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post #1 of 23 Old 11-12-2014, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Power Brush Anyone . . .

Do you currently use a Power Brush?

Do you see where a power brush would come in handy for jobs like snow removal, parking lot clean up, dethatching your lawn, etc.?

We would like to know if you are currently using a power brush and how you are using it.

If you are not currently using one, can you see where a power brush might help make your job easier? How would you use it?

Ariens is promoting the power brushes, and we appreciate the feedback.

If you think it would be helpful to see a product review of a power brush on this site so you can learn more about what it can do, please let us know.

Thanks so much.
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For more information on our Ariens Power Brush and its multiple uses for other maintenance tasks throughout the year, check out our blog post.
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Well I don't know?
I don't even know what a power brush is?

I guess I am off to google it now.

I hate shoveling SNOW!
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Ok, I checked it out, I have a few questions.
Starting at $2000?
I guess for me and just my private residence I can't justify the price.
Maybe if I had a business with a large area to keep clean it would be nice to have.

If you use it for snow removal where the snow end up after the brush hits it?
Hows it work on an icy surface? You state no need for salt, it will brush away the ice even on a 10* day?
For de-thatching grass, wheres the grass end up and wouldn't the brush itself get all tangled up with grass, all clogged up?
You say leave removal I will ask the same question, whats it do with the leaves?
Same question for sweeping say a dirty parking lot? Wheres all the gritty dirt end up?
Is there some kind of catch bag ?

The picture you show is that the largest brush, 36"?
The one in your picture looks larger then 36", that is 36"?

Do you have a video of it in action do all it can do?
Meaning brushing snow, brushing leaves or sweeping?

I do work for a large company, might be something nice to add to our arsenal of snow removal equipment and general lot sweeping cleanup. Meaning ice & gritty dirt of our large parking area.

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You should have added this, It answered a lot of my questions.


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My 2 cents is that this is a very specific machine. That serves a very specific purpose and surface. It is not that this machine is not need, but rather at what volume.

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You should have added this, It answered a lot of my questions.

Ariens Power Brushes - YouTube
Thanks for adding the link Big Ed. This link was in the blog post, but it took a couple clicks to get to it. I think it answered a lot of your questions, but if you have additional questions, let me know.

You are right that it works well for businesses that have sidewalks and parking lots to clean (both for snow and any type of debris). Home owners have used it for dethatching their lawns and for debris removal from driveways, sidewalks, etc.

Our customers find that the power brush has multiple uses and it is not just for snow removal. It is becoming more popular as people realize its uses.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Thanks!
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my next door neighbor has 1 not ARIENS though. so I use his.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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I have to wait until there are some that are 10 - 20 years old so I can afford one

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A brush is a luxury. An awesome one to have but you need a blower and a brush. Why not wrap a short bristle strip brush around the auger and let it brush the cement while the auger pulls the load. Would work better on a single stage than a two stage but it's a mod I've been thinking about. Gravel approach at the end of driveway has me hesitating.
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