Have you ever used a power broom?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by instyle, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I just bought one off the internet. it is a BCS 722, with a 40" broom. I bought it to clean sidewalks on my commercial accounts.

    But I heard they work real well for dethatching/power raking. Is this true? I mean a 40" power rake would be awesome.

    Has anyone tried any other BCS equipment?
  2. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    I also thought they'd be great for power raking. Unfortunately, under the wrong hands, it can destroy a lawn. It's very agressive and you better know what you're doing.

    Your typical power rakes are much safer, work fantastic and don't do nearly the damage the broom can inflict on a lawn.

    Brooms are great for many other things like snow removal when it's fluffy unpacked snow, or cleaning a parking lot if you wear a respirator...etc...:canadaflag: :canadaflag:
  3. taproot

    taproot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    They work great for dethatching good thick turf. Just be sure to adjust it to the right height. It can rip a mossy or not so established lawn right down to dirt though.
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I have used them after nasty thunderstorms with hail there was lots of trash on the turf.

    I was always adjusting the height on the broom. It was mounted on the front of a old Jacobson mower.

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