Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 177
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Pool Good sweeper, poor height adjustment
I've used this sweeper for a few years and it works well. My problem is with the height adjustment mechanism. In the first year it began to bend and the weld cracked at the cross bar. The mechanism is too weak to handle much load at all. In order to keep it working I now use a large clamp to keep everything together and straight. Unfortunately it makes using this otherwise great sweeper a real pain.
April 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tym1 sweeper works great as long as the ground is level, a high spot in the middle of the brooms and it will stall it again until the wheels get enough traction again. the light weight steel surrounding the brushes dents and bends easily so avoid any small stumps and rocks. i wish they would have used the poly instead of the steel. also i think it would be nice to just 'pull' a lever or something and shut off the brooms for crossing the driveway or sandy spot. all these issues i have mentioned are issues with all makes not just the 'JD', i will continue to recommened this model over all others for a long time to come.
May 19, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Butch This is an awesome tool!
This is the best $300 I have spent! Although the assembly of the unit was a little tricky, it really only took about an hour, and storing the unit is a little onerous as it must be partially disassembled, all of that is worth it because the unit works flawlessly. It is very easy to adjust the height so that everything, including acorns, sweet gum balls and pine needles are effortlessly collected. It took less than an hour to clear our 1/3 acre yard of all debris. The only time the unit had problems picking up leaves was right after a rain, when the leaves were virtually stuck to the grass and ground. In that case, just a light raking to get the leaves up from being flat on the ground solved the problem. The unit is made in the good old U.S.A., and is a John Deere afterall! I highly recommend this for anyone who is tired of raking, as long as you have a riding lawnmower to hook it up to!
December 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Scottie Great!
2 hour assembly is accurate.
Package is horrible, but everything arrived regardless of the condition of the box.
The pull string is useless. I get off the tractor every time I dump them to rake them into a bigger pile.
Overall I would buy this again and it is 1000 time better than raking.
November 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Donb60410 Excellent Lawn Sweeper
Awesome. No need to buy a grass catcher, this does it; plus it captures leaves and sticks. It pulls grass clippings in and rolls them into a Ho-Ho a cake. Just pull the bagger string and it rolls right out. Take your time putting it together. I spent four hours because I wanted it perfect.
July 23, 2013