Push vacuums: Push Sweepers | Kärcher

Push Sweepers | Kärcher

Sweep driveways, garages, sidewalks, decks, patios and more up to 5X quicker. Kärcher’s push-powered manual sweepers require no electricity and are quiet to operate.

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Advantages of Kärcher sweepers.

What can I clean with a Kärcher push sweeper?

Sidewalks

Garages

Pavers and Patios

Residential Turf / Artificial Grass

Driveways / Paved Areas

Pool Decks

Entryways

Hassle-free outdoor sweeping

Easy to carry and transport

An integrated carrying handle allows Kärcher push sweepers to be easily picked up and transported.

Quick disposal

Quickly remove and empty the debris container – all without coming into contact with the dirt.

Uncomplicated and easy to store

Kärcher push sweepers can be stored compactly in a few simple steps: simply fold down the push handle and store it vertically.

Eat dirt? We think not.

Raking or using a regular push broom moves a lot of dust and dirt around, and the chances of getting dirty while cleaning are pretty high. 

And leaf blowers? Don’t even get us started … clouds of dirt and dust become airborne, covering you in the process.

Our hand push sweepers keep you and the dirt separate. Everything dirty goes in the waste container, which you can empty without ever coming into contact with what you’ve swept.

Eat dirt? We think not.

Raking or using a regular push broom moves a lot of dust and dirt around, and the chances of getting dirty while cleaning are pretty high. 

And leaf blowers? Don’t even get us started … clouds of dirt and dust become airborne, covering you in the process.

Our hand push sweepers keep you and the dirt separate. Everything dirty goes in the waste container, which you can empty without ever coming into contact with what you’ve swept.

Get your steps in!

Everyone is looking for ways to get their 10,000 steps in each day – why not do a little cleaning in the process as an added bonus? Steps with a double purpose!

Using a manual rake can be back breaking, especially if you have a large area to clean. And blowers, whether electric or gas powered, have to be lugged around and held in the air as you clean. 

Our push powered sweepers require no carrying or lugging. They only need a push to set the brushes in motion. Back-friendly and environmentally-friendly to boot!

Get your steps in!

Everyone is looking for ways to get their 10,000 steps in each day – why not do a little cleaning in the process as an added bonus? Steps with a double purpose!

Using a manual rake can be back breaking, especially if you have a large area to clean. And blowers, whether electric or gas powered, have to be lugged around and held in the air as you clean. 

Our push powered sweepers require no carrying or lugging. They only need a push to set the brushes in motion. Back-friendly and environmentally-friendly to boot!

Sweep the deck (and more!)

Talk about efficient sweeping – our push sweepers can sweep up to 26,000 sq ft per hour!

Just imagine how quickly you can clean up your garage, driveway/parking areas, sidewalks, patios, decks and other outdoor areas. Items our outdoor push sweepers can pick up include:

  • Gravel/rocks
  • Grass clippings
  • Dirt, sand and sawdust
  • Loose leaves and twigs
  • Acorns, pine needles and cones
  • Small trash items (cigarettes, bags, plastic pieces, etc)

Sweep the deck (and more!)

Talk about efficient sweeping – our push sweepers can sweep up to 26,000 sq ft per hour!

Just imagine how quickly you can clean up your garage, driveway/parking areas, sidewalks, patios, decks and other outdoor areas. Items our outdoor push sweepers can pick up include:

  • Gravel/rocks
  • Grass clippings
  • Dirt, sand and sawdust
  • Loose leaves and twigs
  • Acorns, pine needles and cones
  • Small trash items (cigarettes, bags, plastic pieces, etc)

Living the quiet life

“The Kärcher push sweeper is a high performance super quiet solution for cleaning up outdoors, operating at a mere 42dB, compared to the average battery powered leaf blowers ranging between 93dB to 106dB – one of the most intrusive noises in the neighborhood (remember: decibel measurement is a logarithmic scale doubling in sound power every 3 decibels).

This sweeper is a game changer for the aural environment to help you play your part in keeping noise pollution at bay while getting the job done well.”

Read more about the S 4 Twin and find other quiet products at QuietMark.com.

Living the quiet life

“The Kärcher push sweeper is a high performance super quiet solution for cleaning up outdoors, operating at a mere 42dB, compared to the average battery powered leaf blowers ranging between 93dB to 106dB – one of the most intrusive noises in the neighborhood (remember: decibel measurement is a logarithmic scale doubling in sound power every 3 decibels).

This sweeper is a game changer for the aural environment to help you play your part in keeping noise pollution at bay while getting the job done well.”

Read more about the S 4 Twin and find other quiet products at QuietMark.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Comparison Chart for Kärcher Push Sweepers

Feature S 6 Twin (new) S 4 Twin S 650 (discontinued model)

Waste Container Capacity

38 Liters / 10 Gallons

20 Liters /  5. 3 Gallons

16 Liters / 4.2 Gallons

Cleaning Path Width

33.9″

26.8″

25.6″

Max. Area Can Sweep Per Hour

32,300 sq. ft.

26,000 sq. ft. 

19,375 sq. ft.

Height-Adjustable Side Brushes

Yes

No

No

Push Handle Adjustment

Infinitely Variable (no screws)

Infinitely Variable (no screws)

Predefined Settings (uses screws)

Carrying Handle

Yes (ergonomic)

Yes (ergonomic)

Yes

Tool-Free Assembly

Yes

Yes

No (Screwdriver required)

Dimensions (assembled, LxWxH)

36. 5″ x 34.4″ x 40.7″

29.9″ x 26.3″ x 37″

27.2” x 26.4” x 36.6”

Weight (without accessories)

32.6 lbs

22.5 lbs

21.4 lbs

Storage

Verticle, self-standing

Verticle, self-standing

Verticle, lean against wall

Quiet Operation

Yes (42 dB)

Yes (42 dB)

Yes (42 dB)

Made In

Europe (Lithuania)

Europe (Lithuania)

Europe (Lithuania)

MSRP

$399. 99

$189.99

(Discontinued)

Feature

Waste Container Capacity

S 6 Twin (new)

38 Liters / 10 Gallons

S 4 Twin

20 Liters /  5.3 Gallons

S 650 (discontinued model)

16 Liters / 4.2 Gallons


Feature

Cleaning Path Width

S 6 Twin (new)

33.9″

S 4 Twin

26. 8″

S 650 (discontinued model)

25.6″


Feature

Max. Area Can Sweep Per Hour

S 6 Twin (new)

32,300 sq. ft.

S 4 Twin

26,000 sq. ft. 

S 650 (discontinued model)

19,375 sq. ft.


Feature

Height-Adjustable Side Brushes

S 6 Twin (new)

Yes

S 4 Twin

No

S 650 (discontinued model)

No


Feature

Push Handle Adjustment

S 6 Twin (new)

Infinitely Variable (no screws)

S 4 Twin

Infinitely Variable (no screws)

S 650 (discontinued model)

Predefined Settings (uses screws)


Feature

Carrying Handle

S 6 Twin (new)

Yes (ergonomic)

S 4 Twin

Yes (ergonomic)

S 650 (discontinued model)

Yes


Feature

Tool-Free Assembly

S 6 Twin (new)

Yes

S 4 Twin

Yes

S 650 (discontinued model)

No (Screwdriver required)


Feature

Dimensions (assembled, LxWxH)

S 6 Twin (new)

36. 5″ x 34.4″ x 40.7″

S 4 Twin

29.9″ x 26.3″ x 37″

S 650 (discontinued model)

27.2” x 26.4” x 36.6”


Feature

Weight (without accessories)

S 6 Twin (new)

32.6 lbs

S 4 Twin

22.5 lbs

S 650 (discontinued model)

21.4 lbs


Feature

Storage

S 6 Twin (new)

Verticle, self-standing

S 4 Twin

Verticle, self-standing

S 650 (discontinued model)

Verticle, lean against wall


Feature

Quiet Operation

S 6 Twin (new)

Yes (42 dB)

S 4 Twin

Yes (42 dB)

S 650 (discontinued model)

Yes (42 dB)


Feature

Made In

S 6 Twin (new)

Europe (Lithuania)

S 4 Twin

Europe (Lithuania)

S 650 (discontinued model)

Europe (Lithuania)


Feature

MSRP

S 6 Twin (new)

$399. 99

S 4 Twin

$189.99

S 650 (discontinued model)

(Discontinued)


Push Sweeper vs Lawn Sweeper

There are a lot of sweepers on the market, and the terms can quickly get confusing.

The S 4 Twin and S 6 Twin are push sweepers, which some people also refer to as:

  • Debris sweeper
  • Patio sweeper
  • Garage sweeper
  • Manual sweeper
  • Hand push sweeper
  • Walk behind sweeper
  • Driveway sweeper / parking lot sweeper
  • Outdoor sweeper / outdoor push sweeper
  • Floor sweeper / shop floor sweeper / shop sweeper

A push sweeper is not the same thing as a lawn sweeper, leaf sweeper or yard sweeper. Those products are intended for picking up large amounts of leaves and debris from lawns. 

A push sweeper picks up grass clippings, twigs, dirt and small debris from sidewalks, driveways and other outdoor hard surfaces, as well as sweeping up dirt, sawdust and debris from garages and workshops. It can pick up small amounts of leaves, but is not designed for large leaf pickup duties. 

Our push sweepers are perfect to use after mowing your grass, edging your lawn or just to keep your driveway, sidewalk, patios and pool decks clean enough to walk on barefoot!

Why choose Kärcher push sweepers?

German Engineering. US-Based Support.

We’re proud of our German heritage. Kärcher was founded over 80 years ago and has its headquarters in Winnenden, Germany.

The company is family-owned, which allows us to dedicate the resources needed to create the best cleaning machines in the world. We currently have a portfolio of more than 630 active patents. 

Kärcher employs more than 13,000 people worldwide, with more than 1,000 employees in North America alone. Our customer support for North America is located in the US and available by phone (800-537-4129) or online at karcher-help.com.

German Engineering. US-Based Support.

We’re proud of our German heritage. Kärcher was founded over 80 years ago and has its headquarters in Winnenden, Germany.

The company is family-owned, which allows us to dedicate the resources needed to create the best cleaning machines in the world. We currently have a portfolio of more than 630 active patents. 

Kärcher employs more than 13,000 people worldwide, with more than 1,000 employees in North America alone. Our customer support for North America is located in the US and available by phone (800-537-4129) or online at karcher-help.com.

Rapid Exchange Program®

Our home push sweepers are covered by our unique Rapid Exchange Program that bypasses the hassles of traditional warranties.

Should your Kärcher Push Sweeper ever need in-warranty repairs, we’ll quickly send you a replacement – so that you can get back to cleaning with the least amount of downtime. 

We stand behind our products – you won’t find a better warranty program for a residential push sweeper! 

Rapid Exchange Program®

Our home push sweepers are covered by our unique Rapid Exchange Program that bypasses the hassles of traditional warranties.

Should your Kärcher Push Sweeper ever need in-warranty repairs, we’ll quickly send you a replacement – so that you can get back to cleaning with the least amount of downtime. 

We stand behind our products – you won’t find a better warranty program for a residential push sweeper! 

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Thomas » What you didn’t know about the vacuum cleaner: the most interesting facts

Vacuum cleaners were not always as light and safe as they are today. We tell how the first cleaning units were born and what has changed over five centuries

Author: Anna Shorina (article from the INMYROOM website)

People thought about making it easier to clean their homes a few centuries ago. For example, cleaning the Louvre with brushes and rags could take several days, so the palace was cleaned rarely and reluctantly. And at the end of the 16th – beginning of the 17th centuries, the Louvre was a giant garbage dump. It is not surprising that the first prototype of the modern vacuum cleaner appeared in France.

Etienne Lahr, a Parisian tinker, offered Cardinal Mazarin a special device for quickly cleaning rooms. It was a long heavy pipe with five cords that drove a screw inside the pipe. It is difficult to explain how this mechanism worked. Perhaps the propeller set in motion was supposed to suck in dust. Alas, the device did not take root.

The first vacuum cleaners

The first known patent for the production of a vacuum cleaner was received in July 1860 in the USA. Daniel Hess of Iowa suggested equipping the device with a rotating brush and a complex bellows system to create airflow.

Judging by the surviving project, the “carpet sweeper” was of considerable size. But there is no evidence that the mechanism was built.

Another American, Ives McGuffney, was much more fortunate. In 1869, he received a patent for the development of a belt-driven vacuum cleaner. The dust-sucking mechanism was operated by a special handle, which had to be constantly pressed.

The device was light and compact, the only problem was that pushing the vacuum cleaner and gripping the handle at the same time was not so easy.

In 1899, John Thorman received a patent for a gasoline vacuum cleaner. And in 1900, Corin Dufffort patented an electric vacuum cleaner. Both inventions were commercial failures.

Tormen’s petrol vacuum cleaner was not safe, even during the tests two devices exploded. And the brainchild of Duffor turned out to be simply impractical, so the enterprise he created burned out in six months.

Briton Hubert Cecil Booth made a new breakthrough and turned house cleaning into a real show.

Booth built a giant vacuum cleaner that quickly sucked up dust from carpets and curtains.

Vacuum cleaner as a show

Customers of the British Vacuun Cleaner Company founded by Booth hired a vacuum cleaner for 3-5 pounds depending on the size of the premises. The vacuum cleaner was delivered to the house on horseback and left on the street.

Cleaning was done with 30 m hoses. The British Admiralty, the Treasury and even Queen Victoria resorted to Bout’s services. It has become fashionable in London to invite guests to watch the purge.

Portable Vacuum Cleaner

In 1905, Booth had a competitor, Walter Griffiths, who patented a lightweight portable vacuum cleaner, very similar to modern devices. It was called “Improved Vacuum Carpet Dust Remover”. After the introduction of his invention to the market, cleaning the house from dust ceased to be a show. The device was similar to modern vacuum cleaners in that it was placed in an apartment, did not take up much space, and any inhabitant could work with it.

On the right, an advertisement for a vacuum cleaner in a newspaper.

In 1910, P. A. Fisker patented an electric vacuum cleaner, the name of which he took from the company’s telegraph address, Nilfisk. This vacuum cleaner weighed only 17.5 kg and could be operated by one person. The company founded by Fisker and his partner Nielsen still exists and is called Nilfisk-Advance.

American Standard

Around the same time, modest janitor Murray Spangler was working at William Hoover’s tannery. It was he who came up with the idea of ​​​​creating an electric version of Booth’s apparatus. It was a device with a pillowcase instead of a dust bag and a mop stick instead of a handle – it worked properly, absorbing dust.

Entrepreneur Hoover, who bought Spangler’s patent for production, could see bright prospects for a modest mechanism.

Hoover models weighed around 20 kg, which was an incredible feat of engineering. Thanks to the developments of Hoover, a classic American model of a vacuum cleaner was born – a brush, a bag and a motor mounted on one handle.0

European version

shop window – vacuum cleaner “Santo”. It was a vacuum cleaner that could not be called domestic.

Axel worked for two years at Santo’s European branch and in the USA, where he learned new sales methods for Europe. He returned to Sweden with an idea that was born in front of a shop window with a vacuum cleaner.

Wenner-Gren organized a team of engineers who began to develop the first household vacuum cleaner, which was released in 1912.

The apparatus had a fan instead of a massive air pump, and its weight was instantly reduced to 14 kg.

The real breakthrough was the introduction of the Model V. It was a cylinder moving on wheels, with a rubber hose attached to it and a telescopic tube with a brush. This is exactly what almost all models of dry vacuum cleaners produced throughout the 20th century will look like.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The first robot vacuum cleaner appeared in 2002. Consumers got the opportunity not only to admire this smart gadget, but also to purchase it for personal use.

Latest achievements

There are many models of vacuum cleaners on the market today, they are compact and light, they are easy to clean and wash. They clean not only surfaces, but also the air, collect spilled liquid. Manufacturers are developing systems that make life easier for allergy sufferers and asthmatics.

For example, the multifunctional vacuum cleaner Thomas DryBOX AMFIBIA from Thomas is equipped with two of the most modern filtration systems at once – cyclone DryBOX for dry cleaning and water cleaning AquaBOX for thorough cleaning with simultaneous air purification. This vacuum cleaner collects 99.99% dust and 100% pollen.

In addition, with AquaBOX Amfibia , you can wet clean upholstered furniture, carpets and mattresses and gently clean parquet floors with the unique Aqua Stealth nozzle.

Source – INMYROOM website https://www.inmyroom.ru/posts/31384-chto-vy-ne-znali-o-pylesose-samye-interesnye-fakty

What year was the vacuum cleaner invented

dust in various ways, and this concerned not only carpets, but also other surfaces. It is worth noting that the life of a modern hostess is much easier than her predecessors. The latter even had to beat out carpets with ordinary sticks, which was difficult and inconvenient. Moreover, it was required to do this often, forcing to inhale all the dust vapors that were formed during cleaning. It was a little easier in winter when the carpet could be brushed with snow. But the process of constantly pulling out heavy coatings also took a lot of time and effort. It was necessary to remove debris from the floor with not always convenient brushes, rags and brooms, which often simply carried dirt over the surface.

It is no wonder that the time has come for such an invention, which will greatly facilitate the task of cleaning, help to collect rubbish from any surface in a matter of seconds, and even provide a kind of washing and disinfection. This invention was the first vacuum cleaner, improved models of which are offered today even by small manufacturers of household appliances.

The first vacuum cleaner

It is known in what year the vacuum cleaner was invented. For the first time, the idea of ​​​​creating a miracle machine came up in 1860 to the American Daniel Hess, who lived in Iowa. He received a patent for his invention, giving it the official name “carpet sweeper”.

Outwardly, the miracle technique looked very comical and was a brush that, in the process of rapid rotation, created a stream of air sucking up debris. The design of the first vacuum cleaner included two special chambers with water, which served as a kind of filters. In fact, it was the prototype of modern vacuum cleaners with a water filtration system.

Unfortunately, Daniel’s know-how was not appreciated by potential consumers, the invention was not put on stream, but the very idea of ​​​​automated cleaning, despite the completely mechanical control of the unit, made a splash.

Second attempt

The next step in creating a vacuum cleaner was the invention of a design called “Whirlwind”, which was introduced by another American, Ives McCuffney, who lived in Chicago. The device of his vacuum cleaner assumed the presence of a special handle connected to the fan by means of a belt drive. Accordingly, the control of the unit was also carried out manually. At the same time, it was required to frankly push the vacuum cleaner on the floor, which made its operation extremely inconvenient.

Ives’ invention for harvesting was very unsuccessful, the machine itself was clumsy, requiring a lot of time and effort to manage. The cost of $ 25, which in the 19th century not every American could afford, did not add positive qualities to Whirlwind. Nevertheless, the invention for cleaning still found its customers, but its production was not put on stream.

Further history of vacuum cleaners

Speaking about the year in which the vacuum cleaner was invented, the inventions of other Americans – John Tormen and Corinne Dufour – are often mentioned. The first proposed a model powered by a gasoline engine, which was considered a real achievement in the creation of cleaning equipment.

Corinne Dufour will offer a design that contains two brushes and a wet cloth. But its main feature was the presence of an electric motor, so the garbage collection unit worked from the mains. However, it also turned out to be very inconvenient to use.

Briton Hubert Booth took up the improvement of the electric vacuum cleaner, who drew attention to the need for a suction function, because it was absent in the previous inventions of his colleagues. He tested the principle of operation of his “suction theory” with a handkerchief, through which he tried to “suck” dust from the car seat with his mouth. After making sure that the dust settled on the handkerchief, Hubert realized how right he was.

In the future, Booth assembled a rather cumbersome design of a prototype of modern electric vacuum cleaners with a suction system already familiar to all housewives. Initially, he worked on oil, and then was equipped with electric motors. The invention was called Puffing Billy.

According to historical data, even Queen Victoria was among Bout’s regular customers. Thanks to the invention of the British, it was possible to clean the barracks of dirt and dust, which helped to stop the long and extensive plague epidemic.

About ten years later, the inventor Fisker introduced the world to a more compact model of a mains-operated vacuum cleaner. The unit weighed “only” 17.5 kg and was distinguished by maneuverability, which its predecessors could not boast of.