Detritus build up is one of the largest causes of weeds on hard surfaces. Sweeping this detritus is our first line of defence against weeds. Kersten sweepers have been specifically designed to remove soil and heavy debris on hard surfaces. This is achieved by several very important design features that are not typically found on other sweepers.
The brush – We use 5 spiral rows of bristles on our roller brush. The gaps between the rows provide space for movement of larger volumes of heavy debris. The spiral pattern allows pressure to be applied across a narrow section of the brush rather than the full width. Less power is required to move heavy material at this point, than across the whole brush at once, so the brush can tackle much heavier material than other brushes.
Height adjustment – The pressure of the brush can be finely adjusted on the rear castors, which prevents unnecessary brush wear and allows the brush to maximise performance on a range of surfaces. The two castors also allow the brush to follow contours closely to keep as much contact with the ground as possible.
Angling – The brushes can be angled to sweep forward, left or right. This allows material to be collected or wind-rowed.
Collector boxes – A height adjustable container can be fitted to the sweeper in order to collect material that has been swept. The box is sized so that it can be handled by one operator and is perfect for the collection of heavy debris such as soil, moss and sand.
Gully brush – A side brush can be fitted for presenting gullies. The brush pulls material out from the edges into the path of the main brush, so it can be collected. This really makes an impact on a site and draws the eye to the crisp clean edges.
Brush guard – A brush guard can be fitted to our sweepers instead of the collecting box. This prevents dust and debris being flicked into the air by the brush. Instead the material is contained close to the brush. This is extremely useful when trying to wind-row material.