Power Broom...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowbizz, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am thinking of buying a broom/sweeper attachment for my Stihl Kombi head. Can anyone tell me which is better for sweeping sand off of grass (street edges)...the rubber paddles or the bristle brushes (or neither)???? I may give an estimate for sand cleanup and have never done it before and was wondering if these units would hurt the turf any...thanks for your input!

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  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    I see guys here that mow the highway using the one with bristles.
     
  3. threeleafllc

    threeleafllc LawnSite Member
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    we use bolth.. and the guys tell me the rubber paddles work better on the grass were sand has been pushed up..i wouldnt wana do a whole lawn that way.. they get very hard to use after a while..
    Allen
     
  4. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 970

    Thanks...it seems even though there are differing opinions as to which works better on grass, the rubber paddles are favored (after searching the subject).

    I guess the paddles have it!

    Now to buy one and go make my $$ back on the first job!:drinkup:

    Side note: Is there ever a time in this occupation where you don't have to keep spending $$$ on new stuff each season???
     
  5. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    We have the rubber paddles. We use it to push around old mulch after we use the pitchfork on the old piles. Works pretty good if you take a moderate amount each time.

    With sand removal, you might try using the rubber paddles then use a BP blower to finish.
     
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    We have the rubber paddles for our Sthil power head. It works great on lawns with hardly, if any damage at all. I will say they get very heavy after a while. We also use it for curb cleaning at some of our lots, it seems to keep the debris a little more under control vs. a big blower. All in all a good investment imo.
     
  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    I have the shindy power broom with the paddles. Paddles are the way to go.
     
  8. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use the rubber paddles on our stihl. Gets heavy after awhile.
     
  9. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 970

    I got a quote for a package that includes the whole unit (bristle brushes) and just the paddle unit with drums that can be swapped out by pulling a cotter pin...$434 + tax
    They do not discount these things at all! I'm going to try a couple different dealers as there are many Stihl dealers around here...damn...when do I get to stop spending $$$$!!
     
  10. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,444

    Does that include a power head? or just the attachments?
     

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