A lawn sweeper is a device that collects and cleans the waste materials of your lawn like leaf, grass, etc. These are spread all over the lawn and it is impossible to collect them manually and it is necessary to clean them in order to beautify the lawn.
There are three components of a lawn sweeper, the sweeper or brush, the wheel and the collector. Here, let us review some common problems in the lawn sweepers and their possible solutions.
Maintaining the Sweeper or Brush
The sweeper is the most essential component of the lawn sweeper. It is a circular brush that rotates and collects all the dirt in the basket. As it is always in contact with the ground, you need to regularly check it for its condition. There are two types of issues with the brushes
1. Loose Fitting
As the brush is in constant contact with the ground, it often gets loose or moves from its standard position. It is recommended to loosen the screws of the brush, place it on its original position and tighten it properly. This ensures proper function of the sweeper brush and also the long life of the brush.
2. Worn Out Brush
The contact with the rough surface also wears out the brush much faster than the rest of the components. It is recommended to replace the brush with a new brush whenever the brush wears away, as the performance of the sweeper relies on the brush.
Maintaining the Wheels
The wheels determine the ease of use of the sweeper, there are two major issues associated with the wheels.
1. Deflated Tires
The tires wear away and the sharp or pointed objects in the lawn might puncture the tire. It is recommended to remove the wheels and take them to a maintenance shop to get them checked for a puncture. You might refill the air and try your luck if the air leakage is not because of a puncture. However, it is recommended to get it checked for a puncture.
2. Jammed Bearing
As the sweeper often moves in the wet grass, the bearing gets jammed. It is recommended to have periodic oiling and greasing of the bearing portion of the wheel to ensure a smooth movement of the sweeper.
Maintaining the Collector
Collector is the large basket that is at the rear end of the sweeper. It is responsible for holding the collected materials till they are dumped. It is mostly canvass material and is very durable. However, there are sharp objects in the lawns that might damage the collector. Following are the two possible solutions when collector is damaged.
1. Patch The Collector
When there is a very small amount of damage in the collector, it is recommended to stitch or patch the collector. You can do it by yourself using a similar piece of cloth and thread.
2. Replace the Collector
In case the collector is too old and the canvass is weak or there are huge damages on it, it is strongly recommended to order a replacement collector from the manufacturer. Do not try to save a few bucks by ordering a similar collector. Compatibility is a major issue for sweepers.
Apart from these the regular cleaning and washing of the sweeper is strongly recommended, it will ensure a long life and high performance of the sweeper. Moreover, when the sweeper is clean, you can easily identify the emerging issues in the sweeper.