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Power broom
« on: March 20, 2015, 02:15:57 pm »
I really over did it this year with the limestone gravel 5/7 size thrown 6'/8' on both sides of 700' drive and in front of house.  Happens when plowing snow. Sure didnt look like I was getting into it that bad till snow melted.

Any how over the years I have many types of rakes even nice aluminum landscaping rakes etc.  As I get older I am looking for easier ways and have been using a leaf blower with flat end with great results last couple years.

Yesterday wife raking and me leaf blower got the front area of house cleared in about half hour. Only 20'/30' or so.  Now for the big job.

Over the years I have had a chance to buy the Shin power brooms used and something always happens and I end up not buying one.


Now I want to see if anyone has used one of these things made by echo shin stihl husky dolmar etc?  I want to know about getting gravel out of grass.






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Re: Power broom
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 02:47:43 pm »
There's been a Echo for sale on CL in Mansfield for 6 mos or so.

He wants too much?  Let him try to sell it to you and find out what's supposed to be great about them?

http://mansfield.craigslist.org/grq/4921574734.html
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Re: Power broom
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 02:59:33 pm »
Never realized such devices were manufactured. We use brooms like the device in the bottom picture. The ones we use are mounted to a skidsteer or frontend loader. They would throw gravel back in the driveway I'm sure of it.

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Re: Power broom
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 06:37:42 pm »
Trying to find one to rent before buying. 

That one Jim is about 2-3 times more then the used shins I didnt buy $125-$150.  I think new they are just hair under $300 for attachment itself.
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Re: Power broom
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 10:56:24 am »
Good video on the stihl 55 with powersweep

https://youtu.be/Tj69AxCt9eg
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Re: Power broom
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 10:58:26 am »
Found what I hope is a power broom like I want to try for $41 rental.   Sunbelt rentals.  https://www.sunbeltrentals.com/?gclid=CNCp47ScvMQCFYU-aQodt1MA7g
 No go at the husky and HD rentals.

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Re: Power broom
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 06:17:10 pm »
I have the km power sweep on KM 90. After church parking lot gets plowed all winter it used to take 5 people with rakes about 3 hours to clean up gravel. I can do it alone with power sweep in 30 minutes.  Power sweep will not hurt grass at all. MM 55 works great and is less tiring to use. We sell around 10 brooms per year. Hard to pick up a rake again after running the power sweeps.

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Re: Power broom
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2015, 08:33:28 pm »
My local husky dealer has this lawn sweeper for $90 for 4 hrs. Worst case scenario if I cant get it before grass starts growing. Can be angled.

https://youtu.be/njnsibzIO90
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Re: Power broom
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2015, 09:14:36 pm »
The Stihl in the video looks nice!  Probably a lot easier on your back vs. The traditional type mounted to a "weedeater" chassis.

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Re: Power broom
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 02:17:46 pm »
Not sure of model numbers but guessing the Shins.  Info shared on them when first were coming out.

Those were originally patented by Ron Bergman of Bottineau, ND, the local Stihl dealer. Shindawa was the only company interested in them at the time. I used one of his prototypes at a display he had for Crazy Days in Bottineau. Farmers liked them to sweep out grain bins. They work good on snow if it is not too deep and you angle it as you walk. The paddles on the drum were originally from the belts on grain pickups for harvesting swathed cereal crops. Jim, you probably still have them in use from Sund Manufacturing in Newburg, ND up in your area. Early 90's is right on when they came on market.
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