Someone recently asked us how Agri-Fab Lawn Sweepers work and whether they’re any good. A lawn sweeper is a very effective replacement for a manual, old fashioned rake. A lawn sweeper clears up grass, leaves and clippings. If you spend any amount of time raking your garden, you’re going to want one of these. There are two kinds of lawn sweepers, push and pull, and we carry three models:
The Agri-Fab 26″ Push Lawn Sweeper is manually pushed around your lawn as you would use a lawnmower. The 26″ push lawn sweeper does the job in half the time compared with using a garden rake. It’s easy to push, and it uses a set of 10″ brushes that rotate 4.5 times per wheel rotation, and the brush height is adjustable so that you can get it to snap up any leaves in its path and throw it into its 200 litre container as you glide along most surfaces, including gravel and mulch.
The 52″ Pull Lawn Sweeper weighs about 38kg and is towed by your tractor lawn mower (using a nice and easy hitch connection). These have an easy to use pull-to-dump lever so you can just give it a yank and drop all the collected debris in the one spot for mulching, composting or dumping.
Here’s a home-made video somebody recorded of the Agri-Fab pull lawn sweeper in action. It has the same concept as the push lawn sweeper. The main differences are that it uses semi-pneumatic tyres for better traction, and its effective area is twice the width of the push lawn sweeper. It also has more than three times the capacity with its 708-litre container.
The 44″ Smart Tow is another pull lawn sweeper. Aside from being slightly narrower than the 52″ Pull by 8″, it has an updated ‘Smart’ design which prevents it from occasionally skipping. It also has a 708-litre container. This means that the sweeper almost always rakes up the leaves,p so that you don’t have to go back over an area. One of the key advantages of the 44″ Tow Smart is that it allows you to cut grass using the mower and sweep at the same time so that you can get the job done in one go. The hitch system also works in a way that helps avoid obstacles.
I hope that this explains how Agri-Fab Lawn Sweepers work and shows that they are much more effective than using a manual garden rake. Especially if you have a medium to large sized garden. If you have any further questions or would like to order, please don’t hesitate to call us on 021-4965132.