Re: Deere 26 broom for X749
I have a 51 Broom. To be honest, I don't utilize it very often. I have a fairly large area concrete driveway, so the broom can only move the snow so far and it starts back dropping behind the broom. So I'm typically limited to less than an inch of the fluffy snow. You have to be careful coming up to a snow bank with it, as if you get into it at all, you'll snap a sheer bolt on at lest one section.
It is kind of a hassle pulling the snow thrower off and putting the broom on or vice-versa. The worst part is unbolting the chute deflector cable from the snow thrower, although.
I have one of those Stihl chest pack leaf blowers that I typically utilize when we have less than an inch of the fluffy snow. It gets the drive and sidewalks whistle clean---provided I get to them before someone drives over the snow. I utilize it far more for blowing snow than leaves.
Driven over snow is probably where the broom shines, as it will cut through freshly packed snow fairly well.
I obtained my broom at a bargain price, though I did have to drive 3 hours each way. Even at the bargain price, if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't purchase it.
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