Push Lawn Sweeper – Choosing the Best

Push lawn sweepers are great tools to use when you want to clean up leaves, sticks, and for some sweeper models, pine needles and pine cones. There are many products out there which you may want to consider. We’ll look at a few of the push lawn sweepers that we’ve reviewed here at BestLawnSweeper.

Now, when thinking about make a lawn sweeper purchase, there’s a few things you’ll want to take into consideration. Firstly, you’ll want to have proper expectations. Knowing what to expect from your purchase greatly increased the odds that you’ll be happy with you lawn sweeper purchase. There are several sweeper models out there right around the $100 range.

Precision Products Push Lawn Sweeper

The first product we’ve reviewed is the Precision Products 26-Inch Push Lawn Sweeper. This sweeper retails for around $100 or less on most online shopping resources. The general reviews of this product are pretty good considering its low price point. It has a 26’ hopper with 6 cubic feet of capacity so it will fill up fast but should still save you lots of time versus traditional raking. The solid steel construction and aluminum wheels are fairly well constructed and give it a more durable feel than some of the other cheaper lawn sweepers out there.

As with most lawn or yard sweeper, this one does require assembly. Most feel the assembly is fairly straight forward and had it put together within a few minutes. The gear ration (5 to 1) allows it to be moved across the lawn fairly easily to create the torque needed to keep the brushes spinning at a nice pace to adequately sweep up leaves and debris. As we mentioned, the 6 cubic foot hopper will fill up quick, but that does equal approximately twelve loads to fill a 30 gal collapsible lawn baskets. So you’re going to be dumping a lot but it still beats raking by hand.

Most of the negative reviews about this push sweeper were in regards to the support received from the products manufacturer, Precision Products. Some reported that when the sweeper arrived it was missing some parts and that emails for support went unanswered. However, we think it would be worth while to give this push sweeper a try. When looking at the design of other push lawn sweepers, the simplicity of the Precision sweeper makes it attractive as there are less parts and pieces that could eventually wear and break apart.

All-in-all, this product seems to perform up to its stated purpose and should satisfy most yard sweeping jobs.

Yardwise 25' Sweep It Push Lawn Sweeper

The Yardwise 25″ Sweep It Push Yard Sweeper can be found for under $100 making it one of (if not) the cheapest sweeper out there. However, with that price you also sacrifice some things. First lets look at the selling features or specifications. This one has pretty much the same features as most others; adjustable height adjustment, 30 gallon basket (says it lifts off easily), and it folds down for storage. We must point out that the folding feature is nice as many of these sweepers can take up a lot of storage space in your garage or shed.

As with the price, the main complaint about this sweeper is it seems cheaply made; but what do you expect for under $100 (around $99 so actually it won’t be under $100 once you pay for shipping or gas if you find one locally). You really do get what you pay for, but for a quick yard sweep up and some light stuff, this sweeper may work fine.

This sweeper has a lot of plastic on it, which was a common complaint and as with the majority of others, it requires some assembly. Even with the large amounts of plastic however, most people did feel this push sweeper lived up to its claims and were overall happy with its performance. And always remember that almost none of these sweepers will get your lawn looking like vacuumed carpet. And most work best when the lawn is evenly cut, void of large ruts and hills, and the debris is not wet.

So these are the most commonly talked about push lawn sweepers and we hope you find what you need. Again, always keep in mind expectations when getting yard or other equipment. Being informed and knowing what to expect from your garden equipment will improve the chance you’ll be satisfied with your purchase.

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{ 4 comments }

Ritchie Moody February 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I am looking for a sweeper that would be able to cleanup gumballs which are all over my yard each spring. I have cut the trees way back but still have many to clean up again this spring. Really only need for this 1-2 times year especially in the spring before I start mowing. Not concerned about getting up leaves and other debris just those dang gumballs!

Thanks for the feedback
Ritchie Moddy
Asheboro, NC

rob February 22, 2010 at 1:33 am

Ritchie,
Actually that is a great question. I’ve never used one of these to try to pick up sweet gum balls. I used to have those in a yard years ago and hated walking on those things! They really hurt. Let me do some research and see if I can find anyone that has had success with this. You know, one option is to check with a local lawn and garden shop, see if anyone will rent you one to see how well it works. The basic concept for most all sweepers is the same so if one works, one of the cheaper ones like the Precision Products 26 inch lawn sweeper may work. But then there’s no guarantee. Good luck.

Rob

Jim April 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm

So, did it work on sweetgum balls? I have a yard full and that is my main reason for looking at one.

rob April 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I would suggest renting one first and trying it on gum balls.

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