The Agri-Fab Push Lawn Sweeper makes cleaning up debris easy by clearing the lawn 50% faster than a lawn rake. Use this lawn sweeper to quickly pick up leaves. You can either mow over them to break them down first, or simply sweep them up whole. This sweeper is easy to use and easy to store.
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64%of customersrecommend this product16 of 25reviews
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64%of customersrecommend this product16 of 25reviews
I thought this sweeper worked very well. It doesn't pick up every little leaf/twig, but it does a really great job of picking up most easily. I read a lot of mediocre reviews for this before I bought it, so I was skeptical, but it's better than many reviewers give it credit for.
Make sure to adjust the height correctly. That's the most important thing, and it's very easy to do. You should be able to feel the brushes brushing the ground. You want that to add a little resistance to your pushing but not so much that it's difficult to keep the sweeper moving. Level ground also helps as plenty of other people have mentioned, but it works fine on hills and slightly uneven ground.
I disagree that it's only for light jobs. Our house backs up to a wooded area, and we get tons of leaves. But I could raise the sweeper to its largest height and pretty much tackle any pile of leaves. You won't get it in one pass by any means, but go over it a few times, lowering periodically if needed. It'll work. I actually think piles were easier than a large, light spread of leaves.
The hopper is plastic and it fills up quickly. I don't get why this is a common complaint. It's a leaf collector. You want to it collect quickly. If it was any larger, it'd be unmanageable. It's a good size for transferring into a trash can/bag. You can fill up the hopper in about a minute, so you will spend most of your time emptying the hopper rather than sweeping. But that doesn't mean the hopper is too small. That's just how fast the sweeper works. As for the plastic durability, I haven't had mine very long at all, but it seems durable enough. It's made out of material like a common tarp, and we're just temporarily holding leaves here.
The assembly isn't bad. Set aside an hour and you probably will be done early. The instructions aren't that difficult. You need some basic tools, really just a couple of wrenches. A hammer and needle-nose pliers will make your life much easier on the palnuts.
This sweeper doesn't 100% pick up everything or eliminate the need to own a rake. In fact, it really works best if you rake leaves into little piles or rows that you can sweep over. My wife raked into rows that I swept over and we finished both of our seriously neglected, leaf-covered, not entirely level lawns in about 2 hours. That was 6 completely full 39 gallon trash bags of leaves. That would have been an all day project before.
Clearing your lawn still takes some work, but this provides a massive reduction in the amount of that work. And it really doesn't take a ton of storage space when you're finished with it. It's easy to use and very effective. I highly recommend this product.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store, Light Weight
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Front yard after sweeping. Numerous passes required, but great results. Most of this lawn was raked into piles/rows before sweeping.
Front yard just at the start of sweeping with most leaves still on the ground. (Green area by flower bed border was raked. Raking is better around borders, fences, edges, etc.)
Back yard after sweeping. Very little raking done in this yard (other than around edges that aren't pictured here).
Overall construction was good and easy to put together. However, it didn't work as well as I hoped. I began using it at the beginning of fall (before leaves were really heavy) and I had to make two or three passes over the lawn to pick up 75-80% of the leaves. It worked best in areas where my yard was level. In areas where the yard was uneven it worked spotty at best. Also, the faster I walked the better the results, through still not that good. The bag also fills up quickly and is a bit cumbersome to take off and empty.
By and large, I think a good old fashioned rake works just as quickly because you only have to do it once. I ended exchanging it for a $10 rake and am happier with the results.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use
Cons: poor results
4out of4found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 26 in. 7 cu. ft. Push Lawn Sweeper
Age Range:65 or over
Doesn't work very well on short or new spring growth. Works easier on longer grass.
While it does pick up leaves, it won't eliminate your need to rake and dump. And it doesn't hold that much either, so unloading is a repetitive task. Did I mention it was a repetitive task? Don't Bother.
For the money, this is a great sweeper. As mentioned in previous reviews, one MUST adjust the hight properly or else the only thing you'll be pushing is the limits of your frustration. The assembled unit is not as sturdy as I would have liked, but it suffices. The hopper could be bigger. I mulch the leaves on the lawn first and then use the sweeper. Certainly worth the price as a back saver!
I have an artificial turf yard inn AZ. I get a lot of leaves from the trees in the common area next-door. A blower/vac combo didn't dislodge the leaves without blowing out the filling in the grass. This does a good job of picking up the leaves. I have to hold the handle high or the leaves tend to blow up in the air and not in the basket. This does a much faster job than the blower/vac. It does feel flimsy so I don't know how long it will last.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
This lawn sweep was what I could afford. The overall quality was what was paid for. I am not sure how long the catching basket will last. It took a little while to master the height adjustment to maximize leaf collection. It took a little while to master the technique of emptying the basket. Assembly was pretty basic. May need to remove the handle for winter storage due to space requirements. Bottom line - it did the job.
It was purchased to pick up grass clippings that were the result of a broken lawn mower. The grass was so long that the catcher filled up quite rapidly, but the lawn was swept quite clean. More time spent emptying the catcher than actually operating the sweeper. We will have to wait until fall to see how it works on our leaves.
The lawn sweeper does a good job of picking up leaves only, however, anything else just doesn't get picked up. Small twigs, acorns, etc. just shoot out the front without getting picked up by the front chute. I guess they are to heavy to get picked up and the chute sits high enough that the brushes propel them under the leading edge.
This product is all plastic, making it too light to do the job. You can't use it effectively on even slightly uneven terrain. I would not buy this again and never would have purchased it in the first place if I would have seen it first.