Review – Brinly Hardy 42” Tow-behind Sweeper
I’ve owned this unit for about 2 years now. I use it primarily for fall cleanup of pine straw (needles) and leaves. Their claim that it would pick up pine straw is what initially attracted me to it, and I must say, it lives up to that claim.
Assembly is relatively easy. It offers an adjustable hitch to adapt to the drawbar height of most tractors.
The brushes adjustment is straightforward and allows for deep cleaning as well as high off the ground for transport to your designated dumpsite. They lift and toss all varieties of lawn debris into the hopper. It will throw pine cones as well as small stones.
Dumping the 15 cf hopper is done from the tractor seat via a pull rope. It allows you to dump as you continue rolling so as to spread out your load.
It also offers a compact vertical storing feature allows storage close to a wall leaving valuable floor space for other things.
PROS: Picks up leaves and pine straw and a variety of other lawn debris effortlessly.
Easy dump hopper.
CONS: Hopper capacity to small (Note: A larger capacity hopper would make it more difficult to dump.)
Some debris is thrown over the hopper. (Easily remedied by slowing tractor down when approaching said debris)
All in all, it’s a great unit. Does what it says and does it well. I’m looking at ways
to increase hopper capacity and still make it easy dumping.
Purchased at Home Depot
Purchase Price $200
Series No. STS-42 LX Deluxe
Description Tow-behind Sweeper
Working Width 42" Working width
Hamper Capacity 15 Cu. Ft. Capacity
Brushes (6) 11" Diameter
Wheels & Tires 12" x 3" Bar tread
Bearings Shielded Roller
Reverse Freewheels in reverse
Storage Stores in a compact upright position
Warranty 2 Year limited