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Sweepers (windrowing style)

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by derekbroerse, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I'm just curious... how many people on here use a power sweeper with no vaccuum? I'm talking about the tractor mounted rotary brooms. Obviously they aren't great for keeping the dust down, but I was just wondering how effective they are.
  2. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I have one. Great for sweeping up streets. But thats about it. I am planning to get a 15 gallon atv sprayer from tsc to mount to it. For dust control. Mine is a 3pt mount that swings towards the tractor. Its great because you can drive forwards when running it. Bad part is the tractor and I get covered in dirt and dust.
  3. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Any idea how well it would work with the water? (ie: have you tried hosing the work area down first?) Does it just push everything aside, even the 'mud'?
  4. Mark F

    Mark F Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I use A bobcat 743, with 3 types of sweeping attactments. A power angle broom for curbs, windrowing lite material. A forward broom for lite to medium material. And A reverse broom for heavy packed marerial, mud, big rocks, thatching grass. All the brooms have 3 -5 sprayers on them for dust control. The bobcat has a 30 gallon water tank system on it with finger tip control.
    All in all its a great system for spring clean up. It works best when the material A little damp to real dry.