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Brinly-Hardy 42 in. 20 cu. ft. Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper

The Brinly 42 in. Lawn Sweeper is a tow-behind tractor attachment that collects leaves and grass clippings with It's 11 in. brushes. A practical feature of this self-storing sweeper is It's collapsible capability which allows for easy storage during winter months. Collects leaves and grass clippings behind tractors and mowers.
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Can you desengage the sweeper gear so you could go down a long drive without sweeping, or do you just have to set the sweeper at its highest point?

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longsweep
Robertsdale, Al
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March 30, 2014
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
March 31, 2014
Thank you for your question. You will have to set the sweeper to its highest setting. The gears cannot be disengaged. Make sure also that your hamper is not touching the ground while you sweep so as to eliminate unnecessary wear.
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Will it pick up grass stickers and will they stick to the bag?

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lagreenjay
Kerrville,TX
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August 7, 2013
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
August 7, 2013
W don't have Grass Stickers here in North Carolina, we have another weed ( most like it ) called GUM Balls, The Brinley sweeper has no problems with these or much of anything else, the bottom of the bin is a tough smooth plastic, the catcher sides are a smooth reinforced plastic/nylon material, I haven't had anything stick, including fresh dog droppings. It washes out clean, I hope this helps in some way. I don't know what you use to kill Grasss stickers, a solution of Distilled Vinegar (1 gal.) dish washing dertergent (1 oz) and any applicator sprayer should do the job.
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golfnut
SC
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February 8, 2014
Yes small twigs but not over 1/2" diameter
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has anyone had experience picking up black walnuts with this sweeper? how did it work?

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indy
western new york
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June 27, 2013
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
June 28, 2013
Thank you for your question. You will need to raise the unit up some. It will pick up the walnuts but just be careful of the weight.
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
June 28, 2013
Black walnuts are not much different then acorn, or gum balls, all of which this sweeper does a great job, pine cones, pine straw, sticks, lawn debre , are no match for the six brush sweeping action and easy adjustable height.
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jtg627
November 5, 2013
It wont pick up the walnuts.
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Will it pick up pecans that have dropped to the ground from our pecan trees out in our long lawn??

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Merrymuse
Swoope, VA
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September 29, 2013
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
September 29, 2013
Good Evening,
This sweeper will pick up Pecans and everything else (within reason), pine cones, gumballs, small branches, pine needles, etc. The adjustable sweeper brush height is easy to position. I give this sweeper 100%+, I own one and have owned others in the past, that don't come close to the quality features this sweeper has.
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dick
Ithaca, NY
October 31, 2013
It will not pick up Hickory nuts so it probably won't pick up pecans
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Allan
Pittsburg, Texas
March 30, 2014
Depends. It picks them up if they are on top of grass but not so well if they are down in the grass or on the bare ground.
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Does anyone know if this sweeper will pick up black walnuts, hickory nuts or apples?

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thatguy
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October 6, 2013
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TravisHDAtl
Atlanta, GA
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October 8, 2013
Hello, thatguy,

The brushes that the Lawn Sweeper uses will sweep debris from your lawn that is relatively light in it's density. It will remove all sorts of leaves, straw and grass clippings.

Dense objects, such as rocks, nuts, acorns and apples are too heavy and aerodynamic to be lifted by the brushes.

Sweetgum balls are also able to resist the sweeping effects of this attachment because of their ability to adhere to the surrounding grass blades in the lawn. They stick like velcro.

I'm sorry that I cannot offer encouragement, but apples and nuts will not be removed by this sweeper.

Travis
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RMH1
Dutchess County, NY
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October 12, 2013
It picked up between 75% and 80% percent of the black walnuts in my yard. I kept the height at 3 and took it slow.
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jtg627
November 5, 2013
I have walnut and apple trees and it does not pick up the nuts or apples.
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Can I buy a replacement hamper for the 42" sweeper?

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Lawn Boy
Webster, FL
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April 5, 2013
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Timlab
Aiken, SC, USA
April 5, 2013
Call the company.
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answer 2
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JCDouglas
Douglas, GA, USA
April 6, 2013
You can acquire the part directly from the manufacture.
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Dink
Ohio, USA
April 15, 2013
Yes, I called the Brinly phone number and they were able to send a replacement bag to my house
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
July 28, 2013
Yes from Brinley or Sears also carries replacement parts
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Where is it made?

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cajy
Little Rock
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November 10, 2013
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
November 11, 2013
Thank you for your question. The sweeper is made in the USA in southern Indiana.
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Dave
Birmingham, AL, USA
December 10, 2013
Indiana; been in business since 1839.
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Lowrange
Washington
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January 23, 2014
USA
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Allan
Pittsburg, Texas
March 30, 2014
USA
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What size box does this come in? Need to know if it will fit in my car or if I have to borrow a truck.

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hickorynutgal
Chattanooga, TN
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November 7, 2013
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greengiant
November 7, 2013
Hey. I have put these in cars in the past. Any car where the back seat folds down, it will definitely fit. Box is approx 45 inches long and 14 in. x 16 in.
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qwertyman
Warrenton Va
November 11, 2013
I doubt it will fit in a car. If you can manage to get it in the trunk you will need some rope or tie strap to hold the trunk shut. I recommend a truck.
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Dave
Birmingham, AL, USA
December 10, 2013
Definitely need a truck; Mine was drop shipped from the factory & shipping was free.
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answer 4
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Mojolets
Saucier, MS 39574, USA
December 17, 2013
I took mine home in a Toyota matrix.
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Lowrange
Washington
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January 23, 2014
box is about 4'x2'x2'
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Will the sweeper pick-up sweet gum balls?

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Ron
York, SC
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March 11, 2013
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
March 11, 2013
Thank you for your question. You will need to set your brush height a little higher to pick them up.
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answer 2
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cindy
Mechanicsville, VA, USA
March 12, 2013
yes. I only had a few but it did pick them up along with pine tags, leaves.and misc trash items
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JCDouglas
Douglas, GA, USA
March 27, 2013
You're kidding! It probably will if you set the brushes low enough.
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frustrated
salem or. 97305
April 6, 2013
probably not without the thatcher attachment to bring them to the surface
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answer 5
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Cappy
May 25, 2013
Yes it will but depending on how much you have you may need to make a number of passes.
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
July 28, 2013
Yes and anything else you feed it.
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Will it pick up pine cones?

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sasnak
Kansas
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April 17, 2013
Do the brushes need to be higher than normal?
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JCDouglas
Douglas, GA, USA
April 18, 2013
You betcha. I have picked up more than 500 pine cones along with the pine straw. Go slow and make two passes and the pines cones will be gone.
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frustrated
salem or. 97305
April 18, 2013
It does pretty good if you use the thatcher attachment to bring the cones to the surface, with out the attachment it doesn't work very well.
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
April 18, 2013
Thank you for your question. You will want to raise the brushes up some. It may pick up a few, but not a large pile.
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
June 23, 2013
it picks up pines cones, sticks, acorns, pine straw and more, the brushes do NOT need to be higher then normal
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answer 5
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GG55
Elkins Park, Philadelphia, PA, USA
July 23, 2013
I PICK UP PINECONES ON THE SECOND TO THE LOWEST SETTING
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cindy
Mechanicsville, VA, USA
July 28, 2013
I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH PINE CONES OR PINE TAGS AND JUST LEFT THE SETTING WHERE IT WAS
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will it pick up small sticks?

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bluebill
Wisconsin
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August 9, 2013
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GG55
Elkins Park, Philadelphia, PA, USA
August 9, 2013
YES IF IT IS ON THE LOWEST SETTING MINE PICKS UP ALL SMALL STICKS AND PINE NEEDLES
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answer 2
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Andy
Chickasha, OK, USA
August 23, 2013
As long as the sticks are small enough not to wrap around the brushes. Vines, kite string, etc. would be a problem.
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Lowrange
August 27, 2013
Absolutely, I have 20 Weeping Willows and their always dropping limbs. Brinly sweeper does a great job picking up small limbs. I wouldn't try anything big though, may damage sweeper heads?
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
September 29, 2013
Small stick are no match for this sweeper, YES it will pick up sticks and pretty much everything else, pine cones, pine straw, pecan, gumballs, etc.
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Mojolets
Saucier, MS 39574, USA
December 17, 2013
It picks up small sticks, but not as well as it does leaves and grass.
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Allan
Pittsburg, Texas
March 30, 2014
Yes, but they also tend to get stuck in brushes at times as well.
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will this machine work for sweeping asphalt parking lot

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james
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August 18, 2013
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
August 19, 2013
Thank you for your question. You can use the sweeper to sweep a parking lot, just make sure the brushes are barely touching the asphalt.
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Lowrange
August 27, 2013
Good question, I actually tried that on my driveway. It was on the lowest setting and was unable to sweep it.
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
September 29, 2013
This sweeper WILL pickup pine straw off a drive way, BUT..let's be reasonable, the brushes would wear out a lot faster then if it were used on lawn grass. The brushes are stiff and the tires are another concern.
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answer 4
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RMH1
Dutchess County, NY
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October 12, 2013
This device did not work well on my paved driveway, maybe if I tried a lower height it would have worked better. I think the bush needs the resistance of the grass to be most effective.
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qwertyman
Warrenton Va
November 11, 2013
I use it on my 400 foot long driveway and it sweeps up leaves, twigs, small rocks, etc very well. Make sure you set the brush height low enough.
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Mojolets
Saucier, MS 39574, USA
December 17, 2013
It will sweep asphalt with the brush set low enough but raises lots of dust which settles back on the asphalt. It is a LAWN sweeper after all.
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Will it work with any riding lawn mower? What about it discharging clipping out to the side?

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cajy
Little Rock
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November 10, 2013
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
November 11, 2013
Thank you for your question. You can use the sweeper with any mower that has a hitch designed for towing. The sweeper travels behind your mower picking up the clippings.
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answer 2
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CHROMEDRAGON
SOUTH CAROLINA
November 12, 2013
The unit has an adjustable clevis that allows you to adjust according the the preferred height. From what I can tell, one is provided with a wide height adjustment.

This unit does NOT discharge anything. It is a collector, a bag that collects some grass but works better with leaves, especially if dry.
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Dave
Birmingham, AL, USA
December 10, 2013
The mower will need a hole for a trailer hitch and the hitch will need to be roughly 12" high max or less from the ground in order for the brushes to be low enough to contact the ground at lowest adjustment setting on this sweeper. The mower blades are not to be engaged during sweeper use so the clippings are not discharged out the side of the mower.
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Mojolets
Saucier, MS 39574, USA
December 17, 2013
It pulls so easily behind either of my riders (one18hp & one 26hp) that I would not hesitate to try anything down to 12hp. Any clippings you miss can be picked up on the next pass regardless of how they are discharged.
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answer 5
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Lowrange
Washington
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January 23, 2014
I use it behind my side discharge mower, you just have to make a couple extra passes when done mowing to pick up the remaining clippings on the last pass of mowing.
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Lowrange
Washington
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January 23, 2014
not to be used woth zero turn mowers
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does it work good on hilly surfaces?

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curb appeal
edgefield s c
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November 20, 2012
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Asked by
BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
November 20, 2012
Thank you for question. If the brushes are set to the height of your mower blades you shouldn't have any problems. The sweeper will follow the path of the tractor.
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answer 2
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tomu
Granger, IN, USA
November 25, 2012
It does very well.
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answer 3
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JCDouglas
Douglas, GA, USA
March 27, 2013
Yes, just make sure you are approaching the hills with both wheels as evenly as possible. Otherwise it's liable to miss something and shift the load to one side if the hill is extreme.
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answer 4
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cindy
Mechanicsville, VA, USA
April 5, 2013
yes. I have a steep hill in my back yard and it picked up all the way to the top
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answer 5
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frustrated
salem or. 97305
April 6, 2013
I't doesn't work well on uneven turf at all
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answer 6
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Cookie
Gooding, ID 83330, USA
June 18, 2013
My lawn isn't flat by any means and it picks up the grass just fine
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Mojolets
Saucier, MS 39574, USA
December 17, 2013
I have 10 acres over two hills and have had good results. It will not pick up anything in small depressions that are below the brush level.
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HOW WELL DOES IT PICK UP LEAVES?

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BOB
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July 27, 2013
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cindy
Mechanicsville, VA, USA
July 28, 2013
VERY WELL. I USED IT TO PICK UP SOME LEAVES I HAD PILED AROUND A TREE AND IT DID A FINE JOB
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answer 2
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
July 28, 2013
As an owner of this Brinley lawn sweeper, I can tell you first hand, that it is the Best purchase I could have made. After LONG research and testing. It WILL pick up everything, LEAVES, pine cones, acorns, sticks, gumballs, pine straw, etc. But also use common sense as to how big a branch, you would expect it to handle. It is fully adjustable, turns & dumps with easy. It's large hopper, handles both wet & dry leaves, grass, but you can obviously carry more when its DRY. Hope this helps !! It's made in the USA, family business 173 yrs. Quality +
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
July 29, 2013
Thank you for your question. The sweeper does a great job picking up leaves. You need to set the brushes as the same height as the cutting height. It has a 5 to 1 gear ratio.
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answer 4
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GG55
Elkins Park, Philadelphia, PA, USA
July 29, 2013
only limited to a few leaves so far put on the lower levels it picks up everything thrown in its path
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RMH1
Dutchess County, NY
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October 12, 2013
It did well on my leaves, however, because I did not keep up with leaf control for the past few weeks, I had to dump the hamper several times. I think it will work better when I reattach the mulching plate to my tractor so everything will be smaller and not discharge to the side,
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answer 6
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jtg627
November 5, 2013
It works good on leaves.
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answer 7
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Mojolets
Saucier, MS 39574, USA
December 17, 2013
I picks up leaves just about as well as grass clippings as long as they are fairly dry and you have your speed up.
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How well does it pick up pine needles?

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Sonny
Texas
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November 27, 2012
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BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
November 28, 2012
Thank you for your question. The sweeper by itself does not do well picking up pine needles. They tend to get embedded in the grass and the brushes can not reach them. You can however add the dethatcher kit to the sweeper and it works great to pick up pine needles. The dethatcher can get in the grass and flip the needles to the top allowing the brushes to sweep them.
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answer 2
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Timlab
January 19, 2013
Here in SC we have large pine needles which is somewhat good, but it wraps around the edges. Other than that no problem
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answer 3
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JCDouglas
Douglas, GA, USA
March 27, 2013
Very well, however the lower you set the brushes to the ground the faster you will wear them out. I keep mine set to one inch for lawns and it works well.
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answer 4
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cindy
Mechanicsville, VA, USA
April 5, 2013
very well along with small to med branches and small leaves
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answer 5
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frustrated
salem or. 97305
April 6, 2013
not well
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answer 6
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GatorZ
June 4, 2013
Does excellent at picking up pine needles. My yard has plenty to practice on...
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answer 7
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
June 23, 2013
I have 27, 100 yr old pine trees, It snows pine needles on my 1 acre, It will pick up everything you can through at it, except large branches, naturely. the six brushes pick up the smallest pieces, leaves nothing behind. large pine cones are no match for this machine. Quality made.
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Mojolets
Saucier, MS 39574, USA
December 17, 2013
It picks up pine needles, but they tend to clog the brush mechanism if they are too thick.
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Can the full hamper be removed from the sweeper mechanism for dumping into a pickup bed?

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colestuff
Big Island of Hawaii
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April 23, 2013
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frustrated
salem or. 97305
April 24, 2013
Yes but it would be very heavy with green grass, probably be a two person job
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answer 2
Asked by
NB
April 24, 2013
Thank you for your question. You can pull thow pins out and dump the hamper, it would be very heavy,
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answer 3
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Mike
Illinois
April 27, 2013
2 pins and pull it off
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answer 4
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JCDouglas
Douglas, GA, USA
May 7, 2013
Yes, a full hamper can be removed but not so easily. The push through pin along with the cotter ring must be removed on each side from the hamper bars. You then wiggle the hamper bars out of their sockets for dumping. Keep in mind a full load will be very heavy for one person. I replaced the small cotter rings with larger ones to make the removal easier. Overall, I am very happy with the sweeper as it picks up just about anything.
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Cappy
May 25, 2013
Yes. the Hamper is easily removed.
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answer 6
Asked by
Robert
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
July 26, 2013
Yes, just pull the two pins that hold the hamper to the sweeper. The same two pins that are removed for fold up and storage.
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ToB64
Elizabeth City, NC, USA
September 29, 2013
yes, the hamper is easily removed by a pin and clip on both sides, it would be a two man operation if FULL
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jtg627
November 5, 2013
No it can't, but you could lay out a tarp and dump the hamper on to the tarp then empty the tarp into your pickup bed.
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How is it for picking up fresh cut grass?

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Grass man
about 42 in. 20 cu. ft. Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper on
May 6, 2013
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JCDouglas
Douglas, GA, USA
May 7, 2013
I actually tried picking up cut long grass the day after. It worked quite well on a dry lawn. picked up 4 bushels of cuttings.
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frustrated
salem or. 97305
May 8, 2013
My lawn isn't reel smooth and I have to go across in both directions to get the most of it. when getting the edges along flower beds , if you get to close the wheels fall off and chatter and make ruts.
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nb
May 10, 2013
Thank you for your question. The sweeper works great for picking up fresh cut grass as long as the grass is not wet. Wet grass will not throw up in the hamper well.
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Flyhigh
Friday's RV Retreat, McCloud, CA 96057, USA
May 14, 2013
It does a good job. Make sure the grass is not wet as this causes the grass to lay below the brushes.
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Cappy
May 25, 2013
Works great ! for picking up fresh grass
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RobF
Branson, MO, USA
June 10, 2013
No problem with grass. Pretty much picks up anything in yard including dog toys.
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Cookie
Gooding, ID 83330, USA
June 18, 2013
It is very efficient in picking up fresh grass.
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answer 8
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GG55
Elkins Park, Philadelphia, PA, USA
July 23, 2013
PICKED UP EVEN WET GRASS IN CLIMPS
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Robert
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
July 26, 2013
Great, that is what I do with mine. Dumping the grass is easy, just back to your dump site and pull the rope to lift the hamper from your seat.
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cindy
Mechanicsville, VA, USA
July 28, 2013
BEST TO LET GRASS DRY A LITTLE FIRST
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answer 11
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Lowrange
August 27, 2013
Exactly the reason I purchased it, didn’t want to pay five hundred for a bagging system for my Cub Cadet. Decided to try this instead on my 2 acre property and it works great. So far I haven't had any problem picking up anything.
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Can we mulch the leaves first & then go back and collect?

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Sukoshi
Jacksonville, IL
about 42 in. 20 cu. ft. Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper on
December 4, 2013
We have 2 acres. We usually mulch first and then go back to collect the mulched leaves to use it on our compose piles. We have a Deere with 2 bags and a Case with no bags. We both mulch, and then my husband uses the Deere to collect. If this can collect behind the Case, it will cut our time in half. I'm wondering how small of pieces it will collect. Thanks
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AcheFree
Ellicott City, MD
December 9, 2013
It does well picking up mulched leaves. I mulch at the same time that I collect with the Brinly, but there is no reason why you couldn't wait until after you mulched everything. The issue is not really about how small the piece is, as it will collect almost anything. The issue is whether you have ground the mulched leaves into the ground enough with the lawn mower tires. Even still, it will probably pick up between 90 to 95% of the mulched materials, which is about as good as the John Deer bagging system does.
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wildcat73
Pimlico Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32309, USA
December 10, 2013
Yes it will collect small, mulched leaves, pine straw, etc. The trick is not to overload the bag as the vinyl will start splitting at the seams.
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Dave
Birmingham, AL, USA
December 10, 2013
This sweeper mechanism has a set of brushes mounted on a roller assembly. During use for us, it picked up a significant amount of grass clippings in addition to the full leaves. I would have to believe it would pick up your mulched leaves as well since it was picking up smaller size grass clippings for us and it would be a great improvement over dumping the bagger I can assure you. It pretty much swept our yard surface clean. The only other concern I would have is the levelness of the ground and if there are any terraces, ruts, or holes as the sweeper won't work nearly as well if that is the case as the brushes won't stay in contact with the ground. Hope this helps.
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Mojolets
Saucier, MS 39574, USA
December 17, 2013
Just lower the adjustable brush height until it picks the leaves up. Set to its' lowest setting it will pick up fine grass clippings.
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Robert
Upstate, NY
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 23, 2014
Yes. I actually have the mulching plate and blade set on my tractor while I am using the sweeper. It makes my job easier. By having the mulching plate set it prevents the tractor from discharging to the side so I generally do not need to go over it a second time. By using the mulching system it also allows me to hold more volume in the sweeper. Be forewarned though, it can get HEAVY, especially with nuts and twigs in it. You may have some bits and pieces left over, but it should not be too much, you may have to adjust the sweeper height to a lower setting to accommodate the smaller bits.
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Asked by
jtg627
michigan
January 23, 2014
I found it to work better mulching the leaves. You can cover more area without having to dump the hopper. It picks up the small pieces just fine.
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Lowrange
Washington
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 23, 2014
I have before, and it worked very well for that application
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Asked by
bodidley
Tallahassee Florida
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 23, 2014
No, generally depending on how small the leafs are mulched, they won't be picked up by this lawn sweeper.
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GGLG
ELKINS PARK PA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 24, 2014
YES BUT LOWER THE LEVEL TO MAX DOWN AND YOU STILL MAY NOT GET ALL THE MULCH BUT YOU WILL GET MOST OF IT.
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shopkpr
mech.va.
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 25, 2014
yes. if you want you can do both at the same time if you have the mulching kit for the rider.. lower thr blades on the catcher to get the the small clippings
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Casper
Delaware, USA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 25, 2014
If the mulched leaves are dry and setting on dry grass, set the sweeper at top of grass level and it should collect the mulch. With the leaves mulched or not , the sweeper cover should be on since the collected material is so light.
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ACDirtroads
South GA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 26, 2014
My trees only drop pine straw and cones (about 50 bails a yr) so I cannot provide an honest answer. However, I can tell you the sweeper does a great job of picking of pine straw, cones and dead grass. The smaller the mulch the harder it is going to be to pick up. Dry conditions is a must. You may also have to lower the brushes which will cause premature wear. If you purchase the sweeper I'd plan on replacing the locking bin pins with 5" long pins with a handle as the original are small and a nuisance to put in and out. Overall I am happy with my purchase.
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answer 13
Asked by
roger
January 26, 2014
thats the way i would recommend how to use it
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answer 14
Asked by
BrinlyCustomerService
Jeffersonville, IN
April 1, 2014
Thank you for your question. Our lawn sweeper will pick up mulched leaves, you will just need to make sure that you set the brushes a couple of settings lower than you would for ordinary leaves. It can also pick up grass clippings and other small debris in your yard.
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