road sweeping

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by BrandonV, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    hola gentlemen, I got to rent an attachment I've never used yesterday. We of course have been working on this wall and as is typical for us landscapers we come into a filthy environment, do our job without making a mess, and then are told we need to clean up after ourselves... or in this case everyone else. anyways, instead of hand-sweeping a 1/4 mile of asphalt or wasting a ton of water w/ my hydroseeder I called up cat and gave a sweeper attachment a try.. wow did it work great. left nothing but for some dust. anyways, as usually the problem with renting attachments I always want to buy them when I'm done, but if I did buy one I'd want it for my ditch witch instead because we're not usually cleaning on such a grande scale.

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  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Your machine is a open cab machine ?

    You must have been covered in dust :laugh:
     
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yeah no joke, I was going to use the telehandler but we had it tied up installing the rocks still. I did however make it a point to have the wind to my back and went real slow... still had to clean out my nose pretty good.
     
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would like to run one..

    Your 287 look like its about ready for some new tracks..
     
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    He's at 50%, no big deal.
     
  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Really? The look farther gone than that, hmm guess you learn something new everyday..
     
  7. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    were you running it forward or reverse?
     
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Forward. Was that correct? I didn't have a manual.
     
  9. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    The lugs are what to look at... if they are in good shape he has got a lot more hours to use.
     
  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lugs, as in the actual tread on the tracks?
     

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