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Sweeping while raining

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by NEUSWEDE, Apr 2, 2006.


    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,147

    The day I reserved the skid steer with sweeper it looks like rain, should I hold off or will it still sweep fine? I know it will keep down the dust but it is supposed to rain the whole day I have the machine, I am renting and don't want to waste money.
  2. TerraFirma Excavating

    TerraFirma Excavating LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    Shouldn't be a problem at all. I used a Bobcat pickup sweeper and sprayed down the whole lot before hand with a firehose. In fact, before I sprayed everything down, it was making quite a dust cloud. I was right next to a main road in an industrial area and didn't want to create a traffic hazard and cause someone to have accident. I could see the lawsuits from that in our sue happy world.
  3. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Posts: 248

    I never had a problem sweeping in the rain, just have to empty the sweeper a little more often so you dont have mud oozing out.

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