handle, tough lexan base and large diameter fan to create an exceptionally durable and effective upright.   See also the Owner's ....   Show More
This Sanitaire Commercial 12" Upright model SC888M is near the top of their traditional "direct-air" commercial upright series. Built for heavy duty use, this cleaner combines a tempered brush roll, steel hood and handle, tough lexan base and large diameter fan to create an exceptionally durable and effective upright.   See also the Owner's Manual  

Since this upright does not have on-board attachments, we recommend teaming it with a powerful compact Sanitaire canister to create an outstanding cleaning team.   For similar products see our list of Sanitaire Uprights with One Motor.   See also the optional accessories and supplies on the Accessories tab below. Show Less

Sanitaire SC888M Vacuum Cleaner Introduction

If you are looking for a powerful and very durable commercial upright vacuum cleaner at an economical price, the Sanitaire SC888M Commercial upright may be the one for you. For many years Sanitaire has had an excellent track record of consistently producing Commercial quality products which perform well and seem to last forever. The Sanitaire SC888M Commercial continues their tradition of excellence with its outstanding cleaning effectiveness, incorporating an efficient motor with extra-large suction producing fan and very durable revolving brush roll.

Commercial Construction

The Sanitaire SC888M is a high quality upright which is designed for commercial cleaning. Its hood, base plate and complete handle are made from durable chrome plated steel. Even the handle release pedal and latching mechanism are made of hardened steel for extra long life. Eureka is an industry leader, having successfully used Lexan for manufacturing their upright bases, fans, and other parts requiring high impact resistance since the mid 1960s. Lexan is General Electric's registered trademark for a particular type of polycarbonate resin. It is an extremely tough and strong synthetic plastic with the ability to maintain its shape and size even under great stresses over a wide range of temperatures. This makes it ideal for the main base of the Sanitaire SC888M. It is light weight but extremely tough, being able to flex and handle high impacts without breaking.

Efficient 7.0 Amp Motor

Large amounts of air flow and rigorous carpet agitation powered by its 7.0 amp. (840 watts) high performance motor combine in the Sanitaire SC888M Commercial upright to deep-clean all types of carpeted floors. Featuring lifetime lubricated ball bearings and well constructed motor parts it will perform dependably for many years. The belt pulley is made with hardened steel to reduce wear even when cleaning sand and other abrasive substances. When it comes to cleaning carpeted floors, this upright will out perform most uprights, even those with higher amperage ratings.

Efficient and Durable Suction Fan

The sturdy, well designed suction fan in the Sanitaire SC888M is one of the most efficient in the industry. The fan's extra large diameter and tall blades are designed to handle large volumes of air efficiently. This special fan, combined with the extra large air passages and extra large paper bag, produces an extremely high amount of air flow through the system for very effective cleaning. Being made with Lexan, it is extremely tough with the ability to maintain its shape and size even under great stresses over a wide range of temperatures. Its ability to flex with impact enables its blades to take direct hits from large debris with minimal risk of breaking.

The "Quick Kleen" transparent fan chamber lets you see when your vacuum cleaner fan chamber needs to be serviced. This enables restaurants and other food oriented users to easily remove residual food which adheres to the outer surfaces of the fan chamber.

Heavy Duty Brush Roll

The chromed steel brush roll, named the "Vibra Groomer II", has successfully been used for years. The brush strips are replaceable, reducing the cost of replacing the complete brush roll. The brush roll revolves on two sealed precision ball bearings which are protected by metal end caps for longer maintenance free operation. Except for the brush strips, the complete brush roll assembly is metal and should last the entire life of this heavy duty vacuum cleaner. For reduced vibration and extended life, its metal end caps are mounted in rubber when the roll is inserted into the Lexan base.

Center Mounted, Funnel Shaped Air Intake

The center mounted air intake behind the brush roll flares out to the edges of the cleaning nozzle as it approaches the brush roll. This wide funnel shaped opening causes the air flow to be distributed quite evenly across the entire cleaning width for more efficient and uniform cleaning. This also creates a flat dirt collection area immediately behind the brush roll so dirt and grit are gathered and whisk away by the air flow before they can bounce back out of the nozzle. This substantially reduces the scatter effect which many uprights experience when picking up grit and small stones.

Micron Filter System

The Sanitaire SC888M comes equipped with a zippered Micron outer bag with White fabric bags inside. This Micron Filter System retains up to 99% of pollens, household dust mites and other allergens as small as 1 micron. Filteraire bags have the ability to filter out 10 times more of sub-micron size particles than ordinary vacuum cleaner bags. This filtration is accomplished with minimal loss of air flow. For those preferring not to use paper bags, we can substitute a matching commercial Sanitaire shake-out bag. It will emit significantly more fine dust particles than the Micron Filter System with the Filteraire paper bag.

Far Reaching Commercial Power Cord

The extra-long 50' power cord enables you to clean large areas without breaking your pace to change to a different electrical outlet. Its extra heavy construction with kinkless vinyl cover makes it a very durable power cord to match this durable commercial upright. A grounding wire and three prong plug are incorporated as well to meet safety requirements. This cord is detachable near the vacuum for easier replacement if damaged.

Extra Wide Commercial Wheels

The Sanitaire SC888M has extra wide wheels which will roll easily over your carpeted floors while enabling this upright to be easily pivoted for excellent maneuverability around your furniture. Being made with tough vinyl using a reinforcing ribs design, they will perform without breaking for many years to come. All wheels are mounted on steel axles for reduced friction and extended life. The extra wide rear wheel base adds to the stability of this commercial upright.

Convenient Height Adjustment

Easily adjust the Sanitaire SC888M to match the exact height of your carpets with the front mounted six position height adjustment knob. This enables you to set it exactly as need for optimum cleaning and ease of use.

Product Availability

The Sanitaire SC888M Commercial upright vacuum cleaners are sold primarily through their network of janitorial supply companies and independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores like Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service. We also promote and sell additional models of Sanitaire Upright Vacuums, various Sanitaire Accessories & Attachments and Genuine Sanitaire Dustbags, Filters & Supplies.

Please feel free to call toll free at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 for more details and information on this and additional models. All of our salespeople are also skilled technicians who are very knowledgeable about vacuum cleaners, both inside and out. They will be happy to talk with you regarding your various vacuum cleaner needs, preferences and desires. We are a vacuum cleaner specialty store providing outstanding customer service to all who purchase from us.

We provide FREE Shipping of this model via UPS Ground to anywhere in the contiguous USA. You can Order Online with our secure checkout or call us at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 to place a Phone Order. Orders can be charged to any major credit card issued in the USA. We ship only within the United States of America.


Key Features Major Benefits
Commercial Construction This upright is designed to perform well for many years with minimal maintenance costs.
Efficient 7.0 Amp Motor Provides plenty of power to produce large amounts of air flow and rigorous carpet agitation for deep cleaning any type of carpeting. Out performs most uprights, even those with higher amperage ratings.
Efficient and Durable Suction Fan Large diameter and high blade design handles large volumes of air efficiently for improved cleaning. Made with Lexan, it is extremely tough, flexing to resist breakage by large debris.
High Quality Brush Roll Being one of the strongest in the industry, it should last the life of this commercial upright. Replaceable brush strips and sealed precision ball bearings reduces maintenance costs as well. The double row brush design enhances cleaning performance, especially on commercial carpets.
Center Mounted, Funnel Shaped Air Inlet More evenly distributes the air flow across the full width of the cleaning nozzle. The flat area immediately behind the brush roll gathers the dirt and grit, substantially reducing the scatter effect which many uprights experience when picking up grit and small stones.
Choice of Filtering Systems Use the new zippered Micron outer bag with Filteraire paper bags or optional shakeout bag depending on your needs. Micron Filter System retains up to 99% of pollens, household dust mites and other allergens as small as 1 micron.
Extra Long 50' Cord Clean large areas without breaking your pace to change to a different outlet. Easily wraps on the handle for storage and the quick release top cord hook enables fast and easy removal.
Extra Wide Commercial Wheels Rolls easily over your carpeted floors while enabling this upright to be easily pivoted for excellent maneuverability around furniture.
6-Position Height Adjustment Enables you to set it exactly as need for optimum cleaning and ease of use.
Bright Headlight Illuminates under furniture and brightens the shadows, especially where ambient light isn't available, to more easily see the areas being cleaned.
Two Year Limited Warranty by Manufacturer Provides two years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by this warranty.

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