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- What is a “lawn sweeper”?
- What is a “tow behind lawn sweeper”?
- What is a “push lawn sweeper”?
- How much time will a lawn sweeper save me?
- What kind of debris can a lawn sweeper pick up?
- How much do lawn sweepers cost?
- Is a lawn sweeper suitable for my lawn?
- Are lawn sweepers good for my back?
- Do I need a tractor or riding lawn mower to use a lawn sweeper?
- Will all tow behind lawn sweepers fit my particular tractor or riding lawn mower?
- What is a “brush to wheel” ratio?
- What lawn sweeper sizes exist?
- How do I choose the best lawn sweeper for me?
- Who manufactures lawn sweepers?
- What are the maintenance requirements of lawn sweepers?
- Can lawn sweepers be purchased securely on the Internet?
- Where can I buy a lawn sweeper online?
- How are reviews on your site produced?
- Why should I trust your reviews?
- What do you mean by “verified purchases”?
- Do you generate income from this site?
What is a “lawn sweeper”?
A lawn sweeper is a piece of machinery that is used to clear debris off lawns, such as leaves and grass clippings. It does this by sweeping up debris into a collection hopper, via brushes placed against the ground that rotate as the lawn sweeper moves forward.
Lawn sweepers are major time, energy, and back savers.
What is a “tow behind lawn sweeper”?
A tow behind lawn sweeper is one of two types of these machines that is operated by being towed by a riding lawn mower or tractor. The largest lawn sweepers are of this variety. They can pick up more debris in less time, and require no physical effort to operate. They are more expensive and cannot be operated without pulling equipment.
What is a “push lawn sweeper”?
A push lawn sweeper is one of two types of these machines that is operated by being manually pushed over the area to be swept, the same way you push a lawn mower. It is quiet, eco-friendly (requiring no gasoline), and takes up less storage space. However, it picks up less debris due to its smaller size and lower speed, and is not suitable for large lawns.
How much time will a lawn sweeper save me?
As an approximate time saving reported by many users, if your lawn took 1 hour to clear you can expect it to take around 10 minutes with a lawn sweeper. The time saving is huge compared to using a rake.
What kind of debris can a lawn sweeper pick up?
Leaves, grass, pine needles, acorns, pine cones, gumballs, and small sticks. Not all models can pick up all these materials, so you will need to check the individual reviews to make sure. The general rule is that tow behind sweepers can pick up more types of debris than push sweepers as they have a heavier-duty build. Push sweepers are best suited to lighter debris such as leaves and grass clippings.
How much do lawn sweepers cost?
As a rough guide, push lawn sweepers typically cost between $50-$150 and tow behind lawn sweepers between $200-$500. Pricing depends on size, brand and retail store. Our reviews give you the best price for a particular model to save you from searching several vendors yourself.
Is a lawn sweeper suitable for my lawn?
If you have a relatively flat lawn of a relatively large size, then a lawn sweeper is suitable. The larger your lawn, the better off you are getting a tow behind type, but this is dependent on whether you already have a tractor or riding lawn mower (or are willing to purchase one).
Are lawn sweepers good for my back?
Yes. Lawn sweepers make it unnecessary to bend like raking requires and take a lot of pressure off your back.
Do I need a tractor or riding lawn mower to use a lawn sweeper?
You do not need any pulling machine with push lawn sweepers, as they are manually operated. However, they are not suitable for larger lawns.
If you wish to use a tow behind lawn sweeper, yes, you will need some kind of self-driven machine to pull it with. The best options are riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors.
If you do not already have a lawn tractor and have a large lawn, consider getting one because tow behind lawn sweepers are much faster than raking and will save you a lot of time.
Will all tow behind lawn sweepers fit my particular tractor or riding lawn mower?
While tow behind lawn sweepers have universal hitch mounting pieces, it is best to call the manufacturer before you purchase to make sure it will fit your particular tractor or riding lawn mower.
Some manufacturers recommend towing lawn sweepers with a riding tractor or lawn mower only. An ATV can go too fast, which could damage the gearbox in the lawn sweeper. If you have a towing machine other than a lawn tractor or riding lawn mower, call the lawn sweeper manufacturer and ask them about the safe speed to avoid damage.
What is a “brush to wheel” ratio?
A brush to wheel ratio states how many rotations the brushes on a lawn sweeper make in relation to one turn of the wheel.
A high brush to wheel ratio, for example 5:1 and above, ensures that the brushes of the sweeper are making maximum contact with the ground and are revolving quickly enough to sweep up everything in their path.
So ‘5:1’ simply means 5 brush sweeps per 1 wheel rotation.
What lawn sweeper sizes exist?
The main measurement for categorizing lawn sweeper models is the width (the sweeping swath).
Here are the common sizes on the market:
Common push lawn sweeper sizes:
- 21 inch
- 26 inch
- 31 inch
Common tow behind lawn sweeper sizes:
- 38 inch
- 42 inch
- 44 inch
- 48 inch
- 50 inch
How do I choose the best lawn sweeper for me?
You will first need to assess your lawn, with a focus on size and number of trees on your property. Then, study the various lawn sweeper reviews on our site and pick the lawn sweeper that best suits your particular needs.
The right lawn sweeper will save you a lot of time and make your life more comfortable, but the wrong one may cause you some hassle and frustration.
So choose carefully.
If you need buyer support, get in touch with us and we will provide you with suggestions on models.
Who manufactures lawn sweepers?
Lawn sweepers are designed and manufactured by several companies, mostly based in the United States (with one based in Sweden). Here is a list of the biggest lawn sweeper manufacturers and a brief background on each.
What are the maintenance requirements of lawn sweepers?
- Lubrication of wheel bearings once a season.
- Lubrication of brush shaft around twice a year.
- Cleaning and lubrication of wheels every two years.
- Greasing and tightening of other nuts and bolts during the cold seasons.
The instruction manual of each lawn sweeper will have more information about maintenance requirements.
Can lawn sweepers be purchased securely on the Internet?
Yes. Many reputable home and garden retail outlets sell through their websites. Also, Amazon.com carries many of the top lawn sweepers, often at the lowest prices and with free shipping (see the individual reviews on where to buy).
Where can I buy a lawn sweeper online?
See the end of each review for links to e-commerce retailers selling lawn sweepers.
How are reviews on your site produced?
Each review is an aggregate of the experience of several users of each product, rather than the experience of just one person or worse, the word of the manufacturer itself.
What we have done is collect the various user reviews on reputable e-commerce sites, analyzed them, and presented them in a coherent report.
Why should I trust your reviews?
Because they are based on the experience of actual users of each lawn sweeper. It cannot get more objective and unbiased than that.
What do you mean by “verified purchases”?
When producing our reviews, we first do extensive research, and we focus on collecting user reviews about a lawn sweeper from established e-commerce sites (such as Amazon and Home Depot).
We only consider user reviews that are marked as “verified purchases” on these sites. That means that a person who posts a review has been verified by Amazon et al as actually having bought the lawn sweeper.
Our exclusive use of verified purchase reviews provides a high level of assurance that the information we are presenting comes from actual owners who have used the product.
Do you generate income from this site?
Yes. We make commissions on the sale of lawn sweepers through arrangements with reputable and trusted e-commerce companies.
However, we do not have a preference as to which particular model you end up purchasing.
The reviews represent the voice of owners and are not influenced by financial incentives.
We let the voice of the owners speak for the products, which includes the ratings by owners. That means you will hear the good and the bad points. Whatever we find in our research, we reflect in our review write-ups without holding back.
Our primary goal is to help you choose the right lawn sweeper using our unique review method.