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Commercial Spring clean-up question(s)

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by JMS, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. JMS

    JMS Member
    Messages: 97

    I am getting into some commercial accounts that require spring clean-up of all debris from plowing and salting. Besides a good hand held power sweeper for the grass and sidewalks, what is the most economical way to clean the road and parking areas?

    I am running large tractor loaders, is there a place that rents sweepers that will fit on the loader?

    This cost has to be built into the cost of the contract, so I don't want to find my self getting screwed in the end.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Many places here offer sweepers to mount on skidsteers, do your tractors have a universal mount plate like a skid steer? Is my idea of what you run accurate or do you mean large front end loaders? If so United Rentals can likely hook you up, I think they have Canadian locations........Here we never use stone dust or sand, so our clean up is very light, it's ussually more like a topsoil and seed where the plow skipped up over the curb to tear up a little turf, or resetting a block or two in a curb. Sometimes it's a little heavier............
  3. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    You can typically get some lot sweeping done, by a local sub, fairly cheap. Maybe easier once you consider renting the skid sweeper, and paying someone to operate it, delivery, etc...
  4. JMS

    JMS Member
    Messages: 97

    The tractors are JD 6430's, I'm not sure if the loader has a hook up like the skidsteer, I don't think they do, I believe that is an add on attachment. As for subbing it out, that might be a good idea, I will have to look at the cost of that.
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Yeah I'd call around for subs. I think you'll be surprised how cheap they'll do it for, rather than having to buy equipment. At least for now...........................
  6. JMS

    JMS Member
    Messages: 97

    anyone from the Ottawa area know a good contact to call for a sweeping sub