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sweepers?

Lombardi

LawnSite Senior Member
Would this be used for large commercial properties or residential or both? It looks like these units would be too large for most residentials since you attach them to trucks and tractors.
I use a pull behind yard sweeper made by Yardman. I pull it behind my quad and have had no problems with it yet.
 
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dylan

Member
Mostly commercial. Apartment complexes and such. For cleaning up the parking lots and mess from the melting snow banks on the lawn. The odd residential if they are big enough.
 

cantoo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
dylan, I do quite a bit of sweeping for gravel off lawns. I use a JD that I mounted a 5' sweepster sweeper to the front. I also have a Sweepster WBH for small areas. I used to have one mounted on a Ransomes too but sold the drive unit.
Last year I tried a couple of different collector models but wasn't real happy with the design yet. This is the company that makes them. They make good 3 point hitch and skid steer ones too.
http://www.buyersguideontario.com/ad.asp?KeyID=11661
 
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dylan

Member
Thanks Cantoo. I'll call my dealer and get a price on one unless you know offhand what they are worth. I'm familiar with Smith welding because they made the inverse snow blower for my tractor. I figure the rotary broom does better than the push broom but ... do the push brooms work?

The JRCO looks to be a bit lighter unit. The 6' unit I was looking at weighted over 300lbs. It has 11 rows of bristles. Cost $975. How does the JRCO measure up.
 
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