Slim I told you as soon as I figured out how to post pictures I could send you a picture of my sweeper to give you a laugh. Don't laugh to much though, the trucks in great shape for a 64 and it pulls it's own in producing income.
Actually, I'll bet that beast does a pretty good job. I'd have to make several passes with my Broomer to accomplish what that does in one. Although, it looks like you have the same problem as I do... getting the pile off the ground and into a dumpster.
It's a R-190 International. It was a parade truck for a big asphalt company in the area. They went through the whole truck back in the late 70's. Right down to sandblasting the frame, rebuilt the engine (450 inline 6), and chromed a bunch of things. In the 80's it belonged to a sealcoat company. It was used for patching and that was when they mounted the broom on it. You would not believe the dirt that broom will move. It will take 4 inches of caked on mud and shoot it thirty feet. It also works pretty good with snow. I'm going to have to post some more pictures of my equipment so you guys don't think I only have equipment older then myself.
Sorry Mike. I was just kidding around with SlimJim because of the $60,000 sweepers he is looking at. It has sentimental value to me and is kind of my toy. I am planning on restoring it and putting it inside my corporate offices some day as a display. Although my motto is everything is for sale for the right price. Throw a dollor figure out there and I'll think about it.
Does anyone make a powered broom that just mounts right where your A-frame for the snowplow goes and is then powered by a small gas motor?
Seems like this would make your plow pick-up more versatile in the summer months.
We always had a Tennant sweeper for cleaning parking lots before sealcoating. The thing saved us a lot of work. It had a vacuum system and the hopper would raise to dump into a dumpster or truck. It is something you would have to trailer from jobsite to jobsite.
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