NOTEBOOK: Swept Away

NOTEBOOK: Swept Away

Hilltip brings its SweepAway rotary broom attachment to the snow market for pickups, tractors and other snow fighting equipment.

October 3, 2022

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Hilltip has released its SweepAway rotary brooms to the North American professional snow and ice management market. Available in 59- to 86-inch widths, the attachment features a 20-inch-diameter high performance brush for pick-ups, tractors and other equipment.

The SweepAway rotary brooms mount on pickups using Hilltip’s Quick Hitch mounting frame. They can also be used on tractors with the company’s STR and VTR mounting frames. Other mounting frames are available for attaching to loaders, forklifts, and other vehicles. The mounts allow the brooms to be angled up to 25 degrees for controlling the direction of swept material.

The brooms require a hydraulic system with a minimum flow of 11 gallons per minute, according to the Pietarsaari, Finland-based company. If the vehicle does not meet the hydraulic system requirements, then a Hilltip Power Unit can be added. Featuring a heavy-duty design, the power unit features a KOHLER engine that provides up to 12 gallons per minute of hydraulic flow to operate the SweepAway rotary brooms, as well as other machines.

A variety of other options and accessories are available for the SweepAway rotary brooms, including a deflector, a sprinkler kit with a 132-gallon tank, and an electrical oil-flow valve.