By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by CML

Mowing

Does anyone have any experience of using a grass/leaf sweeper

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
ChrisB14/05/2018 09:28:00
1226 forum posts
34 photos

I do the mowing at the club and currently have to go over the cut grass with the deck raised to help scatter the grass and remove the tramlines, this adds time and uses more fuel.

Has anyone used a tow behind leaf/lawn sweeper and are they any good? I dont intend to collect the grass, just to scatter.

CB

stu knowles14/05/2018 09:58:09
535 forum posts
44 photos

I have one, 42". the sweeper wheels drive the rotating brush. It can only be used at slow speed, much the same as cutting speed. For your purpose it wouldn't do any harm but I'm not sure that it would be a cure for what you are trying to do either. Its the bugbear of all rotary mowers

ChrisB14/05/2018 10:15:46
1226 forum posts
34 photos

Thanks Stu. As you say, its alway a challenge with rotary mowers. I cut it yesterday, after only 5 days since the last time and the grass was 2 or 3 inches think in tramlines.

My hope was that the brushes would disperse the grass somewhat!

Allan Bennett14/05/2018 11:27:37
1488 forum posts
38 photos

Our club's mower chucks the cut grass slightly sideways so, to avoid lines of cut grass I make sure I'm cutting in the direction that chucks the grass into the as-yet-uncut section of the runway. That way my next pass picks up and scatters the grass that the previous pass left. With luck it doesn't clog up the mower before I reach the edge of the runway.

john stones 114/05/2018 11:38:27
avatar
10275 forum posts
1475 photos

Solution is cut more often, so there's less to leave laid there, other than that, it's a grass box.

ChrisB14/05/2018 13:39:05
1226 forum posts
34 photos

Ours is a rear discharge hence the lines. I knew it would leave lines when we bought it and having coped up til now. I had wondered about fashioning something like a rake or push cylinder mower to tow behind somehow. Alternatively i’ll try a sweeper without the net

john stones 114/05/2018 14:03:13
avatar
10275 forum posts
1475 photos

Do a cut at 90 degrees to first one, see if it helps ? I see you only cut 5 days before, so as Stu says rotary mowers ain't as good as a cylinder one, grass is growing like mad just now, it'll get easier soon.

cymaz15/05/2018 06:47:54
avatar
8390 forum posts
1156 photos

Chris B......seen this?

Allan Bennett15/05/2018 12:23:38
1488 forum posts
38 photos
Posted by ChrisB on 14/05/2018 13:39:05:

Ours is a rear discharge hence the lines. I knew it would leave lines when we bought it and having coped up til now. I had wondered about fashioning something like a rake or push cylinder mower to tow behind somehow. Alternatively i’ll try a sweeper without the net

Ours is rear-discharge too, but if you hold the flap open wide with a piece of wire, it chucks the grass out at an angle, enough to spread it reasonably well, and certainly to get it to one side of the strip that's being mowed at the time. Best to wear wellies though, for with the flap open the grass is all over your legs.

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E! 

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Revoc
CML
electricwingman 2017
Motion RC
Pepe Aircraft
Wings & Wheels 2019
Gliders Distribution
Slec
Sarik
Advertise With Us
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Does your club have a safety officer?
Q: Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?

 Yes we have a SO
 No, it's down to everyone

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us