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Elgin sweeper

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by Yazman, May 19, 2016.

  1. Yazman

    Yazman Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I just bought a 78 Elgin pelican sweeper for $500 with a gas engine. Runs but it won't sweep yet, won't engage. Did I just buy a headache? Looking for advice on what I need to keep an eye on.
  2. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    what wont engage? i have an 82 athey mobil 3 wheeler which is essentially the same machine. has all hydraulic drive for the brooms and wheels
  3. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,412

    I really have no advice, I do think you bought it for under scrap, So if it becomes more than you want to fix part it out or scrap. I don't think you could lose. Good Luck