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Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: November 26, 2022 03:29PM
Have somehow managed to avoid sweeping/raking fall(en) leaves for most of my life. Now, I'm in the situation of needing to clean up leaves at two different locations.

The leaves are falling on concrete sidewalks, so sweeping seems better than raking. I'm also reluctant to add to noise and dust pollution with a leaf blower.

Any ideas on which broom does a good job with pretty-flat, fallen maples leaves on concrete?

thanks, Todd's soon-to-have-piles-of-keys board
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Re: Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 26, 2022 06:13PM
Some battery powered leaf blowers are relatively quiet.



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Re: Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: November 26, 2022 06:37PM
No broom will tackle leave on concrete very well. It's a job for a blower or a plastic leaf rake.



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Re: Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 26, 2022 11:34PM
My trees produce about 15 cu yds of leaves. I use a Ryobi 40v leaf blower and a huge leaf catcher bag on my mower to collect them. Battery leaf blowers are great. And quiet.
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Re: Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 27, 2022 07:08AM
wish we had waited for battery powered, but the electric one is pretty good. It's a Toro and I think it was $50 5 oe so years ago.
It's a blower and vacuum/mulcher with a clip that swaps one for the other. Prolly a 5:1 volume reduction.



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Re: Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: d4
Date: November 27, 2022 07:47AM
I get good results with a stiff bristle broom for leaves on concrete. Not a pushbroom. I just get the bulk of it so the neighbors see I'm putting in some effort. A breeze will take care of the rest. Have fun!



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Re: Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 27, 2022 12:11PM
Nothing like the scrape of a metal rake on cement. Ah, memories.



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Re: Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: November 27, 2022 12:51PM
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d4
I get good results with a stiff bristle broom for leaves on concrete. Not a pushbroom. I just get the bulk of it so the neighbors see I'm putting in some effort. A breeze will take care of the rest. Have fun!


d4 knows..

Not a push broom of any kind..

Traditional broom with the stifftistt bristles you can find..and dont do it after it rains..I go through this quite a bit.
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Re: Seeking recommendation for a good broom for sweeping maple leaves
Posted by: iaJim
Date: November 28, 2022 07:29AM
I love my Ego leaf blower. Very quiet and light.
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