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Who Is The AllFitHD 50″ Lawn Sweeper For?
Because the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper is so large, it will collect a substantial amount of lawn debris at each pass, reducing the time required to clear your whole lawn compared to smaller lawn sweepers. It is powerful and capable of picking up almost anything in its way – including shoes! Several owners report that after using it their lawns look vacuumed.
Several people who have used other lawn sweepers say the same thing: the AllFitHD 50″ is the best one they have tried due to its size and ability to pick up debris without much hassle. It is capable of sweeping wet lawns and is suitable if you live in a rainy climate.
However, because it is so large, it may be overkill for most lawn owners. It will also be difficult to store it. That’s why we suggest the Agri-Fab 44″ lawn sweeper unless your lawn is really large.
If you have a lot of moss and vines running in the ground it would pose a problem, as these become trapped in the brush and make the lawn sweeper inoperable.
Since the AllFitHD is large and heavy, it is best used with a larger lawn tractor with extra power. A single cylinder machine might have trouble towing it.
- Author: Sid
- Published: May 17, 2015
- Updated: July 1, 2016
- Research Sources: HomeDepot.com
- Verified Purchases (?) Used For This Review: 118
- Average Home Depot Rating*: 4.6 out of 5.0
- Average Total Owner Rating (Home Depot)*: 4.6 out of 5.0
* On Publishing Date.
- Model Number: AF-5026LS.
- Lawn Type Compatibility: works with all common residential lawns.
- Lawn Tractor/Riding Mower Compatibility: works with machines that have a universal hitch (check with the manufacturer about your specific towing machine).
- Assembled Product Size (L x W x H): 58.5″ x 65.5″ x 36″ (149 x 166.37 x 91.44 cm).
- Carton Size (L x W x H): 17.5″ x 57.5″ x 12.5″ (44.45 x 146.05 x 31.75 cm).
Riding Lawn Mower Required
The AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper needs to be towed by a riding lawn mower or lawn tractor. They come in compact residential versions (see image on your right).
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What Owners Say About The AllFitHD 50″ Lawn Sweeper
What Owners Like
People report that the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper is so efficient at picking up debris that it will stripe your lawn like a professional sports field.
There is plenty of praise for the build quality of this product, with a mention of the large amount of metal components versus plastic (common in other lawn sweepers).
The hopper is very large, which means that a large amount of lawn debris can be collected before requiring dumping.
Adjusting the height of the brushes is easy and makes customization to each specific lawn situation simple.
The brushes on the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper do not turn in a high speed fashion as with some other lawn sweepers. That is reported as a positive feature, because it prevents debris from flying out of the hopper and going all over the place.
The machine has a unique spiral brush that puts less strain on the shaft gears, which could result in a longer life.
It has a 3-position hitch adjustment that allows for attachment to various lawn tractor heights without requiring add-ons such as spacer rings.
The AllFitHD is capable of picking up wet leaves and grass, which would make it suitable if you live in a climate that has a lot of rain.
What Owners Dislike
The tread on the wheels can be insufficient during wetter conditions, which results in slipping and sliding. It is best to use the lawn sweeper in dry conditions.
Also, the wheels are made of plastic, which can wear out quickly.
The wheels lock up if the leaf coverage gets too thick.
What The Lawn Sweeper Picks Up Well
- Grass clippings (including damp, fresh-cut leaves)
- Leaves (including wet leaves)
- Pine needles (works well for even thicker layers)
- Pine cones
- Juice boxes (yep, it is mentioned!)
- Sunflower seeds
What The Lawn Sweeper Does Not Pick Up Well
No debris is reported as being difficult for the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper.
Reported Lawn Sweeping Time Savings
One owner reports reducing the time it takes to clear his lawn from 1 hour to 10 minutes compared to raking mowed grass, while another says that what took him several hours using a rake now only takes 45 minutes.
Yet another owner says that what would previously take half a day with a lawn blower now takes under an hour with the AllFitHD lawn sweeper.
The AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper operates very efficiently according to several owner reports. One person says that it is so easy and fun to use that their neighbours once came over and asked if they could take it for a test drive on their own lawn.
One owner says that after purchasing the AllFitHD he looks forward to fall, whereas before (in the olden days of a bad ol’ rake) clearing the lawn was a daunting task looming on the horizon each season.
Ease Of Assembly (With Approximate Assembly Time)
People do not seem completely happy with the assembly instructions as the directions are minimal. The diagrams in the instruction manual work well, and one person reports being able to assemble the product by just following the images alone.
The product seems easy to assemble and there is lack of serious complaints about assembly. That is not the case for many other lawn sweepers, where complaints about assembly instructions are common.
One person says that the assembly was one of the easiest he has experienced among lawn sweepers.
The reported assembly time is between 1 and 2 hours.
Ease Of Use
People report that the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper is very easy and hassle-free to operate.
There are multiple height settings which make it easy to adjust to your particular lawn.
And because it is heavy due to its large size, there are no issues with slippage and bouncing.
Ease Of Storage
Because the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper is very large, you will require a lot of storage space. The hopper bag does come off, which makes it easier to store.
One owner reports having reduced lawn care time by over 50% after purchasing the AllFitHD lawn sweeper and that it has saved his hips due to not having to rake anymore.
Owners report that the product is well-packaged, with no complaints about damage during shipping or parts missing.
People report that the build quality on this lawn sweeper is high. Most of the parts are metal rather than plastic.
There are many comments from owners who are impressed by the quality of the material in relation to the price.
A lot of people praise how durable the AllFitHD is.
The hopper on the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper is emptied by tugging on a rope.
If the hopper becomes too full, it becomes difficult to dump it using the rope. You would have to manually empty it out by getting off your lawn tractor/mower seat.
Customer Service Experiences
One person reports calling customer service for a replacement hopper bag, and that they were helpful and quick to respond to his request (note: he paid for the bag).
Performance Tips From Owners
- Because the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper is a very large and sophisticated piece of machinery, you will need to spend some time in the beginning to learn how to operate it. That may mean trial and error. Play with it to figure it out.
- Avoid filling the bag to the brim, as a heavy load could cause it to drag against the ground and result in damage.
- Before using the AllFitHD lawn sweeper, lubricate the wheel axles and tighten the hardware that secures the dust guards, as these may have been looked over during the manufacturing process.
About The Manufacturer
One person comments that the AllFitHD costs around $50 less than the Ohio Steel equivalent.
United States of America.
3-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
HomeDepot.com offers a 90-day return policy.
Replacement Part Availability And Cost
You can order parts for the AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper online through Ohio Steel.
The AllFitHD 50″ lawn sweeper is one of the largest tow behind lawn sweepers on the market, and the largest in our review collection.
If your lawn is completely flat and even, it will work well. Otherwise, it will be difficult to operate, and you would be better off with a smaller lawn sweeper that is easier to maneuver (such as the Agri-Fab 42″ or Agri-Fab 44″).