- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.5 x 44 inches ; 4.65 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- ASIN: B005KD78CA
- Item model number: FG421588BLA
- Average Customer Review: 284 customer reviews
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Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Brushless Mechanical Carpet Sweeper, Galvanized Steel, Black, FG421588BLA
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- Has a wide 7-1/2" sweep path with protective bumper
- Tinted window allows you to see when the sweeper needs emptying.
- 2 debris canisters with one-touch emptying doors.
- Soft rubber wheels glide easily on carpet, vinyl, tile, wood, and more.
- The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Galvanized Steel Brushless Mechanical Carpet Sweeper is part of a complete line of commercial sweepers for hard floors and carpets.
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About Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, headquartered in Winchester, Va., is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, away-from-home washroom, and safety products. RCP is part of Newell Brands global portfolio of brands and continues to develop innovative products.
Rubbermaid Commercial Products Mechanical Floor Sweepers
Fast, effortless sweeping for hard floors and carpeting
Rubbermaid Commercial Mechanical Floor Sweepers are a complete line of compact commercial sweepers for hard floors and carpet to collect dust, dirt, and debris in tight spaces. Mechanical sweepers make cleaning more efficient on a variety of floor surfaces and help reduce labor costs. Features include front and rear bumpers, easy-open debris pans, soft handle grips, and compact sweep paths for easy maneuvering.
- Constructed of durable galvanized steel and tough ABS plastic
- Compact 6.5" sweep path fits easily into tight spots
- Convenient threaded handle allows for easy assembly
- Easy-to-empty dirt trays make cleaning efficient and mess-free
- Ideal for hard floors or low pile carpeted areas
- Low-profile design provides easy access around and under furniture
- Soft rubber wheels glide easily on any surface
Quiet and Easy to Maneuver
Rubbermaid Commercial Mechanical Floor Sweepers feature soft rubber wheels and low brush noise, so you can quickly and quietly maneuver around busy, crowded spaces and under furniture without disturbing guests.
Single Brush Sweepers
Simple to use and effective for most floor types.
Features non-marking rubber blades that effectively sweep up dust, debris and even semi-liquid debris from a variety of floor surfaces.
Dual Action Sweepers
Two types of brushes provide maximum cleaning and versatility.
Make It a Part of Your Total Rubbermaid Cleaning Solution
Combine the Mechanical Floor Sweeper with a wide variety of Rubbermaid Commercial cleaning products, including caddies, vacuums, mops, and more for a total cleaning solution for your commercial space.
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The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Galvanized Steel Brushless Mechanical Carpet Sweeper is part of a complete line of commercial sweepers for hard floors and carpets.
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When I was a kid, we had one of those big old Bissel carpet sweepers, and I've always thought they were an ingenious alternative to the cumbersome, noisy, electricity-consuming vacuum cleaner. Of course, they won't do everything a vacuum will do, but for a lot of clean-ups on bare floors or low-pile carpets they're just what the doctor ordered.
I didn't know what to expect of the Rubbermaid sweeper's rubber squeegees, which take the place of the Bissel's (and cheaper Rubbermaid models') rotary brushes, but I've been very happy with them. They seem to pick up dirt, dust, and cat litter quite as well as brushes, if not better; and I imagine they'll also do a good job on wet spills, though I haven't had to test that hypothesis yet.
I hesitated to give this sweeper five stars, because it's not much use in close quarters (such as on the bathroom rug in a New York City apartment's tiny bathroom), but I decided it wasn't fair to knock off a star for that, considering how the contraption works. Still, buyers should understand this inherent limitation: *You have to have room to move the entire sweeper head roughly a foot in a straight line, or it can't do its thing.*
The rotary squeegees, which are two or three inches behind the leading edges (back and front), have to pass over the dirt while turning, or they can't sweep it up. The little stationary, downward-pointing brushes on the corners are presumably intended to reach dirt along the baseboard, where the squeegees can't go (because those are enclosed by the body of the machine), but they're not very effective. That's not a huge complaint, though. If there's dirt right up against the wall, you can use a broom or hand-brush to sweep it out into the open, where the sweeper can get it.
This sweeper isn't meant to replace the vacuum cleaner or the broom altogether--it's just easier to use on the jobs it works on, and it works on a lot of common jobs, particularly little spills, tracked-in dirt, and various messy accidents--as long as they're more-or-less out in the open. And it might very well replace the dust pan.
The construction of the sweeper seems good. The materials feel sturdy, and the moving parts operate smoothly, without wobbling, squeaking, or other indications of sloppy manufacture or assembly. I've seen complaints about the handles of other manufacturers' sweepers, which are made up of sections that are supposed to hold together by friction, but reportedly don't stay together very well. This machine's handle is sectional, too, but the sections are threaded and they screw together. (Note that the cheaper Rubbermaid models also have friction-fit handles. I have no idea how well or poorly they stay together. Reports vary.) As long as you're careful not to get the threads crossed, this handle should go together and stay together fine, and it feels very solid, once assembled. (Useful tip: To avoid cross-threading, always turn any threaded parts backwards, as if you were unscrewing them, until you hear or feel the click that means the threads have engaged properly.)
The rotary squeegees sweep dirt into trays under the front and rear edges of the sweeper. Transparent ABS plastic covers let you see when the trays are getting full, and when you're ready to empty them, you just hold the sweeper right-side up over the trash can and push down on a little tab at the corner of each dust tray. The tray opens downwards, dumps the dirt into the trash can, and springs shut again. These assemblies feel sturdy, and work smoothly and firmly.
The sweeper is about as good-looking as anybody can reasonably expect--an unobtrusive shape, and no garish colors, just basic black (though it looks like yellow trim is available if you like garish). It folds flat for easy storage. It's easy to clean, and the squeegees are less prone than traditional rotary brushes to get hair, thread, etc., wrapped around them, which I consider a big advantage. I can't say how durable the parts are, because I haven't used mine very much yet, but I don't anticipate problems. Note that Rubbermaid considers this a "commercial", not a "home", product, so information about it is to be found on the Rubbermaid Commercial web site, at [...]
This isn't the cheapest sweeper on the market, but my advice is always to save up and buy the best quality you can possibly afford. A year from now (unless you're in such bad shape that you shouldn't be shopping on the Web in the first place), you won't miss the extra money you spent; but each and every time you use the thing, you'll appreciate having something that works properly and makes your work easier, rather than harder. I'm glad I spent the extra money for this well-made sweeper, and I'm happy to recommend it.
For those contemplating a sweeper of this type for the first time, the first thing to clearly understand is that this is a manual sweeper, not a powered vacuum cleaner, and you should not expect anything like the same performance from it as from a vacuum cleaner. Its purpose is to be a convenient, simple, lightweight device for picking up surface debris from a variety of flooring surfaces. The Rubbermaid Commercial FG421588 Galvanized Steel Brushless Mechanical Sweeper, 10.5" Length x 9.5" Width x 44" Height, Black serves that purpose very well. It picks up crumbs, pet hair, dust bunnies, and even fluids from rugs, low-pile carpeting, and hard-surface floors.
Here are some other things I like about this sweeper:
* The sweeper is lightweight, but at the same time it has enough heft to keep it firmly planted on the floor during operation. I much prefer its weight over that of the lighter Hoky PR2400.
* The sweeper base has dust bin viewports on top so you can easily see when the dust bins need to be emptied.
* The handle sections are screwed together, not simply pressed together, so they don't disassemble during use, as some other brand sweepers are reported to do (not the Hoky PR2400, however).
* Its dual rubber-blade pickup rotors (some may prefer to have bristle brushes on a sweeper, but I prefer the rubber blades because they can deal with fluid spills, too).
* Its tough construction, which I put to the test when I accidentally hurled it down the basement steps and onto the concrete basement floor.
In conclusion, I'm very satisfied with the Rubbermaid Commercial FG421588 Galvanized Steel Brushless Mechanical Sweeper, 10.5" Length x 9.5" Width x 44" Height, Black, so much so that I decided to keep this sweeper at home, where it gets more use, and take my Hoky PR2400 to my Sunday School classroom, instead.
UPS shipping was quick, ordered Saturday and it arrived Monday. Hopefully UPS gets it back quickly too, so my refund can be processed and I can find an alternative that actually works. This was very disappointing because Rubbermaid products are usually quite capable, especially the Commercial line. I can't imagine any commercial user being very happy with this sweeper.