Lawn sweeper


Lawn sweeper

A lawn sweeper, also known as a leaf sweeper, is a garden tool for the mechanical removal of debris, such as fallen leaves, grass clippings or litter, from a lawn or paved area. Lawn sweepers operate via a rotating brush mechanism that sweeps up the debris and deposits it in a collection hopper for disposal.

Push lawn sweepers, which resemble a simple wheeled manual lawn mower, are maneuvered and powered by hand. A forward pushing action transfers power from the wheels to the brush mechanism via a gearing system, causing it to rotate, and the debris is picked up and transferred to a bag or hopper mounted on the machine.

Powered lawn sweepers resemble push lawn sweepers, but the brush mechanism is powered by a gasoline or electric motor.

Tow lawn sweepers are towed behind a vehicle, such as a garden tractor or ATV and are designed for use in larger areas. Lawn sweepers are an alternative to the use of leaf blowers and garden vacuums.

External links

* [http://www.kshs.org/cool/coollawn.htm A 1950s lawn sweeper displayed at the Kansas Museum of History]
* [http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-lawn-sweeper.htm What is a Lawn Sweeper? at wisegeek.com]
* [http://www.bluegrassgardens.com/power-push-lawn-sweepers.htm Lawn sweepers summary at bluegrassgardens.com]

ee also

* Garden tool


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lawn mower — A typical modern gasoline powered push mower. A riding mower or ride on …   Wikipedia

  • Vacuum cleaner — Cylinder vacuum cleaner for home use. French train vacuum cleaner …   Wikipedia

  • Garden tool — A collection of various garden tools. Some Pruning t …   Wikipedia

  • Chainsaw — For other uses, see Chainsaw (disambiguation). An arborist using a chainsaw to fell a eucalyptus tree A chainsaw (or chain saw) is a portable mechanical saw, powered by electricity, compressed air, hydraulic power, or most common …   Wikipedia

  • Spade — For other uses, see Spade (disambiguation). small spade for clay soil; the other one for sandy soil and loamy soil A spade is a tool designed primarily for the purpose of digging or removing earth.[1] Early spades were made of riven wood. After… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoe (tool) — For other uses, see Hoe (disambiguation). Azada redirects here. For video game by Big Fish Games, see Azada (video game). A person uses a hoe to cultivate vegetables. A hoe is an ancient and versatile agricultural tool used to move small amounts… …   Wikipedia

  • Garden fork — A garden fork, spading fork, digging fork or graip is a gardening implement, with a handle and several (usually four) short, sturdy tines. It is used for loosening, lifting and turning over soil in gardening and farming. It is used similarly to a …   Wikipedia

  • Cultivator — F210 Honda tiller 1949 Farmall C with C 254 A two row cultivator …   Wikipedia

  • Dethatcher — Tow tine dethatchers can be attached to garden tractors A dethatcher, or lawn scarifier is a device that removes thatch from lawns. Types of dethatchers include motorized dethatchers or those that can be pulled behind a garden tractor. Thatch… …   Wikipedia

  • Shovel — For other uses, see Shovel (disambiguation). A man carrying shovels …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.