- Lawn sweeper
A lawn sweeper, also known as a leaf sweeper, is a garden
toolfor the mechanical removal of debris, such as fallen leaves, grass clippings or litter, from a lawnor paved area. Lawn sweepers operate via a rotating brushmechanism that sweeps up the debris and deposits it in a collection hopperfor 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.
Tow lawn sweepers are towed behind a vehicle, such as a garden
tractoror ATV and are designed for use in larger areas. Lawn sweepers are an alternative to the use of leaf blowers and garden vacuums.
* [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]
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