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Old 11-17-2022, 01:35 AM
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I'll bet Dutch will be scouring all over western Europe to get himself a lawn-sweep now.
YES!... nope...
If needed I use a big leaf blower to clear the lawn. Blow it to the center and scoop it up or blow it into nature where possible.
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Old 11-17-2022, 05:26 AM
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There is no leaf moving of any kind round here except with the mower.
It makes for a good compost for next year.
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Old 11-17-2022, 09:01 AM
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There is no leaf moving of any kind round here except with the mower.
It makes for a good compost for next year.
Thatís what I do too! I use a leaf blower to blow the sidewalk and driveway off, but the grass clippings and leaves get cut and recut and left on the yard. It would take forever to sweep my 2 acres. I bought a mower with a bagger a few years back, I was spending more time emptying the bag than I was mowing, so I took off the bag and put it in the scrap pile.

Guess Iíd never make it in town or if I lived where there was a HOA. Swept yards look good, but Iím too lazy to do mine!
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Old 11-17-2022, 04:09 PM
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I don't use a sweep because I'm more into composting... haha! Or maybe just lazy?!?

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Old 11-17-2022, 04:26 PM
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Thatís what I do too! I use a leaf blower to blow the sidewalk and driveway off, but the grass clippings and leaves get cut and recut and left on the yard. It would take forever to sweep my 2 acres. I bought a mower with a bagger a few years back, I was spending more time emptying the bag than I was mowing, so I took off the bag and put it in the scrap pile.

Guess Iíd never make it in town or if I lived where there was a HOA. Swept yards look good, but Iím too lazy to do mine!
Sweepers like Mac has are made for big lawns and you can go at a healthy speed so it's pretty quick to do.

Mine I tow with my zero turn. We have about 2.5 acres of grass. I don't do the whole thing, just where grass clippings are heavy certain times of the year. I did the heavier areas after the leaves dropped and put them on the garden then mulched the rest on the lawn. I've used my sweeper after using the pull-behind de-thatcher and it works great to get all that junk off the lawn. They have their place, for sure.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:14 AM
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Iím sure all that stuff works good Snopro, Iím just to cheap/ lazy to buy and use it! Cutting the grass once a week in summer is enough work for me, my yard probably has as many weeds as it has grass blades, so I donít get too detailed in keeping it done, Iím just happy when itís cut and done, lol.
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Old 12-11-2022, 12:50 AM
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To run the hydraulics on the lawn sweep, I need a hydraulic pump on the garden tractor. Here is the bracket to hold the pump. I had to cut a hole in the foot rest to bring one oil pipe up through to get the pump far enough away from the front wheel at the end of its steering arc. Here's an old belt on the pulleys.
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Old 12-11-2022, 09:18 AM
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I'm in a development on a 100 x 100 lot so not a lot of lawn but like to keep it nice. I use a big backpack blower. Blow them onto a tarp and drag them to the woods.
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Old 12-11-2022, 10:32 AM
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Looks like a neat machine! The little fenced in area area my house is all I mow and I don't get too excited about that either. It's maybe 3/4 acre. I use a mulching blade on the mower and let the clippings lie. We're nothing but sand here so extra compost is welcome. I'm still cleaning up storm debris from the 2 storms this year and right now, the best way to handle that is with a mower. I'm still using a manual push mower. It looks like the floor of a tooth pick factory around here...
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Old 12-11-2022, 02:41 PM
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here`s my lawn maintenance team. Both from the `70s. I rebuilt my "parts" mower and keep the other for back up. I dumped the collectors years ago. I kept walking to empty them.
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