Manual floor sweepers can reliably help you to remove dirt particles from the floor, both indoors and outdoors. With our buying guide, you can discover which hand sweeper model best suits your needs.
Hand sweepers are compact sweeping devices that allow you to effectively remove dirt from small to medium-sized areas. The narrow cleaning machines are moved by hand, being pushed in front of the operative using a handle. Due to the pushing dynamic, the brush rollers and disc brooms attached to the device move mechanically. The dirt is transported to the centre of the hand sweeper by means of inward rotation and directed into the collection container via the sweeper-like rubber lip.
A manual floor sweeper is best used to clean even and dry areas. If the surface is too wet, this can limit the pick-up capacity of the device. In addition, we recommend that you maintain a straight and even working path to achieve the most effective cleaning result. Sharp curves should be avoided, with the best cleaning results coming from larger, sweeping arcs.
For different surfaces such as asphalted paths, paved driveways, or concrete parking areas, you need hand sweepers with the appropriate features. Also, not every manual sweeper is suitable for removing certain types of dirt. Therefore, you should define your needs and the external conditions before making a purchase. Our five-point list can help you find a suitable sweeper:
Depending on the model and sweeping system, you can use a manual walk behind sweeper to clean smooth and even floors made of concrete, asphalt and stone, as well as tiles, and carpeting. This means that our versatile sweepers can be used in warehouses and offices, for example, or potentially on outdoor surfaces and paths. For very large and extensive areas or uneven paths we recommend electric sweepers or devices with an adjustable height sweeping system.
At Jungheinrich PROFISHOP you can get manual push sweepers for areas with a light to moderately heavy degree of soiling. With the help of these devices, you can quickly and easily remove:
With some hand sweepers, you can even remove thin layers of snow from your driveway or pavement. However, cleaners must be specially designed for this and need to be weatherproof. For large amounts of snow or very wet dirt, robust all-season sweepers are more suitable.
The performance of a hand sweeper is determined by different features:
Manual sweepers are available with different sweeping systems:
There are three types of industrial push sweepers designed for various applications and types of dirt.
Tiles, wood parquet, low pile carpets, vinyl and PVC flooring, smooth stone floors
House dust, lint, crumbs, small stones and pebbles, shavings, animal hair, grit, etc.
up to 1,200 m²/h
Light and compact sweeper for occasional cleaning
Hard floors, asphalt, concrete, flagstones, tiles, paving stones, walkways, carpets and rugs, parquet, etc.
House dust, lint, crumbs, small stones and pebbles, shavings, animal hair, grit, cigarette butts, leaves, dry substrate, etc.
up to 2,300 m²/h
Practical combination of entry-level and professional model
Laminate, parquet, hard floors, asphalt and concrete surfaces, stone floors, tiles, paved paths, carpets, carpeting, etc.
House dust, lint, crumbs, stones and pebbles, shavings, animal hair, grit, cigarette residues, leaves, dry substrate, limited damp leaves and snow
up to 3,500 m²/h
Ideal cleaning equipment for indoor and outdoor sweeping
Large, professional class hand sweepers are suitable for cleaning extensive areas. The pick-up tanks hold a large volume of dirt, which is fed through the side brushes and roller brush. Special filters ensure that no fine dust can escape. Manual hand sweepers can be used to conveniently remove dry leaves, grit and sand from paths or shavings and paper debris from factory floors. Despite the high dead weight, you can move the manual sweepers smoothly and precisely with the driving handle.
A hand sweeper is ideal if you occasionally want to clean small and medium-sized areas with moderate soiling. In addition, the more compact hand sweepers are easy to store. Manual sweepers are also particularly inexpensive to purchase and maintain.
To achieve the best cleaning results with a hand sweeper, the walking speed should be between three and five km/h. If you walk too fast with the sweeper, you may damage the floor and the brooms and brushes may kick up a lot of dust. If, on the other hand, you move too slowly, the rotation of the brushes may not be sufficient to pick up all the dirt.
After you have finished the work cycle, you should also make sure that the brush roller and disc brushes, as well as the collection container, are clean and not stuck together. If necessary, you can rinse the parts with the help of a water jet and a suitable cleaning agent.
You can comfortably clean areas between 500 and 3,500 m² per hour with a hand sweeper. However, for a larger area, motorised sweeper models such as petrol sweepers or ride-on sweepers are more suitable. Surfaces that can be cleaned with a hand sweeper include: