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Vacuum Sweeper

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by Mick76, May 17, 2010.

  1. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Anyone ever use one of those truck mounted "vacuum sweepers"? How do they work and whats a good brand?

  2. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Hi Mick,

    The slide in version(back of pick-up bed) or fixed to chassis?
    If your looking to pick-up light litter, the vacuum is the way to go, the same machines in parking lots nighttime hours; I wouldn't recommend. They do make heavier vacuum versions for sand pick-up/construction site clean up. They do a great job, but more time compared to a mechanical sweeper.
    Hope this was helpful, any other please pm..thanks
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Vacuums pick up loose trash really well but they don't do a great job of sucking up sand. If you're going to be doing areas that are heavily soiled you will need a true "sweeper".

    As far as brand names, the only ones I've used have been made by Tennant.
  4. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Thanks for the replies guys..... for the amount of $ people are getting off of weekly sweeps, I'll just sub it out........