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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by treadlite, May 22, 2010.

  1. treadlite

    treadlite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    I'm thinking of getting into parking lot sweeping and am curious if anyone has experience at this. Will acquire a 72" hopper broom setup for the skid steer, not sure yet which manufacturer. If anyone has past experience, a recommendation of one manufacturer over another, tips, techniques etc, I'd appreciate the feedback!! thanks:waving:
  2. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Hopefully you have a cab. J.Peterson does quite a bit I think.
  3. tbi

    tbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 491

    This is what I've used for the past 12 years.
    I've made alot of money with this machine and it's a affordable alternative to the bigger sweepers. The downfall is you need to shovel it out instead of dump it.
  4. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,724

    In my experience the bobcat brand brooms work great. Any one have any idea production wise how a high flow s250 bobcat with a pick up broom would compare to say a dedicate sweeper truck ( ie elgin, pelican or similar) I dont have much experience with the sweeper trucks but do with the bobcats.
  5. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Is the pick-up broom offered as a high flow attachment?
  6. tbi

    tbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 491

    A P/U broom would be much slower and much higher maintenance IMO.
    I also use a p/u broom but only for spring and heavy c/u's.

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