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Can a power broom get the job done?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by ezmowr, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. ezmowr

    ezmowr Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    My drive way is 16 to 20 feet wide and about 600 feet long. Of this, approximately 420 feet are level and the remainder has a 5% incline. I live close to Baltimore. We get 4 to 6 snow storms a year that range from 2 to 8 inches. About every six years we get a real big storm that drops 14 to 18 inches. Most of the snow we get is wet. I will be in the market for new equipment soon and was wonering if I could clear my driveway with a power broom? The literature says they will clear up to 8 inches and throw it 15 feet.
    Is this true? does anyone out there have experience using power brooms to clear snow?
    Please let me know if a power broom can get the job done.
  2. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I tried using a power broom to take care of sidewalks. The power broom was great until we let the snow build up past 1 1/2" or if it was windy. I would not use it on a driveway because it would take too long and if you let the snow build up you're going to be in trouble.
  3. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

  4. Scottish Lscape

    Scottish Lscape Member
    Messages: 52

    It works for us @ 3" max on sidewalks. Agree with wind, it does nothing