Power Brooms?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Victor, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    Hey guys. I was wondering how effective power brooms were at blowing grass off of wet pavement. We all try to avoid getting any clippings on wet pavement, but when some does need to be cleaned off. How do the brooms work? I'm thinking about buying one this year, and wanted to know.

  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    I've got one and don't use it much. Its great for spring time clean-ups. I think you'd be better off with a good back-pack blower, Wet grass is a pain, I haven't found an easy way around it.
  3. Rob T

    Rob T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    May want to try a "wet floor broom". Not sure what it's called. You can get them in HD in the broom section. It's like a giant window squeegee for the floor.

    I've been thinking of carrying one on the trucks for wet driveways. May work good for this and there wide so it won't take long.
  4. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    Best applications are for Spring Cleanup, a small Thatching jobs, leveling out the ridges of dirt / sand left from plowing / sanding operations, will work for grass on a wet driveway BUT if you don't have all day a BP 650 will make short work of it.
  5. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I agree, my PB 650 made my PB 400E's look like homeowner units. Very powerful. If you start it and don't hang on it will spin itself around in circles.
  6. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    Thanks for the info guys. I think I'll stick with the 7001 BP blower

  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    BP is the way to go.


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