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Using Power Brooms for Sidewalks

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawnprolawns, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Anyone on here use any of the rubber-flap "power brooms" than Redmax, Shin, or Echo makes for sidewalks or anything? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    they work for dusting's and if you are in no hurry
     
  3. Fotch

    Fotch Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Yeah, they suck, they don't really spin fast enough to keep sweeping, the snow just comes over the back. a shovel will way out perform one, and a lot cheaper too.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Whenever someone brings this up, I have to say - You HAVE to look at the practicality. I mean come on...you are carrying this thing around,...burning gas,...and all the while, you can take a snow shovel and wisk the stuff away as fast as you can sweep your arm across. This is not to mention that a shovel will then get in close to doors, do steps, and push heavier stuff if you come across a buildup on a walk.
     
  5. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Have plenty of these...not worth the time JMO.
    laborers with good old shovels to a better job; as long as their compensated well!
     
  6. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Ditto, they suck for snow.
     
  7. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    For what they are made for they are great. Getting rocks out of grass in the spring, sweeping pavement of dirt, etc.

    For Snow and Leaves they don't work. Too heavy, slow, and a expensive. You can get a pretty good single stage snow blower for the cost of one of these.