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PICS of what I use to clean driveways...not a plow!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lawntec, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I built this this year. Cost about $1100.

    It woks amazing, Ihave as much down pressure as I want it pushes and pulls. Cleans every bit of the driveway....clean!!

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  2. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I do all my sidewalks witht he broom, which is why the bristles are looking rough in the front. There is alote of pressure where the sidewalk edge is.
     
  3. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Would love to see it in the raised position
     
  4. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i laughd and then come summer u remove synthetic turf lines right?
     
  5. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    one more for you...

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  6. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    here is another when up

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  7. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    HUH??? I have no idea what you are talking about.
     
  8. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    looks neat but i dont see it working very well...IMO
     
  9. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I've seen rotary ones, but none like that. Does it move side to side?
     
  10. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    it was a joke sorry
     
  11. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    No I can't angle it. It would be easy to make it angle though. Your right it doesn't look like it would work well but it is awesome. I would never go without it again. We only have to shovel in front of the garage doors. I can pile the snow up about 5'. And when pushing, the front bristles bent back, forcing the snow to stay in front. It never comes back over the broom. I have snow on top because while i pile the snow I have to 'lift' it if you will.
    Our average is about 3 mins per house.
     
  12. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    did you use it for the driveway your parked on in the pics??/ if so it works horrible.
     
  13. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    enless its gravel
     
  14. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    That must work great on interlock and stamped concrete driveways. I know a neighbor hood where that is all they have and one guy blows the driveway then shovels it. You said you made it, what about just the broom part, and I mount it to a bobcat quick tack plate? What would that broom cost? If you have time could you get a picture of what a driveway looks like after this could be quite the product you have here.
     
  15. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    No i didn't do my own driveway with it. I used a tractor. And it is gravel. The brooms were bought from a street sweeping company in town.

    Believe it or not it works best on paver or exposed agregate drives. It leaves them almost perfect, far better then a shovel could ever do.

    I have been using it for about 3 months now and love it. We are supposed to get 10cm snow tonight I will get a video tomorow.
     
  16. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I mounted mine to a reese hidden hitch in the front.
     
  17. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    cool idea how does it do in deep snow?
     
  18. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Thats pretty neat, I have never seen anything like that
     
  19. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    good idea,
    lets see a drive you clean
     
  20. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    We have not had a severe snowfall yet so I don't know how much snow it will handle. It is 14" tall and the snow piles high in front of the broom.
    I will get some shots of it in use tomorow.

    To do drives I pull in the drive, drop the broom pull it out to the street, pull back in make another pull, then when I am pullikng out I cut the wheels and push the snow on a 45 degree angle onto the lawn...with out letting the tires of the truck touch the lawn.