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Post# 165143   1/8/2012 at 12:01 (3,011 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

That is the question! I just recently acquired a very recent model Sanitaire S670D upright with the VGII brushroll. I have seen metal brushrolls with four rows of brushstrips instead of two. Has anyone tried these, if so, much difference in performance? It seems like four rows would be better than two, especially on the older Kirbys, but I've always liked the VGI/VGII's in my other Eurekas.

Post# 165144 , Reply# 1   1/8/2012 at 12:04 (3,011 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

VGII Brushroll: Bar NONE. Use that indeed!

Post# 165167 , Reply# 2   1/8/2012 at 15:33 (3,011 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Definitely stick with the VGII.

Post# 165203 , Reply# 3   1/8/2012 at 18:44 (3,011 days old) by kenkart ()        
I hate to disagree.....BUT!

The VG1 with 4 rows of bristles is far superior IMHO..LOL, But if you ever use a old Eureka with a Disturbulator brushroll, you will throw rocks at anything!!

Post# 165216 , Reply# 4   1/8/2012 at 21:03 (3,011 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

By 4-row, do you mean the all-bristle VGI or the 4-row VGIII? If the latter, that's for PNs only, you cannot use it in an upright or you'll be needing to replace the belt on every stroke...

Post# 165233 , Reply# 5   1/8/2012 at 22:16 (3,011 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Thanks guys, and Hans, I know what you mean about the Disturbulator brush roll, I have one in awesome shape on my model 250 Eureka. Here's the fleabay listing for the brushroll I was considering.

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Post# 165239 , Reply# 6   1/8/2012 at 22:29 (3,011 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

You might just be able to get away with using that, as it's the 4-row VGIII, the VGIII has different brush strips with stiffeners, so they cause too much resistance which the belts can't handle, but stock up on belts though (I'd say use Hoover convertible belts, but others tend to disagree with me, even though they work better than original Eureka RD belts and last longer), just in case...

Post# 165242 , Reply# 7   1/8/2012 at 22:35 (3,011 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I use the translucent Koblenz upright belts on my Eureka's, on a suggestion from my buddy Phillip, they seem to be much more durable than the Eureka's.

Post# 165249 , Reply# 8   1/9/2012 at 00:35 (3,011 days old) by mb_1981 (Fraser, MI)        

I generally prefer the VibraGroomer II but I do have that brushroll in one of my Eureka ESPs and it does a really good job on plush carpet. It's a bit quieter/smoother than a VG II as well. If you want, you can upgrade it's performance a bit more by swapping out those generic black brush strips for the genuine Eureka ones which are a bit stiffer.

Post# 165272 , Reply# 9   1/9/2012 at 07:10 (3,011 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

I just noticed that I called the linked brushroll a 4-row VGIII(3), should have said 4-row VGII(2), my TriStar PN has that black brushroll fitted (modified to fit by it's previous owner), but has the VGIII brush strips fitted to make it a faux-VGIII... :)

Post# 165273 , Reply# 10   1/9/2012 at 07:20 (3,011 days old) by baglessball ()        

Do you have a vid of the triStar with PN?

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