Cleaning leaves from the streets

For clearing parks and other large areas from fallen leaves, specialized equipment is required. So, choose the best lawn sweeper.

This technique is many times superior in performance to any garden vacuum cleaner intended for domestic use.

They are used where conventional devices are useless.

The principle of a professional park vacuum cleaner

The operating mechanism of these devices works in the same way as in conventional garden vacuum cleaners – the engine rotates the impeller, accelerating the air and giving it the necessary acceleration. Therefore, the main differences lie in the power and design options.

In some models, it provides for the possibility of chopping off branches, which in addition to the standard impeller with a small chopper put a complete shredder mechanism that turns the device into a chipper.

All types of this technique are equipped with a standard suction flare installed in the front lower part of the device, as well as a flexible hose that allows you to collect foliage in places inaccessible to regular capture.

Most popular configurations

The most popular types of park vacuum cleaner configurations are :

  • self-propelled manual;
  • self-propelled on the basis of a minitractor;
  • hinged;
  • trailed.

Self-propelled manual

Self-propelled hand-held vacuum cleaners belong to both park and garden equipment, because the operator is forced to follow them on foot , as when working with non-self-propelled counterparts.

Nevertheless, thanks to the self-propelled chassis, a rather powerful engine is installed on these devices .

Therefore, they have enormous productivity, and therefore are often used in public utilities. The downside of these devices is the impossibility of using for other purposes , therefore they are used only as vacuum cleaners.

Mounted for mini tractors

Devices based on a mini tractor are more versatile , because they are attachments connected to the motor directly or through various gears.

Like the manual self-propelled models, these devices are equipped with a suction socket and a hose for collecting foliage in hard-to-reach places.

They are more convenient to work, because the operator sits in a chair and does not have to spend many hours standing, so he can work longer. In addition, after dismantling the vacuum cleaner, the mini tractor can be used for other work.

Hinged for vehicles

Attached modules are used in conjunction with tractors or trucks . When properly installed, they do not interfere with the vehicle’s other tasks.

The disadvantage of these devices is the absence of a suction bell , so the operator has to manually guide the flexible hose to the accumulation of foliage. Their big advantage is the large diameter of the suction hose and the huge performance.

In addition, the mounted devices do not have a built-in waste collection container , so such a container must be installed separately.

For example, on a caravan following a truck or tractor, the body of a truck can also be used as a container.

In most cases, such devices are equipped with their own motor , because it is not always possible to connect them to the power take-off shaft (PTO) or the hydraulic system of the vehicle.


Trailed devices are usually combined with a large container for collecting foliage, so they are so large that they cannot be made in a mounted version.

Such vacuum cleaners also do not have a suction bell , so the operator has to manually guide the hose to the desired location.

In addition, all vehicles based on car trailers require :

  • registration with the traffic police with the issue of numbers;
  • annual (in some cases even twice a year) technical inspection;
  • making changes to the OSAGO policy for the car that will transport the vacuum cleaner (the only exceptions are cars registered to an individual, not a legal entity).

Trailed and mounted devices are most often used for harvesting a thick layer of litter or litter heaps collected by other heaps. For cleaning a thin layer of leaves, it is better to use less expensive and powerful devices, which we talked about here (Gasoline).

Standalone engine

Most park vacuum cleaners are equipped with their own gasoline engine, which makes them as autonomous as possible.

However, some mounted models are produced without an engine , because they are designed to work with a PTO or some other drive connected to the motor of the transporter vehicle.

In most cases, such devices are produced in a configuration appropriate for a specific vehicle or class of vehicles.

For example, devices intended for use with mini tractors are equipped with an adapter for connecting to a PTO of a certain diameter and configuration. Therefore, they cannot be connected to a truck or tractor with a different PTO diameter without an additional adapter.

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