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Ohio Steel (50") 26 Cubic Foot Professional Lawn Sweeper

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Model: 50SWP26
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Cubic Foot

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Most Features Of Any Residential Grade Lawn Sweeper
Heavy-Duty steel body design
Sealed steel ball bearings on brush axle

High Density Spiral Brush With 11" Polypropylene Bristles
Large diameter bristles are more densely packed together
Reduces wear on gears & fills hopper fuller than straight brushes
Collect leaves, grass, debris, pine needles & most types of nuts

Extra Large 26 Cubic Foot Capacity Hopper
Spend less time emptying so you get done faster
Polyester fabric with hemmed seams & reinforced edges
High quality mesh screen & extra thick hopper bottom
Collapses easily for convenient storage

Extra Wide 9-Inch Hopper Chute
33% larger than the competition - virtually eliminates clogging

"No-Slip" Height Adjustment
Positive lock height adjustment securely maintains brush setting
Will not vibrate out of position

4-Prong Hitch
Unique design ensures level & efficient operation
Ensures compatibility with almost any ATV, tractor or ZTR mower

Brush Material
Lawn Condition
26 Cubic Feet
102 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
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  9 Questions
Q: Joe,

Is one able to disengage the sweeper on this model?

If so, is it done by the pull of a string or does one have to get off the lawn tractor to do so?

Since I have to transport the leaves a long distance to a burn pile it would be nice to save on the brush and other mechanical components.


by Ryan from Missouri on December 08, 2013

A: Ryan,

There is no way to disengage the brusher blades, but it would be to your advantage to just set the brush height to it's highest setting for transport.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: I have just had my lawn reseeded and fertilized. Will the lawn sweeper pick up my seeds? Thank you.
by Jem from Virginia on November 11, 2013

A: Jem,

You really should not have too much issue if you were able to give the seed and fertilizer time to settle in.

Of course, if there is any at your brush level, it will pick up anything in its path.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Looking for residential rural lawn sweeper. Rural, so not 'level' like a 'lawn' but still our lawn. Any recommendations on this model, or any others? Thank you
by Daveandkathy from Tennessee on October 26, 2013

A: Dave and Kathy,

Sweepers are designed to be durable, long lasting, and simple. Think broom bristles on the wheel of an axle. That means these sweepers will work great in many conditions, and not so great in others. If your lawn is very uneven in several areas, you will see patches where the broom has missed or skipped.

If there are a unlevel areas you may be fine, but a very hilly lawn may cause quite the issue.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: reviewing ohio steel sweepers 42 & 50 inch print out shows dimensions for 42 ,what are dimensions for 50.not shown. weight shows 95 lbs and 102 lbs. will the 50 cost me an added deliverv fee for lift gate delivery. i read over 100 lbs eould cost $ 50.00 additional. please advise for both issues asap thank you.
by Wayne Suckow from Tennessee on October 19, 2013

A: Wayne,

The shipping dimensions for the 50SWP26 are:

57.5"L x 17.5"W x 12.5"H and the unit weighs in at 117.5 lbs.

The 50SWP26 unit will be shipping freight. If you cannot remove the item from bed of a semi-truck, tractor trailer, you would need to pay $50 to secure a hydraulic platform (lift-gate) to lower it down from the ground.

The 42" sweeper would ship Fed-ex so you would not have to be concerned with this.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: I have worn out three cub cadet sweepers. Each only last me about 2 yrs.

Is the Ohio Steel Sweeper that much better than the MTD or AgriFab?

What makes it better?

by D Stoltenberg from Iowa on October 19, 2013

A: D,

I first would have to ask you what you are using these sweepers for, or should I say in what application.

Construct-wise the units are similar. The Ohio Steel may be a bit more durable in many of its components like in the gears and the bushings, but I have never heard of anyone going through 3 sweepers in 6 years.

I would first have to ask you if your brush height is set appropriately.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Is this good for picking up Leaves.
by John from Pennsylvania on October 12, 2013

A: John,

To be honest, it was what this sweeper was designed for. It Is one of the best residential sweepers we sell.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Hey Joe,
Does the hopper fold up to make a smaller foot print when stored in my shed?

thanks, Jere

by Jere from Pennsylvania on October 10, 2013

A: Jere,

Yes, the hopper bag can be collapsed for storage by removing the rear hopper support rods and folding the frame down.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Are the gears plastic
by Tim from Kentucky on September 17, 2013

A: Tim,

The gears on the 50SWP26 are metal connected to high wear polymer bushings.

You will not have to worry one bit about any premature wear of the polymer as long as you make sure your brush height is not too low. Your brushes should flow and roll smoothly. If they stutter or skip, they are too low.

If you have any further questions, always feel free to contact me.

I'm always happy to help!
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Can you dump the hopper from the seat or do you have to get off and do it manually thanks
by John from Kentucky on August 23, 2013

A: John,

This sweeper is shipped with a sturdy pull rope that you attach to an eyelet that allows you to dump from the tractor/ATV seat. In fact, all of the Ohio Sweepers do.
by Dale, Product Expert
Ohio Steel 50SWP26 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
High Quality (17)
Easy To Use (13)
I'd Buy It Again (12)
Durable (8)
Fast (8)
Durability (6)
Expensive (5)
Bad Instructions (3)
Packaging (2)
Difficult To Use (2)
85% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the Leaf Blower Expert
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Total Reviews
43 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3151 Helpful Votes
Leaf Blowers Direct Recommended

The Ohio Steel 50SWP26 tow behind lawn sweeper offers professional grade features at an affordable price. Designed for the larger property owner, this workhorse will clean up leaves, grass, debris, pine needles and most types of nuts and keep your property looking it's best.

The Ohio Steel 50SWP26 features an industry-leading, large capacity 26 cubic foot heavy-duty collection hopper and an extra wide 50 inch sweeping path. The patented spiral brush design sweeps more efficiently than... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Jeff K
Mclouth, KS
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Overall I am very satisfied with my Ohio Steel 50" lawn sweeper...I was on the fence about getting the 50" model but I'm glad now I did. I have a really big yard and having the extra hopper capacity saves countless time dumping the grass clippings after it gets full. Assembling the unit was pretty straightforward and it took me about 45 minutes to complete. You have to study the pictures carefully though in the assembly instructions because a few of them are hard to see clearly. ... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Jeff Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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Ritch V
Freeport, ME
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 5/15/17
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Is Doing A Good Job So Far
This product was easy to assemble and works quite well. It collapses for storage and uses quick disconnects to do part of this. The hopper is made of a durable material and the brush as well. It pick up almost anything heavy or light. Dumping is a fairly efficient process.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Store
Ritch Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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Donald S.
Paradise, MT
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/17
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Worth The Money
I first used it mostly on the greens at our golf course, and it made a big difference. After a big wind storm, it was used quite a bit to pick up pine cones, small sticks, pine needles, etc. It did great, but the cloth bin is starting to wear through at the bottom corners from rubbing onthe ground.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price
Cons: Durability
Donald Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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Carlo O.
Cartersville, GA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 8/4/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
159 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Large Lawn Sweeper Heavy Pro Built
I just purchased this product a week ago.

Took me about 40 minutes to build with the help of my 2 year old and I am not mechanically inclined at all.

Sturdy, easy to build.

On a first pass it did not seem to pick up the clippings from my driveway but after adjusting the settings it did the trick.

On grass also did a great job picking up the clippings, but at times it loses traction on the grass and stops spinning the wheel. Again, I had to readjust the lever settings and seems to... more
Pros: Durable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Trouble Shooting
Carlo Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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Kris Johnson
Bell City, LA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/17/13
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Replace "plastic" Wheel Gear
Don't want to say all bad, the first few times I used the sweeper it worked Great. Picked up grass better than I expected it to.
I have used this sweeper for less than one summer and now (1) one of the wheels' (Plastic) gears are striped out. I did some research on other sites and see where other people are having the same problem.

The bar with the brush on it has metal gears, while the wheel has plastic gears. Plastic gear does not hold up.
Question /answer on this site said if you set... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Durability, Low Quality
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Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
44 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
More Then You Bargan For
This is the best sweeper I have ever owned. I have three acres of grass, Hickory Nut trees, Pines, and all kinds of flowering stuff my wife wanted. We live in Michigan and when a storm comes through and after the winter, there is a yard full of clean-up work. This sweeper covers it all. It will pick up sticks 3 feet long down to a twig size. I can clear a mountain of nuts, Pine Cones, and even Pea Stone out of the grass with ease. I think it would pull the Pine Nettles out of the carpeting... more
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Darlene Schibley
Ossian, IN
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/13
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Terrible Experience Don't Buy If You Can't Assemble It!
It came with no manual and it set in my barn waiting for over 2 weeks I called the Ohio Steele Company several times requesting a manual and was told it will be in the mail today. 2 weeks later I called them again. Right now I am willing to take the nearly $400.00 loss to never see it again. I probably will put it in the dumpster where it belongs. Be prepared to go through what I went through just keep your money and by locally
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging, Expensive, Can't Use It If Not Assembled
Dale, the Leaf Blower Expert
Product Expert
We are very sorry for the issues you have had getting a manual from Ohio Steel. Had we known you wre having such difficulties, we would have stepped in sooner. We will contact them on Monday to get some resolution for you.
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Mark Pantelias
Bronx, NY
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 6/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Heavy Duty Lawn Sweeper
Cut my work time to 30 minutes instead of 3-4 hours of raking cut lawn!!!! Awesome product!!!
Pros: Durable, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, High Quality
Mark Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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Jeff L.
Summit, NJ
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/16/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Sweeps
Bought it two weeks ago and it was delivered on time. Driver was nice. The sweeper sweeps very nicely. Just wish the hopper was much bigger so I don't have to do so many "dump" runs.

Bottom line: I like it and it exceeds expectation. Thank you.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Quiet
Jeff Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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George D.
Mobile, AL
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/19/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Probably Best For Manicured Yards
My yard is not perfectly smooth and has sticker vines. Probably wasn't a good purchase for me as leafs do not pick up well in ruff (uneven) spots and vines were wrapping around the shaft.

I also bent the lower bag frame while backing up to dump my very first load and had to order a new frame kit. Evidently as the bag fills the weight causes the hopper to drag the ground. I backed into a very small stop and horseshoed the frame.

Do not want to trash the product but wish I hadn't bought... more
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Difficult To Use, Durability, Bent The Bag Frame And Had To Buy A New Frame Kit
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Jerry H.
Frankston, TX
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/12/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Time Saver
We have about an acre of grass and TREES. First year in our home last year, leaves proved to be a time consuming job for wife and myself. I have used it twice now and find it to be exactly as represented. On my smooth lawn, it works great. On the areas that are not smooth, due to drainage areas, it does not pick up as well. It is obviously built straight and 5 ft wide. It can not dip where the ground is not smooth.
However it saves me all kinds of time, and the wife has retired from the... more
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Durable
Jerry Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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