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by Tom_in_CA
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Adjustment question. 2001 Elgin Broom Bear
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Adjustment question. 2001 Elgin Broom Bear - reply

Yes: If you drive another 1/4 to 1/2 block, on clean flat road, then any debris (millings, dirt, etc... ) should have been long-since up on to the flights, and into your hopper. You are simply bulldozing some stuff forward, and taking too long to catch-a-flight. Possible solutions: a) Do you have a ...
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Parking Area Sweepers
Topic: Which type of mechanical sweeper ?
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Which type of mechanical sweeper ?

I am not familiar with those Johnston sweepers. The Johnston sweepers do not sell well in the private contractor market. They sell well to municipalities (d/t they're cheapest when it comes to public RFP's). But do not sell well on the auction block when the city's put them out to pasture. Heck, I'v...
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: Hello from Texas

Welcome from CA. What questions do you have ? Some parts of the USA have had a "race to the bottom" in the shopping center sweeping market. Ie.: clowns bidding super low, and racing around like a bat out of heck doing a lousy job. Unfortunately, the property managers choose these lower bid...
by Tom_in_CA
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: Austin Western for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: Austin Western for sale

Hey there, I just sent you an email through the forum-system. There is a fellow in the Dec. 2017 issue of Paver and Sweeper market magazine, who is seeking an Austin Western for restoration. His # is 509-999-6426. Let us know how it goes.
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: bid for city work
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: bid for city work

Is the city seeking bids ? Or are you thinking of cold-calling them to solicit ? Are they already privatized , or are they in-house with their own sweepers ? If they're not currently advertising to seek bids, and you're just wanting to solicit: It would be the head of public works Dept. But even if ...
by Tom_in_CA
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Parking Area Sweepers
Topic: raptor ll vs a tymco 210
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: raptor ll vs a tymco 210

Welcome to the forum. What type sweeping are you going to be doing ? If it's just routine shopping center night-time sweeping, then go with the cheapest. Because the objective is just leaves, papers, broken glass. I haven't used a raptor brand. But in my experience with comparing Tymcos to other bra...
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: Austin Western for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: Austin Western for sale

Here is the pix of the Austin Western. A great nostalgia project. Something you'd put in a parade as vintage. Hoping someone takes the time to do it. This is the last-of-a-kind.

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by Tom_in_CA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: Austin Western for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: Austin Western for sale

That's a classic. What state is it in ? I'll help you post a pix, if you want to text or email it to me, I'll get it hosted and on to a server so it can be shown on here.

email me : ttanner777@aol.com
by Tom_in_CA
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Which broom/conveyor sweeper
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: Which broom/conveyor sweeper

The popular ones in the USA now are: Broom Bear by Elgin, M6000 by Schwarze, and Road Wizard by Elgin. IMHO the "least complicated" is the Broom bear. The Road wizard will have the most "balls" . Eg.: For going through heavy piles, since it's twin engines. I can't say any of them...
by Tom_in_CA
Fri May 26, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Indoor/Beach/Trailerable Sweepers
Topic: Looking for farm sweeper/vacuum
Replies: 4
Views: 6721

Re: Looking for farm sweeper/vacuum

What site can you recommend? I think that post you were replying too, is someone who is simply fishing for people to click on his links. Which will invariably have nothing to do with sweepers . Eg.: just Nike shoe ads, or some such bunk. What sweeper types are you wanting to buy ? Your goals, etc.....
by Tom_in_CA
Fri May 26, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Newbie from Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Re: Newbie from Vegas

Welcome. Lots of work in that area I hear.
by Tom_in_CA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: best parking lot sweeping
Replies: 3
Views: 4011

Re: best parking lot sweeping

maya61, "ride-on" (golf-cart / forklift sized/shaped) type brush sweepers have long-since been phased out of shopping center type sweeping, 40+ yrs. ago. They're ok for industrial complexes (factories, warehouses, etc....). But for shopping centers, where the objective is leaves, litter, a...
by Tom_in_CA
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Parking Area Sweepers
Topic: For Sale 1997 Int'l TYMCO 600 Regenerative Air Sweeper
Replies: 3
Views: 11581

Re: For Sale 1997 Int'l TYMCO 600 Regenerative Air Sweeper

hey there protect-environment: Are you aware you're answering an ad that's 3+ yrs. old ? Odds are that it's long gone. Are you just trying to get your link on as many threads as possible, so that people click on it ?
by Tom_in_CA
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: My scarab minor road sweeper did not go into reverse.
Replies: 2
Views: 2590

Re: My scarab minor road sweeper did not go into reverse.

that is an odd-ball make sweeper that no one here in the USA (that I know of) uses.

Best of luck in finding out how to fix this problem :(
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Introduce your self
Replies: 39
Views: 34018

Re: Introduce your self

welcome !

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