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How to Pick the Perfect Lawn Sweeper. Lawn sweepers are an easy way to clear your lawn of leaves and clippings

 

Lawn Sweeper Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Lawn Sweeper

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Marissa, the Leaf Blower Expert
Lawn Sweeper Buyer's Guide

Your property looks beautiful as fall colors come into your trees. But when the leaves start to pile up, itís time to get to work.

A lawn sweeper will pick up leaves and lawn debris quickly and easily, giving your yard that clean and manicured look you want with hardly any raking.

Constructed with poly- or stamped-steel housings, tear-resistant hoppers and long-wearing brushes, lawn sweepers are all-season helpers. They can also pitch in for spring yard chores, spend all summer sweeping up lawn clippings and picking up all that Mother Nature drops on you in the fall.



All you need is some sort of vehicle to tow the sweeper. Lawn tractors, most zero turn mowers and even ATVs will suffice.

SIZING A TOW-BEHIND LAWN SWEEPER

1. Choose a Width
Commercial Lawn Sweeper

Tow-behind lawn sweepers have various widths, which will determine how quickly you can collect leaves and debris.

A 21" sweeper is suitable for a small to average sized property, but a 100" sweeper is a necessity for a large property.


2. Choose a Hopper
large hopper
Hoppers collect the leaves as they're swept up. Their capacities vary by cubic feet.

A small yard may only require a 12 cubic-foot hopper, but a larger lawn may require a 26 cubic-foot hopper.

For very large properties, you can even opt for multiple-hoppers capable of holding as much as 78 cubic-feet worth of leaves and debris.

3. Choose a Hitch
Multi-Hitch Height
Hitches vary in height. The height you choose should be based on what you're towing it with.

For example, a zero-turn hitch may differ from a garden tractor's. If you're unsure what height you need, choose a sweeper with a multi-hitch height.

This will provide more versatility and take some of the worry out of whether or not it will fit.

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