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Spring and Summer Maintenance with a Rotary Broom

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

A rotary broom is useful for much more than sweeping grass clippings off the sidewalk. Whether you typically mow large open spaces, like parks, playing fields and extra-large lawns, or handle multiple residential lawns, there are lots of tasks a rotary broom can accomplish.

A rotary broom can be used to clean gravel, leaves, litter left by runoff, or other debris from grassy areas. With the bristles adjusted for the right height, a power broom can also sweep embedded straw and other mulch out of re-seeded areas once new grass is well established. And with the brushes set low, you can dethatch lawns to provide more air and water to the root systems.

If you offer core aeration, you know that the plugs can be unsightly and take several weeks to dissipate. For places that demand manicured grass, like golf courses, using a rotary broom after aerating will break plugs up. (Plugs can also be swept up for collection and reclamation.)

Trees create lot of litter, and it’s not just fall leaves. Pine needles can quickly build up into a slippery carpet, but with a rotary broom they can be swept onto a tarp for collection and composting. Use a rotary broom to clean away acorns, locust and catalpa seedpods, and sweet gum balls, either leftover from last year or as they drop. You can also sweep away sticks and leaves after high winds or other storms.

If you provide landscape construction or sprinkler installation in your service offerings, a rotary broom is a useful tool to backfill holes or trenches. And if your crews leave dirt, mulch or gravel piles on customers’ driveways while they’re working, a rotary broom can make clean up afterwards faster and easier.

Rotary brooms can also be used on tennis courts without damaging the clay surface, and to clean other hard surfaces like outdoor basketball courts, playgrounds and concrete decking.

Exmark’s 36-inch Rotary Broom features easy to operate controls and simple height adjustment. The broom height can be fine-tuned in 1/8-inch increments, so you can get the right height for any task, and the broom angle can be adjusted 20 degrees left or right with a simple thumb latch. Additional bristle discs for concrete or turf expand the brooms versatility, and the commercial-grade Kohler Command engine can be adjusted for multi-season use by rotating the air intake. Accessories include a high-capacity debris box to collect sweepings, dirt deflectors, and even a snow cab for winter use.

With its wide variety of tasks and capabilities, a rotary broom can expand your offerings and make your landscaping business more competitive and profitable. See your local Exmark dealer for a demo.

Snow Removal with the Exmark Rotary Broom

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Exmark Rotary Broom, studioHere at Exmark, we work with a lot of folks that maintain landscapes for a living. That much is no surprise. But what do landscape professionals do when the grass isn’t growing? A lot of them make money moving snow!

Exmark Rotary Broom, snow removal

Snow and ice are no match for the Exmark Rotary Broom. It makes quick work of clearing virtually any concrete surface.

While it may seem logical that a traditional two-stage snow thrower, or a truck-mounted blade, would be the tools of choice for these guys, many are finding more versatile, productive equipment is available. So now, they can clear more properties and make more money when the snow is falling.

For a growing number of these pros, one of the most effective snow removal tools in their arsenal is the Exmark Rotary Broom. The 36-inch wide brush makes quick work of snow and ice removal on virtually any concrete surface, from walks, to drives or patios. Bristles are designed to minimize surface contact, so material can be cleared to the surface without damage to the surface itself.

Exmark Rotary Broom snow cab

Accessories including a snow cab (above) and tire chains enhance performance and operator comfort in winter conditions.

Exmark’s patented power steering delivers pinpoint control for maximum maneuverability, and it’s easy to optimize broom height for the conditions. Available accessories including a snow cab and tire chains allow the Rotary Broom to be further optimized for winter use.

For as great as the Rotary Broom is at snow and ice removal, Exmark designed it to deliver value in all four seasons. Accessory turf bristle discs make short work of dethatching in the spring and fall, while the standard black bristle discs are optimized for hard surfaces. The black discs can be used for a wide variety of clean-up, from snow and ice removal, to dirt and yard debris.

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Remove Snow Better with the Exmark 36-inch Rotary Broom

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

We designed the Exmark 36-inch Rotary Broom to deliver four season utility. It’s incredibly effective at cleaning virtually any surface, and while many folks don’t think of a rotary broom as the ideal tool for snow removal, few machines can match its effectiveness and speed when it comes time to clear snow from sidewalks, driveways and other areas.

The standard black brush set is optimized for snow removal and concrete cleaning.

The standard black brush set is optimized for snow removal and concrete cleaning.

A number of features make the 36-inch Rotary Broom an ideal tool for snow removal. The standard black brush discs are optimized for snow and concrete use, while softer yellow brush discs are available for turf use. A robust pin-type height adjustment system facilitates positive ground engagement and easy leveling with adjustments in 1/8-inch increments.

The patented power steering system uses fingertip controls to control turns, making steering and reversing easy, and an available tire chain kit delivers enhanced traction in snowy or icy conditions. The machine includes independent controls for the brush and ground drive systems, and the brush can be angled up to 20-degrees right-or-left with fingertip controls.

A simple 180-degree twist is all it takes to optimize performance of the Kohler Command Pro engine for cold or warm weather.

A simple 180-degree twist is all it takes to optimize performance of the Kohler Command Pro engine for cold or warm weather.

The powerful Kohler Command Pro single-cylinder engine features a multi-season cyclonic air filter design. In winter, a simple 180-degree twist of the air filter cover allows the engine to receive pre-warmed air from the engine manifold for increased cold weather performance. Other features including a cast-iron cylinder liner, forged steel crankshaft and all-metal 4.2 quart (4.0 liter) gasoline tank further enhance reliability and durability in commercial use.

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