Brinly STS-427LXH 20 Cubic Feet Tow Behind Lawn Sweeper, 42-Inch
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- (6) high-velocity brushes with indexed brush height adjustment provides maximum pick up of debris
- Large 20 cubic foot hamper and 42 inch sweep for fewer passes over the yard and less emptying
- Patented storage design provides simple and convenient storage with minimal space required
- Our high-performance sweeper is the ideal tool for sweeping up leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and old grass (thatch) after dethatching.
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From the manufacturer
For grass clippings, leaves and lawn debris:
Allowing fallen leaves to lie on your lawn not only damages grass and impedes growth, but also contributes to thatch buildup and can cause bare spots in your lawn. Raking large areas is an inefficient and exhausting task; one that must be done repeatedly throughout the autumn season. If you’re fed up with raking and ready to enjoy beautiful fall weekends without the hard labor, consider a Brinly 42″ Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper.
Brinly 42” Tow-Behind Lawn Sweeper
The Brinly high-performance sweeper is the ideal tool for sweeping up leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and old grass (thatch) after dethatching. Our durable fabric hamper has the capacity to hold and haul 20 cu. ft. of lawn material and can be emptied right from the seat of your tractor using the included pull-rope with ergonomic t-handle. Six high-velocity brushes rotate to pick up material continuously, even during tractor turns. A high brush-to-wheel ratio and the easily adjustable brush-to-ground contact minimizes skipping and provides maximum performance. And when the project is complete, simply collapse the sweeper into its upright position for quick and easy storage.
Our patented design collapses easily for compact storage. The upright storing design provides simple and convenient solution to saving room in your garage or shed.
Easy Height Adjustment
The new Twist-Lock Height Adjustment secures the brush height setting in place, even when traveling over uneven terrain.
Large Capacity Hamper
Made from an ultra durable polyweave fabric, the large 20 cu. ft. hamper capacity and 42″ sweep provides maximum efficiency for fewer passes through the yard and less emptying.
5:1 Brush-to-Ground Ratio
Six high-velocity brushes and a high 5:1 brush to wheel ratio design offers increased brush to ground contact for a clean sweep of your lawn.
Buy with confidence
We back up the engeenering and craftsmanship of our lawn sweeper with a two year warranty. Be sure to register your new sweeper by mail or on our website.
Homemade in the Heartland
Brinly products are made by Brinly-Hardy Company, an American corporation located in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Raking leaves can be a big job and one that must be done multiple times in a fall season and fallen leaves and other yard debris can lead to thatch build up if not removed. The Brinley lawn sweeper with its large 42 inch working width and 20 cubic foot hamper helps get your fall yard clean up done quickly and easily. The sweeper can be conveniently emptied from the seat of the tractor and can be stored upright to take up less space in a garage or shed.
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The carton arrived within a few days of my order and was undamaged. Assembly was about two hours, but I was in no hurry. Everything went together pretty well. I made a couple of test passes and adjusted the brush height a couple of times before I was happy with the rate of pick up.
All in all, it does a good to very good job picking up grass clippings. I'd estimate it gets 65 to 75 percent of the grass, which is acceptable. I'm inclined to give it a five-star rating, except for...
...the bad news. After a month or so of use, once or twice a week, the brush height adjusting knob fell off, never to be found again. Off to Home Depot to get a replacement. The knob and bolt I got from HD actually does a better job than the original. I now check the knob before every use and find I occasionally have to snug it up.
But wait there's more. Last week, on May 18, 2015, the sweeper abruptly stopped picking up the grass. I couldn't see any external reason - nothing tangled in the brushes, the wheels were turning. Hmmm. I took of the left wheel and found two broken teeth in the inner ring gear. Off to brinly.com to order a replacement: $28.33 for the wheel, $17.17 for shipping. It arrived about a week later; I put it on the sweeper and BAM, the brushes still did not turn. I disassembled both wheels and removed the pinion gears. The pinion gears have an interesting design. Externally they look like a simple gear, but underneath there is a spiral shaped bore and a floating pin on each end of the brush axel that, in concert, act as a sort of differential. When making a sharp turn, one wheel may not turn at all, but the outer wheel still turns keeping the brushes spinning. A clever design except for one small problem. The little step in the spiral bore that catches the floating pin wears down until eventually it never catches the pin and the brushes stop turning. After figuring this out, I ordered two replacement pinions, a left and a right (they are different.) $3.67 each for the gears and $14.88 for the shipping. Total weight: about half a pound. Once I received and installed the new pinion gears a week later, HOORAY, the brushes are spinning again!
Brinly only has a 90 day warranty on parts. The pinion gear failures (both gears were worn out) occurred at the one year mark. I expect I will be replacing the pinion gears regularly, but since I'm already invested in the sweeper, I'll probably put up with it. One last complaint: Brinly's shipping costs are outrageous, e.g. $14.88 to ship a six to eight ounce package by FedEx is abusive, in my opinion, as is $17.17 to ship one wheel that weighs 2 to 3 pounds.
I like the job the sweeper does picking up the grass; I'm disappointed in the level of material workmanship. Shipping for parts is a ripoff. Only three stars.
The assembly is a bit of a task. It took me about two hours, but I was working outside at night and did not have very good lighting. The directions supplied consist of a series of diagrams, each with a sentence or two specifying the step to be performed. The parts come on a large blister pack with all of the parts for each diagram segregated and clearly labeled. I did not find any part of the instructions to be incorrect, misleading, or missing. You really do need to take the time to look at the diagram and read directions, though. There are no extra words there so don't skip over any part of it. There is also a you tube video that the company has put out on the assembly process so you can watch someone perform each step before you start it.