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    Silver Member ArkCivEngr's Avatar
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    Default JD lawn sweeper

    The groundskeeper where I work recently bought a Deere sweeper from our local dealer. He said he paid $380 for it.

    Home Depot has a Deere sweeper for around $200. (Check it out here.)

    I see two possibilities here:

    1. Deere dealers sell a different type of sweeper, similar to the L-series mowers versus LTs, etc.

    2. Our groundskeeper got a seriously raw deal.

    Knowing this guy, it's hard to believe #2, but it seems more realistic than #1.

    Thoughts? And yes, I have considered the 3-bag collection system, but I have several reasons not to get it. The sweeper will work much better for me.

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    Default Re: JD lawn sweeper

    Won't touch that 'question' as there are too many unknowns. Try an easier one. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: JD lawn sweeper

    John Deere sells two models of sweepers or I assume they still do. The $380 model is probably the 38T which is superior to the other model (forgotten model number). I have owned both models and their operation is different. I used the 38T for several years on my 3 acres without any problems. When it became time to replace brushes and a gear I opted for the new cheaper model instead. It was a pain to operate from the beginning. I kept it two seasons and gave it away. I purchased a commercial sweeper for $700 and I am pleased with its operation. However, if I had it to go over again I would have repaired the 38T or purchased a new one. JD does not mention a sweeper in their lawn maintenance catalog or their web site.

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    Default Re: JD lawn sweeper

    Here's some info on the deere 42" unit..

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    42" Sweeper
    Item Number: LPSTS42JD
    Vendor: Brinly-Hardy Co.
    Made in the USA

    Description:
    Tow behind 42" Sweeper offers great performance and hauls an incredible 17 cu. ft of material. Heavy-duty reinforced vinyl hopper with a heavy-gauge polypropylene bottom for durability. A partial top cover reduces material from being thrown or blown out of the hopper. Hopper is easily emptied from the tractor seat by simply pulling on the release cord! The high ratio design offers increased brush to ground contact to prevent skipping and provide maximum performance for a clean path the first time through. Eight brush height adjustments and four hitch positions allow optimal performance. Collapsing design allows storage in a space saving upright position!

    M.S.R.P [US Only]: $299.99

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    Default Re: JD lawn sweeper

    Dutch,

    Is this the aforementioned 38T you're describing? From the sounds of it, there are two types of sweepers. If I go to my dealer to get one, how do I make sure I'm not getting the Home Depot version and paying for the higher-end version?

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    Default Re: JD lawn sweeper

    No, sorry,
    that's the only sweeper I can find anything about.
    I think the 38T is out of production, may have
    been for a while..

    Maybe somebody has one laying around they aren't using?


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