On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 15:31:52 -0400,
:I have a lawn tractor and I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion
:whether I should get a grass bagger for on the back of it or a tow lawn
Baggers cost more than sweepers (in my case $300 + s/h vs $125 on sale assembled
and ready to haul out the door).
The sweepers' brushes are powered by the wheels, this means that if you can't
build up a respectable speed, it won't pick up. Without a load the wheels tend
to skid (a pair of 8" concrete blocks roped to the frame will cure this).
Big yard with lots of smooth open space to build and maintain jogging (+) speed?
Get the sweeper and save money.
Lumpy yard with lots of trees/flower-beds/obstacles + objects to run into?
Spend the money, save the headache.
I wish I had.
As soon as the warrantee runs out on mine I'm un-hooking the wheels from the
sweeper shaft and hooking up a motor to it.