Frequently Asked Questions – Street Sweeper Brushes

Street Sweeper Brushes - 22" x 27" (DIA) x58"


Street sweeper brushes are essential components of urban sanitation systems, designed to efficiently clean and maintain cleanliness on streets and roadways. These cylindrical brushes, typically made of durable materials like polypropylene or steel wire, are mounted on the underside of street sweeping vehicles. As the vehicle moves forward, the brushes rotate rapidly, dislodging debris, dirt, and litter from the pavement surface. They play a crucial role in removing various types of waste, including leaves, sand, gravel, and trash, ensuring the streets remain clean and safe for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists alike. Street sweeper brushes are engineered for durability and effectiveness, with different configurations and sizes available to suit various sweeping applications and environmental conditions. Their efficient operation helps cities maintain hygiene, reduce pollution, and uphold a visually appealing urban environment.


How big are the brushes?

Most brushes are 60”-66” tall and about 18”-20” in diameter just depending on how long they were used on the street sweepers before they were retired.

How do you mount a street sweeper brush?

Well, that is really up to you and your creative engineering. There is an 8” diameter steel core the runs through the brush that must people utilize in mounting the street sweeper brush.

Possible “Repurposes”:

Transformed from street sweeper brushes, these robust and nearly indestructible stiff-bristled brooms serve as perfect backscratchers for livestock. Crafted with engineered polypropylene bristles and a sturdy steel center, these tube brooms offer an extended lifespan as scratching posts, catering to the needs of horses, cows, goats, or pigs. Keep these versatile sweeper brushes handy in your barn, corral, or pasture to safeguard your fences from potential damage caused by animals.

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