Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 141
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NCCountryDweller Okay once assembled and hitched, but otherwise of poor design ...
I really wanted to like this lawn sweeper, but I don't. It gets the job done ... once assembled (not easy) and hitched to the yard tractor (royal pain).
First and foremost, I was suggest the design just isn't very well thought out. Here are a few examples.
One of the last assembly steps is to install two tension rods (long 1/4" solid steel rods) to hold the top and bottom of the grass catcher open. To do so, you have to basically sit inside the grass catch (not easy when you're 6'3" like me) all hunched over, and use both hands to bend the each bar into a "C" shape so you can insert the ends into holes punched into the top and bottom horizontal grass catcher frames. The bent tension bar will be under a lot of load, and if your hands get sweaty (mine did) it may slip out of your hand a rip a big hole in the nylon mesh grass catcher bag (which it did). I took me a few tries to finally get the tension bars installed. After figuring out how best to do it through trial and error (multiple rips in the mesh), I could probably install them all day now and not do any damage, but the burden is on YOU to figure out how to do that, because the instructions won't help you at all, or warn you that the rods can easily damage the nylon mesh.
My next complaint about the design concerns trying to move the sweeper unit from one point (say, storage) to another (maybe where the tractor or ATV is parked). Even if you have to move it less than 10 feet, I found it to be a royal pain in the behind. The sweeper isn't balanced to make moving it by hand easy. You have to wrestle with the darn thing to position it so the wheels will roll instead of just drag, and there's no way to stop the sweeper brushes from spinning (e.g. a disengage feature) so you have to fight the resistance of the brushes.
I will, however, say that once the sweeper is assembled and hitched to your mower or tractor, it works pretty darn well. I was fairly impressed.
I would probably recommend the unit to a friend, but I would warn that friend about the poorly thought out design, so they can make an informed decision.
Haven't had the unit long enough to speak to its durability. The first time I used it I had just mowed a small pasture that had gotten a little overgrown. The 'grass clippings' were up to maybe 12" in length (sort of like hay straw), much of which got wrapped around the inner wheel bearing recesses and had to be cut out with a knife and scissors. I can see where over a prolonged period of use, the wheel bearings are likely to get compromised by dirt and grass debris, requiring either periodic disassembly and cleaning, or replacement. We'll see.
August 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jer Works Great
Other then the fact the first one I received had a problem that it only worked going backwards because the wheels were assembled wrong at the factory the second one works great for picking up the grass clippings and leaves. Was easy to assemble and setup.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dtbranding No problems...
Works great! Needed to download instructions and manual from vendor site.....
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Red A great purchase
The lawn sweeper was relatively easy to assemble. I works well with my lawn tractor. Prior to this purchase, I would have to rake grass clipping left on the lawwn. This sweeper makes the clean-up of the yard a breeze. Can't wait to try it on leaves in the fall.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerryL Very nice product
Simple straight forward installation. Picks up nearly every little speck in the yard, I am very pleased with this product.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanWV Well made, sweeps clean
Assembly took some time but everything fit and went together per the instructions. I've used it four times on close to an acre of grass each time and it sweeps up easily and throughly. The very large pile of cut grass is a good indication of how well it does and how much dead grass I was leaving on my lawn.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tim Great product
Very well made product, strong and holds a lot of grass clippings. The only con that I have is the pins to hold the bag on are difficult to get on and off if you remove the bag to store it as I do.
May 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by paguy not worth the price
this unit works great till the plastic wheel bushings wear then the drive wheel wobbles and the plastic gear cast into the wheel strips replaceing is easy but ording parts paying shipping and then in two years having to replace everything again For a losy 10 bucks they could have made the bushings out of steel then nothing would ever fail I guess the only thing steel about this sweeper is the mfg name
April 26, 2016