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shamalex72

Lawn sweeper

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I have been thinking about buying a lawn sweeper, but I'm just leary on how good they work. I've got oaks on one half of the yard and a lot of pines on the other half. Will they pick up the needles? The oak leaves get pretty thick sometimes, do the sweepers clog up? Is there any particular brand that is better, or one that I should avoid. I have only looked at the ones at Mills Fleet, Agri-Fab and Swisher were the brands I think they had.

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Shame,

I have mostly pines and the sweeper works pretty good, you just have to go over it a couple of times. Beats the heck out of racking.

I have the Agri-fab that I bought used from my old boss.

Good Luck,

Mike

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Thanks. I was kind of thinking the same, might have to go over it a couple times.

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We have had an agri-fab as well for a couple years and we have mostly oaks and aspen leaves. It doesnt work too bad behind the four wheeler after you figure out the right speed. You go too slow and it it doesnt pick up and go too fast and everything flys over the "catch bin" Worth the money and saves your arms from rakeing.

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a gas or electric leaf blower works good to. still need to pick them up to haul away though.

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My buddy just bought one and we found it's best to use a pull behind dethatcher (the one with all the tines) while mowing first. Then go over with the sweeper. The sweeper wasn't getting close enough and those needles were buried thick.

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