Big Brute HEPA

£2,964.00£4,391.00 + VAT

Hepa Industrial Vacuum

The HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arrester) filter Big Brute offers all the aggressive power of the Big Brute but with the HEPA final filtration facility. The machine uses the standard Big Brute filters to progressively remove particles from the air passing through it.



HEPA filtration is essential for cleaning up waste where you need that higher specification of filtration.

The Big Brute HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arrester) vacuum cleaner offers all the aggressive power of the Big Brute but with a final HEPA filtration stage.

As with all the other dry Big Brute models, the Big Brute HEPA uses 2 stages of standard felt filters to progressively remove particles from the air passing through.

The filtered air then passes through a very large capacity HEPA filter, housed in its own protective container on the rear of the vacuum cleaner. The air only passes back into the atmosphere after it’s passed through the HEPA filtration.

A certificate of conformance accompanies each HEPA filter.



All dry, solid waste, where the dust is known to cause health issues, such as wood dust and respirable crystalline silica (RCS)



Power: 3 x 1.2kW motors.

Power Unit: Suck & Blow power unit supplied as standard permanently plumbed into HEPA cartridge.

Capacity: 180 litres including filters and heavy duty inlet spigot.

Filters: 2 dry fabric filters plus HEPA filter cartridge

Hose: 63mm diameter with curved steel ends and rubber couplers (choose your hose length)

Trolley: Heavy duty, 4-wheeled with brake.

Tool: 1 meter long Ø63mm aluminium scraper.

Cable: 10m long with plug

Choose your Big Brute Power Unit Voltage

All electrically powered Big Brutes can be supplied with either a 230V power unit or a 110V power unit.

They both have 3 motors providing a total of 3.2kW of cleaning power.

Check which one is most suitable for your premises.

230V 16A Plug


230V Big Brute power units have 3 motors giving a total of 3.2kW of cleaning power.

It runs from a single-phase, 16A supply.

Note that the 230V Big Brute power unit has a 16A plug, so you’ll need a 16A supply to power it.

No 16A supply? No problem – use with a Big Brute 16A-to-13A adapter lead (Part No V1337) to run it from a standard 13A socket.

110V 32A Plug


110V Big Brute power units have 3 motors giving a total of 3.2kW of cleaning power.

It runs from a single-phase, 32A supply.

Note that the 110V Big Brute power unit has a 32A plug, so you’ll need a 32A supply on your transformer to run it.

Nominal Airflow2000 cubic metres per hour2000 cubic metres per hour
Filtration ClassEN 1822:2009EN 1822:2009
Efficiency99.95% MPPS99.995% MPPS
Particulate Section0.18 micro-metres0.18 micro-metres
Initial Resistance180 Pa180 Pa
Final Resistance500 Pa500 Pa

A Big Brute HEPA can be supplied with an H13 or H14 HEPA cartridge.

Both types conform to the standard EN 1822:2009 which specifies what percentage of particles down to a certain size the filter stops. In the case of EN1822:2009, this means particles of size 0.3 micro-metres or bigger.

An H13 specification filter therefore stops 99.95% of all particles of size 0.3 micro-metres or larger. An H14 filter stops 99.995% of these particles.


Big Brute Trolley Options

Whether you want to make your Big Brute easier to push, or safe to empty it with your forklift, we’ve a Big Brute Trolley Option that will help.

Specify your Big Brute trolley option at the time of purchase.

Standard 4-Wheel Trolley

Our Standard 4-Wheel Trolley is our most popular option.

With 2 front swivel castors and 2 rear rubber wheels, it’s easy to push and manoeuvre.

SuperGlide Trolley

With Nylon wheels, the SuperGlide trolley makes it easy to push over smooth floors, such as polished concrete.

Hose length options

Big Brute Standard Dry Suction Hose

Big Brute Standard Dry Suction Hose is 63mm diameter – wider than most industrial vacuum cleaner hose so it won’t block or kink easily.

It’s made from PVC with with a black outer with reinforcing threads, and supported by a helical PVC-coated wire.

It has an operating temperature of -20°C to 70°C and a weight of 0.5kg per metre.

Available in 3, 5, 10, or 15m lengths, without losing suction. Join multiple lengths together with a coupler to get even further reach.

A popular option is to have 2 lengths, one of 5m, one of 10m, and coupler. This gives you the flexibility of shorter lengths for cleaning in confined spaces and the ability to join the lengths to reach further.

Drum Options

Big Brute Drum Options let you tailor your Big Brute to your exact needs.

Make it quick, easy and clean to shake your filters with the Filter Shaker. Or add a removable internal spigot to make it easy to slide out waste in our tough disposable waste bags. Or even add a Dust Extraction port for when you want to remove dust from your machinery or processes with your Big Brute.

Big Brute drum options must be specified at the time of purchase.

Easy Empty Lift-Out Spigot

Easy Empty Lift-Out Spigot

If you’ve got a bag full of waste inside your Big Brute drum, the optional Easy Empty Lift-Out Spigot makes it easier to empty it.

Slide the removable spigot upwards and you can slide your bags out without the risk of snagging or tearing. Keep your waste safely contained without it getting loose.

Tell us at the time of ordering if you want the optional Easy Empty Lift-Out Spigot.

Ideal for use with the Big Brute Disposable Waste Bags or the reusable Big Brute Easy Empty Lift-Out Bag.

Filter Shaker

The Big Brute Filter Shaker makes it easy to keep your filters clean.

As you clean up, dust and dirt cake themselves onto your filter - that's its job.

But as you carry on cleaning, the dust and dirt on the filter can reduce the airflow, slowing your cleaning down.

Regularly shaking your filters clean can speed up your cleaning once again.

The optional Big Brute Filter Shaker lets you clean your Big Brute Primary Filter quickly and cleanly without having to remove the power unit.

Just grab the handle on the front of the drum and give it a good shake.

Within seconds, your filter will be clean again, returning your suction power to its full level.

Note: Drums with the Filter Shaker option are not compatible with the Easy Empty Lift-Out Spigot drum option, or any the accessories that work with the Easy Empty Lift-Out Spigot such as Disposable Waste Bags and the Easy Empty Lift-Out Bag.

Big Brute Dust Extraction Kit

If you’ve got hand tools, or a process that generates a lot of dust, remove it at source using your Big Brute and the optional Dust Extraction Drum Option.

Big Brutes with the Dust Extraction Kit drum option have an additional 127mm-diameter inlet spigot mounted on the side of the drum. It also includes 2 bungs to seal off either the small or large entry spigot when not in use.

The Dust Extraction Kit drum option allows you to connect a wide-diameter hose (sold separately) to the large spigot. This provides high-volume, low air-speed extraction which is ideal for removing dust from the air at source.

It’s ideal for short sanding or rubbing-down jobs, or stone cutting.

When you need to resume normal cleaning, seal off the large spigot and use the low-volume, high air-speed suction the Big Brute provides for general cleaning up afterwards.

While the Big Brute Dust Extraction Kit ideal for short activities, we don’t recommend your Big Brute is used for continuous dust extraction.

Compatible Accessories

Additional information

Weight85.5 kg
Dimensions101 × 66 × 160 cm
Power Unit Voltage

230V, 110V

HEPA Filter Specification

HEPA 13, HEPA 14

Trolley Type

Standard 4-Wheeled HEPA Trolley, SuperGlide HEPA Trolley

Standard Dry Suction Hose Length

5m with Scraper Tool, 10m with Scraper Tool, 15m with Scraper Tool, No hose and no Scraper Tool

Drum Options

Standard Drum, Easy Empty Lift Out Spigot, Filter Shaker, Dust Extraction Kit, Easy Empty Lift Out Spigot and Dust Extraction Kit, Filter Shaker and Dust Extraction Kit

Watch the Big Brute HEPA In Action

Cleaning up woodworking machinery with the Big Brute

Ok, coming clean (pun intended), this is a video of the Big Brute Popular cleaning up in a woodworking workshop. We recommend using a Big Brute HEPA for wood dust, because of the extra filtration it provides and the particular hazard that wood dust poses. However, the Big Brute HEPA has the same power and suction performance as shown in this video.