A lawn sweeper, also known as a leaf sweeper, is a garden tool for the
mechanical removal of debris, such as fallen leaves, pine needles, twigs, grass
clippings or litter, from a lawn or paved area. Lawn sweepers operate via a
rotating brush mechanism that sweeps up the debris and deposits it in a
collection hopper for disposal.
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Push lawn sweepers, which resemble a simple wheeled manual lawn mower, are
maneuvered and powered by hand. A forward pushing action transfers power from
the wheels to the brush mechanism via a gearing system, causing it to rotate,
and the debris is picked up and transferred to a bag or hopper mounted on the
machine. Powered lawn sweepers resemble push lawn sweepers, but the brush
mechanism is powered by a gasoline or electric motor. Tow lawn sweepers are
towed behind a vehicle, such as a garden tractor or ATV and are designed for use
in larger areas. They are generally wider and have greater hopper capacities
than push and powered lawn sweepers.