A. A search of google for friction sweepers identifies two companies as our main competitors. The functionality of the Sportsweeper™ is nearly identical to our competitors, however our product is made in the USA. We encourage you to visit our competition to determine which solution or product best fits your needs.
Q. WHAT IS THE SPORTSWEEPER™?
A. The Sportsweeper™ is a friction sweeper mat designed to keep a safe and clean playing surface by removing surface contamination (debris). Using a simple concept and having no motorized parts, the Sportsweeper™ is a dependable, efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly approach to eradicating debris from numerous types of sports or playing surfaces.
Q. THE SPORTSWEEPER™ MAY BE THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD BUT WHAT IS A FRICTION SWEEPER?
A. A friction sweeper is a Foreign Object Eliminator (FOE) for Foreign Object Debris (FOD). These sweepers are made to be pulled manually or by a vehicle with the purpose of collecting debris.
Friction sweepers are the FOE to FOD.
Q. NOW THAT I KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SPORTSWEEPER™ AND FRICTION SWEEPERS, PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW THE SPORTSWEEPER™ DEVELOPED?
A. Using the technology and experience from our sister company www.fodcontrol.com that has been building friction sweepers for decades, we developed a sweeper for sports and playing fields. For more information and to shamelessly plug our sister company, click on the link to find out about the history of our aviation friction sweepers.
Q. THAT IS GREAT, BUT DOES THE SPORTSWEEPER™ WORK ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF SPORTING VENUES AND SURFACES?
A. 100%. The Sportsweeper™ can work on different types of sporting venues and surfaces. Therefore, we called it the Sportsweeper™. The Sportsweeper™ was designed to be simple, easy to use and transferable between, synthetic turf fields, turf fields, tennis courts, tracks, parks and anywhere else you let your imagination take you.
Q. WE ARE GETTING SOMEWHERE NOW WITH THIS FAQ, SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
A. The Sportsweeper™, while being pulled in a forward motion over a sport or playing field, has nylon fibres underneath that will disturb debris on or just under the surface of what is being swept. Behind each row of nylon are scoops that collect the debris and keep it trapped until the Sportsweeper™ is ready to be emptied. It is one large (6 ft or 12 ft) receptacle to keep a safe and clean playing surface.
Q. I UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKS NOW BUT HOW EASY IS IT TO USE THE SPORTSWEEPER™?
A. It`s easy like Sunday Morning. The Sportsweeper™ is lightweight (add weight) and designed to easily connect to a small garden tractor, gator, or larger vehicle. Once connected, the operator just needs to drive forward over the field or surface that needs sweeping.
Q. I AM HOOKED! WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM USING A SPORTSWEEPER™?
A. Any entity whether it be a university, college, school district, amateur or pro sports team or program, municipalities etc. that manage multi-purpose or sporting fields that need to remove debris from these surfaces can benefit.
Q. I WANT ONE AND I WANT ONE NOW. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
A1. Your first option, if you are convinced this it the right solution for your needs, is to purchase the Sportsweeper™ directly from us. Click here for a quote or here to place your order.
A2. Want to avoid buyers’ remorse or still aren’t sure if this product is the right fit for you? Contact us to discuss possibly getting a free trial.
Q. OWNERSHIP IS OVERRATED. CAN I RENT THE SPORTSWEEPER™?
A. Though possession in 9/10 of the law, in certain cases, a rental agreement can be worked out. We just ask that you truly evaluate your needs as renting and shipping costs can creep up quickly, but we can always look at a purchase option if you want to keep the rental.
Q. YOU CAN’T BE THE ONLY COMPANY THAT IS TRYING TO SHILL THIS PRODUCT, SO WHO IS THE COMPETITION?
AT SPORTSWEEPER™ YOUR FUQS (FREQUENTLY UNASKED QUESTIONS) ARE OUR FUQS.
If you have any questions, or concerns that haven’t been addressed please connect with us to give your FUQs the answers they deserve.