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Old 05-23-2010, 12:43 AM
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Sweeping

I'm thinking of getting into parking lot sweeping and am curious if anyone has experience at this. Will acquire a 72" hopper broom setup for the skid steer, not sure yet which manufacturer. If anyone has past experience, a recommendation of one manufacturer over another, tips, techniques etc, I'd appreciate the feedback!! thanks
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:38 AM
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Hopefully you have a cab. J.Peterson does quite a bit I think.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:36 PM
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This is what I've used for the past 12 years.
http://products.schwarze.com/AA-Tach/aatach.html
I've made alot of money with this machine and it's a affordable alternative to the bigger sweepers. The downfall is you need to shovel it out instead of dump it.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:21 PM
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In my experience the bobcat brand brooms work great. Any one have any idea production wise how a high flow s250 bobcat with a pick up broom would compare to say a dedicate sweeper truck ( ie elgin, pelican or similar) I dont have much experience with the sweeper trucks but do with the bobcats.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:26 PM
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Is the pick-up broom offered as a high flow attachment?
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:38 AM
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In my experience the bobcat brand brooms work great. Any one have any idea production wise how a high flow s250 bobcat with a pick up broom would compare to say a dedicate sweeper truck ( ie elgin, pelican or similar) I dont have much experience with the sweeper trucks but do with the bobcats.
A P/U broom would be much slower and much higher maintenance IMO.
I also use a p/u broom but only for spring and heavy c/u's.
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