• Agri-Fab Smart-Sweep 44" Towed Lawn & Leaf Sweeper (45-0492)

Agri-Fab Smart-Sweep 44" Towed Lawn & Leaf Sweeper (45-0492)

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Description

Comprehensive consumer research by Agri-Fab highlighted a key flaw in many wheeled leaf-sweepers - that of 'skipping', whereby the brush occasionally jumps over debris, leaving it uncollected. With this high-specification model, Agri-Fab have remedied the problem, so a first-time clean-sweep with no need for a second run is assured.

Thanks to its expansive 112cm sweep-width, the Agri-Fab 45-0492 offers a huge 24% increase in productivity when set against the smaller 96.5cm model.

Its high-torque gearing; high-traction wheels; and heavy-duty brush combine to ensure a comprehensive pick-up; while its adjustable sweep-height provides the flexibility you'll need to operate successfully.

The Agri-Fab Smart-Sweep 44" Towed Lawn & Leaf Sweeper is supplied with a positively cavernous 710-litre collector, so huge amounts of debris can be packed-in between emptying-stops (debris can be dumped from the driver's seat, using a handily placed lever).

Equipped with a universal hitch-pin, this model is suitable for use with all makes of garden tractor.

Features

  • A groundbreaking machine that eliminates the longstanding problem of ‘skipping’
  • Comes with a universal hitch-pin that facilitates use with any make of garden tractor
  • Expansive working-width – the second largest in the range
  • Height-adjustable brush allows for effective sweeping on a variety of surfaces
  • Very large-capacity collector for fewer emptying interruptions
  • Collector can be emptied from the driver’s seat
  • High-traction semi-pneumatic tyres will grip slippery terrain

Specs

Additional Information

Sweeper Type Towed
Towing Mechanism Hitchpin and Hole
Sweeping Width 112cm (44")
Brush Diameter 25cm
Hopper Capacity 710 Litres
Height Adjustment Yes - Single Lever Adjustment
Housing Stamped Steel
Wheels 25.5cm x 44.5cm
Surface Types Lawns and Hard Surfaces
Suitable for Areas Up To 8000 m2
Dimensions (HxWxL) 132cm x 140cm x 198cm
Weight 41kg
Warranty 3 Years

Review

Overall score : 4.1 /5 (18 Reviews)

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Light Duty Only Do not use for wet leaves or full loads. The massive leaf basket only serves to increase the load on the wheels which wear out prematurely, as said by another reviewer. The wheels are not cheap and took an age to arrive. The replacement set lasted half the time of the original set and when we stripped the machine to fit them, we found that the fixing nuts where installed with pipe sealing tape?..

Use for dry leaves, light duties only.

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Review by Craig / (Posted on 09/01/2018)
Great Product This product is the ideal solution for us. We use it to collect seasonal drop from our 3G sports pitch also the drive, car park and lawns

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Review by Jonathan Ruddock / (Posted on 24/10/2017)
Brilliant Cannot see what others are complaining about, 1st class machine for the money.

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Review by Colin Wyper / (Posted on 07/09/2017)
Does What it Says on the Box! Good sturdy product - performs well.

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Review by Neil Allanach / (Posted on 26/06/2017)
Fine Really happy with the product, although I have only used it once over the full area of grass (4 Acres)

Looking forward to seeing how well it will cope with Autumnal leaves

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Review by T Greeves / (Posted on 24/04/2017)
Flimsy Leaf Collector. I have owned this sweeper for about 6 years, when it works it work well.

The main problem is the built quality of the leaf collector, flimsy would discribe it to a tee. The collector handle lasted about 10 goes before the bracket gave up, the fittings on the metal bar that keeps the collector rigid also fell apart within a year.

The wheels often seize and plough into the grass. Lots of ad-hoc repairs needed to keep it going.

But, as I said, when working, it's works well. A large amount of space is needed to stored the sweeper.

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Review by John Hilton / (Posted on 17/09/2016)
3 Years Later Still a Wonderful Machine. After a lot of thought 3 years ago & studying the write up I decided to buy a Agri Fab sweeper, as I was having trouble with the grass being left on the land it was getting everywhere & looked messy. I could not have a grass collector on the ride on mower as I did not want to be mowing every few days, with the Agri Fab sweeper I can leave it 2 to 3 weeks & it picks the grass up pretty good.

Now as for build quality in 3 years the only thing that has not been perfect is the fasten for the tipper handle, looking at the new one I see they have altered it & that was a needed improvement.

I have made one for mine & that has cured the problem. The machine has not needed any other maintenance & is still as good now as it was on day one. Not good for your sales as another one will not be needed any time soon. Thanks.

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Review by John Nadin. / (Posted on 14/09/2016)
Poor Long Term...After a Great Start. Warning - after a few uses the wheel cogs stripped themselves out. We've had two now and it happened after about 6-10 uses. New wheels are not cheap. Bad design I would suggest....metal against plastic.

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Review by Kirkwood / (Posted on 15/08/2016)
It works !!! Easy assembly, easy operation but bag emptying handle should have telescopic adjustable extension to suit tractor size.

Good performance, good value for money .

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Review by W.B. Blum Gentilomo / (Posted on 23/11/2015)
Excellent So far so good. Only piece of self-assembly kit I've ever bought that doesn't require a spanner - remarkable design.

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Review by Smac / (Posted on 10/11/2015)
No More Tears 25 mins to assemble. Does what it says, picks up brilliantly. I can pick up leaves AND conkers without any tears.

I recommend to all, though a little bit stronger on lower front panel wouldn't go amiss.

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Review by Dave Shepherd / (Posted on 05/11/2015)
Super Sweeper Works really well, clearing leaves and debris. Watch out for bolts with locking clips instead of nuts, I had one fall out on the first run. Replaced with nylon nut and bolt. Very easy to assemble but maybe bolts with locking clip are too vulnerable.

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Review by Richard / (Posted on 16/10/2015)
Treat Yourself to One of These. They Really Are "Fab"! After much thought and research, I bought one of these last autumn, a bit late in the season. I was really pleasantly surprised at the build quality and quality of materials. I thought it would be pretty good, having seen videos of it in action, but had relatively low expectations for our garden - because I bought it so late, the leaves had already started to mulch down, and I thought it would not get most of them. Well blow me down, it worked a treat.

I have a large area, (about 5-6 acres of lawn), and it blasts through it. It is so good at picking up leaves that the hopper, which takes about 3 cubic metres of leaves, fills up a bit too quickly, and whereas I would usually rake an area and have a small fire, I can do the whole lot in a couple of hours and pile it all up.

I tow mine behind a commercial mower, on a simple tow hook, (no need for a PTO), and fine; it does not take much power to tow it. It has a versatile tow mount and can be set up to suit pretty much any ride on mower - all you need is a hook of some sort, and the mount on the AgriFab Sweeper copes fine.

One thing which has really surprised me pleasantly, is that because of the way it works, it leaves agreeable stripes on the grass and picks up the lawn clippings as well as leaves and twigs, etc. My mower leaves the clippings to mulch, so when I collect them with the AgriFab, it leaves a lovely finish, like a manicured lawn or a golf course.

The only thing I would change is the sweeping width - I cut 2.1 m and the AgriFab is the widest towed sweeper I could find, and it really needs to be 50cm or so wider, but for the money and versatility, plus quality of build I absolutely recommend this product, (which I too bought from MowDirect). Hope this helps you.

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Review by Peter Braben / (Posted on 11/10/2015)
Should be better This is a decent bit of kit but there is not much evidence that the designer/manufacturer has tested it much. The build was OK, but in use the major issue for me is that bits of longer grass get wrapped around the axle near the bearings until the whole spinning brush assembly seizes solid and the wheels will not turn. You have to poke around in the guts of the machine to cut off the two balls of grass (one for each side) with a knife, and poke it loose. In doing so I often cut my hand on the various sharp parts that are in there. I guess in the longer term rust will develop where it gets scratched. In addition, the two bendy metal rods in the hopper are useless. They come off every time the load is dumped.

Having said that, when it is working OK, it is really good at collecting grass, and I cleared a good sized wild flower meadow with it.

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Review by Mike Ellis / (Posted on 25/08/2015)
Bits keep falling off! This is a great bit of kit. Does exactly what it says on the tin.

However, the build quality is rubbish! I only use the sweeper occasionally (probably a dozen times in the 16 months I have owned it) but the sweeping mechanism fell to bits. The nylon bolts that hold the brush mechanism in place fell off, but these should lock themselves when assembled in the factory, so I'm not sure why they should fail in this way, except poor manufacturing quality standards. The result was a broken brush mechanism.

Also the clevis pins that hold the collection basket together keep falling off. The pins that hold them in place DO NOT WORK! One fell off and was lost. The other fell off in the garage but the pin was lost so I had to hold it in place with some wire.

But worst of all is AgriFab's Customer Support. MowDirect very kindly put my case to them but they refused to acknowledge that there was any issue and refused to replace the parts and I have now had to buy them to get the sweeper back up and running.

My advice would be not to buy one of these, but if you do (or have) then make sure it is checked regularly as the repairs will be expensive, and will be paid for out of your own pocket - you have been warned!

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Review by Robert Platt / (Posted on 26/06/2015)
Great Sweeper, Although Collector Bin Fills Up Too Fast I agonised over what to do about sweeping up leaves for about 6 weeks after buying a new house with a 'bog garden' - and in the end I went for the AgriFab sweeper.

It arrived last week. Putting it together was easy enough and took about 1.5 hours, (some say they have done it faster than this, but honestly I doubt it - I consider myself pretty quick with engineering things, and you could not do it faster). Physically it is very big and very heavy - very "metal", and takes up a lot of space in our shed - about 2-3sq metres of floor space, (I stand it up at right angles on one of the wheels).

The quality of materials is first rate, but fitting the collecting bag simply cannot be done alone - the material is so springy - you need at least 1 other person to hold it for you.

Also the fasteners all seemed a bit old fashioned and rickety - but when you actually use the sweeper, you see that there is such a huge strain on all the components, and they need to be super-chunky otherwise they would simply break.

When it is going, this sweeper is brilliant. I have only used it once, and that was on wet grass, with sodden leaves, which had frozen to the ground on a ground frost. It picked these up pretty brilliantly, and left a very neat green and clean strip of grass, with solid leaves either side of the swept stripe. This actually proves a downside. Although emptying the collector is easy enough - it fills to the brim in about 20-30 metres of towing - it means you are forever tipping leaves. The only way to solve this would be to have an even bigger collector basket - which would make it even heavier - but sweeping efficiency wise, this thing is great.

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Review by Peter Braben / (Posted on 07/12/2014)
Superb - Large Capacity Grass Collector Assembly a bit time consuming but resulting unit appears well built. Very easy to set up - depth gauge an excellent idea. Super effective grass collection; picked up more than a tennis court sized area without having to empty it before finishing.

Despite large size, it is compact when folded for easy storage without dismantling. MowDirect order communications and delivery excellent. Thank you.

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Review by Phil Whybourn / (Posted on 10/08/2014)
Fantastic Product for grass collection. Bought for grass collection, took a while to put together, tried as soon as it was assembled and does a wonderfull job. Thanks the MowDirect team.

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Review by John Nadin / (Posted on 19/09/2013)

Agri-Fab Smart-Sweep 44" Towed Lawn & Leaf Sweeper (45-0492)

  • A groundbreaking machine that eliminates the longstanding problem of ‘skipping’
  • Comes with a universal hitch-pin that facilitates use with any make of garden tractor
  • Expansive working-width – the second largest in the range
  • Height-adjustable brush allows for effective sweeping on a variety of surfaces
  • Very large-capacity collector for fewer emptying interruptions
  • Collector can be emptied from the driver’s seat
  • High-traction semi-pneumatic tyres will grip slippery terrain
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