Leaf removal: blower, garden vacuum cleaner or sweeper?
Agree, the labor of dacha residents is difficult to overestimate. From early spring to late fall, they are tirelessly and without interruption engaged in gardening: weeding, preparing the soil, harvesting, landscaping. With such strenuous work can not do without gardening tools. Today we will talk about such a useful little thing as a rake shovel, which combines two and sometimes three tools in one and does its job perfectly.
The multi-tool quickly removes fallen leaves without damaging the lawn.
Blower, garden vacuum cleaner and sweepers – general information
The following types of devices are used to effectively clean leaves on garden plots and adjacent areas: – Blowers – hand-held or knapsack devices, which are designed only to distribute dry, uncrusted leaves with air nozzles, which are defined by electric or gasoline engines with lower and lower temperature, generates medium power – garden vacuum cleaners – are divided into several subspecies according to the design features. Unlike blowers, garden vacuum cleaners collect leaves in special bags or containers, but some models can also work for blowing – sweepers – rotating brushes (side, rotary or their combinations) are used as working elements. Most models collect fine dirt along with leaves into containers or bags – these are the main types of devices that were specifically designed for leaf removal, but with special attachments, any hand tractor or mini-tractor can easily be turned into a machine that can handle these tasks.
Advantages and disadvantages of a 2-in-1 computing shovel-tool
The main advantage is saving time. This is especially true if it is important to harvest as quickly as possible (weather hurries) or the cultivated area is quite large.
Tip! First develop a technology and algorithm for working with the tool. What is easier for you: to perform the entire cycle of work at once on a small area or to divide the processing of the entire area into stages. In the first case, the processing time is significantly reduced.
After seven (normal shaking) you get potatoes or fruit crops, almost completely free of soil and leaves.
The main disadvantage of the device can be called a rather limited list of functions. Some multi-tools can be used mainly as calculations, while others can be used more effectively than a shovel and siker. Of great importance is the quality of the connecting elements. Not every model has mounting screws that provide a guaranteed high quality attachment to the handle.
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Blower: varieties, peculiarities of application, advantages and disadvantages
General classification of air windows by engine type and cobalt source: – Electric models – divided into two subspecies: Mains – Powered by standard mains power, storage – with removable batteries – Gasoline – equipped with low – power gasoline engines
– Manual – The operator holds the unit in his hands during operation – Background – Most of the blower is evenly distributed and carried on the operator’s shoulders. Only the nozzle remains in the hands.
They are distinguished by autonomy and absolute harmlessness – there are no harmful emissions during work. However, their significant disadvantage is the low productivity and short operating time without recharging the battery (up to 40-50 minutes). For example: With a weight of 1.5 kg (without batteries) model Monferme 24157m provides a flow rate of up to 200 km/h not more than 30 minutes, a speed of almost 300 km/h with no time limit.
Electric models are equipped with powerful enough motors to provide air flow of the required force, but their significant disadvantage is the connection to the standard power grid. Here there are two solutions: the use of extension cords and voltage stabilizers or U-boats from power points directly to certain areas of the house.
The most effective and high-performance are gasoline models, but their disadvantage is a rather high noise level and the formation of exhaust from the combustion of fuel.
Who is the best blower for?
For all blowers, the main disadvantage is the lack of reverse – they do not work to absorb debris. The only thing they allow is to move light debris and leaves from one place to another. In addition, in areas with a short lawn, it is necessary to work with dry, uncollected leaves. Therefore, this type of garden equipment is more suitable for those who clean garden paths and small, paved areas and have additional equipment for collecting and processing leaves. The main criteria for selection are the power of the device, the type of engine and design.
Design and principle of work of the tool Rabele-Lopat two in one
Usually the dacha owners were waiting for the hard work of cleaning up the area from fallen leaves and the supported fruits. But now it’s no problem!
Rabele-Lopat 2 in 1 can collect fruits a little separately, and when turning the device into a bayonet with a wide grip
Important: Only too much weight of the load can be a limitation. It is not recommended to use the potato digger with too much weight. This puts extra pressure on the arm.
Most attachments are fairly simple. In fact, they all consist of cuttings and attachments of different, but very interesting design. Externally, they usually resemble a net.
The excavation is deep enough to grab a large layer of earth to seven and only gather the necessary harvest.
There are models in which the rake can be folded in half. This is handy for sharpening the leaves and settling them from having to do it by hand.
With a rake like this, you definitely won’t leave a single fallen leaf on the jobsite! All “operations” are performed by the tool. Most often, the nozzle consists of a durable polyurethane compound, quite flexible on one side, but strong enough. And the handle can be both telescopic and not, usually it is made of metal, most often steel.
Garden vacuum cleaner
Depending on the type of garden, this type of garden tool can be divided into two main categories: – Manual or Tornister – in appearance they do not differ from blowers, except that they have a special bag or container to collect leaves. With a reverse function, such a vacuum cleaner can also be used as a blower, which makes it more versatile-mobile ones are more like lawnmowers. It can be self-propelled / non-self-propelled
Blowers also differ in the type of motor – electric and gasoline – and in the function of shredding dirt.
Garden blowers are ideal for cleaning small to medium-sized areas. Compared to a conventional blower, they are more efficient, but they are also more expensive. While a blower costs an average buyer from 5,000 to 8,000 rubles, a garden vacuum cleaner with the function of reversing and shredding the collected leaves, such as the Echo ES-250es, costs over 22,000 rubles.
Most models of mobile garden vacuum cleaners are equipped with powerful gasoline engines and can work on large areas. Due to their high performance, they also cope with compacted, but not enough time to decompose leaves, and in dry weather you have to work on a dry surface.
Features of making a scoop with their own hands
The editorial staff of Homius.Ru first of all recommends studying the reviews about a particular device. Sometimes it is easier to listen to a wise neighbor than to succumb to a catchy advertisement.
However, many dacha owners can afford to assemble a multitool on their own. If you decide to take this step, remember that calculation plays an important role in every device. From the need to assemble the tool with their own hands, to the choice of material and design.
If you decide to assemble a shovel similar in design to the Mole or Plowman, the following recommendations will help you:
advantages and disadvantages
High performance, efficiency and versatility – the inherent advantages of all types of garden vacuum cleaners. But there are also disadvantages, among which stands out the need for frequent cleaning of containers or bags to collect leaves. In manual models with a large number of leaves on the lawn, the intervals between emptying the bags can be as little as 5-7 minutes. Self-propelled models take 17-20 minutes. Garden Vacuum Cleaner
Suitable for owners of properties with adjoining areas of medium size, who want to save time in cleaning and do not have additional garden tools for shredding. The most important selection criteria: performance and motor type, type and performance of the device, width of capture (for models with wheels), the volume of the bag/container for collecting leaves, additional options.
They are classified according to the type: – with manual or mechanical drive – not equipped with motors. The working wave is connected by a system of belt drives to a wheeled axle, from which torque is transmitted when the operator starts moving. They require a lot of effort, are suitable for cleaning lawns – electric – with electric motors, medium machines – gasoline – high performance machines for the care of large areas.
Designed for cleaning adjacent areas, collecting leaves in special containers or bags, which they are equipped with. Working brushes (side or rotary, or combinations of these) sweep up the leaves and all the debris that comes in the way. Widely used in residences and utilities, they are versatile.
Manual models are only suitable for cleaning small areas with a flat surface (paving stones, asphalt, ceramic tiles, etc.). Electric models are ideal for indoor use (hangars, summer gardens, etc.). And gasoline-powered ironers, which are characterized by high power and productivity, will be effective in cleaning lawns.
When using rotary brushes when cleaning the lawn, there is a natural process of ventilation of the lawn, which is combed through the bristles. It is advisable to work on a dry surface, but the brush is able to pick up and freeze leaves.
Using GBEL-LOPAT instructions
It is very important to properly understand the principle of operation of a particular tool. For example, a number of lapat lapat type molent has a very specific use case. It requires a certain skill to work with you. And it is better to learn all the nuances beforehand.
Not every multitool will suit you
Multitools that have been designed for cleaning have the most common limitations on weight and temperature of use.
Manufacturer and prices
The Russian market offers products from a large number of domestic and foreign manufacturers, including Al-Ko, Husqvarna, Bosch, Gardena, Champion and many others. By the prices manual battery are 4 000-9 000 rubles, electric from 7 000 to 14 000 rubles, gasoline from 17 000 to 40 000 rubles. Prices for manual garden vacuum cleaners are higher by 15-20%, and self-propelled models with numbers can cost from 60,000 to 250,000 rubles. Machines equipped with gasoline engines can cost from 80,000 to 300,000 rubles.
However, the engine is lubricated with oil and sometimes blows dust out of the air. The impeller, the blade must be cleaned. Operations are performed with the unit turned off. Garden leaf vacuum cleaner is an invaluable source of mulch and raw material for humus. An experienced gardener knows that everything grows poorly without fertilizer. Using artificial additives is the last resort. It is much easier to fill a hole with mulch with water and regularly replenish the work of the garden vacuum cleaner.
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Don’t forget the warranty and the compressor in the household.
Own equipment – what is it?
Gradually, people began to use brooms and brooms to sweep up the thrown and to collect shovels. In the big cities in the old days, before the big holidays, whole squads of caretakers went out to the streets and squares and worked with brooms like brooms in a meadow. Over time, the sweeping process was mechanized and the productivity of the sweepers exceeded the capacity of manual sweeping many times over. In the former Soviet Union, sweepers with a waste hopper were designed and manufactured almost exclusively for street and airport cleaning. Some organizations (e.g., U-Bahn) even created cleaning devices. There were very few such devices, the main sweeping work was done by tractors and special machines with mounted brush units. The trash was swept to the curbs and then cleaned by hand. This method of sweeping was out of the question when it came to control the fine dust, which floated up in clouds into the air. The only way to remove it in the dry season was to use irrigation machines. In doing so, some of the fine debris would fall into the stormwater channel, and some would dry out and become dust of the sweeper. The same applied to the cleaning of small areas, both open and closed, with one difference: all work was done manually with the simplest equipment. A change for the better in the endless struggle with garbage has also occurred in the monkey. Exhaust air passes through a filter, where it is purified to the required degree, and then released into the environment almost clean. Such machines are denoted by the English word “Otteralnik”.
What is an otteralnik? First of all, it is not a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner is designed and designed not to suck up trash from the surface, but to sweep. The existing vacuum cleaner contains only a small amount of dust. The amount of dust and debris is determined solely by the quality of the curved organ, including the brushes and bristle material, its size and the speed of the machine. The schedule operation is as follows. The brush rotates on the sides of the machine as it moves the unit from the remote surface to the main cylindrical brush, which picks it up and throws it into the debris container. An impeller, which creates a vacuum motor, sucks air with fine dust from the container. This dust is trapped in the filter system in front of the vacuum motor and falls back into the hopper with the regular filters. While the hopper fills, the operator empties the autoslug manually or with the help of a hydraulic torus.
The simplest, most extensive devices are driven by human effort. When the machine presses forward, the side wheels rubberized directly or through the gearbox, the rotation to the main cylindrical brush and through the belt (Textopic) to one or two side brushes. Some models have two cylindrical brushes that rotate in opposite directions, which improves cleaning quality. Side round brushes contribute to sweeping garbage in hard places along the walls and edges in the corners near the frames. The weakly machines have a right side more often If the side brush is not required, it is removed or leaning up. As a rule, all brushes have removed an adjustable press on the surface. The main brush captures the garbage and throws it into the bunker, which can be constructively on the front (main brush in the back) or in the rear (main brush before priority).The simplest, extensive devices are driven by human effort. When the compensation presses forward, the side wheels rubberized directly or through the gearbox, the rotation to the main cylindrical brush and through the belt (Textopic) to one or two side brushes. Some models have two cylindrical brushes that rotate in opposite directions, which improves cleaning quality. Side round brushes contribute to sweeping garbage in hard places along the walls and edges in the corners near the frames. Weaker machines have the right side more often If the side brush is not needed, it is removed or placed at an upward slant. Generally, all brushes have the adjustable surface pressure removed. The main brush picks up the debris and throws it into the hopper, which can be structurally located in the front (main brush in the back) or in the back (main brush in front of the priority). The simplest, extensive devices are driven by human effort. When the compensator is pressed forward, the rubberized side wheels either directly or through a gearbox transmit the rotation to the main cylindrical brush and through a belt (Textopic) to one or two side brushes. Some models have two cylindrical brushes rotating in opposite directions, which improves the quality of cleaning. The side round brushes help sweep up debris in hard-to-reach places along walls and edges in corners near frames. Weaker machines have the right side more often If the side brush is not needed, it is removed or placed at an upward slant. All brushes usually have the adjustable surface pressure removed. The main brush picks up the debris and throws it into the hopper, which may be structurally located at the front (main brush behind) or at the back (main brush in front of the priority).
Large hopper bunker with a capacity of various models from 25 to 50 liters is easy to remove from the unit. Good maneuverability is provided by the front or rear swivel wheel. The slight excess air pressure generated by the rotation of the brush in the hopper can be regulated through the micro-filter vents. A common disadvantage of manually driven sweepers is that dusty brushes are lifted from the sweeping surface, so they are designed for road use. This problem is solved by installing a mandatory vacuum system consisting of a vacuum motor, an output filter and a dust cleaner. With an electric motor, the wipers are powered by a battery and can operate indoors. Models with a gasoline engine are designed to work outdoors or in industrial plants with good ventilation. Because of the high air flow, these wipers are equipped with panel or cylindrical filters with increased u200bu200bt filter surface area and automatic shaking to keep them free of dust. Similar mixed press-in vehicles have an extendable or roll-out trash hopper in the rear of the body (sometimes in the front) with a capacity of 30-90 L. The large hopper may contain several sections with carrying handles for easy emptying. The main brush can go either in the front of the sweeper or in the rear of the sweeper. “Floating” brushes provide a high degree of cleaning of uneven surfaces. Many “smart” machines are equipped with a system for collecting bulk debris – the operator does not need to stop to remove it manually. All controls are located on the handle by which the vacuum cleaner is held during operation. The term “push-type” is partly conventional, because the whistle, which is equipped with a wheel drive and has the speed of movement, is a self-propelled machine. It would be more accurate to call this class of machines “with operator behind”, in the English translation: “walk-behind”. The next class of Whhhero are machines with an operator’s seat, or “seated” type. The principle of sweeping in these machines is exactly the same as in the small WHirus. The main features are that the operator, seated comfortably in his seat, has a clear view. The machine is controlled with a steering wheel and blade pedals and some functions can be controlled with a joystick. Unloading of the high-capacity hopper is carried out with the help of a hydraulic system, which raises the hopper and tilts it. Such charts have a powerful drive and high capacity.
If you compare the performance of a human floor sweeper that cleans 200 to 250 square meters per hour and a super sweeper that exceeds these figures by one to two orders of magnitude, it is easy to calculate the cost-effectiveness of using a Smecering machine. Many manufacturers offer Modet machines with alternating speeds of the side brushes, with a third side brush installed to pick up suspended debris from the edge of the sidewalk. Sweeper models are often available with different engines: electric, battery-powered, gasoline, diesel or liquid propane. There are also machines on the market with engines that run on different fuels (gasoline/gas), as well as machines that can switch from batteries to gasoline when needed (for example, when entering a room). High-performance engines allow machines to traverse significant slopes in difficult terrain when purchased.