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#1 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 04:15 PM

While at work today, I got a phone call from a co-worker. He asked me if I needed a lawn sweeper. I told him I did, and he said that the previous owner of his house had left a new or almost new Craftsman lawn sweeper in his garage. Still has the $299 price tag on it. He said I could HAVE it!!!!

Will go get it soon and see what it is!

I had been wanting to get either a sweeper or a bagger for my Craftsman PGT9000 so I could collect grass clippings to throw in the garden for mulch. But, I wasn't too thrilled with the thought of spending hundreds of dollars to get either one. This works out nicely! (I usually share garden proceeds with him, so it's a give-take thing).

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 05:58 PM

That's a lucky score nra1ifer! It's nice to have those kinds of friends! I'm sure he'll enjoy the produce that he gets in return. Congratulations!

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 06:01 PM

great score.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 06:48 PM

When you are sharing tomatoes with him, you can tell him how the clippings made great compost... Great score! Congrats.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Well, I got it home! No pictures yet, but soon. It's a really nice sweeper, hardly used, and just dusty/cobwebby from sitting in his garage. I hosed it off and it really looks like new! Craftsman model 486.240383. Here's an image I found on the web:

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 09:12 PM

Congrats. I think I got the same thing: It works great
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 10:09 PM

Nice find. I picked one up from the transfer station 2 years ago that someone threw out. I replaced a few missing bolts and it was as good as new. My father-in-law has been using it on his lawn for the last 2 summers to pick up the grass clippings as his lawn grows fast enough to be mowed twice a week. Have fun with your new accessory.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 06:00 AM

Congrats on that great score.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 08:37 AM

If you didn't have a sweeper before you'll find it comes in handy. I don't use mine all the time but it sure beats raking by hand . Not sure what kind of mower discharge is on your tractor but on mine I put a piece of sheet metal over the side discharge so all the clippings or leaves stay behind the tractor to be picked up . Al

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 11:44 AM

Nice find. Congrats.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 01:36 PM

Nice Find! I have a bagger for my 318 and while it works nicely if your having to transport the grass or leaves.
Now that I'm on the acreage I would prefer a sweeper. Lots less lifting to just dump the sweeper!!

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 10:02 PM

congrats on your new sweeper.

in the fall I mow the leaves before I sweep. Makes it easier to pick up the leaves and a lot less dumping and less trips to the compost bin.

have fun with your new toy




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