Leaf Removal and Pine Cone and Needle Sweeping
In the fall, when gutters tend to fill with leaves rather than dirt. Leaves and pine cones are typically light and bulky, and can be difficult for many sweepers because they climb over brooms when extremely dense. Pine needles often bunch up and can be difficult to load.

Suitable Sweepers
The full line of Elgin sweepers can be used for these tasks. From the mechanical side, the Elgin Pelican and the Elgin Eagle, the belt sweepers, have a slight advantage over squeegee for handling mass amounts of material. The pure vacuum sweeper, the Elgin Whirlwind, can be the most effective, especially considering the exhaust methodology.