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SlimJim here's my sweeper for you to buy

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Yardworks, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. Yardworks

    Yardworks Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Slim I told you as soon as I figured out how to post pictures I could send you a picture of my sweeper to give you a laugh. Don't laugh to much though, the trucks in great shape for a 64 and it pulls it's own in producing income.
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  2. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    I'm speechless...

    -Tim
     
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    looks like a hot set up to me. looks good for a large parking lot
     
  4. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Actually, I'll bet that beast does a pretty good job. I'd have to make several passes with my Broomer to accomplish what that does in one. Although, it looks like you have the same problem as I do... getting the pile off the ground and into a dumpster.

    -Tim
     
  5. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    When I drove semi over the road I always thought that the B-61 mack had as much class as anything. This truck puts me in mind of that.

    Bruce
     
  6. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Here is an idea:

    Buy the truck, Buy a skid steer.

    Use the skid steer to load the stuff into the truck.

    Use the truck and skid steer in the winter.

    Geoff
     
  7. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Is that a Mack or an R model International?
     
  8. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    I'm thinkin it would be cheaper to just buy a vacuum sweeper.

    -Tim
     
  9. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    It would probably be cheaper to hire a bunch of kids. LOL
    Is it true that a U-Model Mack...the "U" stood for ugly?

    Bruce
     
  10. Yardworks

    Yardworks Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    It's a R-190 International. It was a parade truck for a big asphalt company in the area. They went through the whole truck back in the late 70's. Right down to sandblasting the frame, rebuilt the engine (450 inline 6), and chromed a bunch of things. In the 80's it belonged to a sealcoat company. It was used for patching and that was when they mounted the broom on it. You would not believe the dirt that broom will move. It will take 4 inches of caked on mud and shoot it thirty feet. It also works pretty good with snow. I'm going to have to post some more pictures of my equipment so you guys don't think I only have equipment older then myself.
     
  11. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Yardworks,
    Are you really selling it cause I would like to buy it?
     
  12. Yardworks

    Yardworks Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Sorry Mike. I was just kidding around with SlimJim because of the $60,000 sweepers he is looking at. It has sentimental value to me and is kind of my toy. I am planning on restoring it and putting it inside my corporate offices some day as a display. Although my motto is everything is for sale for the right price. Throw a dollor figure out there and I'll think about it.
     
  13. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    SlimJim Z71,
    Just a thought, buy a Bobcat, and a sweeper attachment.

    Good for small parking lots, stripmalls, banks etc.!
     
  14. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Yardworks,
    Thats what I wanted to do with it.

    There is a guy next town over who has a International tractor with a lowboy trailer my guess would be around a 1959.Would love to restore it.He won't part with it!!

    Slim,
    Use to rent one to clean my parking lots for sealcoating.Works pretty good.

    thanks
     
  15. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Mike
    Does anyone make a powered broom that just mounts right where your A-frame for the snowplow goes and is then powered by a small gas motor?
    Seems like this would make your plow pick-up more versatile in the summer months.

    Bruce
     
  16. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

  17. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    I knew Icould count on you Mike.

    I'm not in the market but I thought the idea sounded so good someone had to make one.

    Bruce
     
  18. Yardworks

    Yardworks Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    We always had a Tennant sweeper for cleaning parking lots before sealcoating. The thing saved us a lot of work. It had a vacuum system and the hopper would raise to dump into a dumpster or truck. It is something you would have to trailer from jobsite to jobsite.
     
  19. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Listen,

    :eek:For twelve years I walked back and forth with a blower cleaning parking lots getting ready to seal them.

    I thought of just about every kind of cleaning device I could.
    Tractor with sweeper on front blower on back.
    Ride on blower etc..

    Just can't get too far away from manual cleaning!!!

    Although we now have a sweeper truck to help out.
     
  20. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Mike,

    You used to rent a Bobcat with a sweeper or a sweeper truck?

    Anyway, I've toned down my search a little to include a used sweeper. Here's the one I'm looking at:

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    It's a 1992 Isuzu Cab-Over with a diesel aux. engine., and a curb broom. It's at the Schwarze plant, and it's listed for $20,000. Although, I think I can get it for less than that...

    -Tim