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power brooms

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnandplow42, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    Hey guys.
    what would be the better choice for general spring cleanup: A power paddle (trimmer style) or a power broom (walk behind). I know the ideal setup would be to have both (paddle for tight areas, and walk behind for open), but the finances are kind of tight, and I could really use one for cleanups. Which one does a better job on cleaning a lawn of sand, gravel, sticks, etc...?
    So what would be the overall better choice?
    Thanks, hope the season is going alright for everyone. :waving:
  2. snowmizer

    snowmizer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    just bought the attachment for my shin. (paddle style) and love it! took about 5 minutes to get used to it but man does it save time. is a little heavy after a day of using it, hope this helps you some
  3. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    ,,thanks .
  4. Spirit Lanwcare

    Spirit Lanwcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    The Echo Pro Attachment Series has a rubber paddle broom and it works very well.

    I have it and the power pruner attachment and use them both often.
  5. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    I bought a shindaiwa power head and bought the power broom attachment. I don't know how I worked without it. It makes spring cleanups a lot easier. They work great getting the sand out of grass and other areas.
  6. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    I have to echo attachment with a bristle broom. It gets every grain of sand and rocks out of the grass and is great on pavement. I made my money back with it in two days. Buy one. The walkbehind sweepers are hard to get the hang of.(for me at least)
  7. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    You Kids and Your Power Brooms...The Swath is too Small...There are Better Choices.
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Ive never used a stick power broom, but that sounds like it would take a heck of alot of time to do a lawn with one. We have a sweepster power broom attachment for and older hustler that we have. Power angles, and is strong as anything. Saves a bunch of time on large properties. :)
  9. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Ambitious young men like myself can run the brooms. payup
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    I bought a echo broom this year. I can't get along with out it. I been finding ever excuse to used it. Works great on getting rid of gravel out of grass.

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