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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76%of customersrecommend this product28 of 37reviews
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76%of customersrecommend this product28 of 37reviews
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).
The sweeper works good but it does not pick up every single leaf. Even if I hand rake I cant get every leaf. I have three large oak trees with thousands of acorns and very little grass under the trees. Purchase this for the acorns and it does collect most of the acorns. Does need to be a level surface but so far it works good.
I purchased this unit, primarily to gather up leaves from a small leaf Magnolia tree that we have in our front yeard. Anyone who has a Magnolia tree knows what a mess they are and how they drop leaves all year round! The push lawn sweeper does an excellant job on grass clipping, but falls just short of the mark when it comes to the leaves. Granted, Magnolia leaves are tough and dense, but since this particular tree is a small leaf variety with miniature blooms, I had high hopes for the sweepers ability to gather them up and let me forgo the constant raking. I found that if I cut the grass first, chopping up the Magnolia leaves first, then the sweeper gathers most everything. Trying to sweep the leaves before mowing results in multiple passes to get them all in. Overall, this is a good product and worth the investment if you are speding time raking clippings. We have horses, so when they see the sweeper come out, they come to the fence and wait for the clippings bag to be emptied over the fence.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store
Easy assembly and performs as promised....just as we consumers hope it will go. "What's not to like?" With current technology, I find poorly engineered and constructed items to be inexcusable and very exasperating . For its price, purpose, and my expectations, this was a good purchase.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, performs as promised
Cons: emptying bag is slightly cumbersome consider flap?
Works great. I have been using it for ten years. When I first assemled it I thought it was flimsy but realized that just because it is light weight does not make it flimsy. The light weight makes it easy to use. Yes the catcher fills up fast but if you spread a tarp out near where you are working and dump the leaves each time you pass the tarp, you can clear a large yard very quickly - much faster than a hand blower. In year eight, I had to restitch a couple of inches along the top part of the catcher which was easy using fishing line and a needle.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Easy to Store, Long-Lasting
If your lawn surface is really level, you can adjust the sweeper to a low enough level to do a decent job. Won't get every leaf, but not bad. If the lawn surface is uneven, then at a low setting the drive wheel will catch or drag, impeding the forward motion of the sweeper and may require a higher setting for smooth operation.
Assembly was somewhat easy. Difficulty getting caps over the ends of the catcher. At first I just tried using the sweeper to collect leaves. I have way too many leaves to use that way. As the instructions indicate you need to mulch the leaves first, especially if you have a lot of leaves. I ran the lawn mower over the leaves and then ran the sweeper over the same area. Does a great job but doesn't pick up the fine pieces of mulch which are good for the soil anyway. It certainly beats racking and stuffing bags of leaves. I did have some missing pieces so I called the manufacturer and had the pieces in 3 days, just in time for the weekend clean-up.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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Review 8 for 26 in. Push Lawn Sweeper
from Southern California
Quiet, ready at all times, no electricity or gas needed !
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!
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.
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.
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.