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Just bought my first sweeper...and have a few ?

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by Mick76, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    I bought a used 60" bobcat sweeper with the gutter broom attachment...... the brushes all poly are now 18 inches in dia...new they're 21"... how much longer can I expect them to last? and where to get replacement brushes? The dealer has them for $8.50 per brush and it'll take 33 brushes....their the "wavey" style...the inside dia is 6 3/8".... if anyone has a lead for new brushes or insite as to how long the current ones will last (ballpark)...that info would be great!

    Last edited: Feb 7, 2010
  2. CAG80

    CAG80 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 62

    Im not a expert on the subject but im pretty postive that you still have plenty of life left in them. I can check this week on mine to be sure if no one responds with a better answer for you. I also know that you can adjust it with the big bolts on the side of the bucket to make up for the wear..
  3. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Try Keystone Plastics out of NJ. ,
    They may produce those at much lower cost.
  4. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Plowtime...thanks I did call them and their prices are about .50 cents cheaper per brush then the dealer up here...... but when I add in the shipping it'll end up costing more... thanks again for the lead....
  5. chuckpeterson

    chuckpeterson Junior Member
    from seattle
    Messages: 3

    broom wear

    Having 3 street sweepers I would recommend setting the lightest down pressure as possible that will still clean. If you have an adjustment, set it daily.
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Thanks for the tip, Chuck!
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    You have plenty of life left in those brushes. Congrats, You will love the Bobcat sweeper it works great!