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bobcat sweeper/broom

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by ace911emt, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. ace911emt

    ace911emt Member
    Messages: 83

    Has any one used a power broom on a bobcat (863) the condo unit wants only sand (no salt) and it will look like a beach by the spring! Any advice on do’s and don’ts :confused:
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I have the pick up sweeper model from bobcat. Works very well, but 5 like the sweeper from SWEEPSTER better. With the bobcat unit, reverse sweeping is the norm.
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Reverse sweeping give me a sore neck. and is a pain.besides look over your sholder in a bobcat and what do you see?
  4. Mark F

    Mark F Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Bobcat does make A forward sweeper. It works Ok. Its not as fast as reverse one. Doesn't work at all in the rain either. Ps get A water kit.
  5. ace911emt

    ace911emt Member
    Messages: 83

    Reverse sweeping is somthing I did not know ..never used one or saw one used .. the dealer will rent anything , I prefer to learn by others misakes.. it's cheaper
  6. BobcatS250

    BobcatS250 Member
    Messages: 51

    Hehehe... yeah, not too good.

    The pickup broom should be okay -- I think it works better than the sweeper, least in forward it does.
  7. ace911emt

    ace911emt Member
    Messages: 83

    thanks :waving:
  8. savagewolf

    savagewolf Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    neat trick i use is to push all the crap on the ground (running the sweeper foward, not picking up in to the catcher) in to a small area then backing over it to pick up, saves the sore neck and backing in to things