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Hello all,

I hope everyone is well! 

I'm considering buying a Westermann sweeper to tackle moss on tarmac driveways (after spraying) - I was just looking for any feedback on the machine or similar tools. I have a couple of the Stihl combi brushes but depending on the condition of the tarmac, do not overly rate them. I have a small AS sweeper that is OK but doesn't se to have the grunt and is time consuming at best. 

Can anyone recommend something that actually does a good job? 

 

Thank you all in advance.

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  • PRO

    Hi Jonny

    Been researching this myself.  I am aware of 4 brands at the moment. Westerman and AS at about £2000 a unit and you also have Kersten and CUBB at more like £5K each.  Made the decision fairly simple for me.  I wasn't going to spend £5k so two were immediately out.  The AS brush did look small and fiddly and I did think reading the specs that it sounded a little underpowered - something you have just confirmed for me. I also thought that the twisted wire brush looked a bit harsh and potentially damaging even to concrete.  So basically its the westermann as far as I can tell that is the only horse in the race.  

    Suppliers I have talked to so far have told me that adjustment of the height of the westermann is key - too high or too low and it doesn't work well.  The other thing they told me was that the machine can leave a gritty muddy coating on block paving if things are a bit wet - ie you probably need to wait for a dry day or wash down afterwards to remove the mud.  I am hoping to see one/

     or try one before I buy but can't see this being arranged before mid JAnuary.   Hopefully, somebody else will be able to add some real experience and help both of us.

     

    • PRO

      Thanks for the reply

      Yes, I pretty much agree with you and have heard the same about the height adjustment on the Westermann. I see others have used the cylindrical brushes, such as the Stiga, and seem to do a half decent job but I feel the sweeper style brush would do a better job! I believe you can have a demonstration of a Nimos sweeper, supplied by Overton Uk- check out their website- I don't know what they retail at but could well be worth a look!

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