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What about lawn sweepers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cliplawn, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. cliplawn

    cliplawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Are they good for fall clean up and leaf removal?
  2. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    Yes. Overall, it's one of the most overlooked spring/fall cleanup tools on lawnsite(as far as I can see).

    Imo we don't understand how anyone could do without :dizzy:
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Blowers + mowers > Lawnsweepers. There goood for the home owner but there just to ineffecient for us to use.
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    What kind of sweeper are you talking about? I have been contemplating picking up one of the Toro lawn sweepers for our commercial accounts.
  5. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Sweepers kick azz:cool2: ...I recommend them:weightlifter: ...
  6. cliplawn

    cliplawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    You pull it behind your mower and it sweeps debris into a basket that will dump. My questions are: will it pick up leaves and twigs? Looks to me like you would have to dump frequently. Also, is the bagger prone to tear up?
  7. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Ive only used the sweepers 2 times this year pulled behind a cub cadet and it worked wonders compared to blowing leaves and raking or whatever. It saved me about 8 hours of raking this year after I dethatched and it picks up leaves great. I just set my path up to make about 3 or 4 sweeps of the yard and then dumped in basically the same spot everytime. I was borrowing from a friend but if I had a rider instead of my WB I would definately get one, even if its a cheapo I really think they can save time.
  8. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    Anybody know how much volume of debris they hold before they have to be dumped?

    I'll consider anything to make cleanups easier.
  9. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    About a full size(large) garbage bag. We use the Husky model and it's tough as nails. We've banged them against trees, gone into 2' high grass to get the garbage out and it's way faster than raking(10times) and yeah, it's a little known secret... believe me, it's saved us thousands in labor on large properties. It's not really made for residential. Mostly for acreages and contractors. That's what my dealer tells me and I believe him. :waving:
  10. TGK

    TGK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    Has anyone picked up Acorns with a sweeper?

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