Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 199
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ed Damage
I received this John Deere tow behind lawn sweeper damaged. Two thumbs down
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thundercloud Works far better than other Sweepers I have owned
I've owned one for about 10 years now and yes it does work better than other sweepers I have owned BUT it does have issues.
Pro's; I use this to compost leaves and grass clippings. It's probably saved me quite a bit of money on fertilizer.
It sweeps far better in turns than other sweepers I have owned.
When it works it works very well.
When it breaks down I can work on it myself without taking it to a repair shop.
Cons; You won't find parts for them at a John Deere Parts store. You'll need to go to the Brinly/Hardy website and order them there. They are the ones who actually make this sweeper. I've had very good results with them.
You'll need to keep a close eye on the Pinion Gears. They wear out on the inside first. You'll need a set of snap ring pliers to access the inside. There is a metal bar that slides up and down that engages the pinion gear. Dirt or rust can build up in the tube that holds it and prevent the bar from sliding. Sometimes where this bar contacts the pinion gear it will wear out. Brinly does have a parts diagram that looks confusing at first but makes sense once you have the the parts removed.
You can avoid the rust and dirt issues by storing the unit indoors when not in use. I don't have the option of doing that right now.
In spite of it's flaws it's the best sweeper I have ever owned. The others died withing a couple of years. This one has lasted me ten.
Cons: The pinion gears will give you trouble.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1SGjjs Works exactly as advertised...
Pros: Lawn Sweeper does the job. While it fills the basket quickly, mostly because it works REALLY well, remote dumping with the pull rope is rather simple and easy to do on the move. All of that dead grass due to mower clippings/discharge is no longer a problem.
Cons: The assembly instructions are confusing, but not impossible. And it does pick up just about everything, which is not always ideal (especially with a gravel driveway/parking pad). The height adjustment lever does not always hold its setting.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by floyd john deere lawn sweeper
does an awesome job, hope it lasts, other sweepers only last one summer
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BG Outstanding solution
I have a yard that is always wet due to the way the drainage on my street runs. I had tried everything and the lawn sweeper was my last thought before getting into something that would be very expensive. This product has work beautifully. Even the neighbors have complimented the outcome.
June 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AwesomePerson Good product, bent in shipping
I wanted this to pick up sticks in my wooded lot. Worked perfect!
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handsome John Deere 42 in. 24 cu. ft. Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper
This lawn sweeper actually exceeded my expectations. It actually picked up all the sticks, pine straw and pine cones in my yard. The yard cleaning usually takes all day using a rake and blower but now it only takes about 2 hours. Best money I have spent in a long time. But, it did take my wife and I longer to put the sweeper together than it did to clean the yard. We labeled the assembly project "marriage therapy."
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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