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Power brooms for sidewalks

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by madskier1986, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. madskier1986

    madskier1986 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    do any of you guys utalize walk behind power broom for clearing snow from walks? If so, what r the pros and cons. And what unit do you recommend?

    I would expect that it will clear the sidewalks very nicely and require less salt but it could require more man hours on our larger snowfalls because they would have to stay on top of the storm.

    Any insight would help.
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Can you get to the walks before they are packed down or walked on.
    Does the plow deposit snow onto the sidewalk?

    Yes, thay can work on thoes powery lake effect snows of a couple of inches and so can a leave lower in the right situations.
  3. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    run it for light snows and behind a skid before salt, broom on skid works well but harder to do cut in work
  4. Doin_It

    Doin_It Senior Member
    from Mt.
    Messages: 136

    We use them all the time for the dry snow we get out west. They work great up to a couple of inches, less if its wet. On the light stuff we just use backpack blowers. Walk behinds don't have a fast sweep speed but they will leave a clean walk, we don't need to put salt on even so are nice that way.