Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 48
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Glenn Totally Suprised
My wife and I recently bought a house that was sitting for about 6 months, and has about 1.5 acres of grass. We figured we would be ok to wait until spring to mow the lawn. That happened to be this weekend. We bought a tractor, and I spent 5 hours mowing the lawn; by this time the lawn varied from 8-15". When I was done, the lawn was cut, but covered by a thick blanket of grass clippings. I figured the lawn was cut, but would probably die from the clippings.
I was always one of those people that thought sweepers were a joke, and they usually ended up in pieces in a shed. With no other options, I figured I would try the sweeper and see what happened.
Setup was quick, and adjustments were easy. When I first started using it, it was ok, but I expected more. I had to keep jumping off and pushing the grass back.
Turns out, I was going way to slow. It suggests ~3mph; most tractors have a max speed of 5 or 6mph. Once I started going faster (and keep a constant speed), IT WORKED GREAT. In no time, I had 6 FULL hoppers of grass, and a completely clean lawn. I had never guessed a sweeper could work this well. Even if I only use it for grass, it was well worth it. I usually don't write reviews, but if someone is in the same position I was, I hope it helps out.
The only complaint I have is the dumping, you can dump the load without leaving the tractor, but have to get off to re clip the dump bar to the unit. All in all, this sweeper changed my views, and saved my lawn.
April 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Keith Very Helpful Product
I live on several acres and have lots of leaves to pick up in the fall. I would never do it again without a lawn sweeper. I just drive the sweeper around with my zero turn mower, and back the sweeper up to my pile and dump. I do have to get off the mower and dump with my setup, but not a big deal. This unit will adjust to sweep gravel off my driveway, pine cones off the the lawn, excess grass clipping, and even small sticks and debris. The lawn looks great after I sweep. Cons are that assembly was difficult, but doable, and took me a few hours. Overall I am loving this sweeper, and it has held up for about eight months of use so far. I would buy another one too.
April 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dan82 SmartSweep
I recently purchased the SmartSweep to asist in cleanup. It's not perfect, but well satisfied. Couple of things I've noticed. The debri does not push back to the rear of the hopper, so the hopper is only 1/2 full. Maybe a brush to push debri to the rear of the hopper. Also, if there were a way to disengage the brushes when moving the unit to prevent wear on the drive system. Also this would keep from sweeping additional debri into an already full hopper, which is thrown out from the hopper. I have a ZTR mower with a towing attachment, but the dump handle is not long enough to reach the operator, but works find on a tractor.
January 3, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by fred Looks good Does NOT Last
I bought this sweeper at the beginning of last summer and it worked perfect with easy height adjustment easy dumping and adjustable draw bar. I have used it maybe 5 times and 3 sets of wheels later it does not hold up. The teeth on the wheels are plastic and on one set they rolled the other two sets they striped. I called Customer Support and they did send the first set free (I bought the other two) and said you cannot go over 3mph which is stated in the instructions. I weigh railcars at 3mph everyday so I know how fast 3mph is. Well that is not the problem. They just DO NOT hold up the rest of the sweeper is fine but totally useless. Don't waste your money like I did.
April 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by franko101 dont waste your money like i did on this thing
honestly folks - this tool may look good but please dont make the same mistake i made by buyimg one. i used it less that ten times and at the recomended speeds. the gears in the wheels that turn the sweeper fin's are plastic and driven by a metal gear. the plastic wheel gears are completely ground down and now the unit is useless. what a piece of junk and could not have been designed to be anything but that. again - i used it less than ten times. get the picture? very disapointed and very upset that i spend my hard earned money on this junk. if you use it one time a year it will last maybe 8-10 years for you.
June 20, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shoupie Agi-Fab Lawn Sweeper
Wheels are made with plastic gear.rims These gear rims on the wheels DO NOT last more than one year. I do not ;understand how Agi-Fab would think to use a metal gear drive on a plastic wheel rim
I do not recommend this product.
Do not waste your money on this sweeper.
I only used this sweeper 10-12 times and the plastic wheel rims for the metal gears were worn.
Piece of junk for a sweeper.
I will call for new parts, two more wheels and also will give this company my opinion to this sweeper. They should give me new wheels but I will see if they stand by their warranty.
April 5, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Do not buy
Do not buy this unit. It looks heavy duty but it is not. They use plastic gears within the tires to drive the lawn sweep and after only three uses they stripped leaving me with nothing more then a lawn cart. To add insult to injury they charge you $42 per wheel to replace and all it is a cheap piece of plastic. Very disappointed with this unit. I do not blame Home Depot as this product has only been out for a year or so but Agrifab says it is heavy duty. How many heavy duty devices do you know of that use plastic gears? Very poor design and will not last long with normal use.
May 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fngreat I bought this product to help me with my spring and fall cleanup. I was skeptical at first but figured anything had to be better than raking all day. To my amazement the product worked great. It does take a little bit of adjusting… once everything is dialed in, you are good to go. I have about ½ acre that I take care of and it can pick up the leaves and pine needles in about 30 min. No more raking all day. You make have to make a pass or two but I don’t care since I don’t have to rake. The only thing that would make this better would be to incorporate a dethatcher. 5 stars.
October 23, 2009