holmes4 wrote:I find that the Neato leaves a lot of cat hair behind on carpets/rugs that the Roomba could remove. This is a disadvantage of the "sweeper" style brush Neato uses compared to the Roomba bristle brush. However, the Neato still collects a LOT of cat hair and does not require the 10-minute breakdown and extrication of hair from the brush and bearings the Roomba did.
roboroomba wrote:I think if neato would just come out with a pet brush that has alternating rows of flaps and bristles that they could sell a lot of those, and it would help with hair pickup
I do not really care about having to clean out Roomba every 10 minutes in the summer time when the cats are shedding.
since i took the disks off of both of the brushes it only takes me about 10 seconds to clean it out, and since I have the ball bearing mod I never have to take it apart. and it picks up a ton of hair and dirt from the carpet, after it runs the carpet looks like it is brand new.
Nemesis.ie wrote:Maybe they can sell a 3-pack of bristled brushes to insert into the brush unit, then you could have alternating bristle and silicone. Or if you want all bristle you just buy two packs. Maybe a whole new unit with the wavy pattern like the LG would work too - I'm sure different types/patterns could be used for different purposes. With luck we will see that rather than having to buy a new model.
I also wonder if some kind of pulsed rotation or stopping and reversing direction for a few cycles on the brush would make any difference, although it might not be good for the motor or belt. Possibly a "2 steps forward and one back" cleaning pattern could be introduced or the like too.
ffrcoupe wrote:I'm not saying it couldn't do a better job, just as with all vacuums, but I am very pleased with the job Bubba does.
JEfromCanada wrote:Don't get me wrong... in my post, I make it clear that Neato is my robot of choice. But, I do own several Roombas as well, and the Roombas do a MUCH better job at picking up hair from the rug. Unfortunately, they require much more maintenance than I'm willing to invest, having now found the Neato.
firelog1101 wrote:True, but people use vacuums with brush-like beater bars on hard floors all the time without damage.
Non-the-less, people could always resort back to the standard plastic.
tmnCA wrote:I don't see why a bristle brush would make maintenance much more difficult, it's the brush-ends and bearings that build up hair in the Roomba at least in our house. Some hair in the bristles is not a big deal for the operation of the robot. However I think Neato has said that the flaps on the existing brush actually help boost the vacuum powder and are factored in to the design. So the bristles would have to be in alternating rows or something like that.
tmnCA wrote:I think another reason the Roomba is better for pet hair is the fact that it covers each spot on the floor in several directions at different times.
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