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Skid Loader-Mounted Edge Master Power Sweeper
I used to watch city workers with rakes and shovels cleaning the edges along sidewalks and then running a sweeper over them. I figured there had to be a better way so I built my new skid loader-mounted Edge Master power sweeper, which is designed to edge and sweep in a single pass. It can clean and edge 100 ft. of sidewalk in less than 2 min.
  It has a 60-in. wide rotary broom with 1 1/2-in. wide steel brushes at each end of the broom that do the edging. The edgers are chain-driven by individual hydraulic drives. You can use one at a time or both if the sidewalk is a standard 60-in. width.
  The unit mounts on the loader with quick-attach brackets. A cylinder mounted to the quick-attach plate can offset the broom, edger and bucket to either side, the width of a common curb. Non-marking rollers on the underside of the bucket protect the sidewalk.
  The rotary broom is mounted inside a steel bucket. As the broom rotates forward, it picks up and deposits dirt, clippings and other residue into the bucket. Dumping the full bucket is simply a matter of raising the entire unit and tipping it forward while rotating the broom. Material falls forward over the broom.
  I expect the Edge Master to retail in the neighborhood of $10,000. You can see a video of it in action at FARMSHOW.com. (Glenn Crummey, 101 North Main St., Baxley, Georgia 31513 ph 912 366-9500; gtire@hotmail.com)

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4