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Best Sidewalk Tool Ever !!!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Clapper&Company, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    does it just push it forward?
     
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    It works just like a power broom, yea it blows it forward.
     
  4. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I'm sure it's good for powder, but I can't see pushing anything wet with that.
     
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I'm not sure, when we have wet snow, i'll let you know how it works.

    It also works good for getting stone out of lawns also
     
  6. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I have one that is an ECHO and I love it for getting gravel out of grass.
    I haven't tried it on the sidewalks, I will next snow! I don't know why I didn't think to try it already?:dizzy:
     
  7. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Yea, I got it for gravel and stuff, but Never tryed it till last night it will work great.
     
  8. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I saw that when I was at ace hardware a few weeks ago, pretty neat. I seen a guy using a similar on near a building I clean last year.
     
  9. Cost and weight ??

    trying to find info

    Is this a 2-cycle engine power ??

    tc
     
  10. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    We have two of them.....It does the same thing as a shovel, only a little bit slower, heavier, and uses gas. :Rolleyes:
     
  11. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Beleive me, if you know Ronnie, he will use that tool anywhere he can!!! I tried it out a few times in his drive (gravel) and must say it really moves the rocks right out of the grass, so I could see how it would do good. Be alot easier than lifting a snowblower in and out of the truck.

    Avitare, that is Stihl's 4 cycle engine that runs off of 2 cycle mix. They are very good engines and fuel efficient, IMO. And I own a couple of the 4 strokes too
     
  12. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Oh,..now for stones and gravel? There is nothing...and I mean NOTHING that will clean the stuff out of turf like these things do. That's where they really shine...especially for cleaning up after snowplows. Sand, mulch,...it doesn't matter. These things are the ultimate tool for this. One thing I HAVE found though, and have shared it with others and they have tried and found to be, is that for cleaning up gravel, I mount the drum attachment upside down. This way, you PULL it rather than pushing it. It jut floats over the ground and pulls with he resistance of an upside down leaf rake. This thing cleans MUCH better and easier this way. I hope this helps! :)
     
  13. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I have the Echo PAS 260 and the pro paddle they call it. I think the end attachment is almost the same. RedMax makes one too I think. Totally amazing for gravel, I agree, works really good for cleaning up after tree stump grinding too. I use it for dirt on driveways if I do dirt work and for spring and fall cleanup. Cant wait to try it on the sidewalks and steps with the snow!!
     
  14. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I have one that switches out of my Sthil power head weed wacker. It is the best, like metioned above, for cleaning up turf after doing anything that made it a mess. I use it under wallnut trees to clean up the fruit after it falls. I don't have the shield for mine. When I bought it 4 years ago, they didn't offer the shield and mine doesn't work well for snow or leaves. They just catch and ends up behind the wheel.

    When using it, I never pick it up. Just leave it on the ground and give it some gas and it rolls backward. I imagine it is a Top Fuel Dragster rolling back to the starting line after a burn out. (Things I think of)

    I oftern flip my up-side-down, stick it under a pine tree and pull out everything under it.
     
  15. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Have one. Doesn't work too well for snow unless it's like two inches or under for me. It's hard to angle them to have the snow go to the side.
     
  16. Duracutter

    Duracutter Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 200

    Best thing for walks...:confused:

    The toro paddle blowers "are" the best thing for walks... Have you tried them? That paddle contraption is heavy and just plain useless...

    :)
     
  17. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    We used it last night in 5" of wet snow, work find My guys love them.
     
  18. Duracutter

    Duracutter Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 200

    Your guys will love them because they don't really care about the bottom line.

    Are you serious? There is no way ever that those crappy paddles will ever ever do what a toro does...:dizzy:

    :)