THE SL-3 / SL-5
Dry Canister Vacuum For "Hard" DAILY Cleaning... Even Aircraft Cleaning
How You Can Always Rely On The SL-3 / SL-5 “Workhorse" Vacuums For The Toughest Jobs
Built Like a Tank, Fast & Nimble as a Sports Car
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The SL-3 and SL-5
12 L Dry Vacuum
20 L Dry Vacuum
|Primary Application||Dry Application||Dry Application|
|Dirt Collected Into||Paper Bag or Tank||Tank|
|Electrical Supply||110 V – 15 A Outlet
|110 V – 15 A Outlet
|Operational Electrical Demand (W/A)||854 Watts / 7.4 Amps||687 Watts / 6.0 Amps|
|Recovery Capacity||12 L / 3 GAL||20 L / 5 GAL|
|Noise Level||68 dBA||70 dBA|
|Airflow||150 CFM||150 CFM|
|Water Lift||90 inches||90 inches|
|Machine Weight with Cable||19.1 lbs (8.66 kg)||20.6 lbs (9.34 kg)|
|Cable Length||33 ft (10 m)||33 ft (10 m)|
|Hose 1.5″ Dia. Length||10 ft (3 m)||10 ft (3 m)|
|Toolkit (optional)||w/ Tool Kit #73 (#1B49973)||w/ Tool Kit #73 (#1B49973)|
2-Year Ironclad Guarantee
“Bumper-To-Bumper Protection for Your Piece of Mind”
Centaur vacuum cleaners are built for toughness, durability and reliability.
In the highly unlikely event that your Centaur vacuum cleaner experiences a mechanical or electrical problem due to a manufacturing defect within the 2-year guarantee period, simply call us at (877) 388-2430 to have it resolved.
We will repair it for FREE, or if we cannot repair it, we will replace it for FREE.
Tools & Accessories To Help You Clean Better... And in Less Time
SL-3 Dry Vac Filters
- Micron Filter
- Paper Bag
- Cloth Filter
|Disposable Paper Bag (10)||1E46400|
|Disposable Paper Bag (100)||1E46401|
|Disposable Paper Bag (440)||1E46402|
|Washable Dry Cloth Filter for SL-3||1E46000|
SL-5 Dry Vac Filters
- Micron Filter
- Cloth Filter
- Micro Dust Filter
Note: For older SL-5 models with cage, use cloth filter part #1E46010
|Washable Dry Cloth Filter for SL-5||1E46013|
|Micro Fine Dust Filter (For SL-6/8)||1E46224|
Dry Tool Kit #73
- Dry Floors
This tool kit includes:
- ½” 3-piece friction-fit steel wand
- 12″ combination floor/carpet tool
|Dry Tool Kit #73||1B49973|
|3-Piece Friction Fit Steel Wand||1B50010|
|Combination Floor/Carpet Tool||1B50060|
This German-made power brush picks up dirt on all carpets including thick carpets, and offers 5 levels of height-adjustment (done with a pedal so you don’t need to bend down).
Features include an ergonomic handle, pivot and swivel neck, telescopic wand and LED headlight to get right under or around furniture for a thorough clean.
The brush moves dirt straight to the large orifice (which reduces the chances of clogging) and takes advantage of full suction power of the vacuum.
Carpet Brush Tool
This popular 11 or 16 inch tool is equipped with an adjustable-height nylon brush to clean different piles of carpet and rid them of any lingering lint.
|11″ Plastic Brush Carpet Tool||1B51000|
|16″ Plastic Brush Carpet Tool||1B50900|
Plastic Crevice Tool
The most efficient tool for cleaning narrow or difficult-to-reach areas. These light, economically-priced tools will ease back-strain by practically eliminating the need for bending and stretching to get the job done.
|11″ Plastic Crevice Tool||1B50700|
|17″ Plastic Crevice Tool||1B53000|
Steel Crevice Tool
Constructed of steel, these crevice tools are practically indestructible and allow you to reach into deep areas without worrying about the tool ever breaking or getting lodged and becoming unretrievable during cleaning.
|15″ Steel Crevice Tool||1B53100|
|27″ Steel Crevice Tool||1B53200|
Sidewinder Brush Tool
Natural or synthetic bristles make this tool perfect for floors, walls, & overhead pipe.
The brush is replaceable.
|8″ Sidewinder Natural Bristle Brush||1B56014|
|15″ Sidewinder Natural Bristle Brush||1B56012|
|15″ Sidewinder Synthetic Bristle Brush||1B56008|
|18″ Sidewinder Natural Bristle Brush||1B56010|
|18″ Sidewinder Synthetic Bristle Brush||1B56006|
Sidewinder Carpet Tool
The sidewinder carpet tool is excellent for cleaning low pile carpets and lets you complete the job in half the time with it’s side-to-side sweeping motion.
|8″ Sidewinder Carpet Tool||1B56020|
|15″ Sidewinder Carpet Tool||1B56018|
|18″ Sidewinder Carpet Tool||1B56016|
Sidewinder Felt Tool
The sidewinder felt tool is ideal for cleaning hardwood and concrete floors because of the uniform felt surface.
|8″ Sidewinder Felt Tool||1B56004|
|15″ Sidewinder Felt Tool||1B56002|
|18″ Sidewinder Felt Tool||1B56000|
Extension wands, extenders & fittings are a must for any commercial cleaner that wants to do a better job of reaching those hard to get to areas. Our wands & tools make vacuuming easy and ergonomic. Saving you time, sweat and money.
14″ Smooth Surface Brush
This durable floor brush is ideal for use on hard surfaces. The brushes are made of durable ABS plastic with tampico or horsehair bristles that allows you to vacuum while you sweep.
|14″ Plastic Tampico Bristle Tool||1B50400|
|14″ Plastic Horsehair Bristle Tool||1B50450|
11″ Aluminum Horsehair Brush
This heavy-duty, long-lasting cast aluminum horsehair brush offers superior pick-up volume due to its large intake. The rubber bumper protects furniture and walls while vacuuming.
|11″ Aluminum Horsehair Brush||1B54600|
12″ Aluminum Gulper Tool
As its name suggests, the gulper swallows large objects or large volumes of debris with its wide opening.
It’s cast aluminum body with a riveted steel hose end makes it a great tool for construction clean-up.
|12″ Aluminum Gulper Tool||1B54500|
20″ Nylon Floor Brush
This “wide” 20″ floor brush lets you get great cleaning results in even less time. The brush is slotted at the front to better channel airflow while the blue rubber bumper helps protect walls and furniture during vacuuming.
|20″ Nylon Floor Brush||1B50500|
7″ Flat Dusting Brush
This brush is perfect for cleaning furniture and surfaces requiring a delicate touch where you need a wider tool.
|7″ Flat Dusting Brush||1B51300|
2″ Plastic Round Dusting Brush
This small brush is an essential tool for every cleaner’s arsenal. Use it to clean complex surfaces like trimmings and baseboards.
|2″ Plastic Round Dusting Brush||1850600|
Aluminum Round Dusting Brush
This sturdy cast aluminum brush uses natural bristles for a soft clean. A plastic bumper protects furniture from damage.
|3″ Aluminum Dusting Brush||1853600|
|5″ Aluminum Dusting Brush||1853700|
Hose with Ends
These vacuum hoses come complete with 1.5″ hose ends on either end ready to attach to your Centaur vacuum and your vacuum tools.
- 1.5″ diameter hose end – Part # 1B52020
- 1.5″ diameter steel hose end – Part # 1B52024
|10′ 1½” Hose With Ends||1B56107|
|20′ 1½” Hose With Ends||1B56102|
|30′ 1½” Hose With Ends||1B56103|
Hose With Ends and Stabilizer (10′)
This hose is designed for use with Centaur’s 20L (5gal ) capacity SL-5, SL-6 and SL-8 vacuums.
The stabilizer ensures that the vacuum canister does not topple when the vacuum is being dragged by the hose.
- 1.5″ diameter hose end – Part # 1B52020
- 1.5″ diameter steel hose end – Part # 1B52024
|Hose With Ends and Stabilizer (10′)||1B56101|
Premium Hose Only
This heavy duty, crush proof commercial vacuum hose is ideal for all types of rugged wet and dry applications.
The smooth interior ensures nothing gets stuck or clogs these hoses. The hose is compatible with almost all commercial wet & dry vacuums and requires a standard 1.5″ threaded cuff end.
You can get these hoses in different lengths from 10′ to 50′.
|10′ 1½” Hose Without Ends||9K56001|
|20′ 1½” Hose Without Ends||1B56114|
|30′ 1½” Hose Without Ends||1B56115|
|50′ 1½” Hose Without Ends||1B56100|
Aluminum Pipe Tools
Aluminum pipe tools (that come with a 1.5″ adapter) are designed for jobs where you need more weight on the tool to remove dirt and dust from different sized pipes and conduits.
The bristles on these tools are easily replaceable.
|1-3″ Aluminum Pipe Tool||1B54100|
|4-6″ Aluminum Pipe Tool||1B54200|
|6″+ Aluminum Pipe Tool||1B54300|
Plastic Pipe Tools
These pipe cleaning attachments are made from durable polypropylene and fit a standard 1.5″ handle or friction wand. The tools easily reach over pipes and provide effective brushing against dirt and dust.
|1-4″ Plastic Pipe Tool||1B54310|
|4-8″ Plastic Pipe Tool||1B54305|
These ventilation tools are designed to effectively clean large diameter round surfaces such as HVAC ventilation ducts.
When you attach these tools to telescopic wands and extenders, you can reach ducts in ceilings as high as 20′.
|1′ Ventilation Tool||1B56030|
|2′ Ventilation Tool||1B56032|
|4′ Ventilation Tool||1B56034|
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Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I change my filters on the SL-3 / SL-5?
Here’s our recommendation:
- Change your paper bag filters as required (when they get full)
- Machine or hand wash your cloth filter every 6 months, and replace them every 4-5 years.
- Micron filters should be changed every 4-5 years.
Where can I order paper bags for my Centaur SL-3 Vacuum?
To order paper bags and filters for your vacuum, contact your local distributor or if you don’t have one, contact Centaur and we’ll be happy to help you out.
Paper bags are are available in 3 different packs:
|Disposable Paper Bag (10 pcs)||1E46400|
|Disposable Paper Bag (bulk 100 pcs)||1E46401|
|Disposable Paper Bag (bulk 440 pcs)||1E46402|
Does the SL-3 come with HEPA filter?
Yes, you can order your SL-3 with the optional HEPA filter.
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You have 3X the PROTECTION when you purchase a Centaur SL-3/5 Vacuum
30-Day Money Back PERFORMANCE Guarantee
If the Centaur SL-3/5 Vacuum doesn’t get the work done faster and better than ANY other machine you’ve used before, simply contact our office to have it returned (within 30 days of purchase) and receive a FULL REFUND. Plus, we’ll cover the shipping cost.
Top-Quality LIFETIME Guarantee
If your Centaur SL-3/5 Vacuum ever has a manufacturing defect on Non-Wearable/Non-Moveable Components* we’ll Fix or Replace Your Floor Machine within 1 business day… for FREE!
10-Year MOTOR Warranty
If you use the Centaur SL-3/5 Vacuum under normal conditions and the Motor gives up, we’ll Fix or Replace the Motor on your Centaur Floor Machine within 1 business day for FREE**.
Leading Institutions That Select Centaur Machines
The Best Vacuum I Have EVER Owned
I wanted to introduce you to BLUE BOY! She is the best vacuum I have EVER owned. Thanks @nwrpainting for the recommendation and thank you @centaurfloormachines for creating a vacuum that actually works and actually sucks 😉😉 (Instragram)
—Jennifer Carr, Jennifer Carr Painting
The Vacuum Worked Flawlessly!
“So I just wanted to let you know I received the Falcon-5 and put it to work right away. I removed the popcorn ceiling in an entire house and filled 2 garbage bags full of drywall dust.
The vacuum worked flawlessly! The HEPA filter was spotless and the bag pre filters that you gave me were very important in this process.
Centaur switched the 10-foot hose to a 20-foot hose for me and they replaced the white filter bag with the grey drywall dust one. This level of customer service is hard to come by these days and because of that I have recommended the vacuums to a bunch of other painting companies in the US.
Thank you so much for Coordinating all of this and providing such amazing service and product.
Hats off to you for being a needle in the haystack in this day and age.”
—Nick Rochacewich, NWR Painting Inc.
“Centaur products have proven to be highly effective, extremely durable and cost effective. The Rabbit line meets all of or scrubbing, stripping and bonneting needs and we have many that are still in service that were purchased over ten years ago.
Furthermore, it has been our pleasure to deal with your company. You and your staff have always conducted yourselves with the highest level of integrity. That, together with a very solid product offering, has made this a very beneficial partnership.”
—Brian Gingras, CBSE President Bee-Clean Building Maintenance