The Nilfisk GM-80 is compact but powerful vacuum with multiple cleaning options. These portable vacuums are ideal for commercial, industrial, and heavy-duty residential cleaning. A multi-stage filtration system is available in all GM-80 vacuums, including HEPA or ULPA filtration.
Heavy-duty parts, cleaning attachments, and trolley make it a reliable choice for dust cleanup and contamination control in cleanrooms, factories, manufacturing plants, and other sensitive areas. If you're a contractor, the GM80 can also help you comply with the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule.
Designed for industrial use, lead abatement, and contamination control, both the GM 80 and GM80i vacuums feature a large 3.25-gallon total tank capacity.
Light Industrial with HEPA (Nilfisk 17900032): Standard Nilfisk GM-80 model with HEPA filtration, a double-insulated plug, 30-foot power cord, detachable trolley, plastic hose.
Light Industrial with ULPA (Nilfisk 1790142): Includes the same trolley and features as the model above but includes ULPA filtration for even more particle removal.
Industrial with HEPA (Nilfisk 1790132): Similar to the 1770032 model, but this version includes a grounded 3-prong plug for added electrical shock safety.
Heavy Industrial with HEPA (Nilfisk GM-80i - 1790632): The most heavy-duty model, it includes HEPA filtration, a heavy-duty fixed trolley, grounded 3-prong plug, and neoprene hose for the toughest environments.
Nilfisk's Muti-Stage Filtration System
When you're vacuuming a sensitive environment, the last thing you want is to risk releasing harmful airborne particles and pollutants back into your environment through the system's exhaust. That's why it's equipped with a robust, four-stage filtration system to ensure that your vacuum's exhaust—and your environment—remain clean. This four-stage system includes:
Filtering Dust Bag – Synthetic dust bags collect most of the large dust particles and debris you encounter for simple disposal. Smaller particles, such as fine dust and allergens, move through the dust bag to be caught by the remaining filters.
Main Filter – This oversized filter maintains a steady, even airflow to prolong the life of the remaining filters and to ensure optimal vacuum and filtration performance. The filter should be replaced when you notice a loss of suction.
Micro-Filter – All of these vacuums feature optional polyester micro-filters designed to protect the vacuum motor and filter out microscopic particles, such as bacteria. This filter should be replaced when you notice a discoloration of the material.
HEPA Filter – As the final and most effective stage of filtration, the GM-80's HEPA filter captures 99.97% of particles sized down to 0.3 microns, which often include the most toxic and hazardous dusts in your environment. Each HEPA filter is individually tested to meet these efficiency specifications. Typically, the HEPA filter should be replaced with every fourth change of the micro-filter. The Nilfisk 1790142 model comes standard with ULPA filtration.
ULPA Upgrade: Both the GM80 and GM80i vacuums can be upgraded to use an ULPA, or Ultra Low Penetration Air, filter. The tightly woven ULPA filter (sold separately) can filter 99.999% of particles as small as 0.12 microns in size and lasts approximately 1,000 hours, depending on use. This filter is especially beneficial for maintaining a clean, contaminant-free environment in cleanrooms and other sensitive spaces.
Why Choose the GM-80i Upgrade?
The GM-80i comes with heavier-duty accessories and attachments, including a larger, more durable floor tool. This tool, along with a heavier-duty neoprene hose, make it the ultimate choice for industrial applications. It sits on a fixed trolley for even easier transport and features larger wheels. Its curved steel suction tool offers more cleaning reach and power for tight spaces. Here's a list of each model's included attachments:
Nilfisk GM-80 Vacuum Attachments and Accessories
- 6' 6" plastic hose
- 2 straight steel wands
- 3-inch round dust brush
- Crevice cone
- 5-inch upholstery nozzle
- Combination floor nozzle
- Detachable trolley
Nilfisk GM-80i Vacuum Attachments and Accessories
6' 6" foot neoprene hose
- 2 straight steel wands
- Curved steel suction tube
- Flexible crevice nozzle
- Round dust brush
- Wheeled floor nozzle
- Heavy-duty fixed trolley
If you are a contractor, these industrial vacuums can help you comply with the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. In addition to using a HEPA filter, these vacuums can accommodate a turbo floor nozzle with beater bar to improve lead dust removal on carpeting. The Turbo Floor Nozzle Part # 56649625 (sold separately) works to dislodge heavy lead particulates that may have accumulated in carpet fibers overtime. Using a HEPA vacuum like the GM 80 equipped with a floor nozzle that features a beater bar when cleaning carpeting is required to remain EPA RRP-compliant.
The Nilfisk GM 80 Vacuum Cleaner includes more key features to ensure reliable and effective vacuuming for years to come.
Thermal Motor Protection — This vacuum features a motor thermal protection device that prevents overheating whether it's caused by a failure to properly maintain filters or an accidental blockage in a nozzle or hose.
Double-Insulated Motor — For safety, the GM80 Residential is equipped with a 1,100-watt double-insulated motor that further prevents electric shock. This type of motor also enables the vacuum to accommodate an electric power nozzle (Part #M70030) for deeper powered cleaning.
Interference Suppression —Interference-suppressed motors won't interfere with sensitive electronic equipment.
Large Carrying Handle — A large handle makes transport to different jobs even easier.
Trolley — Choose between the detachable trolley model or the one with a more heavy-duty trolley and accessories.
Ball-Joint Attachment Couplings — Included attachments feature ball-joint couplings that allow 360 degrees of movement without damaging the hose or creating knots that reduce suction.
5 Dust Bags Included — A pack of five 2.25-gallon dust bags is included in the vacuum package.
Long Power Cord: The GM80 vacuums also come with a 30-foot power cord for covering large areas.
Choosing any of the GM-80 options will guarantee quick, hassle-free clean-up for industrial, commercial, and even residential uses.
What Customers Love
Sealed Filtration: A 4-stage filtration system traps even the tiniest dust particles thanks to its dustbags and HEPA filtration systems.
EPA RRP Compliant: Contractors appreciate that the Nilfisk GM80 and GM80i Vacuums comply with the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule.
Things to Consider
Filter Replacement: Upgrade to the ULPA filters, which are ideal for clean room needs and those customers looking for the absolute highest quality of cleaning.