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Tow behind lawn sweeper choices

Any experiences with tow behind lawn sweepers? Brands, models, sweeping ability, how they hold up, used vs new, ect.

Don't want to spend a lot of money. May look for used or new. Have a small yard. I read some wear out quickly, due to nylon gears & are a little pricy to fix. Just want one that functions good & doesn't cost a lot.



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Hello, I use a sears high speed sweeper I bought it 9-10 yrs ago. I use it mainly for leaf pickup. I t has been problem free ,but after 9 yrs it may need new brusheshttp://www.sears.com/craftsman-42inch-high-speed-sweeper/p-07124266000P?rrec=trueThanks Ken in Mi

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I have the ohio 42" lawn sweeper, its my second unit. I use it each time i mow for garden mulch. The wheels are nylon & the teeth on the inner tire that drives brushes wear out quickly. I did complain to OHIO STEEL & they sent me a front end with new brushes & tires (way passed its warranty )for free, so i am happy overall with my ohio steel lawn sweeper-only because i got another one free.

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I have used (3) different AgriFab sweepers. I have experienced (2) issues with the smaller sweepers which are 1) the wheels and 2) the drive shaft. The smaller sweepers have a thinner wall section in the plastic rim portion of the wheel. Due to turning corners the plastic section tends to deflect to the point the gear teeth on the wheel disengages from the pinion gear which drives the shaft. I therefore make wider turns. The bigger sweepers have a more robust wheel design. Also, there is a hole cross drilled thru the driveshaft. The wheel drives a pinion gear and the pinion gear drives a pin which drives the shaft with the brushes. Due to poor cross sectional area of the shaft at the hole, the shaft will break due to fatigue in a high stress area.

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