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Anybody have knowledge of

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by gd8boltman, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    the Sweeprite brand? Cannot find much info via the web.

  2. OldCrow

    OldCrow Member
    Messages: 36

  3. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446


    I have run sweeprites, great machine for the investment.
    However... in my experience the "python" as one has mentioned; majority of the bugs have been worked out over the years.
    I would refrain fro early years 2002-2005 regardless of the year sweeper and hours stay clear from belt driven conveyor system/elevators and14,250gvw chassis; I have learned the hard way.
    I had to revamp to a chain conveyor at a cost of approx.$4,000.00. Also, once you have loaded the hopper 4 yards, weight adds up (e.i. approx. 8,800lbs.>4.5 tons) on a empty chasis including the sweeper unit puts you over the gvw rating. approx. 17,000lbs.
    Most newer"2006 and up will have ratings of 17,995, a much better call.
    You might say..."well just add extra leafs"..then it changes the rear broom placement .
    IMO the idea of the rubber belt was very inovative but in the field it was a different story all together.
    I would look for a unit 2006 up, hope this helps.
    Any other questions feel free to pm me.