More flicking potential while pulling at 3 mph or a fast
walking pace. The faster you pull the Sweep-N-Fill (SNF),
it will perform more like a drag brush. A proper, slower
pace will bring faster results (requiring fewer passes).
Make all adjustments - leveling, brush aggressiveness settings, chain tension, etc. with the transport wheels off the ground and the drive wheels resting on the ground.
Keep tire pressures at 12-14 psi.
When brushing in circular patterns, alternate direction of travel between clock-wise and counter
clock-wise routinely to avoid brush wearing into a cone configuration due to brushing in the
same circular direction.
FILLING AERIFIED GREENS
• Apply more sand in center of green and leave outside perimeter void of sand.
• Brush center until holes are filled.
• Then work from center of green and circle outwards, moving excess sand to the perimeter.
I. On a hard-level surface hook the SNF to the desired tow vehicle and activate the actuator to lower the SNF unto the drive wheels with transport wheels off the ground.
II. Level SNF by adjusting tow hitch up or down to obtain the same ground clearance under the tongue (tow bar) and the back frame bar. (tongue will be parallel to the ground plane.)
III. Slide cardboard under each brush.
IV. Adjust the brush height adjuster at each end of brush until the brush lightly touches the cardboard across the length of the brush. Tightening the nut raises the brush and loosening the nut lowers the brush.
V. Adjust chain tension by loosening the chain idler bracket and push idler bracket down with light pressure, and re-tighten idler bracket. This will provide chain deflection of 1/2" to 1" along the long run of the chain.)
VI. Remove cardboard. Travel to the brushing site and lower SNF fully with drive wheels resting on the turf. Adjust brushes so they rest on the turf with brush height adjusters. Then loosen nuts on brush height adjusters to leave 1/8" space between nut and washer. This allows for floating of the brushes to follow the contour of the turf.
VII. Adjust brush aggressiveness on turf as needed. Loosen the nut for more aggressiveness or tighten nut for less aggressiveness.
Over time, brushes may become denser and lose some flicking potential due to the individual bristles becoming woven together. The brush can be brought back to its original looseness and flicking potential by combing the brush with either a pitchfork or mulching fork.