ok heres what ive heard. if you don't know im talking about power brooms. i heard that paddles are good for heavier sand but don't work that well on lawns. brushes on the other hand i heard are just the opposite. whats ur opinion?
i just bought a Shindaiwa PB270 with rubber paddles last week. I only used it for about an hour so far and it doesn't seem to tear up the grass very much at all. It does an awesome job pushing sand, gravel, twigs, leaves though.
Ive had both. Brushes sweep out the grass more agressively-which you need at times, but are also harder on the body to use for long periods of time. Paddles are much faster, can push more, and damage less. Down side would be, there are times when you may have to follow up with a blower a little bit. My money is in paddles. When we switched from brushes I couldn't believe how much faster it was.