Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 170
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jn97526 Love this work saving implement
We used to hand rake our hay field to pick up what was left on the ground by the baler; it took days in the hot sun. With this sweeper, all the hay was gathered and dumped into big piles for easy removal, thus keeping the next crop clean. We know it was not designed for this type of job, but it worked extremely well. We will also use it to pick up the leaves when they fall.
It was easy to assemble, with minimal tools.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mlm1946 This lawn sweeper is great!
I purchased the 50-inch lawn sweeper and it's one of the best purchases I have made to make my lawn care easier. I have 3+ acres to mow, so I needed a large, heavy-duty sweeper. This size is great for my lawn and my lawn looks great after sweeping up the grass clippings. It also picks up other small debris with no problems. Quick assembly, ease of use. A bit heavy for me to dump the grass clippings, but that, in no way, would prevent me from highly recommending this sweeper.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NCTommy Top Quality and Performance
The sweeper does a great job and is easy to tow behind my Husqvarna tractor even when the hopper is full. I like that the sweeper can be backed up to the debris pile for dumping. When the hopper is full its too heavy to dump by pulling the rope, no problem there I just had to dismount the tractor and dump the hopper by lifting the corner. If you have a large yard and a lot of leaves this is a great sweeper to have.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TractorGuy This is a serious lawn sweeper....
It's big. Really big. But it does a super job and operates very smoothly. It handles pine cones and needles with no trouble, and it sure beats raking leaves by hand.
Since it was out of stock at our local store (too late in the season) I had it delivered (free UPS delivery!) straight to my home. Everything was shipped in a long (about 5 feet) box that had a shipping weight of 102 LB. The assembly was very straightforward and well explained in the manual, and everything fitted together well. The most difficult thing (to me) was the installation of the two "tension rods" which are strong, spring steel rods that must be held in a bow shape during installation. The ends of the rods are inserted into holes in the top and bottom frames inside the hopper and keep it spread open.
I got this sweeper in early October to sweep leaves and I gave it a trial run as soon as it was assembled and it worked perfectly. After sweeping the lawn I examined the sweeper closely and noticed one wheel was unusually wobbly. The wheel was removed and the problem was seen to be the hard plastic wheel bushings which had been improperly assembled at the factory and were damaged. So I went to the Ohio Steel Industries website (the manufacturer) where there is an easy-to-use warranty parts-order form, filled it out, and the parts delivered to my door free of charge three days after they were ordered. No questions asked. The bushings were easily installed and the sweeper's back in service and has swept leaves twice since then. Oh, this unit is warranted for three years (excepting wheels, brushes, and the bag which are considered wear items).
It should be noted that 26 cu. ft. of leaves is a lot of leaves. It takes quite a strong pull of the dump rope to lift the hopper while sitting on the mower, but it can be done. That minor detail is the only reason the "ease of use" category was marked "good". One can certainly dump the hopper before it's full if it seems too heavy when full. I really like the spiral shape of the brushes; since there is always a part of a brush in contact with the lawn, the operation is much smoother than sweepers with straight brushes.
So far, I'm quite pleased with the sweeper and expect it to last many more years.
October 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Danny Wonderful Time Saver!
The sweeper/rake is extra wide making short work of over an acre of land. It went together pretty quickly except for the Adjustment lever. Once one end was connected to the hitch tubes and the other to the Handle and tightened up, t would bind at the hitch tube joint and cause the lever to twist making it very difficult to use the adjusting pins/hole for depth. If you loosen the bolts enough to free this up then the tubes were sloppy and would cause wear. So adjust and the tighten. As for the way it picks up grass, both dry and wet as well as leaves and maple tree seeds (whirlies) it is awesome! Very nice machine and seems like it will last. It really does pick up well!
May 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Performs as expected on dry leaves.
Packaging was sufficient. Assembly was easy;directions read clearly. Most leaves were picked up with first pass. I did find that additional passes or a different approach angle was needed close to trees or in lawn areas where grade varied a bit; which is to be expected due to width of unit. I tried mower-mulching one area first, then pulled sweeper (theory being fewer trips to dump area, and whatever didn't get swept up would nourish grass anyway) This worked well; picked up leaf and grass shards equally satisfactorily. The key seems to be adjusting brush height 1/2" below your grass height, per instructions; which is easy to do. Don't know how it will work if leaves are slightly damp and cling to grass. I just happened to make my first run on virtually perfect day. Sure beats raking and hand dragging bundles. The bag fabric and inside frame bars seem light duty; may prove to be satisfactory overall with time. I'm satisfied at this point.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GoldenHill Solid piece of equipment
This is a great piece of equipment, and I'm already wondering how I got along without it. I mow about 4 acres, and I frequently have to rake after mowing. With this implement, I'm able to rake the entire yard in a fraction of the time, and the yard looks fantastic after sweeping.
It is easy to empty, and as others have said, the rope that is supplied is not big enough, but it's a simple matter to replace it. It was also fairly easy to assemble. There are a couple of steps when it would help to have another pair of hands, but I was able to assemble it myself in about 45 minutes.
As others have also said, you do not want to forget about the rope when mowing! I once did exactly that, and the rope was promptly picked up by the sweeper, and it was a bit of a job to free it from the brush.
Keep in mind, this is a large sweeper, and you'll want to store it indoors so the hopper doesn't get wet.
June 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by norman Easy to put together and use
I did alot of research before buying a sweeper. I almost gave up on finding one to fit my needs. Then I found this one and WOW the reveiws sold me to try it. Worth every penny i spent. I am NOT mechanicaly inclined had it put together and on my yard in 55 min. It will get heavy with cut grass and chopped leaves. I didnt think it would work on my rough yard in the lowest setting but i was wrong never missed a beat. I have an antique cub cadet (128) and 2nd gear 1/4 throttle did the best job. I believe I will have it for a very long time!!
October 13, 2014