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Power broom for de thatching

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jlawnservice, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. jlawnservice

    jlawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    anyone ever use one of these and how well do they work?
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I use a Shindaiwa power broom with the rubber paddle for sand and sticks in small areas during spring cleanup. And a MB power brush for larger areas. The MB works good for removing thatch and dead grass any time of the year. Best in spring time before the grass starts growing good.
  3. JDRep2

    JDRep2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    What do you have the MB broom mounted on? How else are you using the broom? Are you living in snow country or what?
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    The MB is a 40" brush that is powered by a 5HP Honda engin. There are other brands on the market, Sweepster, York, JCB. I live in snow country but never use it for snow.
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I have used a broom mounted on a Jacobsen mower for cleaning up turf areas that were flooded and lots of twigs and debris that was deposited. I kept the bristles so it would just touch turf.

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