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Metal poly or just poly brissels for sidewalk snow removal?

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by 4man, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. 4man

    4man Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I just got a sweeper for my toro dingo but it has metal ploy brissels instead of just ploy. Do you think the metal will scratch the walks?
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    How green is the concrete?
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Can you try it somewhere that won't matter if it does scratch?
  4. 4man

    4man Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    The concrete is 1 year old.

    I will still try it on a section, I know the metal is in there to extend the brooms life,but I didn't know what other guys are using?
  5. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I would try it on the road you live on!
  6. michaelo2790

    michaelo2790 Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 32


    They wont scratch but it will for sure leave little bits of metal residue as the broom wears and this spring you will have a surface issue of rust on the concrete. It happenend to me. I would go all poly.
  7. betmr

    betmr Junior Member
    from 08854
    Messages: 12

    I have two 5 ft. sweepsters on Toro Groundsmasters. I use combo Steel/Polly brush heads on both. Also two Gravely 4 ft. walk behinds. They were always polly, but this year I was able to get brush heads for them directly from Sweepster, & have converted to Steel/Polly on them as well. It is not damaging to Asphalt or Concrete when brushes are adjusted right, and they clean the surface and hold up better & longer than striaght polly. Myself, I will always use the combo. Combos clear heavy & compacted snow better.
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    used a metal/ poly combo on the last snow/ freezing sleet/ rain/ whatever that was and the broom cleaned everything the best with metal brissels cutting into the ice
  9. crawford_d

    crawford_d Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Hey betmr
    Would you be interesting in my broom that is for sale? It has brand new segments of poly/steal. Tractor is for sale as well, 4 x 4. 563-880-7940