I have a large property with 4 acres of grass. I always purchase commercial quality equipment so it will last. The bag on this sweeper was failing after 6 hours of use. The design has major shortcomings. The sweeper mechanism works pretty well. The large 26 cu ft bag seemed great, but the frame can not support a full bag and the design of the bag prevents you from filling it more than half way since the clippings are not ejected high enough. The bag needs to be lower and longer, higher doesn't really help since it can't support the weight and it can't get clippings up that high. The bottom drags by the time the bag is less than one quarter full. This results in wear and tears on the corners of the bag. The most disappointing part was the sides of the bag and the upper, non wear, corners failing. The sweeper mechanism worked great. The bag is not commercial grade. I suspect that they are using the same bag on all sweepers and just upgrading the mechanism. In a commercial setting I can not see this working for more than a week before complete failure of the bag. The bag needs to be more durable and there needs to be wheels or caster under the bag with a support from to support the weight. Disappointed in this purchase.
The packaging was in pretty bad shape when it arrived but everything was in good shape. Fairly easy to put together. It does a nice job of picking up leaves and smaller sticks. Sometimes you have to make 2 passes, but it saves you a lot of manual labor.