Agri-Fab 45-0492 Lawn Sweeper Review
Cleaning your yard is definitely one of the most daunting tasks, especially if you don't have the right tools with you.
If you’re looking to make your lawn tidy and pristine, you’ll need a lawn sweeper. A lawn sweeper is perfect for collecting the grass clipping, leaves, compost waste, and any debris or junk in your yard.
And today, we’re going to review one of the popular names in the lawn sweeper domain, the Agri-fab 45-0492.
This particular model is expertly made, especially when it comes to essentials of a sweeper such as a sweeping brush, and mesh capacity.
A highly functional and versatile sweeper, the Agri Fab comes with a variety of features and will provide you with unmatched performance.
Benefits and Features
The Agri-Fab is a uniquely constructed piece of equipment, which feels quite sturdy and you can expect it to provide you with long-lasting services. The bushings, for instance, are constructed from high-quality bronze, which helps to provide the robustness you need for a lawn sweeper.
Regarding the lawn sweeper brushes, you’ll appreciate the durable and tough brushes that are quite effective at cleaning almost any type of debris. Now, whether you plan to clean on grass clippings, broken twigs, or even pine cones, the brushes on the Agri-Fab will do an exemplary job of keeping your lawn looking tidy.
The Agri-Fab comes with a pull tow style, meaning you can easily hitch it on your tractor or any garden vehicle.
The benefit of a pull lawn sweeper is that it’s more convenient and requires less effort to operate.
Contrary to the push lawn sweepers, the Agri-Fab is not tiring as all the energy needed to move it is provided for by the tractor.
Again, it’s also worth mentioning that pull lawn sweepers are generally more robust and effective at cleaning the yard, compared to the tow style sweepers.
The Agri-Fab is, therefore, an inspired choice for seniors, or anyone suffering from joint aches, a sit provides a hassle-free and effortless operation.
25 cu. Ft. "Flow thru" Hopper
When it comes to the capacity of debris the Agri-Fab can hold, it’s one of the sweepers with a generous hopper capacity.
The Agri-Fab comes with a voluminous 25 cubic feet of flow thru hopper that will hold all your debris.
According to the manufacturer, the proprietary “Flow-Thru” hopper will fill up more quickly than the regular hoppers, and this will go a long way in reducing the time you to empty it. This is largely attributed to the fact that the manufacturer has managed to increase the overall air flow compared to the previous models, and this allows the sweeper to send in more leaves and grass into the bag.
Again, unlike the Agri-Fab 42, and Agri-Fab 26, this new model has the hopper constructed from mesh, means it will allow air to pass through easier, and at the same time providing an environment to trap more leaves. As such, the presence of the mesh on the hopper has largely contributed to increasing the overall efficacy of this sweeper.
Regarding volume, the manufacture goes ahead to assert that the 25 cu ft hopper offered by the Agri-Fab will collect two to three times more waste than the regular-sized hoppers.
While we cannot actually back up the above statement, users have reaffirmed that the Agri-Fab has a generally large hopper than other lawn sweepers and this allows them to sweep their yards without the need of constantly emptying the hopper.
A highly versatile lawn sweeper, the Agri-Fan features a proprietary offset switch; a function that will allow you to offset the lawn sweeper either to side or center easily.
The offset feature combined with the Agri-Fab tongue will allow you to cut and sweep simultaneously in a single pass without the need of using additional equipment.
Versatility on this equipment is further undefined through a myriad of purposes and features.
When it comes to the purpose, for instance, the Agri-Fab is more than a lawn sweeper as it also doubles up as a dethatcher.
The Agri-Fab will allow you to attach a dethatcher upfront allowing you to sweep and dethatch simultaneously.
Dethatching is a necessary component of cleaning your lawn as it will help in removing dead grass, crowded rots, stems, dead organic matter, and stolons.
Also, remember that thatch severely degrades the health of your grass, and when you dethatch, your grass will grow stronger and thicker, allowing it to be more resistant to diseases, and this helps in contributing to the overall health of your grass.
For ease of use, the Agri-Fab is highly adjustable and will allow you to set the right height of the sweeper.
The various slots on the Agri-Fab not only ensure that you perform yard clearing in a single sweep, but it will also allow you to customize or rather determine how you want to clean your yard.
What we liked most about the adjustment feature is that the Agri-Fab comes with a built-in ruler, and this will greatly help in measuring the height of your grass and allowing you to choose the optimal height for clearing.
When it comes to dumping waste, users love the one-handed dumping mechanism, courtesy of the improved dump lever.
The Improved dump lever will allow you to easily empty all the contents on the collection bag without having to leave the tractors, and this makes the Agri-Fab truly joyous equipment to use.
Easy to Assemble
Nothing is more exasperating than having to deal with a complex assembly of equipment.
Fortunately, the Agri-Fab doesn’t require any tool for assembly or for connecting to your tractor.
If for instance, you take the hitch, you'll realize that this model comes with a universal hitch, which is supported by virtually all tractors and garden vehicles.
The Agri-Fab is one of the simplest machines, and they work as you would expect them to do. The Agri-Fab has received numerous praises for its performance, and it's easy to see where this comes from.