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Brinly-Hardy 42 in. 20 cu. ft. Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper
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Brinly-Hardy

42 in. 20 cu. ft. Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper

  • High speed brushes pick up leaves, sticks, and more
  • Swinging hamper with pull cord makes unloading easy
  • Locking height adjustment secures brushes in proper position
$269.00 /each

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The Brinly 42 in. Lawn Sweeper is a tow-behind tractor attachment that collects leaves and grass clippings into its high-capacity 20 cu. ft. hamper. The 5:1 gear ratio results in higher tip velocity, generating more force to lift leaves and debris up off the ground and into the hamper. Consistent brush to ground contact prevents the unit from “skipping” and passing over sections of leaves and grass clippings on the lawn. By incorporating 6 brush sections, brush to ground contact is significantly improved over traditional 4 brush designs. This is accomplished by reducing “Tip Lift” the time and distance that the brushes lift off the surface of the lawn between strokes. When not in use, the patented self-storing feature allows the unit to be stored upright to minimize the required storage space. Stop raking and put your mower to work with the Brinly 42 in. Lawn Sweeper.

  • Full-swing hamper with pull cord and T-handle for easy dumping
  • 42 in. sweeping width, 20 cu. ft. hamper capacity
  • Patented upright self-storage feature
  • Durable tubular steel frame
  • Universal fit
  • Hitch pin included
  • Assembled dimension: 50 in. W x 53 in. D x 26 in. H

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Plastic stripped gears

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Independence, OH
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October 18, 2015
Brinly states that there are two gears on each side. One plastic and one metal. Many reviewers complain of the plastic gears stripping. Brinly states that this is not a common problem yet MANY different site reviews mention it. The plastic gears are designed to ensure obsolescence so their failure is no surprise. My question to Brinly is, can a consumer upgrade to all metal gears? Do you intend to fix this problem and eliminate gear stripping? Fixing it after the sale deters me (and probably many others) from purchasing the product.
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September 11, 2016
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Of course they could use metal gears but then it would last forever and they'd be out of business.
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Pinehurst, NC
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March 17, 2016
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just bought one and have not yet used ot. since I am going to use it maiming for pine cones in a 4-5 acre pasture area it is a worry. was the lawn sweeper meant for this level of useage?
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Liberty, Mo
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February 15, 2016
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This is common. Happened to mine twice in just over a year. I am buying a different brand that does not mix metal gear with plastic wheel.
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November 28, 2015
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Interesting no response from Brinly! Had one company say that the plastic on metal gears was Industry standard. How about Brinly taking a step above Industry standard and produce a product that the consumer will flock to too make a purchase and leave their competitors behind.
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That's a good point! They should have used all metal gears in the first place.
I've got to tell you though, I've used mine a lot and I haven't had any problems so far although I know it's inevitable. But like any mechanical device, you have to take care when using it or parts will fail prematurely. If the machine jams, stop and clear the jam, don't keep going hoping that it will fix itself, that's how Read More
That's a good point! They should have used all metal gears in the first place.
I've got to tell you though, I've used mine a lot and I haven't had any problems so far although I know it's inevitable. But like any mechanical device, you have to take care when using it or parts will fail prematurely. If the machine jams, stop and clear the jam, don't keep going hoping that it will fix itself, that's how you will guarantee stripped gears. Read Less
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Are the gears made of plastic or metel?

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October 18, 2016
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The pinion gear is metal. However, the drive gear is molded with the wheel and is plastic.
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November 29, 2015
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Plastic
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April 12, 2015
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Plastic
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November 3, 2014
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There is a metal gear and a plastic gear on both sides.
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Has anybody used this sweeper with a zero turn? Will it pick up at the faster speeds and will it make the sharp turns?

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September 15, 2016
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The gears bind up and the wheels lock. You have to hit leaves going straight. My sweeper is broke right now because Brinly doesn't back up warranty and I'm waiting on replacement parts I was forced to buy from them. BEWARE
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May 31, 2016
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The Brinly Hardy Sweeper is designed for standard garden tractors. Towing speed at 3-5 miles per hour. Sharp turns could damage the gears or the frame of the unit.
If you have any questions please contact us at 877-728-8224
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May 30, 2016
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It will pick up at high speeds but the debris will fly right over the hamper. It does not do well on sharp corners. It works best at medium speed.
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Will it pick up acorns.

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You'd sell many if it could sweep as well as a BCS power sweeper and pick up.
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October 3, 2016
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Hi Scott,
Yes the community answer is correct, this unit is designed to pick up leave and grass, but it's been know to do a great job on acorns, pine needles, and gumballs.
Brinly-Hardy Team
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Yes it does pick up acorns.
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42 in. 20 cu. ft. Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 91.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT for ZERO TURN USE!!!!!!!!! (useless you go real sloooooow!!!) Purchased from Home Depot 24 April 2016. Used 4 times between 24 April- 23 May 2016. Out of town (Not used) from 23 May to 15 August 2016. Used 4 times August 2016. Total times used was 8. Lot size one acre. Plastic wheel gear stripped out on right side of sweeper. Contacted Brinly-Hardy Co. customer service. Brinly-Hardy Co. customer service asked what type of mower I was using. I use a Cub Cadet ZTR 42S tractor (purchased from Home Depot). The product was out of warranty (90 days for gears and wheels) NOT 2-years as identified on the web site, read the fine print, lesson learned!. Since I was utilizing my zero turn tractor, I was going too fast and turning too sharply causing the wheel to lock during the turn and the brush with the steel gear was still turning which caused the plastic wheel gear to strip. Brinly-Hardy Co. customer service stated that since the sweep was new but out of warranty they would discount the wheel, normally $40.43 to $26.28 plus $15.00 shipping. I was told that in the manual there is reference to maximum towing speed and avoid sharp turns. (In my future purchase of a zero turn tractor I'll make a note to purchase one with a MPH gauge???.) Bottom Line Do not use with a Zero Turn Tractor! Home Depot should advise the potential purchaser that this sweeper is NOT intended for zero turn tractors as they go too fast and turn to sharply. $269.00 and another $41.28 for 1/2 season of use.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Plastic drive gear teeth inside wheel wear quickly and strip out As several people have experienced, the teeth on the plastic molded gear on the wheel wear down and strip out easily with use. I have had mine for a little more than a year; I purchased it on 5/22/15. We found this problem in late August or early September and I had not checked into resolving it until now. I was thinking about throwing this sweeper out, but after spending $269 on this product and getting little more than a year of use, I decided to pursue this with Brinly. When I contacted Brinly customer service, I was first told that the part number, 1008987, was just a wheel. She thought I meant that I needed the pinion (R-2485RH & LH). I explained that the drive gear was molded into the wheel. She then told me she never heard of this problem occurring. As I have read a handful of reviews on Home Depot's website with this problem, I suggested she go to the site and read the reviews, particularly the 1-star reviews. She asked what I was using to pull the sweeper. I use a John Deere lawn tractor. She then told me that I can't go over 3 miles an hour with the sweeper being towed. Anyone ever see a speedometer on a lawn tractor? :) I get that relatively I can go slower, but how do I really know I am under 3 mph? She also suggested that I keep the brushes higher. I do need this to sweep the grass up after I cut. Flat out, terrible design for the drive. The shear strength of the molded teeth is just not high enough for use in this application. If the drive gear were separate from the wheel, as in at least one other model from Brinly, the cost to repair would be considerably less - about $5 per drive gear instead of $40. I am more concerned, however, that after having contacted customer service, I was told that this was not a known problem. I have worked in consumer products and know that when an issue is found that repeats, usually a bulletin is created to let customer service know about it.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Room for improvement Parts didn't match well during assembly. Hamper assembly instructions where vague. The design engineer that chose to only have one wheel sweeper drive should be fired it has a tendency to skip the wheels and not sweep plus who really sweeps backwards both wheels should have been driving the sweeper during forward motion. If you're not a mechanical person just let the dealer assemble it for you.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lawn sweeper but?? Directions for last steps for catch basket very hard to follow. I finally brought it back to HD and had their lawn installation team finish the build. Staff at HD had it ready the next day. I along with two mechanics could not figure it out. Thanks HD Has great pick-up (grass & leaves) easy to tow and dump.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and cuts my work down! Love this sweeper! Easy to assemble, I recommend an air wrench for adjustments to height as I am sure they used one to initially assemble. Mowed the day prior to purchase and it rained this sweeper easily picked up the wet grass. No more raking or trying to mow-blow!!
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Incorrect instructions and more This lawn sweeper took 2 college-educated mechanically-inclined people over 4 hours to assemble--and it still isn't totally assembled. The instructions were confusing and incorrect. The parts did not fit together--had to drill additional holes in 2 places. Haven't used it yet obviously.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My wife purchased this product mainly for acorns. It will pick them up but all the way to ground ... My wife purchased this product mainly for acorns. It will pick them up but all the way to ground level you. I still have to rack them into rows and then it will pick most of them up. Its the same with leaves it will leave some on the ground. If I could adjust the brushes to go lower it would help to pick up more leaves and acorns. I have lowered brushes as low as I could but would like to go lower still, any ideas? The sweeper does work and I do recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major design flaw This was by far a more durable sweeper than the agrifab that finally failed for me. I have 3 acres of leaves to pickup during the fall and need a dependable tool for the job. I read the reviews and decided to try brinly. The assembly instructions were off so we had to backup and undo a few thing to get it assembled. It worked awesome for the first 5 hours of use however, the plastic gears on both wheels completely stripped out and the unit failed. My opinion, if the problem could be resolved I would buy another one. Until then, 1.5 hrs assembly for 5 hrs of results is not the return on invested I am looking for.
Date published: 2014-11-04
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