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New to the biz

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by Green's, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Green's

    Green's Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Im looking to start up a sweeping business. I did my homework last fall. I created a business plan, I went out at night watching sweepers sweep parking lots. I also took a 5 hour trip to talk to the owner of a large sweeping company in my state(he was very helpful). I demo 3 sweepers, a Schwarze A4000, Tymco 210 and Eligen Bear Cub.

    I live in the northeast and Im looking to do commercial sweeping, road sweeping and construction clean ups(many new commercial/residential developments are going up in my area) so im leaning towards a Schwarze A4000. I believe this sweeper would best benifit my plans.

    I have a few questions:

    For my business and area im located in the North East, what sweeper would you recommend?

    Any one out there own a Schwarze A4000? If so, how to you rate it(pros/cons)?

    Im having trouble locating insurance on the sweeper and business. Can anyone refer an insurance company as well as the proper insure I need. Also, what are we looking at per year to insure a 2004 Schwarze A4000 sweeper?

    One more question, what/how is the proper way to dispose of the rock salt/sand from spring clean up(will a waste removal company remove the rock salt/sand).

    Please feel free to voice your openions or offer any other suggestions
  2. jrd22

    jrd22 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    You can get info. on insurance from NAPSA (North American Power Sweeping Association) at napsaonline.com
    and sweepermarket.com. Both the Schwarze and Tymco are good sweepers. $60-70 per hour is about the average rate. John