Angle Broom vs. Pick-Up Broom: Which Is Best for You?
Regular cleaning and maintenance are key parts of any project or job site. After all, there’s still a lot of debris to worry about even after your job’s done. Broom attachments are a popular and very effective way to dislodge any dirt, dust, or larger chunks of material from the pavement and get it out of the way. However, there are several different types of these attachments to choose from, and the one you pick can greatly influence your experience. Here, we’ll talk about the angle broom and pick-up broom and how to determine which is best for you.
Angle Broom Attachments
For starters, angle broom attachments are sweeper models designed to run at either a left or right angle from the main operator’s cabin. This way, you can better push debris away from the center of walkways or roads and off to the side. These attachments are most useful on outdoor surfaces such as roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and exterior factory areas. However, it’s important to note that they aren’t the best option for interior use, as they can kick up dust and debris into the air, hindering air quality. As such, you’ll want to restrict operations near enclosed areas wherever possible.
Pick-Up Broom Attachments
Pick-up brooms, on the other hand, work in a frontward-facing position and offer additional containment for larger debris. With this attached bucket directly underneath the brush, you can push even bigger chunks of rock into it for better disposal down the line. As such, they’re very popular for construction sites that have more difficult moving materials. Pick-up brooms are also a great option for road construction sites, docks, and warehouses or factories.
Making the Choice Between the Two
When it comes to determining whether the angle broom or pick-up broom is the best option for you, it’s vital that you consider your desired application. They both have very different ideal use environments. As such, understanding what you want to use them for will be the key to making the most appropriate decision. Generally, pick-up brooms work for a broader range of job sites than angle broom attachments.
Make sure that you’re also thinking about your overall budget. Attachments can be expensive, and the two models listed here are no exception. Pick-up brooms tend to be more expensive outright but have a greater overall value because of their application diversity. And while angle brooms are a bit more affordable, you’re more limited in how you use them.
McLaren Industries is proud to offer a diverse range of skid steer attachments for any application, including our pick-up broom attachment. These products offer the most reliable performance on the market and, with our financing options, we can ensure that you can get one for a price you can afford. Contact us here to request a quote or give us a call at 800-836-0040 with any questions.