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Old 01-15-2011, 04:29 PM
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excavator rotary broom

I think a rotary broom would be much more useful on a mini X than a skid. never seen one though.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:37 PM
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Where would you use it?
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:55 PM
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where would you use one on a skid. same thing but more reach, more maneuverability.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:58 PM
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Wouldn't work unless you have a dedicated pump for the broom, as soon as you move the tracks the broom would almost stop, some excavators use the aux and drive motors on the same pump.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:50 PM
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skid steer would be 10x faster. Imagine trying to sweep a parking lot with one... It would make more of a mess then it would be usefull.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:36 PM
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where would you use one on a skid. same thing but more reach, more maneuverability.
probably a parking lot or a street. Where would you use a mini ex broom?
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:28 AM
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eh, nevermind then. I just thought it would be nice if you could reach anywhere with one. Tight spaces and up higher. I have a really unique situation where I have to clean snow off the tops of 10 ft diameter cylinders that are in the ground. They sit 4 ft above the ground and there are 200 of them. Takes 7 hours, 1 spine and 2 shoulders to clean them of a foot with a power broom trimmer.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:09 PM
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eh, nevermind then. I just thought it would be nice if you could reach anywhere with one. Tight spaces and up higher. I have a really unique situation where I have to clean snow off the tops of 10 ft diameter cylinders that are in the ground. They sit 4 ft above the ground and there are 200 of them. Takes 7 hours, 1 spine and 2 shoulders to clean them of a foot with a power broom trimmer.
Rent a Genie Lift or something, you can get these little units you pull behind a car from Cat Rentals, I've seen one use here by a gutter company, very wild looking little lift.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:17 PM
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Actually, SnowEx makes a angle broom roughly 7ft wide (Non rotating) that goes on the front of a truck Via Plow mounts. A person thats doing what you are could get something like that and fab it to go on a mini or a tractor hoe.

You could go right down the middle of the rows, reach to both side and clear your area in maybe 1/3 the time.

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eh, nevermind then. I just thought it would be nice if you could reach anywhere with one. Tight spaces and up higher. I have a really unique situation where I have to clean snow off the tops of 10 ft diameter cylinders that are in the ground. They sit 4 ft above the ground and there are 200 of them. Takes 7 hours, 1 spine and 2 shoulders to clean them of a foot with a power broom trimmer.
Thanks for explanation, I can be a little more understanding of your first comment. I was wondering where your head was.
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