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Walk Behind Broom Machine For Walks..

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ne1, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I need a walk behind power broom to clear large amounts of walkway. Due to all the obstacles a Bobcat with broom is not an option. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    You need one of these

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  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Turf Teq Power Broom
    The Turf Teq Power Broom, Model 1305BR, features a 47-inch width. With this self-propelled machine, you can change the pivot angle from the operator's position. Plus, brush pressure is also adjustable. The Power Broom features a hydrostatic transmission, differential lock and 13-hp Honda engine. The multi-use capability also allows the Power Broom to be converted into a Power Edger or Power Rake.
     
  4. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    id say that fits your needs quite nicely
     
  5. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I went an Ariens walk behind sweeper last year. Works well. I also put a blade on my quad for the heavier snow and also bought a backpack blower for the lighter stuff.
     
  6. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    What model ariens are you running?
     
  7. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Ron, what does on of your units cost?
     
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
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  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

  10. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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  11. bcomstock15

    bcomstock15 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    How do you like these? have you ever tried any of the attachments available, like the collection box etc? how much do you buy them for? the main advantage i see with them is that they have a direct drive shaft to the broom, no chains/belts etc like the ariens ive used. is there any other walk behind brooms (36" or less) worth looking at? Thank You!
     
  12. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    brooms etc.

    The BCS 2 wheel tractors have rotary brushes and front casters and have offered them for years, you can also mount 2 stage snow blowers, mowers etc., which were designed for use in the swiss alps.
     
  13. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    for 2500 you can buy one of these

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  14. bcomstock15

    bcomstock15 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm really more interested in the walkbehinds, we do primarily condo complexes, so we need something to get passed all the damn obstacles they put on the sidewalks. I have one MB that works great, it seems like the ariens are always breaking down due to all the moving parts. theres like 2 chains and at least 2 or 3 shafts between the engine and the broom shaft. (on a 936 pb) we'll be selling 3 of these coming up if anyones interested.
     
  15. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    brooms etc

    The BCS two wheel tractors would be a well worth it as you have casters up front to limit brush wear and aid in turning,

    The BCS quick coupler would allow you to change attachments inn a couple of minutes and it does not require tools-but tools are needed for the standard mounting -good ratcheting box wrenchs to disconnect and install an attachment.

    leon:waving::drinkup::sleeping:

    one beer left and its not cold :help:
     
  16. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

  17. bcomstock15

    bcomstock15 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    ive had nothing but bad luck with any of sweepsters products.. specifically the one made for the 1445 JD, and the 936 PB walk behinds. just garbage products, falling apart etc.
     
  18. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    how much was the mb broom?
     
  19. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 183

    I have 4 used MB brooms I bought last year new and do not need 1 of them if interested I will sell $2500. I can ship out your way if interested. Shipping is about $250
     
  20. mike thunder

    mike thunder Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I have a Sweepster broom attachment for our grasshoppers that work well. My guys like being in the heated cab instead of being hit in the face with blown snow.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011